Charles Battersby is a playwright, actor and journalist who is also known for his plays Astonishing Adventures, That Cute Radioactive Couple, and sTopless Go-Go Girls at the Troll Hole. He has written about video games for sites including Geek.com, Venturebeat, NYC Community Media, Complex, and Joystiq.
He is the screenwriter of The Storyteller: Fallout, and the host of Shoddycast’s GNN video game podcast.
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.
He is also a voice actor, stage actor and cosplay model.
My play “Astonishing Adventures” is playing at The Brick theater in Brooklyn. June 18th-June 24th. Details coming soon.
I play a small role in an episode of Hulu‘s show Deadbeat. I’m in Season 3 Ep 12 as one of the nerdy LARPers.
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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 Expo. Press 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 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:
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.
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 NYC. Listen 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.
Press XY presented a new panel at the Penny Arcade Expo East.