This shorter episode is all about the Queerness and Games Conference. We both went to QGCon at the top of this month and wanted to chat about some of the talks that really hit us and some of the games that we played. Find QGCon at http://www.qgcon.com/ or on twitter @QGCon, and find the archives of all of 2017’s talks at https://www.twitch.tv/qgcon/videos/all & https://www.twitch.tv/qgcon2/videos/all.
The specific talks/panels we mention in the episode are:
Micro-talks: “Out of Sheer Spite” https://www.twitch.tv/videos/132829183?t=0h33m55s (timestamp: 33:55-end) + https://www.twitch.tv/videos/132841153
Kris Ligman, Innes McKendrick, Dietrich “Squinky” Squinkifer, Carli Velocci, Tanya DePass, Zoë Quinn, Todd Harper
Keynote “Play as Transformative Work”
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/132979165?t=1h37m00s (timestamp: 1:37:00-2:52:00)
The games discussed are:
Downtown Browns by Tonia Beglari, Allison Comrie, Jazmin Garcia, Emilia Yang & Luciana Chamorro
Anthrotari by JC Holder
Cactus Blue Motel by Astrid Dalmady
On the Internet, Nobody by Matthew R.F. Balousek
Like Camping by smolghost
The Playdate pop-up at LA Zine Fest is coming up! Submissions to be considered are closing this weekend, and the festival is May 28th at the California Market Center in Downtown Los Angeles. We hope to see you there!