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Friday, January 11 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Beyond Inclusion: Creating Diverse Worlds

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Talking about going past the notion of "inclusive" settings that are just mainstream + marginal ("Look! This setting has black AND queer people, too, and they're not hated! Mission accomplished") into settings and worlds that are centered on different cultures: What about worlds where there are no straight, white people (or where they are the minority)?

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Anderson

Bianca Anderson

Gaming Industry Veteran
Bianca Anderson is a long time gamer, amateur media critic, and salty black lady. She spent six years working in recruiting and user experience for Electronic Arts, before leaving to work on personal projects. Her focus and interest is in promoting PoC in gaming, and supporting intersectional... Read More →
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Joe Carriker

Developer: Blue Rose, Green Ronin Publishing
Joseph Carriker is a game developer for Green Ronin, responsible for the Blue Rose AGE line, as well as working on other games such as Fantasy AGE and the Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting books. He has worked in the gaming industry for over eighteen years, including doing... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Frasier

Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor... Read More →
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Steve Kenson

Designer, Green Ronin Publishing
Steve has been a professional tabletop RPG writer and designer since 1995, working on games such as Shadowrun, Aberrant, Mutants & Masterminds, and Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels, including three with a gay male protagonist. An advocate of inclusion... Read More →
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Kiva Maginn

Lead Designer, Harebrained Schemes
Kiva is the Lead Designer for BattleTech at Harebrained Schemes, where she's making giant robots fight and making their pilots kiss. She's been in the video game industry for 15 years, doing game system design and battling her impostor syndrome. She's worked on large-scale MMOs and... Read More →


Friday January 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vancouver Room

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