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Ethan Gilsdorf

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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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...

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?


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.