Saturday, November 4th
Compelling Combat 12:30 pm Panels B – 5411
Blaine Anderson (M), Alex Zandra Van Chestein, Rachel Bazelaise, Tanya DePass
Many games have combat in them as a gameplay device or a vehicle for the story to progress, but how many games actually need combat and how many could benefit more without? Let’s find out together.
How to Get That Panel Like a Pro, Without Being One 2:00 pm Panels A – 6501
Tanya DePass (M), Pat Baer, Sammus Music, Benjamin Red
Too often people will say they can never be on panels, or that they have nothing good to say or contribute. Not true, and our panelists will dispel those myths, give you a few tips on submitting that panel & what to do if it’s accepted.
Eff You, Pay Me: I’m not Dying of Exposure 3:30 pm Panels A- 6501 *BoH Panel
Tanya DePass (M), Manveer Heir, Sammus Music, Mars Dixon
It will be great exposure! Is something creators are often told when someone wants work for free. We’ll discuss finding the value of your work, how to get paid, learning to say no, & give some basic tips on how to protect your ass(ets)
Sunday, November 5th
Diversity Tools and Takeaways 11:00 am Panels C – 5412
Tanya DePass (M), Chris Barney, Catt Small
Instead of another diversity is good type of talk, let us give you tools to work with in making your games and workplace more inclusive. This panel focuses on giving people who are beyond a 101 level of understanding inclusion concrete things.
Grey Wardens: Gaming, Aging and Building Community 3:30 pm Panels B 5411
Tod Companion (M), Tanya DePass
Gaymer culture is as diverse in age as it is in interest – but many of us grow into adults with little contact with those a generation ahead or behind us. Is ageism a thing? Let’s talk about games, careers, work/life balance and more.