Queer Geek News Roundup: September 3, 2017

  • Over at Kotaku, openly gay Dungeons & Dragons developer Jeremy Crawford discusses his efforts to make the classic pen-and-paper RPG queer-inclusive:

Seated outside a D&D app demonstration and a busy Starbucks at [GenCon], this annual gathering of D&D heads, tabletop fanatics, and grown adults wearing capes, Crawford told me that publisher Wizards of the Coast is making D&D more gay, and why that’s a great thing. Although the original game was created by two men who were, at one point, conservative Christians, the current team behind D&D is, 40 years later, making an effort to accommodate everyone’s escapist fantasies, not just those of its earliest fans.

  • In honor of creator and comics legend Jack Kirby's 100th birthday, actress Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp in Ant-Man and its upcoming sequel) shared a look at herself in costume. Not a very exciting costume, admittedly, but I'm happy to see one of comics' premier Strong Female Characters return to the screen.

  • Blandly handsome Australian Brenton Thwaites, star of a number of movies that not that many people liked (The Giver, Gods of Egypt, the last Pirates of the Caribbean film) will play Dick Grayson/Robin in the live-action Titans series.

As always, watch the site for more.

on September 3, 2017