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Troy L. Wiggins

Troy L. Wiggins is from Memphis, Tennessee. He was raised on a steady diet of comic books, fantasy fiction, and role-playing games. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Griots: Sisters of the Spear, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From the Margins of History, The Afrikana Review, Literary Orphans, and Memphis Noir. When he's not tweeting @TroyLWiggins, he finds time to update his blog, Afrofantasy, where he writes about the intersection of speculative fiction, race, and nerd culture. He has found his way back to Memphis, and he currently lives there with his wife and their tiny expuptriate. Blog: Troy L. Wiggins Twitter: @TroyLWiggins

We Can’t Wait for Marvel’s Luke Cage

One Rioter reveals his excitement for Marvel's Luke Cage series, and discusses what the character means to him.

Writers and Rules: The Dragon Con 2016 Recap

One Rioter's recap of all the sights and sounds of DragonCon, plus a mini-interview and a few rules for Dragon Con newbies.

Okorafor and Jemisin’s Hugo Award Win Huge Victory for Black Readers

Nnedi Okorafor and N.K. Jemisin recently won Hugo Awards for their long-form speculative fiction. Here's why that's massively important for black readers.

The Unique Crime Fiction Perspectives of Black and Latinx women

Want more crime fiction? Here's a roundup of titles written by black and latinx women.

30 Black Comic Book Writers You Should Know

Troy gives us a primer on black comic writers you should know.

The Effects of Racism: A Reading List

A list of books that discusses how black people live and persist despite racism.

Nighthawk is the Black Superhero I’ve Been Waiting For

The importance of Nighthawk, the rare black superhero that tackles issues relevant to the Black American experience.

11 Black Comic Artists to Know

You should make sure you're familiar with these 11 black comic artists.

Reading Pathways: Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is a bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction. Here's where to start with his work.

How Comic Fans of Color Should Deal With Death

Troy has a few tips for comic book fans of color dealing with the death of comic book characters that look like you.

It’s Time for More Women of Color in Comic Book Movies

Over on Panels, Troy presents a thorough examination of comic book Women of Color who would shine on the big and small screens.

It’s Time For More Women of Color in Comic Book Movies

Troy presents a thorough examination of comic book Women of Color who would shine on the big and small screens.

SUMMER OF THE CICADAS and My Return to Black Women’s Words

On SUMMER OF THE CICADAS and one reader's love for and return to the power of black women's writing.

Free Comics For Black History Month

Black History Month is rapidly coming to a close. Before it ends, why not take the time to grab up ...

An Ode to Library Ebook Lending Apps

Like most of you, I have a lot of stuff going on–work, relationships, hot wing eating contests, giant robot battles–and ...