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Sunday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
'Fans vs. Creators: Is There a Better Way?'

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Whether we're talking about the 100, Ghostbusters, or your favorite video game series, there's a sense that fandom spaces have become armed camps rather than spaces for discussion. Creators are suddenly backed against a wall feeling as if they must now justify their choices. Is that justification truly necessary? Where does the line exist between listening to one's audience and caving to their demands? Is there such a thing as a 'good fan' and a 'bad fan', and how does one walk that line in order to participate in a healthy conversation with creators about things like representation? Is that even possible anymore?"

Moderators
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Tanya DePass

Founder, I Need Diverse Games
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David Gaider

Creative Director, Beamdog Studios
David worked for BioWare as narrative designer on such games as Baldur’s Gate 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, and was lead writer on the Dragon Age series: Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and (most recently) 2014’s Dragon Age: Inquisition. This year he moved... Read More →

Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →
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Donna Prior

Executive Director, OrcaCon
OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community... Read More →


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