Schedule

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Heroes Like Us: Representation of Queer Identity in Games

Positive representation of diverse sexualities and genders allows more players to identify with the games they play and can help increase empathy for the issues we face. Join queer folk from the games industry as we discuss some successes and failures of representation, and the ways developers can move forwards. There is much more diversity than we can squeeze up on the stage so we will be engaging with you through social media so you can share your thoughts with us throughout the panel.

Panelists:

Alayna Cole [Games lecturer, researcher, developer, and journalist, University of the Sunshine Coast], Wren Brier [Games Artist, Freelancer], David Hollingworth [Digital Editor, Next Media], Ashton McAllan [Director, MachineSpirit], Jess Zammit [Senior Writer, Select Start Media]

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