The fanatical dabblings and ravings of Gemma Thomson: a game designer and geek from Britain, living in Stockholm.

My fandom spreads across a few media, but is largely focused on games, TV series and music. I've been involved in internet fandom from a young age, and I attend and speak at a variety of (mostly British) sci-fi cons.

I try to attend as many of these festivals and conventions as I can, and have listed these (past and present) here on my website.

www.raygun-gothic.net

I'm Also:
... an urban explorer (of sorts), and a chronicler of Maps in Games.

Swag: Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014, GDC Europe 2014, Gamescom 2014 & Loncon 3
Highlights, from top left:
Line diagram décal from (Metropolitan line, pre-S stock)
Dan Dare production artwork (pencils and lines) from 1973
Central London Tube map décal (August 2011)
Wooden sword and sheath, signed by Miltos Yerolimou
My copy of The Lies of Locke Lamora, signed by Scott Lynch
Assorted Munchkin cards and a blank playing card signed by Steve Jackson
Raygun earrings, designed by The Retro Rocket Emporium and sold at the Loncon 3 art show
Passes and booklets from the above events and our steam ride on the Metropolitan line.
A lot of stuff; a lot of memories.

Swag: Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014, GDC Europe 2014, Gamescom 2014 & Loncon 3

Highlights, from top left:

  • Line diagram décal from (Metropolitan line, pre-S stock)
  • Dan Dare production artwork (pencils and lines) from 1973
  • Central London Tube map décal (August 2011)
  • Wooden sword and sheath, signed by Miltos Yerolimou
  • My copy of The Lies of Locke Lamora, signed by Scott Lynch
  • Assorted Munchkin cards and a blank playing card signed by Steve Jackson
  • Raygun earrings, designed by The Retro Rocket Emporium and sold at the Loncon 3 art show
  • Passes and booklets from the above events and our steam ride on the Metropolitan line.

A lot of stuff; a lot of memories.

'I had no idea the Whitby Goth Weekend organisers were recording the gigs this year, but the first video - of Toyah singing It’s a Mystery - looks and sounds fantastic! I’d almost forgotten what happened afterwards, too.

My partner and I are just off-screen to the left, as I recognise the woman moving side-to-side directly in front of the camera. She was also up the back with us at Toyah’s most recent gig at the O2 Academy Islington. Small world!’