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Sunday, October 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Queerness in Games

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This panel is to discuss the difficulty of portraying queer sexuality in games. A problem that has been a larger part of fiction for some time, games' fictions tend not allow much exploration of what it means to have sexuality outside of heteronormative ones. This is seen in either heteronormative models placed on the relationships present, being entirely too superficial, queer baiting, and just generally lacking content with which to engage. We would also discuss some games who are exploring this in their various indie games, and how this can set a model for the type of content that would be very welcome.

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Denis Farr

Denis Farr is a games critic who has written for The Guardian, Kotaku, Paste Magazine, GayGamer, and The Border House. He is interested in games as a performance space, as well as how intersectional feminism can create a welcoming environment for as wide a range of people as possible.

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Apple Cider

Justice Points
Apple is an avid media critic and podcaster - she co-hosts as a part of Justice Points (gaming and feminism), Trash, Art and Television (TV) as well as her solo podcast, One Woman Spacecraft (storytelling.) Her passions are for representation in media, critical thinking about messages and feminism.
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Gita Jackson

Gita Jackson is a writer and gallerist living in Chicago. She was written for Paste, Polygon and the Arcade Review about videogames, fashion, womanhood and race. As a gallerist, she co-founded HUME, a non-profit artist run gallery and studio space in Chicago's HUmboldt Park neighborhood, and works there as a curator, programmer and organizer. As of late she has become the co-host of the gaming podcast Match 3, along with Patrick Klepek and Sam... Read More →

Sunday October 18, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Town Square Block 37 3rd Floor

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