Ethan Gilsdorf Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Ethan Gilsdorf is a 55-years-old French Journalist from the United States of America. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Ethan Gilsdorf was born on September 29, 1966 in United States of America. let’s check out the Ethan’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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According to The Huffington Post, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks is “full of encounters, both funny and poignant.” National Public Radio’s “Around and About” describes the book as “Lord of the Rings meets Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.” Wired wrote, “For anyone who has ever spent time within imaginary realms, the book will speak volumes. For those who have not, it will educate and enlighten.” Wired also said, “It’s the sort of book that, if you’re a lifelong geek like me, you can’t put down.”

“Gandalf’s got nothing on Ethan Gilsdorf, except for maybe the monster white beard”, wrote the Boston Globe. The A.V. Club called it “a fascinating memoir/travel/geek-world exploration.” Booklist said, “Gilsdorf is an engaging and personable guide. Like many who will pick up his book, he’s got one foot squarely in the real world, the other in the fantasy one. This is a journey well worth taking”; and Make Magazine said, “A surprisingly moving memoir and ode to geek culture. It’s also a great book to give to friends and relatives who don’t understand the appeal of this subculture … This book rolled a natural d20 (and the wonderful design gets a +2 bonus).”

The Boston Phoenix called Gilsdorf “The hardest-working geek we know”; The Quad called him Boston’s “nerdlord writer”; and The Weekly Dig described Gilsdorf as “Somerville’s resident d20 dorkwad.” The called him “Adorably amusing.” The Boston Globe wrote that “Ethan Gilsdorf … brings a bit of international cachet as well as a lively, engaging reading style … he is known for an eloquent yet accessible fusion of the natural world and urban culture.” The Somerville News said, “[Gilsdorf] captivated the audience with his passionate, inflective reading.”


His essay “The Day My Mother Became a Stranger,” published in Boston Magazine, was listed in Best American Essays 2016 as a “Notable Essay.”

His TEDx talk “Why Dungeons & Dragons is Good for You (In Real Life)” was given at the 2016 TEDx PiscataquaRiver event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


He was named Artist of the Month (January 2014) by the Somerville (Mass.) Arts Council.


Clausen, Elizabeth (March 18, 2010), “Event to showcase two alumni authors”, The Daily Reveille, archived from the original on September 27, 2011, retrieved 2010-03-26


Gilsdorf is the author of the travel memoir-pop culture investigation Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, published by Lyons Press in 2009. The book is a work of travel literature, memoir, and immersion journalism that explores fantasy and gaming subcultures. The book was named a Must-Read Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards.


During a five-year stay in Paris from 1999 to 2004, Gilsdorf got his start in journalism as a freelance travel, hotel, food and film writer for Fodor’s travel guides and Time Out.

As a poet, Gilsdorf is the winner of the Hobblestock Peace Poetry Competition (1999) and the Esmé Bradberry Contemporary Poets Prize (1991). His poetry has been shortlisted for the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry, the Bright Hill Press Poetry Award Competition, the Maryland State Poetry & Literary Society chapbook contest, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize, the “Discovery”/The Nation Contest, and the Emily Dickinson Award in Poetry; he was also a Finalist for the Academy of American Poets Prize.


Gilsdorf is the author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms. Gilsdorf began his writing career in the 1990s as a poet. He began writing nonfiction in 2000 as a Paris-based freelance journalist. He now writes about arts, culture, media and technology, and reviews books and films, for such publications as The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wired, and Salon. He also works as a writing instructor and consultant.


He attended Oyster River High School in Durham, New Hampshire and graduated in 1984. He received his B.A., with a focus on film, video and creative writing, from Hampshire College in 1989 and his MFA, with a focus on poetry, from Louisiana State University, in 1992.


He specializes in immersive, participatory journalism, wherein he tries out things and reports back on them: being a pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation; re-enacting the world of Stranger Things and the 1980s; or mountain biking in the French Pyrenees.


Ethan Gilsdorf (born September 29, 1966) is an American writer, poet, performer, editor, critic, teacher and journalist.

Gilsdorf was born in Dover, New Hampshire, in 1966, and was raised in the nearby town of Lee. Growing up, he wanted to be a veterinarian, cartoonist or filmmaker. He read kids adventure books, and works of fantasy and science fiction, and was an avid fan of Star Wars, and Bugs Bunny, among other cultural touchstones. He began playing Dungeons & Dragons in middle school around the time he began to write his own “Lord of the Rings rip-offs.” Gilsdorf has said that the artists, writers and creative people who influenced him include filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Warner Bros. cartoon animator Chuck Jones, Mad Magazine, Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax, cartoonist Saul Steinberg, comedian George Carlin and writer J.R.R. Tolkien.


Todd Swift, poet, author of Cafe Alibi, and editor of Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry, wrote, “Ethan Gilsdorf strikes me as a poetic Henry James for the 21st century, the cosmopolitan American in Europe, casting a cold eye on the old and new worlds, and delivering an elegant retort to any suggestion that lyricism and wit cannot lie in the same bed. He is one of the best of a new generation of poets emerging now, and should be read.”

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Age (2021)55 Years
Date Of BirthSeptember 29, 1966
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Ethan Gilsdorf Net Worth

The Ethan Gilsdorf Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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