We’re joined by Keridwen Luis (she/her) and Jude McLaughlin (they/them) this week, a queer power couple who share decades of experience making games, running games, teaching on the intersections of queer theory and fandom, writing Lambda Literary Award-nominated science fiction and fantasy, and still managing to find time to sit with us and chat about fandoms, queer bodies, representation, and how Final Fantasy VII is basically a microcosm of their relationship’s early years.
Meanwhile, Spencer breaks down the whole GameStop situation that’s been all over the news this week and talks about a new multiplayer game they’ve been playing called Knights & Bikes, while Jamie shares the view from the top of the mountain of completing Persona 5: Royal.
Keridwen Luis has a book out called Herlands – follow the link to learn more and purchase a copy!
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About our Guests
Keridwen N. Luis (she/her) is lecturer in the departments of anthropology; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and sociology at Brandeis University, and in the departments of women, gender, and sexuality and sociology at Harvard University. Her most recent book, Herland: Exploring The Women’s Land Movement in the United States, came out from the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. Her current research, “Fan Bodies and Fan Performance: Community, Identity, and Intersecting Selves,” is a fieldwork and interview project examining gender, sexuality, race, and disability in science fiction and media fandom, and a book on this research is under contract with Palgrave-MacMillan.
Jude McLaughlin (they/them) is a science fiction and fantasy author, medical and science writer, and genealogist.
Spencer Icasiano (they/them) is a queer and mixed Filipinx writer, product designer, and co-host of Pixel Therapy, a podcast about the emotional connections people form with video games. They have written on topics of queer and trans identity, art-making, and advocacy for several online and print publications.