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Ethan Gilsdorf

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somerville, massachusetts
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  travel, arts, science fiction, movies, geek culture, essay, pop culture, gaming, books, fantasy

Journalist, critic, teacher, nerd. Author Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks. Contributor @nytimes @BostonGlobe @Salon etc. Dex 13, Int 7, Wis 17

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Biography

Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, memoirist, critic, poet, teacher and geek, and author of the award-winning travel memoir investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.

Based in Somerville, Massach...

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@ethanfreak — 2,636 followers, 10,218 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

If you've dreamed of fantastical cites of marble, dungeons, or Minis Tirith then this is for you. https://t.co/eg15g7BDRm #DnD #RPG #Tolkien https://t.co/OTIE3NaBm4

Jul 27, 2017

I would never have been able to stand up and read something I'd written when I was 16. These teens are brave. Go @GrubWriters #YAWP ! https://t.co/8iwyJW5mAZ

Jul 27, 2017

@peterblackstock I agree. It's like "illegals." Maybe it's the plural that bugs me.

Jul 27, 2017

The 6th stage is using your govt connections & getting lobbying job, or writing a book, or hosting a TV show, & making craploads of money. https://t.co/CLoWZ4ySgN

Jul 27, 2017

RT @SenFeinstein: BREAKING: The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican's so-called "skinny" repeal would increase premiums by 20%…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I wrote for the newsletter of my food co-op newsletter in Brattleboro, VT.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

Not for the better. I get obsessed with how many followers I have. Distracting, yet also opens possibilities to new readers, and new stories.