June 9th, 2017, 6pm, Melbourne Continuum Convention: Panellist in the ‘Creativity and Mental Health’ discussion.

September 1, 2016: 3CR radio appearance talking about Thrive. (Download or listen to podcast here.)

June 7, 2015, 3pm, Melbourne Continuum Convention: Novel launch for Thrive.

Photo from the Thrive launch
Photo from the Thrive launch

February 27-29, 2015, Room 801 Yaoi & Yuri Convention, Sydney (Panelist)

July 30, 2014, 6:30pm Warragul Library,  Melbourne (Author talk)


June 2014 Continuum X Convention, Melbourne (Panelist)

February 2014 Room 801 Yaoi & Yuri Convention, Sydney (Guest)

2010 Supanova Pop Culture Convention, Sydney (Guest)

2010 “Creatures Of the Night” Spoken Word Event, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne (Presenter)

2010 Vampirefest Convention, Melbourne (Guest)

2010 “Fan Tales” Spoken Word Event, Fringe Festival, Melbourne (Presenter)

Mary onstage at Melbourne Fringe
Mary onstage at Melbourne Fringe, back when her arms were still mostly skin-coloured
Press and Media



Hobson's Bay Leader article about Thrive
Hobson’s Bay Leader article about Thrive
  • IO9 says of an essay I wrote: “Mary Borsellino’s “Your Heart is a Weapon the Size of Your Fist” draws some lovely analogy between love as a political act in The Hunger Games and in George Orwell’s 1984 (even if she conflates dystopian with post-apocalyptic)”. Which as far as criticisms go, is one I can live with.
  • I have occasionally been a guest on the JOY 94.9 program Sci-Fi and Squeam, which has been a wonderful chance to talk about scary and excellent things.
  • The JOY 94.9 radio program The Outland Institute interviewed me about my “Boy and Girl Wonders: Robin in Cultural Context” for episode one of their show. I returned as a guest in episode four to defend the HBO show ‘True Blood’ in a debate. Listen to podcasts here.
From Melbourne's Age newspaper
From Melbourne’s Age newspaper