I’m really excited to be attending Geek Girl Con this year because I love the idea of a con where I will feel safe.
So let’s talk about what I’ll be doing!
On Saturday at 12:00 in Room 301 I’ll be presenting a class with Stevi Costa called Geeks with Disabilities. Here’s our class description: Geeks with Disabilities is a workshop aimed to talk about both the Real Life experiences of PWD’s who participate in Geek Culture, and their fictional media counterparts who become part of their experience with that culture. We’ll run the gamut from cosplay, to comics,to literature and to superheroines and still get you out in time for some lunch. Run by Elsa E. Sjunneson-Henry, the founder of Feminist Sonar & Real Life Disabled Geek Girl, and Stevi Costa, PHD Candidate at the UW studying literature and disability, we seek to inform, educate, and have a little bit of fun.
And then on Saturday at 2:00 I’ll be on the Female Characters in Game Design panel, and here’s the description: Join a media critic, a games consultant, and game designers as they discuss issues of inclusivity in game design. What obstacles are there to diverse representations of female characters? How can game designers ensure accessibility in gaming and in character creation?
I’m really honored to be taking part in this panel, and I hope to see you there! Maybe we can even play a game or two.