On April 2nd, 2011, I presented The New American Vaudeville: The Puppet Slam Network, at Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance – an International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21st Century hosted by the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. In The New American Vaudeville I contextualized growing field of puppet slams – evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences. The presentation was informed by my position as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network which ran from 2005 to 2016.
On January 28th, 2011, I guest blogged for Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast and website hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion. I wrote Marsian’s Glossary of Tips and Trends for 2011 in conjunction with my appearance on Feast of Fun # 1319 – Trends and Predictions for 2011 where I predicted what 2011 would be like by looking at the headlines in 2010 and warping them into the future. Topics included RIPsters, GagaFlauge, pajama-jeans , cash cats and temporary face lifts.