Andrew McMillen (@NiteShok) is a freelance journalist based in Brisbane, Australia.
His work has been published in:
- Rolling Stone,
- The Monthly,
- The Australian,
- GQ Australia,
- The Sydney Morning Herald,
- The Global Mail,
- Australian Penthouse,
- Brisbane Times, and
- The Vine
Andrew was first published in Brisbane street press Rave Magazine in June 2007. He co-founded the independent music conference UnConvention Brisbane in 2010, and was the Queensland ambassador for National Young Writers’ Month 2011. In that role, Andrew coordinated three public Q+As in Brisbane and his hometown of Bundaberg. These events – which featured notable writers and journalists such as John Birmingham, Matthew Condon and Trent Dalton – were attended by a combined total of 200 young Queensland writers.
Here are the six best stories Andrew has written as of November 2012:
- “Why Did L.A. Noire Take Seven Years to Make?” for IGN Australia, June 2011
- “The High Road: Silk Road, an online marketplace like no other” for Australian Penthouse, January 2012
- “Shock To The System: Electroconvulsive therapy” for GQ Australia, March 2012
- “Goal Mining: The ‘digital Lego’ computer game Minecraft” for Qweekend, October 2012
- “What Went Wrong With Silicon Knights’ X-Men: Destiny?” for Kotaku, October 2012
- “Building A Better Brain: Wired on Nootropics” for Rolling Stone, November 2012
This blog, andrewmcmillen.com, serves several purposes: it’s a portfolio of Andrew’s published writing, a hub containing dozens of full-length interviews, and a conversation starter for issues relating to the business of freelance writing.
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