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Sunday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Neutral Game: LGBTQ+ Shaping the Future of Fighting Game Community

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As esports continues to grow, it makes sense that there would be LGBTQ+ folks at the bleeding edge. Particularly, the fighting game community is one that has many at the forefront in various aspects. What is it about fighting games bring these numbers? How can the environment continue to be improved? What's the history with queer folks and representation in fighting games and how does it shape the future?

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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 →
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Wynton "Progducto" Smith

Wynton “Prog” Smith has been in the world of competitive gaming since 1999. While his roots were in Unreal Tournament and Age of Empires, he fell in love with fighting games, the most. After joining the Super Smash Bros. Melee community in 2005 as a player, he eventually became an esteemed commentator and leader in the scene. Currently, he is a contributor for ESPN’s esports subsect and documents some parts of Smash Bros... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panels Room A