Steve Johnson is a recently retired right-handed pitcher who amassed a 6-1 record and a 4.26 ERA over 76 major league innings in parts of four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. The Baltimore native is the son of a successful pitcher on one of the best pitching staffs in the history of Major League Baseball (Dave Johnson). An avid gamer, Johnson recently took some time to talk about balancing his passion for video games with the demands of being a professional athlete.
John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator who has worked in screen-based entertainment since 1995. His resume includes four seasons working on The Flash, as well as two on Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time and dozens of others. He also previously spent nine years working in video games at Bioware Corp prior to moving to film in 2008.
Ruel Gaviola grew up around games, mainly at family parties where games of poker and mah jong were not uncommon. For years his idea of game night centered around poker and all of its variations. It wasn’t until he discovered Pandemic that he was drawn into the wonderful world of tabletop gaming and his passion for the hobby grew.
Maryland transplant Brian Shea is digital editor at Game Informer magazine in Minneapolis. A 2009 graduate from Salisbury University, the journalist spent seven years writing for his own sites and doing freelance work before landing a full-time gig. Now he plays video games for both a living and a hobby.
After realizing that he didn’t like the way he looked in a picture, Shea introduced a new hobby into his life – working out. He recently took a few moments to talk about changing his body image while balancing his job and recreational gaming.
We all love characters from Star Wars and other iconic franchises, and most of us probably long to step into the shoes of our favorite heroes and villains. To actually create a great cosplay outfit takes a tremendous amount of effort and skill. Recently, our talented friend Elizabeth took some time to tell us about her own cosplay experiences, and provide some insight into the work that goes into a great costume.