About PinkFae Gaming
PinkFae started in the winter of 2014 as a video game blog. The name of the blog was taken from Katie’s name she uses when creating characters in various video games. The intent was to post video game reviews, gaming experiences and fan fiction based on Katie’s character PinkFae.
The direction of the site expanded after Katie read about the experiences of other transgender gamers, discovering transgender game developers and the discrimination of transgender female gamers in female professional gaming tournaments. Its current mission is to provide gaming news of interest to transgender gamers, interviews of transgender game developers, weekly reviews of games, and gaming tournaments that are transgender inclusive.
Besides video games, the site also covers board games, dedicated deck card games and role-playing games. We hope you find a lot of information here and check back often. If you have something you’d like to see covered on the site or would like to be a guest author, feel free to drop us a line via the contact page. If you would like to financially support our mission, please see our support page for more information. Lastly, we would like to thank everyone who made this possible.
Katie’s first experience with video games was in the late 1970s with Pong on the family Tandy TRS-80 home computer. She published her first gaming review in 1982 for the TRS-80 video game Rear Guard. It was around this time that Katie also discovered the joy of role-playing games, starting with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. In college she played Doom, getting her into first person shooting games. This interest lasted until Final Fantasy XI was released when she started to spend time playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Currently she has an interest in many different genres of video games. She lives in Elgin, Illinois with her cat Éowyn.
Personal website: www.katherinewalter.com
J was introduced to tabletop roleplaying games in high school, where he found that he enjoyed telling epic stories through the medium of games. Since then, he has only grown more fond of games, and is now an active supporter of his local board game cafe. He’s been blogging about games at gamingdork.blogspot.com for a while, and is even working on play testing his own original RPG. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife, a cat, and two rats.
Zoey’s first taste in gaming was the ill-fated MMO Atmosphir, playing it almost religiously up to it’s untimely death. Since then, she has been devoted to the PC, maintaining a steam library too large to ever complete. Zoey’s favourite games are Dark Souls and CS:GO, where she can stab and shoot things in equal measure. She lives in Torfaen, Wales, with her rabbit, Sundance.
Luna’s gaming page is a mixed bag. Starting off with Return to Castle Wolfenstein Mod “Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory”. Through the years, she progressed onto the Xbox 360, upon finding Perfect Dark Zero. After many speed-runs and many-a-slain, she moved her way onto Team Fortress 2 on PC. After dabbling around with a lot of valve game and indie’s on steam, she now consistently plays DotA 2 and Garry’s mod, however, she still drifts back into games like Nuclear Throne, Spelunky, The Binding of Issac and Sid Meier’s Civilization 5.
As a child, Lyanna first got her hands on a Gameboy Color, spending most of her free time playing Pokémon Blue. In the years between then and now, she has mostly stuck to role-playing games, finding the ability to enter another world to go hand-in-hand with her vivid imagination. While enjoying RPGs the most, Lyanna is willing to play a wide range of games from different genres. As of today, her favorite games are Guild Wars 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Portal 2.
Natalie was first introduced to gaming with Star Fox 64, along with other well known games for the Nintendo 64. She has since remained a console gamer, nowadays owning a plethora of consoles, the most modern of which is the Xbox One. Some of her favorite games include the Elder Scrolls series, the Pokemon series, Mass Effect, and the mecha game Chromehounds. She also enjoys the popular trading card game Magic: The Gathering, often attending weekly events, and going as far as professional tournaments.
Taylor first started gaming when she received a Gameboy Advance SP. and a copy of Pokémon Sapphire for Christmas When she was six. Since then, she’s moved on to many different genres, and enjoys all different kinds of games. She wants to become a game developer and create something that people will love. She’s currently addicted to Warframe, but also loves Morrowind, Bastion, and Lost Planet, among others.