E-Mail: SizzlerKistler at gmail.com
I’m an author, actor, script doctor, storytelling consulting and pop culture historian who focuses on science fiction and superheroes. In a lot of this work, as well as in my podcast Crazy Sexy Geeks, I explore where fiction meets life. This means I often research and discuss the history, evolution, social commentary, symbolism and moral value of science fiction, fantasy, myth, and superhero stories. I'll bring this research and knowledge to lectures I give at conventions, schools and university classes. Some special interests for me in fiction and media are feminism, LGBT portrayals, POC representation, and psychology/mental health representation. I contribute essays on these topics and the history of fictional characters to different sites such as: Polygon, Wired.com, MTV.com, ComicBookResources, The Mary Sue, and others.
As a storytelling consultant and critique partner, I regularly look at professional screenplays, comic book scripts, video game scripts, manuscripts, and essays to offer criticism and advice. Sometimes I'm hired specifically for my knowledge of geeky topics, which basically makes me a consulting geek.
My book Doctor Who: A History went to #10 on the New York Times Best Seller list for non-fiction e-books in 2014. I also wrote The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cook Book, The Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge, and The Unofficial Batman Trivia Challenge. Along with several doctors and psychologists, I've contributed to the books The Walking Dead Psychology, Star Trek Psychology, and Captain America VS Iron Man. I've contributed to the book Star Trek & History and appear as a character in multiple Star Trek novels.
As an actor, I've worked on stage in New York City and was a member of the Queens Players. I've also appeared in Buzzfeed videos and narrated my audiobook of Doctor Who: A History.
Feel free to explore my work here.