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Saturday, October 1 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Playing with Pride

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Join us for a one-of-a-kind group discussion with game industry insiders and fans about coming out, finding community, creating avatars, hosting inclusive events, & more. The conversation will also feature video clips of diverse LGBTQ gamers sharing their stories from across the country.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Baume

Matt Baume

Writer and storyteller. Creator of the podcast The Sewers of Paris (http://SewersOfParis.com), on which gay men tell personal stories about the entertainment that changed their lives. Author of Defining Marriage (http://DefiningMarriage.com), a book about people who fought to change marriage, and about how fighting for marriage changed them. Twitch streamer at http://twitch.tv/matthewbaume.
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Lauren Comp

Associate Producer, Voltage Entertainment USA
Lauren "Sailor Scooby" Comp. Associate Producer at Voltage Entertainment USA Inc. Hella Queer. All about Story and Character driven narratives.
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Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... 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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels Room B