About

Hello. I’m Andrew Long.

I live in Mesa, Arizona and Denver, Colorado with my wife and three dogs. I am a journalist, geographer, board gamer, and traveler.

Looking over the gaming at Arizona Game Fair 2019.

I studied public relations and journalism at Mesa Community College, where I was the editor of the Mesa Legend. I’m a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in geography and a focus on GIS and spatial analysis.

In 2017, I founded the Arizona Game Fair , the largest tabletop gaming convention in Arizona. I also founded Spiel Pro, an e-commerce business focusing on game parts and accessories.

I spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist with the East Valley Tribune, and then the Arizona Republic. At the Republic, I was the senior news artist on the A1 team, where I worked with reporters and editors to create informational graphics and maps that helped improve single copy sales.

After I left the Republic, I helped co-found the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.

I have taught web and data journalism as an adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. While there, I was the interactive editor for the award-winning Carnegie-Knight News21.

You can find my fiction at wiggleghost.com.