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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/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 →

Speakers
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Donna Prior

Events Manager, Green Ronin Publishing
Donna “Danicia” Prior is the Sparkly Princess of Social Media & Community Management. Donna is the Organized Play Coordinator for Catan Studios. She is the Events Manager for Green Ronin Publishing and is the Executive Director of OrcaCon, the Inclusive Tabletop Games Convention in Everett, WA.  Donna is a gamer and a beer geek, often combining both hobbies while teaching new people to game and appreciate beer. She’s... Read More →


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