• People & Events

    This category is dedicated to posts about the gaming community: events, meetups, interviews, and all things related to our crowd.

    Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

    by and  • September 29, 2015 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Lovecraftesque: An interview with GaW game designer Becky Annison

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    I had a chance to talk to fellow Gaming as Women designer Becky Annison about her work on Lovecraftesque which is currently being Kickstarted. Congrats on the early success of the Kickstarter campaign! Can you tell me a little about the project? Thank you – we are both a bit overwhelmed with the early...

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    An Interview with Caroline Hobbs – Downfall

    by  • July 24, 2015 • People & Events • Comments Off on An Interview with Caroline Hobbs – Downfall

    Caroline Hobbs is a game designer and artist. She plays and designs story games, paints sassy sea creatures, and probably knows too much about the Silmarillion. Caroline’s newest project is Downfall, currently on Kickstarter. She answered a few questions about the game and her design work for Gaming as Women. Please give us a...

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    Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    by  • May 2, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Weekend Special – The Devs With Baltimore Bundle!

    Several great digital and analog games are on sale this weekend, with the proceeds from the bundle going to The Baltimore Algebra Project. The games include ORACLE & Summon the Apgrod by ceMelusine; Sokobond by Alan Hazelden and Harry Lee; MonsterHearts, The Quiet Year, and Ribbon Drive by Avery McDaldno, Voice of Vamana by Connor Sherlock, and The Yawhg by...

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    Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    by , , and  • February 24, 2015 • News, People & Events • Comments Off on Pregnancy, Contraception, & Childbirth in Games – Podcasting as Women!

    Last weekend, Meguey Baker, Filamena Young, and Wundergeek talked about halfling sheela-na-gigs, post-partum depression, and bunnies (among other things) in a panel discussion on pregnancy, childbirth, and contraception in gaming.

    You can watch or listen here!

     

    Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

    by  • December 31, 2014 • People & Events • Comments Off on Organizing a hiking+gaming convention

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    In this article I will address how to organize a small gaming convention that combines gaming with hiking, why it is awesome and how the experience differs from regular gaming conventions. The text is based in my experience organizing FjällCon 2014. It all started with me missing GothCon, which is the time of  year when...

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    Stockholm Scenario Festival: Interview with Anna Westerling

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Design & Art, People & Events • Comments Off on Stockholm Scenario Festival: Interview with Anna Westerling

    Anna Westerling is a 32 year old game designer from Sweden. Westerling has designed and collaborated on role playing games such as En stilla middag med familjen (or A nice evening with the family ), Growing Up and Robin’s Friends. She has produced the larp theory convention Knutepunkt, and the book Nordic Larp which documents...

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    I Love Slash, and I’m not Ashamed

    by  • November 11, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on I Love Slash, and I’m not Ashamed

    If you know anything about me, (and how could you not?), you know that I LOVE fanfiction. While I don’t read it (often any more) or write it (often anymore) I love the very fact that it exists, that people love it, and that they devote their time to the creation and enjoyment of...

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    Interview with Timothy Brown

    by  • September 4, 2013 • People & Events • Comments Off on Interview with Timothy Brown

    I had the pleasure of speaking to Timothy Brown, who created Dark Sun and 2300 AD about his new project, Dragon Kings, which will begin crowdfunding this month.   Melody: You have mentioned how important music is to your project, and in some ways how it’s acted as inspiration, but could you elaborate? What kinds of music do...

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