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Saturday, October 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hidden Alphabet - Erasure, Phobia, and Invisibility In Video Games and Fandom

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For ace, pan, and bi members of the queer community, acceptance and inclusion in games can feel a long way off. We’ll examine stereotypes and the phobia faced externally and internally, along ideas for representation and change in the future.

Moderators
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Bianca Anderson

Independent Media Critic and Diversity Advocate
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 feminism in the gaming industry and gaming culture. She loves diverse video games, (some) comic books, and yelling on the internet. She would really... Read More →

Speakers
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Rhadamus

Co-Host, The Dialogue Wheel
Newest addition to The Dialogue Wheel Podcast, occasional contributor for I Need Diverse Games, cosplayer, and person who is all-around dissatisfied with the current and past treatment of Asian folks in media, gaming, and politics. Day job involves industrial engineering, or something. Not your model minority.
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Gabriela Aviero-Ojeda

Animator/Designer
I specialize in game animation, storytelling & narrative, I like to talk about latinx/mestiz@/indigenous identities in media, mysticism, & donuts. I love to think critically about the mediums I love so they grow into an experience everyone can enjoy. I also think videogames don't exist.
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Margaret Staples

Game Developer, Aesop Games
I am a primitive cyborg game dev looking forward to my future robot body. I'm generally happy to talk about programming, the gaming industry, disability, education, space colonization, the internet, and favorite books.


Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels Room C Camino Real