Thursday, June 7, 2018

SNES Omnibus Writer Spotlight #26 - Shane Stein

Shane Stein is a big shot financial wizard living in Dallas (I live in the the neighboring city of Fort Worth), and I'm glad he reached out to me to be a part of my humble little book project (okay, it's actually a pretty big two-volume set, but I digress). Shane's Super Nintendo stories, drawing from his days as a journalist in college, were highly polished, meaning they required very little editing on my part. They were also a lot of fun to read. Better yet, Shane is a devoted family man and a super nice guy. We had lunch a few weeks ago (where I met him in person for the first time), and we instantly had a million things to talk about, including the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, comic books, and of course video games. Don't be fooled by Shane's life as a civilian--he knows his stuff! Hope to have lunch with Shane again real soon, especially since he paid. Seriously, I already consider him a good friend. Thanks, Shane!

Here's Shane's bio as it will appear in The SNES Omnibus: The SuperNintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-M):

Shane Stein wrote film, music and video game reviews for his college newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, while attending the University of Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2000. He is an avid retro gamer who still owns an NES, SNES, N64, Intellivision and IBM PC Jr, with his favorite all-time games being Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, Street Fighter II and NBA Jam. Some of his greatest fanboy moments include building his own Mega Man costume, buying his wife a foot massager because it resembled Super Mario 3’s Kuribo’s Shoe, and rocking his kids to sleep as infants by humming them video game theme songs (it usually worked). In the non-gaming world, Shane works as a financial adviser and lives in his hometown of Dallas, Texas with his wife Tracey and their three daughters.

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