Gen Con Activities

Gen Con Activities

Gen Con, a four-day gaming convention in Indianapolis, takes place August 4-7. This will be my third year attending and I am incredibly excited! I look forward to attending a handful of game studies panels, a couple storytelling workshops, some…

A Conspiracy of Fishes

Reading response to A Conspiracy of Fishes, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About #GamerGate and Embrace Hegemonic Masculinity, by Shira Chess and Adrienne Shaw, which was published by the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media in 2015. Abstract:…

Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences

Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences

This reading, Body, Space, and Gendered Gaming Experiences: A cultural Geography of Homes, Cybercafes, and Dormitories, by Holin Lin, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. MY COMMENTARY & QUESTIONS: In high school,…

Reacting to Questions on Gender and Gaming

Reacting to Questions on Gender and Gaming

We begin with a post made in the Boardgame Geek group on Facebook, on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. The original post has since been removed, but this screen shot of the original post was provided to the group by Aaron Thompson….

Becoming a Player

Becoming a Player

This reading, Becoming a Player: Networks, Structure, and Imagined Futures, by T.L. Taylor, is a chapter from Beyond Barbie & Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming. MY COMMENTARY & QUESTIONS: Looking at my own experience coming into a…