Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Call For Articles - Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games: New Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Games, and Play” by Guest Editors - Ruberg & PhillipsThe intersection of LGBT issues, queerness, and video games represents a space of great turmoil and great potential. Video games, the games industry, and games culture have … Continue reading Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class

The Anita Borg Institute is a global, 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Their chapters were launched in 2015 and ABI.Chicago has monthly events & coding tutorials for adults. They are looking for someone to teach an Intro to Video Gaming class. To learn more about them, go to http://local.anitaborg.org/groups/abi-chicago/gpages If interested, contact La'Shon Anthony at lashona@abidotlocal.org. *Please note … Continue reading Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class

The Violent Banality of E3 & the Need for Better – @tauriqmoosa

I rejoiced at many of the announcement of upcoming games at E3 2017. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus provides more opportunity to delve into the unbelievably brilliant world created by MachineGames; a new Assassin’s Creed, where you play a man of colour, in ancient Egypt looks like Ubisoft benefited from a year off the franchise. … Continue reading The Violent Banality of E3 & the Need for Better – @tauriqmoosa

B-Stem Project needs volunteers this Friday!

B~STEM Project is in need of professional volunteers this Friday, June 23. We Hack Too is a 8-day virtual hackathon with 1 -day launch events across 11 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle and Toronto. It's a dynamic free opportunity for high school and college level women to learn how to … Continue reading B-Stem Project needs volunteers this Friday!

INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “There is No ‘Ideas Guy’: Actual Jobs in the Video Game Industry”

I Need Diverse Games' founder Cypheroftyr is speaking at WisCon. Come check it out! Sat. 7:30 pm Conf. 1: Tanya DePass [M], Maurice Broaddus, Ann Lemay, Ceri Young Panel Hashtag: #JobsInVideoGames People from a wide variety of career paths collaborate to make video games, including producers, programmers, directors, artists, and writers. However, the mythic ‘Ideas … Continue reading INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “There is No ‘Ideas Guy’: Actual Jobs in the Video Game Industry”

FPSs and dysphoria

by Niamh @foxmomniah First person shooters had never been a genre that particularly appealed to me. When I was an awkward little creature pretending to be a boy, I rationalized this dislike in a number of ways, but the dominant rationalization stemmed from the fact that I was the youngest of five sibling. My four … Continue reading FPSs and dysphoria

INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “How to Broadcast Safely as a PoC/LGBT/Female ID’d Streamer”

I Need Diverse Games' founder Cypheroftyr is speaking at WisCon. Come check it out! Friday 2:30 pm University B / Ann Lemay, Ceri Young, KJ, Tanya DePass [M] & Kate Lansky Panel Hashtag: #FemaleGameWriters There is a continuing false perception that video games are thoroughly dominated by male gamers and male developers. However data disproves … Continue reading INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “How to Broadcast Safely as a PoC/LGBT/Female ID’d Streamer”

Sponsorship opportunities for @AlterConf in Chicago!

 Why Sponsor AlterConf?  AlterConf attracts a unique community of people from every identity group and level of experience in the tech and gaming industries to help you reach an incredibly diverse audience you won’t see anywhere else. What does that mean for you? Gain access to cutting edge approaches and conversations around: diverse recruiting and … Continue reading Sponsorship opportunities for @AlterConf in Chicago!

Today is the last day to apply to speak at @AlterConf Chicago for June 10th!

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone. The conferences go beyond the … Continue reading Today is the last day to apply to speak at @AlterConf Chicago for June 10th!

Hey Chicago! @alterconf is coming back June 10th!

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone. The conferences go beyond the … Continue reading Hey Chicago! @alterconf is coming back June 10th!