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About Me






Hello! My name is Meagan Marie – welcome to my humble abode!

You can learn a little about me below.

(Art by Joel Furtado)

Game Industry Work

I’m a game industry veteran that has worked in games journalism, community, and social media for nearly two decades. I also have a passion for video game accessibility and women in gaming initiatives. I’m currently a Certified Accessible Player Experience Practitioner and Girls Make Games Scholarship Fund Ambassador. You can see my formal work history below.

  • Girls Entertainment Network: 2006 – 2008 | Editor
  • Destructoid: 2006 – 2008 | Community Contributor & Designer
  • Game Informer Magazine: 2008 – 2011 | Associate Editor
    • Issue #204 Cover Story: Portal 2 (2010)
    • Issue #213 Cover Story: Tomb Raider (2011)
  • Riot Games: May – Oct 2014 | EU Community Programs Specialist
    • You can learn why I only stayed at Riot for six months here.
  • Crystal Dynamics: 2011 – Present | Director of Community & Social Media
    • Tomb Raider (2013)
    • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (2014)
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)
    • Lara Croft Relic Run (2015)
    • Lara Croft Go (2015)
    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)
    • Marvel’s Avengers (2020)

In addition to the above work, I love hosting events and narrating videos, something I hope to do more in the future! You can check out a playlist of my narration work here.

Published Works

My work in gaming opened the door to becoming a published author, and my first book was published in 2016. I hope to continue writing in the future, including expanding into fiction!

  • 20 Years of Tomb Raider (2016)
  • Playing with Super Power (Additional Writing, 2017)
  • Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play (2018)
  • The Tomb Raider Cookbook & Travel Guide (2021)


My first documented cosplay photo dates to 1999, before I even knew the term “cosplay” existed. Over the past two decades I’ve fallen in love with the craft and community. I now have nearly 100 costumes under my belt – you can see most of them in this gallery!

Over the years cosplay has afforded me incredible opportunities, including being featured on CNN, in Time Magazine, Marie Claire UK, and even modeling for original Wonder Woman art for Justice League: A League of One by the phenomenal Chris Moeller.

It’s also been an honor to be invited as a cosplay guest to conventions around the world, where I speak about my passion for the hobby and raise money for local charities. If you’d like to have me as a guest at your convention, please contact me here!

Some additional cosplay highlights include:

  • Organized the Guinness World Record gathering for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Lara Croft.
  • Created and authored nearly 100 entries of Game Informer’s Cosblog
  • Featured Cosplayer: Nerd Block “Nerd Play” Trading Cards, Series 1, 2015
  • Official Cosplay Guest:
    • Supernova Expo | Brisbane & Adelaide, Australia (2019)
    • Icon | Johannesburg, South Africa (2018)
    • Animekon Expo | Bridgetown, Barbados (2017)
    • Makerfaire | Cairo, Egypt (2017)
    • GeekCore | Copenhagen, Denmark (2016)
    • Arte Cosplay V | Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016)
    • Animarket | Chaguanas, Trinidad (2016)
    • Animekon Expo | Barbados (2014)
    • Katsucon | Washington DC, USA (2012)
    • SOFA Bogota | Bogota, Colombia (2012)
    • Gears of War 3 Launch Event | Paris, France (2011)


Whenever possible I love to combine my professional and personal passions with charity work. This started formally in 2011 when I auctioned off my autographed Nintendo DS to support Japan after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami – the final bid bringing in over $4,000. After the auction’s success, I became a core organizer for Play for Japan, a game industry relief effort that raised over $100,000 for the Japanese Red Cross auctioning off gaming memorabilia.

I have also been a content creator for Cosplay for a Cause, a calendar and print series that has raised over $40,000 for various charities such as the Japanese Red Cross, the American Red Cross, USO, and the Philippine Red Cross.

After attending my first event as a cosplay guest, I created the Causeplay Shop as an opportunity to sell prints to benefit local charities. Causeplay has evolved over the years, bringing together cosplayers & other creatives for semi-annual sales that contribute to great causes. So far we’ve raised over $14,000 for various causes.


In addition to the above, I love all things creative and crafty, including photography, gametography, creating custom toys, painting miniatures, designing jewelry, refinishing furniture, and more! You can check out these endeavors here.

Thanks for visiting!

The below photos may be used for press & publicity purposes, with proper credit to the photographer as provided.