Meg Turney cosplaying as Elizabeth in 2013.
March 12, 1987 (age 28)
Austin, Texas, United States
|Occupation||YouTube personality, host, and cosplayer|
Megan "Meg" Turney (born March 12, 1987) is an American internet personality. Turney is most notable for her cosplaying and online media presence, having become an internet personality through her work at SourceFed, and later Rooster Teeth.
From July 2012 to April 2014, Turney was a host on SourceFed, as well as its spinoff Nerd channel. In July 2012, Turney appeared alongside Steve Zaragoza in her first appearance on SourceFed. Later that year Turney was alongside Elliott Morgan and Philip DeFranco during SourceFed's videos for YouTube's "Election Hub." Along with being a co-host of SourceFed, Turney was also a writer for SourceFed's website. Turney also hosted the third episode of AMA's On Demand. Turney was a host of the SF spinoff channel, SourceFed Nerd, as well. In August 2013, Turney discussed Hollywood portrayals about life on Mars, alongside Bobak Ferdowsi, Matt Mira, and Kevin Lieber.
Rooster Teeth (2014–)
On April 3, 2014, Turney announced on her YouTube channel that she'll be leaving SourceFed at the end of that month. After SourceFed, on May 30, 2014, Turney was announced as a new host for Rooster Teeth's new channel, The Know. On June 1, 2014, Turney made her first appearance on The Know. In August 2014, Turney began co-hosting The Know It All: Leaderboard, a collaborative series between Rooster Teeth and The Daily Dot.
Other ventures and media
Having hosted on SourceFed Nerd, and Rooster Teeth, Turney has become a gaming personality. In the realm of online gaming, Turney was involved in a controversy when online streaming website, Twitch, updated it rules of conduct, telling users to not shoot videos in, "lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments." Additionally, some websites reported that Turney was the first user banned for violating the updated rules of conduct. Turney clarified on Twitter, stating, "Dear everyone writing articles saying I was banned from Twitch, I wasn't. I've never been banned. I was told to change my picture," adding "while we're on the subject I've never done any 'sexy broadcasts'. I've never even streamed from that account." Additionally, Turney also provided her opinion that the rule was not unfair to women, but just unfair in general, stating, "If someone has a big push-up bra and a low-cut shirt while they play [League of Legends] or a guy streams shirtless, who cares?"
Aside from online media, Turney has been recognized for her cosplaying. Gamer Headlines, in a report on the aforementioned Twitch incident, stated Turney is, "known for her high quality cosplay and saucy lingerie photos." Turney was introduced to cosplaying, and anime conventions, by a friend in 2002, when she was invited to Ushicon 1. Turney's Princess Leia, Faye Valentine, and Psycho cosplays have been particularly noted by various online publications. On June 17, 2014 Meg Turney appeared on the Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay.
In a video interview with the YouTube channel VlogBrothers, Turney talks about being bisexual, and how she was made fun of for her sexual orientation. Turney is currently in a relationship with Gavin Free.
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- Zaragoza, Steve; Turney, Meg (July 3, 2012). Comic Con, Cosplay & Star Wars!. SourceFed (YouTube). Retrieved January 4, 2015.
- Turney, Meg. "Meg Turney, Author at SourceFed". SourceFed News. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- Billboard Staff (October 31, 2012). "AMAs On Demand: Pink's 2012, Halloween Costumes, Megan & Liz, Andy Grammer". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
- Cohen, Joshua (May 16, 2013). "SourceFed Launches Spinoff YouTube Channel, SourceFed Nerd". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Lazar, Shira (August 7, 2013). "How Awful Are Hollywood Portrayals of Life on Mars? NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi Answers!". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Hollywood vs. Mars with Meg Turney, VSAUCE2, Matt Mira and more! (GEEK WEEK). What's Trending (YouTube). August 7, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Turney, Meg (April 3, 2014). Leaving SourceFed. Meg Turney (YouTube). Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- Cohen, Joshua (April 3, 2014). "Elliott Morgan And Meg Turney Are Leaving SourceFed". Tubefilter. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- Jarvey, Natalie (May 30, 2014). "YouTube Personality Meg Turney Joins Rooster Teeth News Channel The Know (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- Gutelle, Sam (May 30, 2014). "Ex-SourceFed Host Meg Turney Comes To Rooster Teeth’s ‘The Know’". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
- Gallaga, Omar G. (August 26, 2014). "Daily Dot and Rooster Teeth launch e-sports show 'Leaderboard'". Austin 360. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
- Renovitch, James (August 29, 2014). "Local Video Game News". Austin Chronicle. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
- Gutelle, Sam (July 17, 2014). "Rooster Teeth’s Gavin Free Is On Fire In Barenaked Ladies Music Video". Tubefilter. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- Kelly, Kevin (March 13, 2012). "MEGABIT Brings Gives A Whole New Meaning To Sexy Cosplay". Wizard World Digital. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Brouwer, Bree (October 29, 2014). "Twitch Updates Rules Of Conduct, Asks Users To Cover Up". Tubefilter. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- Beres, Damon (October 28, 2014). "Twitch Insists Gamers Keep Their Clothes On". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- Johnston, Casey (October 28, 2014). "Twitch to streamers: no shirt, no service". Ars Technica. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- Sales, Samuel (October 27, 2014). "Rooster Teeth host asked to change Twitch profile picture following crackdown on sexy". Gamer Headlines. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
- "Cosplay Friday: Meg Turney's Costumed Capers [Full]". Nerdist News. July 10, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Arcelona, Marvin (September 25, 2012). "Sexy Borderlands Psycho Cosplay [Pic]". Geeks are Sexy. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
- "Wizard World Portland 2014". Syfy. June 17, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
- Green, Hank (April 19, 2013). On Sexual Orientation, with Hannah, Ze, Tyler, and Meg. VlogBrothers (YouTube). Retrieved April 19, 2013.
- Turney, Meg (May 30, 2014). Working at Rooster Teeth!. YouTube. Retrieved June 3, 2014.