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Saturday, October 1 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Gatekeeping & Geek Policing

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Geek policing and gate-keeping happens when someone shows interest in something of the nerdy persuasion, and "true fans" chase them away or "cred check", especially towards marginalized groups.

You're not a REAL geek if you don't like Firefly" "FEMALES don't like strategy games" "OMG WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LOVE 4TH EDITION, IT SUCKS". These are all examples of
gatekeeping & geek policing.

Moderators
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Tanya DePass

Founder, I Need Diverse Games

Speakers
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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 →


Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panels Room B