Category: Sex and Gender

Speaking at PAX 2013

I’ll be speaking at a panel at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo. The convention is happening from 30 August – 2 September in Seattle. This panel has a lot of super smart industry professionals on it, and they will be primarily be focusing on things that people can do in the creative process to create compelling content without blindly falling…

Speaking at Emerald City Comicon 2013

I will be speaking on a panel atĀ Emerald City Comicon, which is taking place in Seattle from 1 – 3 March: Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics Sunday, March 3 Room: 2AB Start: 1:00 PM End: 1:55 PM This year, the geek community’s strained relationship with diversity came to a head. Conflicts over exclusion, and…

#1ReasonWhy: Thoughts and Link Round-Up

An interesting conversation thread happened on Twitter last week. Someone who works at Kickstarter as the specialist for games projects asked why there are so few women working in the games industry. It’s a huge question, one that seemed like a borderline troll question, given this person’s apparent disingenuous and condescending attitude in his follow-up tweets. Despite that inauspicious start,…