Me, On Vacation

It’s been so long I sort of worry that I’ve forgotten how to take time off, but starting tomorrow, I’m going to try to relearn how to take a vacation, including this whole Staying Off the Internet thing. By which I mean I’m going to San Francisco to see a Giants game and to give a Game of Thrones-inspired toast at my best friend’s wedding, and then to Los Angeles for some meetings and set visits. I’ll be back middayish next Wednesday.

In the interim, you’re going to have some deeply awesome guest bloggers. Usual rules apply: be excellent to them and to each other, and think before you post, keeping in mind that these folks are honored visitors. And now, to introductions:

Alli Thresher (who has hung out with us before) is a jill of all trades from Boston, Massachusetts. By day she works on hit video games, by night she’s a performer and activist. She has been trying to curb her twitter addiction and channel that energy into more creative (productive) pursuits. Underneath it all she’s very much a contented geek with a penchant for collecting vintage clothing, retro video games, graphic novels and antique mortuary supplies.

s.e. smith is a writer, agitator, and commentator based in Northern California, with a journalistic focus on social issues, particularly gender, prison reform, disability rights, environmental justice, queerness, class, and the intersections thereof, with a special interest in rural subjects. International publication credits include work for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, and AlterNet, among many other news outlets and magazines. Assisted by cats Loki and Leila, smith lives in Fort Bragg, California.

Scott Meslow is an entertainment writer for and a film and television critic based in Washington, D.C. Scott grew up in Minnesota and holds a B.A. in English literature from Loyola Marymount University. His work has also appeared in Campus Progress, The Good Men Project, and DC Theatre Scene, and been cited in publications including The Hollywood Reporter, The Daily Beast, and the BBC News Magazine.