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Sunday, November 13 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
What Playing RPGs Can Teach You About Yourself

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Playing an RPG is a great way to explore someone else's mindset for a few hours a week, but the characters we make can teach us about ourselves too. A bard might show you love helping people out, or a sorceress might help you realize you're a woman.

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Jake Alley

Jake Alley is a game designer, writer, and activist who has never been particularly good at self-promotion, and instead tries to focus on uplifting, supporting, and providing more representation for people who thanks to marginalization don't have as much representation in games or the industry that makes them as we all deserve.
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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 Association. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired, Time, Boing Boing, Polygon, and numerous other outlets. She is also a weekly columnist at... Read More →
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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 →


Sunday November 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panels B 6501A Conference Central Park East - 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

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