About The Escapist

Founded in 2005, The Escapist is a leading video gaming destination offering video game enthusiasts high-quality, innovative and exclusive content with a considered approach to its audience. The mouthpiece of the gaming generation, The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary video gaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading video game authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts, engaging forums and robust social media elements that incorporate the video gaming experience. Honored with both a Webby Award and People's Voice Award in 2008, The Escapist is responsible for the web's most viewed video game review series, Zero Punctuation. The Escapist is a wholly-owned property of Defy Media, LLC.

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The Escapist Staff




Editor in Chief
Josh Vanderwall

Editorial Director, Gaming
Janelle Bonanno

Managing Editor
John Keefer

Senior Channel Editor
Jon Bolding

Senior Channel Editor
C.J. Miozzi

Senior Video Editor
Justin Clouse

Community Manager
Ron Whitaker

Vice President, Product and Technology
Gregory Lincoln

Art Director
Jessica Fielhauer

Layout Artists
Mike Hall
Caroline Wisner


Software Developers
John Moulton
Louis Weber

Infrastructure Manager
Erik Jacobson

GM & SVP, Alloy Digital
Alexander Macris

Vice President Sales, Alloy Digital
Newton Grant

Office Manager
Joanna Bolding