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Friday, September 30 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Navigating the Intersection of Videogames & Tabletop

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This panel will look at the intersection between video games and pen & paper RPGs, and how to draw strength and learn from both sides.

Speakers
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Strix Beltrán

Narrative Designer, Writer, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Whitney Beltrán, AKA “Strix” is a writer and narrative designer for analogue and video games, scripts and features, and transmedia IP. She has written for studios including Undead Labs, Onyx Path, and Crackhorse Films. She is an expert in world building and narrative design, and holds a Master’s in Mythological Studies. She has published peer reviewed academic papers on psychology and narrative play, contributed a chapter... 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 Association. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired, Time, Boing Boing, Polygon, and numerous other outlets. She is also a weekly columnist at... Read More →
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Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor of both the Art Institute of Seattle and New College of Florida, and pulls heavy inspiration for her work from European, Central American, and African history as... Read More →
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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve Kenson has been writing and designing in the tabletop RPG industry since 1995. He has written for such diverse games as Shadowrun, Earthdawn, Aberrant, Dungeons & Dragons, and White Wolf’s World of Darkness. Three of his novels for Shadowrun focused on a gay male protagonist. Steve designed the Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG for Green Ronin Publishing and served as its developer for several years. He has also developed... Read More →
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Donna Prior

Events Manager, Green Ronin Publishing
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. Donna is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. She is the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  Donna is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →
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Patrick Weekes

Writer, EA BioWare
Patrick joined BioWare’s writing team in 2005. Since then, he’s worked on all three games in the Mass Effect trilogy, where he helped write characters including Mordin, Tali, and Samantha Traynor, (along with krogan poets, hanar Spectres, and foul-mouthed asari matriarchs). After moving to the Dragon Age team for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Patrick wrote characters including Cole, Solas, and the Iron Bull, and locations like that part of... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panels Room B