Gretchen lives and works in SF as a freelancer. If not at work, is probably off eating ramen, petting dogs, or attempting yoga. Tweets too much at @ubeempress.
Fancasting–the act of fans creating photosets of their dreamcast for mainstream media properties–has always been an integral part of fandom. For queer fans and fans of color, it’s often a way to imagine a world where their favorite films have a cast that’s not so overwhelmingly white, straight, and male. There are fancasts of IdrisREAD MORE
This past weekend I attended both San Francisco Comic Con and the San Francisco Zine Festival, two events that both overlapped and diverged in terms of content, scope, and inclusiveness.READ MORE
Like most millennials, I grew up loving the Harry Potter series. I went to the midnight film premieres, collected Gryffindor gear, and reread the books several times over. But sometimes the things we love let us down. For a while now I’ve been bothered by how the original series treated its Asian characters, the PatilREAD MORE
The Ghostbusters reboot has been at the center of much controversy and mud-flinging ever since the all-woman cast was announced back in January 2015. When the film premiered in the UK on Monday to pretty decent reviews— a certified fresh 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes—a Ghostbusters Reddit thread appeared, claiming they needed to undermine the film’sREAD MORE