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Everyone grows up; this is how the world works. Just because we grow decrepit and old, however, does not mean we have to forsake the things that make us happy, childish though they may seem.  So though we grow old, we will always remain young at heart, which echoes the themes of Peter Pan.

I’m glad you mentioned Peter Pan, as it provides a wonderful segue into our explanation of Marooners’ Rock. Like the themes of Peter Pan, we will, as we grow ancient, retain our love and passion for the things we held dear in our long lost youth. However, there is more to the concept than simply enjoying what we have always enjoyed and that is excitement in the face of new experiences! This is where our long and winding story finally comes to its point: Marooners’ Rock. Peter Pan’s first genuine thrill came on Marooners’ Rock, where he thought he was going to die. His famous line at this point was, “To die will be an awfully big adventure!” We’re taking that and giving it our own spin: “To geek out will be an awfully big adventure!”

This is the core concept of Marooners’ Rock; we geek out on the things of our past, present, and future. The thrill of enjoying the things we have always enjoyed and the exhilaration of finding new things to enjoy will stay with us, and hopefully with you. Societal and cultural norms be damned!

You will get our honest opinions, without spin, bias, or pressure from anyone or anything, and vow never to sell-out to the man (unless we’re given ridiculously obscene amounts of cash to do so, because I don’t know about you, but I’d love a wall of TVs – also, I have student loans, man).

We’re just a group of people, standing (metaphorically) in front of another group of people, asking them to love us.


Fart Jokes
Video Games
Comic Books
General Geekery
Class Warfare
Board Games
Use of Parentheses
Dungeons & Dragons
This One is Literally Only Here to Take Up Space
Seriously That's All It Was For
Establishment of a Rogue State Based on Superman 64
I Can Beat You in Mario Kart
Commas Break This Script

Meet The Team

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Christopher Chaffin
Owner / Editor-in-Chief
I’m the Ambassador of Kickyourassador. I am the Walrus. I’m on a highway to the Danger Zone. I am the Kwisatz Haderach.

I do things with words that have a generally geeky gist.


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Andrew Peggs
Public Relations / Sr. Editor
Born from another galaxy and raised in space. I’m an avid collector of Pokemon and video games. When not writing stuff on the internet you can catch me on one of my many gaming devices.


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Sammi Barton
Sammi is an avid gamer who enjoys seeing ink on paper almost as much as she likes seeing it on her skin. When she isn’t drag-racing, Sammi is busy finding someone who will listen to her long-winded rant about why the Oxford comma is an absolutely mandatory part of a proper sentence.


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Robert Workman
Freelance Writer
Robert Workman is a veteran who’s worked for many sites over the years, including GameCrate, AOL GameDaily and Segadojo. When he’s not playing video games, he’s enjoying a fine craft beer and talking about how much Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to rock. Oh, yeah, and his game shirt collection rocks.


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Ahmed Al-Sheikh
Batman (shh, don't tell anyone)
Ahmed is not just a fanboy, but also a martial artist and an indie author who has published such fantasy adventure books as “Lunen: Triblood”.


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Thom Clancy
Impaler / Prince of Darkness
Thom is the foremost supporter of all things glittery and awesome. While not flashmobbing (can it still be called a flashmob if he’s by himself?) innocent civilians in the grocery store while wearing a Dracula Halloween costume that’s obviously too small for him, Thom is planning his next flashmob.


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Douglas Spears
Doug bashes his fists against the keyboard and eventually a piece of video is edited, arranged, exported, and uploaded with commentary, by the power of friendship and magic. Some of his gaming accomplishments are: completing a living Pokedex on the Pokebank (minus event Pokemon), 1000 pointing BCFX: Black College Football: The X-perience: the Doug Williams Edition, and only crying five times during the Kingdom Hearts series.


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Shane Osborne
Traveler, competitive eater, swag master, cookie brigadier, and promotional marketing genius. Choose one title or combine them all to figure out what Shane is on any day of the year. Also, tweet at him during PAX for cookie deliveries. (This isn’t a joke.)


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Adam Greene
ADAM, or “Active Directory Application Mode,” is a new mode of Active Directory that is designed specifically for directory-enabled applications. ADAM is a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory service that runs as a user service, rather than as a system service. Single-handedly responsible for how Mass Effect 3 ends.


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Brandan Vande Kamp
Video Producer
Brandan, half of Jvkbvk, was cursed upon birth with a name that no one can spell correctly. The cursed one is said to argue on any point, even if he knows that his side of the argument is completely wrong. When Brandan isn’t editing YouTube videos, working as a waiter, or doing schoolwork, he enjoys forcing himself into submission from the Dark Souls series.


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Jordan Vande Kamp
Video Producer
Jordan Vande Kamp: Jordan, the other half of Jvkbvk, loves moose, creating YouTube content, and other stuff. That is all. Have a great day!


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Joseph Timothy Siemsen
Daddy Gamer
Unable to label, In a moment of particular brilliance realized that he could combine all of his major passions into one! Locking himself away in the den he went to work. Almost breaking under the pressure of self criticism he was finished… Thus Daddy Gamer was born!



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Bethany DeRight
Budding game artist and storyteller. I eat game narrative for breakfast and spend time wishing I could earthbend.


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Sara Ventura
Actually Black Widow in S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sara “Svenna” Ventura’s a journalist/PR cross-breed also working on several novels and a comic. She learned how to read from RPGs, considers Suikoden I+II two of the best games ever, and insists on Yelping everywhere she goes. RPGS, FPS, Strategy, Racing, RTS, and tabletop games are her forte. She knows conversational Japanese, Italian, and 1337. Please tweet puns at her.


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Kristen Maloney
Artist. Writer. Dreamer. Schemer. Collector of Body Art. Veteran Retail Warrior. Retired Competitor. I own (nearly) all consoles and tinker in most genres, though I prefer FPS. I sell/preview/review/demo/ discuss games.


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Francisco Pena

There’s not much to be said about Sisco. He’s just a simple kid from Brooklyn who loves video games, burritos and coke…a-cola that is! When he’s not out searching for the perfect quesadilla he’s home playing video games, new and old alike. There is only one thing that’s left to said or rather to be asked…WHERE BROOKLYN AT?!?

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Aron Deppert
Pokémon Master Trainer
Aron has been a Nintendo nerd his whole life, and you probably shouldn’t expect that to ever change. When he’s not day dreaming about appearing in the next Pokémon game as the Champion after the Elite Four, then he is usually obsessing over what armor set to work on crafting next in Monster Hunter. If games aren’t on the agenda, he is into sci-fi television like Star Trek (all of it) and Doctor Who.


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