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Saturday, October 24 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Looking Back at "Girls Games": A Keynote Conversation

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It has been common knowledge for some 30 years that videogames tend to play to the tastes of young men. And for at least that long, designers have been working to create games that appeal to young women as well. In this keynote conversation, Rachel Weil of FEMICOM museum will talk with pioneers Megan Gaiser (Her Interactive), Brenda Laural (Purple Moon) and Emma Westecott (OCAD) about the history of the "games for girls" movement.

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Megan Gaiser

CEO & Founder, Contagious Creativity LLC
Megan Gaiser, Founder of Contagious Creativity is a Creative Leader, Strategist, Director & Coach guiding leaders to make meaning and money. As one of the first female CEO’s in the gaming industry, she ignored the naysayers, took a risk and bucked the status quo to pioneer intelligent games for girls. Dubbed by the NYT as the “UnBarbie” game maker, Megan and her team succeeded in identifying, developing and positioning an... Read More →
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Rachel Simone Weil

Director, FEMICOM Museum
Rachel Simone Weil is an experimental artist and video game historian whose work explores femininity, nostalgia, and alternative histories of twentieth-century gaming. She creates art games and glitch art for the Nintendo Entertainment System under the alias Party Time! Hexcellent!, helps organize Austin's monthly indie games event, Juegos Rancheros, and teaches video game history at the University of Texas. In 2012, Weil founded FEMICOM... Read More →
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Emma Westecott

Associate Professor, Director, Ontario College of Art & Design
Emma is Assistant Professor in Game Design and Director of the game:play lab at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) University in Toronto, Canada (http://www.ocadu.ca). She has worked in the game industry for over 20 years: in development, research and the academy. She achieved international recognition for working closely with Douglas Adams as game designer then producer for the best-selling CD-ROM Adventure Game, Starship Titanic... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Theater Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90236

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