J. J. (or just Jen) Ulm lives in the Fifth By Northwest neighborhood of Columbus with three ferrets and her long-suffering best friend-slash-roommate. She grew up first in rural Alabama, then in the Washington D.C. suburbs, but as a Columbus resident since 2002 she considers Ohio her true home. She worked at Half Price Books and then Nationwide before recently deciding to get serious about writing, and she writes fiction in addition to her articles for the Free Press. Her obsessions include Transformers, writing implements, and long-out-of-print sci-fi and fantasy authors.

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World of Warcraft Legion logo with demon
29 August 2016

A while back I wrote about something a lot of geeks have struggled with: nostalgia for the juggernaut of the MMORPG scene, World of Warcraft. Most of us...

The three women in uniforms with ghost busting guns and foggy stuff around their feet
05 August 2016

To be honest, I don’t think I can write about this year’s Ghostbusters reboot with any objectivity. But let’s just admit up front that objectivity in media...

Pokemon Go screenshot
15 July 2016

Layered over our city is another reality, a virtual world of Pikachus and Squirtles and… lots and LOTS of Drowzees, for some reason. (What’re you implying...

John Snow with blood
05 July 2016

Note: This article contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season six. If you’re not caught up yet, set it aside and come back when you are.

Among Game...

Origins exhibitor hall
01 June 2016

For many people, summer is a time for beach vacations and hiking trips. But for us,...

Movie logo
06 May 2016

A note on those notorious spoilers: I'll be talking about plot elements of "Captain America: Civil War" in this review, but for your spoiler protection I’ll...

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