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Looking to have our team cover your video game, even if something small such as those hidden gem indie games and tabletop games? By all means, reach out to us! We’re friendly and enjoy covering a wide range of content. We love indie developers and Kickstarters on top of all the other content you see us writing about.

You can shoot over an email to pr at maroonersrock dot com or email andrew at maroonersrock dot com. Until then, we’ll be looking forward to chatting with you.

ABOUT MAROONERS' ROCK

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.

WHAT WE DO

Video Games
Comic Books
Anime
TV
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
Antiestablishmentarianism
I Can Beat You in Mario Kart
Commas Break This Script
Technology
Podcasting

Meet The Team

About Us
Christopher Chaffin
Owner

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.

@twotwotala

About Us
Andrew Peggs
Public Relations / Editor In Chief

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. You can reach me at Andrew at MaroonersRock dot Com.

@H2OAcidic

About Us
Erin Quick
Editor

Knitter, book reader, card-carrying nerd, and tabletop gamer. When not doing any of those you’ll find me here on Marooners’ Rock.

@PawsStretchKnit

About Us
Frank Ventimiglia
Writer / Editor

I’m the Frankest member of the team, as being brutally honest is my forte. I am an avid video game collector, with a collection consisting of over 850 physical games and growing. I have a huge passion for writing, filming, and entertaining. When I’m not gaming I’m usually exploring the new and exotic, or trying to learn something new!

@gamefranko

About Us
Matt Kowalski
Writer / Editor

Harcore gaming enthusiast and diehard competitor. Former writer at Gamersbliss. When I am not involved with sports, playing video games, or spending time with loved ones, I enjoy covering the latest anime and gaming news, doing reviews, and sharing interesting content that will make you smile.

About Us
Aaron Giddings
Writer

Aaron is proof that while you can take a developer out of the game industry, it’s much harder to take the game industry out of a developer. When not at his day job, Aaron enjoys teaching Axis & Allies to his kids, writing sci-fi stories, playing classic space sims on Twitch, and riding around the American Midwest on his Harley.

@AMGiddings

About Us
Brett Stevens
Writer

Brett has always been a huge fan of movies and has put that pasion into over 500 published articles including interviews with X-Men: First Class writer Zack Stentz and The Guild’s Felicia Day. His cinematic passion usually revolves around the DC Universe, Scooby-Doo, or gangster films. When it comes to gaming, he’s up for anything as long as it involves fighting games, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or Pokémon. He likes pretty much anything, except pineapple on pizza. His ultimate goal is to be a novelist.

@Brett_Writes

About Us
Roberto Nieves
Writer

31. NJ-based. Video Game enthusiast that has embraced the world of video games and the wonderful people in them. Also big on anime, cartoons, movies, and conventions.

@Jehuty88

Contributor

About Us
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”.

@ArabWriter

About Us
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!

@JoeSiemsen

About Us
Mike Robles
Writer

Mike is a Community Manager and loves indie games, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. You can reach out to him on Twitter.

@TheMikeRobles

About Us
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.

@ThomClancy

Past Staff

About Us
Joanna Nelius
Writer

Joanna Nelius is a Southern California native who was raised on age-inappropriate games, yet somehow turned out alright. She has been an editor and contributor for several small gaming publications, as well as speculative fiction and academic magazines, for the last few years. When she has some free time, she usually spends it exploring abandoned buildings or watching Unsolved Mysteries—and finding good homes for her twisted horror and sci-fi stories. You can now find her at PC Gamer!

About Us
Adam Greene
Writer

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.

@adamgreeney

About Us
Alex McCumbers
Writer

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

About Us
Bonnie Burgette
Writer

Bonnie is a collector of video games, a yarn addict, and her hair color changes more often than the sun shines in Seattle. She streams on Twitch, occasionally, under the moniker squeakyb. A former writer of an indie game site, and a current purveyor of fiber crafts, she’s always looking for her next distraction. She could probably be lured into a van with an offer of cheese.

About Us
Douglas Spears
Writer

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.

@Drummerdoug45

About Us
Josh Pedroza
Writer

Josh wrote way too many papers throughout college but still enjoyed it. He also been a gamer since the PS1 days, so he figured he might as well combine these! Getting an opportunity to write about an industry he loves so much is something he’d been aching for in his future. Meeting developers, getting review copies, and staying up date on the industry is a blast. Now when he’s on a gaming binge session for 8 hours, its all in the name of work! Gaming has never felt so productive!

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