Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: Media-Related Articles

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! Given the recent intense spate of conversations about Orientalism, whitewashing, and white saviorism in pop culture, I thought it would be useful to collect the Continue Reading →

Talking Star Trek at Adler After Dark (Updated)

In honor of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, this month’s event “Adler After Dark: Boldly Go” on Thursday, September 15th, celebrates all things Star Trek, and I’m pleased to share that I will be on a panel at the event, talking about the cultural legacy of the show. Continue Reading →

2016 Hugo Awards Acceptance Speech from MidAmeriCon II

I’m inexplicably awake after less than 5 hours of sleep so I will put together some more coherent thoughts on this incredible honor and my experience at my very first WorldCon later. But I’ve received so many touching responses to my portion of Uncanny Magazine’s acceptance speech that I wanted to put the text up to share. Continue Reading →

(Long Overdue) C2E2 2016 Panel Videos

I finally got around to cutting and uploading the footage from the two C2E2 2016 panels I was able to record: “Fight the Power,” which I moderated with authors Rachel Caine, Arwen Elys Dayton, Michelle Hauck, and Lisa Yee, talking about themes of revolution in science fiction and fantasy; and “With Great Power: Mentoring the Next Generation of Geeks,” where I joined Wesley Sun, Lynne M. Thomas, Ytasha Womack, and Aaron Amendola (moderator) to talk about leadership and encouraging the growth of inclusive, vibrant geek communities and professions. Continue Reading →