Untitled 1Charles Battersby is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, model, game designer, and journalist.

He is known for his plays The Astonishing Adventures of All-American Girl & The Scarlet Skunk, and That Cute Radioactive Couple. He is the screenwriter and co-creator of the animated webseries The Storyteller: Fallout.

He has written about video games, theater, and LGBT topics for sites including Chelsea NowGeek.com, Venturebeat, NYC Community MediaComplex, and Joystiq.

Charles founded the organization PressXY which addresses transgender issues in video games, and he moderates a series of panels on Transgender themes in comic books.


I play a role on the Season 4 premiere of Broad City! My scene starts 6 minutes in.

I’m in the New York Comic Con”s Eastern Championships Of Cosplay! See me onstage Saturday October 7th!



Issue number 4 of the comic book Crosswind has an interview with me about transgender comic book characters!




The humor book I wrote with my wife is now available on Kindle. Grab your ebook copy of Close your Legs. I want to Sit Down!: A Guide to Subway Etiquette.

I made a short, free game about cheerleading! Play Charli’s Cheer Challenge HERE!

I co-wrote this machinima film! Coming soon to a Youtube near you! Here is the first teaser and behind-the-scenes look.



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I modeled my Supergirl costume in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2017 Cosplay Fashion Show!

See more pics and read about the show on The Gothamist, here.



I wrote a 6-episode story arc for Shoddycast’s webseries The Storyteller: Fallout. It starts here:

I moderated a panel at the 2016 New York Comic Con. See the details here.

My play “Astonishing Adventures” had a one-day-only reading at Flamecon on the weekend of August 20th.

Astonishing Adventures” ran running at The Brick theater in their Transfest. See a review here.

I played a small role in an episode of Hulu‘s show Deadbeat. I’m in Season 3 Ep 12 as one of the nerdy LARPers.

I moderated two panels on cosplay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri Festival.

I moderated a panel about cosplay and gender identity at the Penny Arcade ExpoPress XY Presents: Crossplay – Cosplay and Gender Identity.

Season 3 of The Storyteller ended in November. Episode 1 was my debut as a lyricist!

I did some voice acting for this project at Australia’s EB Expo. That’s me as “The Overseer” about 10:26 into the video.

I spoke with the Hyrule Hyrulia podcast about my writing, acting, cosplay, and transgender activism.

I moderated two panels at the New York Comic Con in October. One was on the History of Cosplay, and one was about Transgender comic book characters. Here’s an article about the transgender panel.

I was a guest on the H.A.M. Radio podcast, talking about video games.

I moderated a panel on Transgender characters Geek Culture at Flamecon on June 13th.

I spoke with the New York Foundation for the Arts about my play “Astonishing Adventures”. Read the interview.

I moderated a panel at Special Edition NYC, on June 7th.

I was on the H.A.M. Radio Podcast talking about “Fallout” and other video games.

The Otherworld Theater Company did a reading of my play “That Cute Radioactive Couple” on May 12th.

The Season 2 finale of Fallout Lore just aired. Stay tuned for Season 3!

I presented a couple of talks at the Games For Change Festival on April 22nd. See videos of them below:

Dungeons & Drama: Gamifying Theater

Press XY Presents: Transgender Issues In Gaming

I moderated several talks on Cosplay at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Masturi festival April 25th & 26th.

I talked about Atheism in video game with Polygamer on this podcast.

I moderated three panels at the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston on March 6th and 7th.

Press XY Presents: Trans Against Insanity: Celebrity Edition

The End Boss Doesn’t Exist – Atheism in Video Games

Press XY Presents: Transgender Characters in the Spotlight

Season 2 of Fallout Lore started October 3rd. See the latest episode here. Watch it from the beginning here.

On Sunday October 12th I moderated a panel about transgender comic book characters at the New York Comic Con: Secret Identities – Transgender Themes in Comic Books.

And on October 12th I had a reading of my play Astonishing Adventures at Theater For The New City.

My new play The Astonishing Adventures of All American Girl & The Scarlet Skunk ran in the Brick Theater’s Comic Book Theater Festival in June 2014! See our press coverage here.

On June 14th I moderated a panel on transgender comic book characters at New York Comic Con’s Special Edition NYCListen to a podcast of Secret Identities: Transgender Themes in Comic Books on AmberUnmasked.com 

Another article about my panel at Special Edition NYC. “By far my favorite panel” – Comics Nexus

I performed at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival. I hosted “The Battersby Show” on both days, and modeled in the Cosplay Fashion Show, and the Parasol Society Fashion Show.

My play That Cute Radioactive Couple had a reading at the Penny Arcade Expo in Boston on April 11th.

Press XY presented a new panel at the Penny Arcade Expo East.