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Saturday, October 1 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Butts in Gaming - The Art of Charactertisation

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Content Warning - This talk will feature numerous pictures of butts. Most of these will be clothed, a couple may not be. Butts will be presented in a purely academic and non sexual context. These butts are for learning.

Butts are kind of silly right? They only seem to get discussed when they've been over sexualised, and we rarely go into detail about what we like or what bothers us about them. Well, this panel is designed to demystify the design choices behind video game butts.

Which video game character butt tells us about a woman's sense of body positivity and how she learned to love her own weight? Which video game character is wearing a helmet to hide that their forehead is actually a butt? Which video game character used a butt to save the world? All these questions and more will be answered in this very serious, totally not silly, talk about the art of butts.

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Laura Kate Dale

Laura Kate is an awesome person who certainly makes the rounds in the media and you may have heard of her! She's the Co-Host of the very popular Podquisition podcast, UK Editor at Destructoid, Freelancer for The Guardian, Polygon, Kotaku UK, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. She is also the developer of Acceptance, a game intended to teach people some of the issues that trans people face. We're excited to have... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panels Room A