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Saturday, October 1 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Beyond Spirits

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A look at how the Manaque'to tribe views sexuality gender, the roles in our communities, and how those things translate into my daily life and game design.

Moderators
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Shawn Alexander Allen

Director, Nuchallenger
Artist. Writer. Designer. Activist. Critic. Speaker. Thinker. Philosopher. Wannabe poet. Occasional demagogue. Working on Treachery in Beatdown City. Support #blackgamedev

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Aviero-Ojeda

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.
avatar for Maneco (Nico) Marcano

Maneco (Nico) Marcano

Cacike, HurakanWorks
Maneco, better know as Hurakan or Nico, is a non-gendered Taino game designer, writer, and programmer raised in the "Alphabet City" slum in lower Manhattan. They have traveled extensively to reconnect with various tribal people and study history and worked for most of their career in AAA studios like Rockstar and 2k Games. Maneco has most recently been working on Treachery in Beatdown City, a tactical brawler, along with NuChallenger... Read More →
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Karin Weekes

Lead Editor, EA BioWare
Karin is Lead Editor for BioWare’s three studios. She has worked at BioWare since 2006, editing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3 Dragon Age II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins and various DLCs for the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Karin holds an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford University, where she learned that she liked editing and writing punny headlines much more than interviewing story... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panels Room C Camino Real