Rodney Caston

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Rodney Caston
Photo of Rodney Caston (Headshot).png
Born (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 37)
Baton Rouge, LA
Occupation Engineer, writer, libertarian
Nationality United States
Genre Satire, humor
Website
www.rodneycaston.com

Rodney Caston (born May 13, 1977) is an American systems engineer and writer currently living in Dallas, Texas. He is credited as a co-creator and writer of the first volume of the popular comic book series Megatokyo, and as a co-creator of the second volume. He has worked for[1] Linden Lab,[2] makers of the online game called Second Life, and Riot Games,[3] makers of League of Legends.

He is also an active member of the Libertarian Party. He most recently ran for elected office as the Libertarian Party candidate for Texas State Representative District 106[4] in the 2012 elections.

Biography[edit]

Caston was born and spent most of his early life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University and majored in Computer Science. After finishing school he moved to Dallas, Texas. He married Perla Fainstein on April 21, 2012[5]

Politics[edit]

Caston is a civil libertarian and active member of the Libertarian Party. In 2008, he ran, unsuccessfully, for Constable, in the state of Texas against Republican Chuck Presley, Sr. He received 19,079 votes (19.44% of the total votes cast) to Presley's 79,039 votes (80.56% of the total cast).[6][7] In 2012, he ran, again unsuccessfully, for Texas State Representative of District 106 for the Libertarian Party against Pat Fallon, he received 8,412 votes (17% of the total votes cast) to Fallon's 41,582 (83% of the total cast)[8]

Fandom[edit]

Caston is credited as a co-creator and writer of the first volume of the popular comic book series Megatokyo, and as a co-creator of the second volume. He has since parted ways with partner Fred Gallagher and relinquished his interest in Megatokyo.

Caston's connections to software designers and writers at Bioware landed his alter ego cameos in two of their games. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic.

In early 2005, Scott Kurtz of PvP wrote a forum post that congratulated Caston on his impending fatherhood and inferred that Fred Gallagher had stolen Megatokyo away from Caston. Following this, Gallagher posted an explanation for what he characterized as a buyout, based on creative differences and handled in a professional manner.[9]

Books[edit]

In July 2004, Megatokyo was the tenth best-selling manga property in the U.S.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linden Lab Fail | rcaston.com". Rcaston.com. June 15, 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  2. ^ Employment with Linden Lab, makers of Second Life
  3. ^ Employment with Riot Games, makers of League of Legends
  4. ^ "Rodney Caston – Home". 143633541995183523.weebly.com. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Engaged: Perla Fainstein and Rodney Caston | BridalBuzz". Bridalbuzz.dmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "GEMS ELECTION RESULTS". Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  8. ^ "Election Results – Dallas News". myFOXdfw.com. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  9. ^ "more largos??". MegaTokyo. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  10. ^ "Darkhorse's product details on Volume One". Retrieved September 1, 2005. 
  11. ^ "Darkhorse's product details on Volume Two". Retrieved September 1, 2005. 
  12. ^ "Looks at Manga Channel Shift". ICv2. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 

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