Ethan Gilsdorf

Ethan Gilsdorf is a journalist, critic, essayist, memoirist, poet, and teacher, and author of the book Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and other Dwellers Of Imaginary Realms. His writing on pop culture, film, and books have appeared in New York Times Book Review, Boston Globe, Wired, Esquire, National Geographic, Psychology Today, and the Washington Post. Gilsdorf teaches creative writing at GrubStreet, in Boston and Providence, where he also co-founded its Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP). Read more at and Twitter @ethanfreak.