27 January 2014

Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day! For those who aren't so familiar with the tradition, the fourth Monday in January is reserved for thanking our community managers for being incredible throughout the year.

The Tomb Raider community is vast. There are so many fansites, forums and social media pages that, even being in the fandom, it can be quite overwhelming to think about the size of it. It's also a pretty demanding community and it's one that seems quite divided in it's interests; what makes a Tomb Raider game, Tomb Raider? What makes Lara, Lara?

Being the Community Manager for the Tomb Raider series is such a monumental task.

Meagan is not only a wonderful and loving person who is amazingly dedicated to the fandom but she is also a pillar of strength in the community. If you ask her a question, she will do her best to get you the answer quickly. If you have a concern, she will address it. She gives help to those looking for work in the video game industry as well as giving tips to fellow cosplayers.

She's not only focuses on the community as a whole through regular updates such as podcasts, newsletters, forum posts and Tumblr but she also provides so much support to indivduals; helping projects and fansites, and going far beyond expectation!

Of course I can't write this post without mentioning her article regarding sexism in the video game industry that she wrote a few months ago. I love that an article like that was posted and got so much media attention, I love that Meagan wrote it, and I love her actions at PAX when the interviewer stepped over the line. She is, without a doubt, the perfect role model.

Thank you for being awesome, Meagan!

Photo from the Tomb Raider Tumblr page.


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