Johanna Mead
Writer, Blogger, Etc.


I have been writing on topics as diverse as costuming, gaming and history for nearly twenty years. Most recently, I penned 60,000 words about various fabrics for the neophyte costumer for Fabric For Cosplayers. A survivor of the dot-com roller-coaster, I live in the Pacific northwest with two cats, two sewing machines and almost too many books.

Skill Summary

Writing Experience and Samples

Ribbons - Forthcoming
Co-editor for six-issue run of an independent comic book to be published online.

Chicks Dig Gaming
November 2014
Essay: "Confessions of a LARPer".
This title is part of the Geek Girl Chronicles published by Mad Norwegian Press. Other titles include Whedonistas, Chicks Dig Comics, Chicks Unravel Time and Chicks Dig Time Lords.

Creating Characters For One-Shot LARPs
Summer 2012.
Featured in The Gazebo, a quarterly gaming ezine.

Chicks Dig Time Lords - Winner of 2011 Hugo for Best Related Work
Essay "Costuming: More Productive Than Drugs, But Just as Expensive". Excerpt.

Interactive Fiction - Advice
A collection on several topics, including logistics, plotting, costuming and performance.

Interactive Fiction - Story Creation and PR
I've written and directed dozens of interactive theater events featuring 20 - 50 participants, as well as overseeing PR efforts online and in brick-and-mortar space.

Forbidden Kingdoms
March 2002
Created content for a tabletop RPG nominated by the industry for Best New Game of 2002. Excerpt.

Online Presence
Walking to Canterbury - personal blog
Klout - my online chops, so to speak
Twitter - things that cross my mind in 140 characters or less
LinkedIn - acting like a so-called adult - online since 1996!
-- And too many online communities to list

San Francisco State University, BA Cinema.

What Else Have I Done? My "Traditional" CV.