So, what about inclusivity? How safe will it be from an anti-harassment point of view?
To help do our part to highlight these issues, we thought we’d focus some attention on what is going on at GenCon, and take a few steps ourselves to help make it a safe space.
The following panels are going on during GenCon that support making it a diverse, inclusive & safe space. Clink the links below for times. The location is online and will be listed in the program. If you know of more events, mention them in the comments. We’ll add them to the list here:
Also, we’re working with Tracey Barnett to have Backup ribbons to hand out. These ribbons come from the Open Source Women Back Eachother Up and Men’s Auxiliary Project. This is an (as it says) Open Source, do it yourself campaign to encourage people to be aware of harassment that goes on around them, and to do something rather than assuming it will just go away. We’ll have ribbons from the Backup Ribbon Project, and our intent for it is to be as they say, “No judgement, no exceptions. We’ve got your back.”
We’ll have these ribbons on hand at both our panels (Geeky Women Unite and Anti-Harassment Policy) and just walking around the convention center too. They’ll also be available at the Indie Press Revolution, Pelgrane Press and the Indie Game Designer Network booths!
A Few Games
Both of us will also be running only games designed and edited by women and queer identified designers! You can find us at Indie Games on Demand, level 2 room 237. Featuring Kagematsu (and KaGaymatsu an Italian hack), Heroine, Psi*Run, Monsterhearts, The Long Orbit (a Monsterhearts hack), The Quiet Year, and a few others we’ve got in our bags.
We’re looking to see everyone who will be there! It’s great to see these strides being made at conventions to be more inclusive.