Sean Z

Sean Z stumbled upon internet fandom in the early 2000s, and has been reading fanfic and liking fanart ever since. When he’s not researching fandom, he enjoys listening to video game music, playing boardgames, and writing code.

‘The Tea Dragon Society’ Is a Beautiful, Inclusive Comic That Should Be on Your Shelf

With beautiful art, a charming, inclusive story, and dragons, 'The Tea Dragon Society' is one of my new favorite comics.

‘She-Ra’ Season 3 Review: It Got Good. Really Good.

Snappier pacing, better writing, poignant interactions, and significant character development place this season ahead of its predecessors.

Fantasy Flight Discusses Game Balance, RPGs, and Star Wars at SDCC

If you play board games, you've almost certainly heard of Fantasy Flight. At SDCC, I spoke with them about their…

Creator Trevor Pryce Discusses Spectacle and the Future of ‘Kulipari’ at SDCC

Creator Trevor Pryce announced five 'Kulipari' projects at SDCC. I spoke with Pryce on 'Kulipari' and his approach to storytelling.

Josh Keaton Discusses ‘Kulipari,’ Career, and Craft of Storytelling at SDCC

Josh Keaton has played many characters over the years. I met with him at SDCC to discuss his role on…

Wizards’ Head of Story and Entertainment Discusses Lore, Inclusion in ‘Magic’ Universe at SDCC

While at SDCC, I met Wizards of the Coast's Head of Story and Entertainment to discuss Magic's extensive lore, and…

Justin Ramsden Discusses SDCC Exclusive LEGO Sets, Career as LEGO Designer

LEGO Designer Justin Ramsden discusses his career and LEGO's San Diego Comic Con exclusive sets.

She-Ra at SDCC: “Don’t Get Too Comfortable With The Status Quo”

The foreboding comment from Adora’s voice actor, Aimee Carrero, closed out a solid She-Ra panel at this year's SDCC.

The Pilot Hi-Tecpoint V5: My Ideal Rollerball Pen

A variation of the Pilot Precise series that takes fountain pen ink? Yes, please!

How Pen Inks Work (And Why Monteverde’s Engage Doesn’t)

While Monteverde's Engage rollerball pen looks beautiful, and feels great in your hand, it has one small problem... it doesn't…

The De-Queering of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

The Netflix-sponsored re-translation of the iconic anime removes LGBT themes. We reached out the series' English translator to learn more.

What to Do With Your Convention Art: When You Don’t Want to Frame

How to use archival framing techniques to safely display all your convention art in either dedicated art binders, or more…

Daniel Errico Discusses New LGBT-Friendly Series “The Bravest Knight”

When I first received screeners for The Bravest Knight, I was stunned. The new children show on Hulu was charming,…

Discussing Convention Safety with Voice Actor Gregg Berger

To discuss the issue of fan and guest safety, we spoke to veteran voice actor Gregg Berger at the recent…

Yay, It’s Pride Month! Can I Have My Cookie Now?

For Pride Month, GeekDad writer Sean Z discusses the problem of performative Pride, and how to be a better ally.

LionForge Does Not Renew Voltron License, Ends Comic Series

LionForge drops 'Voltron,' ending the comic at the previously published third volume and killing the last project based on the…

J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Review: A “Normal” Pen for Fountain Pen Ink

Meet the J. Herbin Refillable Rollerball Pen. What makes this pen special is its ability to use standard fountain pen…

Voltron Partners Not Responsible for Failures in Gay Inclusion; Sources Dispute Claim From DreamWorks Staff

DreamWorks, Joaquim Dos Santos, and Lauren Montgomery, after claiming to make content "as inclusive as possible," failed to follow basic…

Now You See Me: The Creation of the Spider-Verse

This is the first article in Now You See Me, a new series by Hypable’s Donya Abramo and GeekDad’s Sean…

She-Ra, Fandom, and Diversity in Media at ECCC

Last weekend at Emerald City Comic Con, I managed to chat briefly with Noelle Stevenson on fandom safety, and diversity…

Senior LEGO Designer Stuart Harris Discusses Design and His Career

The LEGO designer talks about how exhibits like the LEGO House come together and the challenges and rewards of large-scale…

Favorite LEGO creations from Bricks Cascade 2019

Portland's 'Bricks Cascade,' now in its eighth year, drew over 8000 public attendees to look at over 800 unique creations…

Fun With Fountain Pens: A Beginners Guide, With Extra Notes for Lefties

Why should you try a fountain pen? GeekDad Sean Z tells us!

LionForge to Continue Voltron Comics But Will Not Deviate From the Television Ending – UPDATED!

The next volume of "Voltron" comics will take place in final season and will feature both the Atlas and Voltron…

How the End of ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’ Exemplifies the Quarantining of Queerness in Animation

A brief history of LGBTQ depictions in animation, and how the final season of Voltron failed queer fans.

Toxic Fandom: When Criticism and Entitlement Go Too Far

Many parents and their kids are becoming more and more immersed in the fandoms surrounding their favorite shows, movies, and…