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Saturday, October 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
When Fandom Ain't Fun - A frank talk by QPOC

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Queer fans of color are often left out, pushed out and talked over in our chosen fandoms. A lot of times the discourse becomes more about hurt feelings than actually listening to those affected by the racism and racist actions.

Moderators
avatar for Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass

Founder, I Need Diverse Games

Speakers
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Bianca Anderson

Gaming Industry Veteran
Bianca Anderson is a long time gamer, amateur media critic, and salty black lady. She spent six years working in recruiting and user experience for Electronic Arts, before leaving to work on personal projects. Her focus and interest is in promoting PoC in gaming, and supporting intersectional... Read More →
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Katherine Cross

Gamasutra
Katherine Cross is a gaming critic, sociologist, and feminist scholar who studies virtual worlds, particularly gender and the dynamics of online harassment. Her academic work has been published in Women's Studies Quarterly and in Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Games Studies... Read More →
avatar for Royel "Rokashi" Edwards

Royel "Rokashi" Edwards

Narrative Designer/Developer, Rokashi Games
Rokashi is a weird guy who is really awkward, but takes diversity and inclusion seriously. He has published the first chapter of his game I'm Fine, and working on expanding the game. He has written for Gizmodo, Polygon and The National Post. He loves Sonic the Hedgehog, but is content... Read More →
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DJ Kirkland

Comic Book Artist, OniPress
I'm the artist on the upcoming monthly comic series 'BLACK MAGE' published by OniPress. I work in Social Media and Community Management in the gaming industry as well!


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panels Room B