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OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experience game players.

Our Team will be adding more programing and games up through OrcaCon, so keep checking back! 
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Saturday, January 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Representation in games: Supporting Marginalized Creators and Players in Games

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What challenges do women, LGBT individuals, and PoC face in the gaming industry? Does the gaming community dissuade marginalized folks from gaming? What are some examples of game companies supporting diversity in game design, and how can game companies continue to improve?

Moderators
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Tanya DePass

Founder & Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s part of the Spawn on Me podcast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX as well as programming coordinator for OrcaCon; and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Saturday January 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Vancouver Room

Attendees (23)