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Saturday, November 12 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Many Faces of Gamer Diversity

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What does a truly diverse (ethnicity/gender/LGBTQ/age/experience) gaming group look like? How does it come together? How is diversity reinforced and relationships strengthened by the gamer's characters? Explore these questions and more with us!

Speakers
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Hayley Dahle

Menswear Designer
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Arturo Garcia-Costas

Environmental Program Officer, The New York Community Trust
I have been gaming for nearly 40 years, and helped to beta test Advanced Dungeons & Dragons before it was published. I grew up in Indiana playing AD&D in my basement with a handful of friends, so you can imagine the nostalgic kick I got out of Netflix's Stranger Things. I am an environmental policy wonk, a theosophist, and a globetrotter who's been to some very unusual places on this big blue marble.
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Jayson Lazaro

Head Designer, Lazer Jeans
Well besides being the head designer for new young mens brand called LAZER Jeans, I happen to be a huge D&D/Fantasy, Marvel fanboy unicorn in the fashion industry. I have been playing table top D&D since 1990 and love the Forgotten Realms and Eberron settings and all the fiction that Wizards has published for both - basically I'm an aspiring scribe to Candlekeep :) I have also been very lucky to have had the some of the most diverse , loyal... Read More →
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Eric M. Rodriguez

Associate Professor of Psychology, City University of New York
I’m a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at CUNY (City Tech) where my published research focuses on LGBTQ people of faith. I’m also the Church Council President at Trinity Lutheran Church in Astoria/LIC. With all that religion in my life, you’d think I’d shun ecclesiastical issues while gaming but that’s totally not the case. Even when playing AD&D as a kid, I’ve always been the cleric. I’m one of those D&D geeks who... Read More →
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Eugenio Vargas

Performer
Actor/music director in the theatre community in New York City. Been gaming since I was a kid, mostly console video gaming. About two years ago, I joined a Dungeons & Dragons group and fell in love with tabletop gaming. In the last two years, I've really dived into TRPGs head first, becoming a DM for a few groups and, most recently, publishing my first homebrew adventure on the DMs Guild website ("A Haunting in Brenton" on dmsguild.com). I'm so... Read More →
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Adam Womer

Shipping Manager
I've done things, been places. Now I am here doing this.


Saturday November 12, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panels B 6501A Conference Central Park East - 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

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