Just got the news today that my PAX Prime panel was given the green light! I'll be speaking with a crew of talented writers and designers about the future of game narrative. Here's the official write-up:
Everything We Know Is Sexist: Now What?
Once upon a time in gaming, damsels were always in distress and fighting dudes rescued them. But the gaming audience has changed. As demand increases for characters as diverse as the new player base, the games industry struggles to catch up. Writers and designers feel pressured to craft fresh, compelling stories that speak to a wider audience, but are often challenged by personal blind spots, professional culture, and business demands. Our panel of veteran writers and designers will look beyond blame and gender swapping to share their experiences-good, bad, and hilarious-of trying to break free from cliched thinking. Whether you're an industry hopeful or a thinking gamer, you won't want to miss this talk about the future of storytelling.
Regina Buenaobra [Community Manager, ArenaNet]
Anna Megill [Narrative Designer, Airtight Games]
Cameron Harris [Editor & Story Consultant, Freelance]
Jessica Price [Project Manager, Paizo Publishing]
John Sutherland [Writer, VidGameStory]
Matthew Moore [Game Designer, ArenaNet]
Tom Abernathy [Narrative Designer/Writer]
I'm so excited. And terrified. I reallly hope I don't throw up on anybody. Watch out, front row.