I have a confession to make: When I first saw promo stills of Rose Tico, I was disappointed. Rose wasn’t the hero I wanted. She seemed too normal, too ordinary. I was so, so wrong. Rose might not have been the hero I thought I wanted, but she’s the hero we need.Read more
Posts by Dawn Xiana Moon
Dawn Xiana Moon is a lifelong geek that has worked professionally in almost every area of the arts. She the Founder and Producer/Director of Raks Geek, a nerd-themed bellydance and fire company that’s garnered acclaim from WGN-TV, MSN, Chicago Tribune, The Daily Mail, and UK Channel 4 TV. As a singer-songwriter, Dawn has performed in 10 states and released two solo albums; her latest CD, Spaces Between, fuses elements from traditional Chinese music with jazz and alt folk pop. She spins fire with Acrobatica Infiniti circus, heads user experience design at Opternative, and has written for Uncanny Magazine, The Learned Fangirl, RELEVANT Magazine, and Invisible 3 (ed. Jim C. Hines and Mary Anne Mohanraj). Though she loves Chicago, she periodically needs to flee the US; her wanderlust has brought her to 22 countries (and counting!) thus far.