K Tempest Tumbles

I'm K. Tempest Bradford, a writer, blogger, tech geek, and all around nerd. I'm such a big science fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction fan that I even write it (I know, pretty hard core!).

I have a non-Tumblr blog and that's where the majority of my long-form posts go. This blog is for my more fannish activities, link sharing, and squeeness.
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GATES OF MIDNIGHT needs backers!

Just 5 days to go and the first goal has not been reached. Let’s give this some love!

What the heck is Gates of Midnight?


Who’s producing it?

Kymera Press, one of the few woman-owned comic book publishers in the industry.

What do we want money for?

To publish comics that are written and drawn by women, to be loved and cherished by folks of all sexes. We know there’s a lot of talent out there that’s not being tapped because the good ol’ boys have the keys to the treehouse—BUT THE GATES ARE WIDE OPEN AT KYMERA. Our first comic book series is the thriller GATES OF MIDNIGHT, written by acclaimed TV writer Debbie Lynn Smith, drawn and inked by Amelia Woo, lettered by Jessica Jimerson, colored by Mirana Reveier, edited by Valerie D’Oriazio and funded with the hard-earned bucks of two women from the savage hell pits of the TV industry—Debbie Smith and Maggie Field. They agree that TV’s awesome, but comics are better, and they’ve put up the money to start Kymera like the wild women they are. But, just like back in TV Land, they want to pay their talent—all the crazy-creative women who are clamoring to put out the best in comics everywhere—and that’s where you come in. In this crashed economy, who on earth would start a new comic book company? Kymera, that’s who!

More Info Here


Last year, I had a panel called “Geeks of Color Assemble: Minorities in Fandom” about fans of color in geek spaces.

It was a madcap success.

Sampling of coverage:





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_0PxOzHqWk (full video of the panel)

This year I want to do a follow-up that specifically focuses on professionals of color working in various industries to talk about the challenges of the field and to give protips about how people can get involved. I specifically want to look at film & TV, books, comics, gaming, and animation.

Interested people can contact me at attic.hermit@gmail.com

I request that you must have at least five years of experience in your field in order to qualify for consideration. Please include your professional credentials in your email.

If this panel gets accepted, panelists will be provided with a panelists badge for the day. Transportation and lodging will not be provided.

Signal-boosting will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks all!

Ping theorlandojones

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Ororo & Jean
CLASSIC X-MEN #2 (Oct. 1986)
Art by John Bolton (pencils/inks) & Glynis Oliver (colors)
Words by Chris CLaremont

Get her, Ororo!

If they already feel entitled to touch hair and bodies, you damn well know they’ll abuse telepathy just as much…

When will that glitch learn to ASK before probing people’s memories? Or at least keep her revelations to herself?


Well, Scott, if you can’t deal with your own narcissism, I guess saving the women from your own dumb ass is a step at least.

two snaps up.




Common Myths About Bisexuality from the lovely personal memoir in a web comic format Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too by bi blogger & author Maria Burnham (writer/memoirist) and Maggie Siegel-Berele (comic artist).

Remember Bisexuals are just people who can ♥ people of SAME/SIMILAR Gender as themselves + can ♥ people of DIFFERENT Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves.

All the rest of it about must be Exactly 50%/50%; can’t be/can’t ♥ trans/genderqueer people; the 3 C’s: Confused; Closeted + sex-Crazed; must always be poly + can’t be monogamous; yadda, yadda, yada, are just hooey + nonsense made up by haters and fools.

I usually don’t reblog stuff like this because this is my art blog but this hit close to home and reminded me of so many conversations that made me feel like garbage.

It always makes me see red when I see lesbians (and gay men) treating bisexuals this way. I don’t think I can even type too much more without quickly reaching a point where I just smash my head into the keyboard.

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I’m now on Patreon!

This is a big experiment, so we’ll see what happens.

Click through to check out my project and maybe make a pledge? :D


For Valentine’s day, please enjoy “The Truth,” a Star Trek minicomic by Ming Doyle and myself.

It was created for To Boldly Zine, a Trek zine edited by our friend Dafna. It makes its debut this weekend at the L.A. Zine Fest. In addition to this story, there are contributions by Jason Ho, Joshua Williamson, Rachel Dukes, Ian Brill, and a bunch of other super-talented folks. If there are any left over after the event, I’ll be sure to give you a link to it!

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But please tell me more about how they’re just “idealized”




Amazing X-Men #1

So is Storm Wolverine’s Dom? 

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Queen Helene Cosplay
“Hall of Justice”
Submitted by Queen Helene Cosplay [facebook.com/QueenHeleneCosplay]

I never get tired of my train station being tagged the Hall of Justice.

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