Tuesday, November 13, 2007

WAM! 2k8, Coming Soon...

Remember how the Center for New Words put out a call for proposals to WAM!2008?

Well, yours truly submitted a proposal, and it was accepted!

So, if you're going to be attending WAM! this year, and you're interested in the intersection of feminism and video games, I'd love to see you there. I'm going to be leading a discussion of sexism and video games with the goal of helping non-gamers and gamers understand the unique challanges that we face with regards to gaming. We're going to be talking about everything from the representation of women in games, to harassment issues women face when the play online games, to which games seem to get things right.

I think it's going to be a really interesting conversation, and I'm hoping that people will leave with a better understanding of why it's important for us to care, and why we need to move beyond the common misconceptions and stereotypes associated with gaming.

Hope to see you all there!

2 comments:

Derek said...

Congratulations, Roy! That's fantastic news! I'm already getting incredibly excited for that weekend and it's not until the end of March. I wish the flight wasn't setting me back $800, but it's definitely going to be great. I look forward to seeing you there for sure!

jeff said...

Yay Roy!

I hope it's fun and interesting for you and all involved.