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Friday, July 11 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Keynote: The Gaymer Movement & GaymerX LIMITED

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David Gaider (Dragon Age), Colleen Macklin (The Metagame) and Mattie Brice (Mainichi) talk about what queerness can bring to the table in the world of games.

Moderators
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Toni Rocca

President, GaymerX
Toni Rocca is a feminist and an activist for creating inclusive spaces in gaming and other fandoms. As a trans woman, her expertise tends to revolve around queer issues and creating safer environments to foster creativity and enrich the culture of a space. She is known mainly for running the LGBTQ themed gaming convention GX (formerly GaymerX) in San Francisco alongside Matt Conn. Toni has most recently taken to consulting for various companies... Read More →

Speakers
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Mattie Brice

Mattie Brice is a play and games critic, designer, and activist. She previously wrote at publications like Kotaku, Paste Magazine, and PopMatters about design and social justice within the video game industry, and now writes independently. She also designs experimental games like EAT, Mission, and her most notable Mainichi, which was exhibited at the Museum of Design in Atlanta and an Official Selection at IndieCade. Mattie regularly speaks at... Read More →
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Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder and CEO of MidBoss, through which he is the executive producer for the annual GaymerX gaming convention. Matt also produces LGBTQ focused gaming media, including the the cyberpunk story adventure game 2064: Read Only Memories (2016), and the 'gaymer' documentary Gaming in Color (2014). Conn is a major leader of the fight for inclusion of queer themes and developers in the video games industry and works out of San... Read More →
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David Gaider

Senior Writer, BioWare EA
David has worked as both a writer and designer for BioWare since 1999, on such titles as Baldur's Gate 2, Knights of the Old Republic, and Neverwinter Nights. He then acted as Lead Writer on the hit Dragon Age, including Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and most recently Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014.
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Colleen Macklin

Founder and co-director, PETLab
Colleen Macklin is a game designer, professor in of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design, and founder/co-director of PETLab (Prototyping Education + Technology Lab), a lab that develops games for learning and social engagement. PETLab projects include disaster-preparedness games with the Red Cross, the urban activist game Re:Activism, and the fiscal sport Budgetball. PETLab has also published game design curricula for the Boys... Read More →


Friday July 11, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
GaymerX Ballroom (3F) Grand Ballroom (3F)

Attendees (137)