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October 26, 2014: Meet Jennifer Atkinson, Our New Editor

Jennifer Atkinson

I'm a geek. Or a nerd. Whatever you want to call me, I'm excited to be at Steve Jackson Games because I have been assured not only is this my chance to work in an industry I adore, I won't be the weirdest person in the building. This hasn't always been the case.

I am stupidly happily married. John is, quite frankly, the best thing to ever happen to me. The first present he gave me was a zombie bunny and a fuzzy leopard print bag of pink dice -- we've been married almost a decade and I think I'll keep him. We have three dogs and two cats and all of them are spoiled rotten.

My mother made my older brother include me in a D&D game when I was seven. I've been gaming ever since. I've played GURPS, Rifts, D&D (in several assorted forms), Shadowrun, Exalted, and World of Darkness games and loved them all. I never did get into World of Warcraft, but I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic since it came out and it's great.

I can quote along with the entire Princess Bride. Depending on the company, this is either a point of pride or gets me shunned.

I'm a Texas Army National Guard soldier. I was active duty for four years, transferring to the Guard in 2003.

I'm also active in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I got my start in the "dressing funny and pretending I'm someone else" early, since my dad did American Civil War reenacting and I worked the Southern California Renaissance Faire as a teen and young adult. I have no idea what some of my best friends' "real names" are and I'm okay with that.

-- Jennifer Atkinson


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