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Sunday, October 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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We spend so much time living and breathing games that we sometimes lose sight of why we love them and make them. In a series of short, powerful talks, six speakers are going to take eight minutes each to tell us about what fuels their passion for games and their vision for indie games and our communities.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Arnott

Robin Arnott

Robin Arnott lives in Austin and Black Rock City. He is an audio designer and interactive artist, best known for "that creepy gas mask game", Deep Sea and "that chanting game," SoundSelf. He is also the curator of Indiecade's annual "Night Games" party.
avatar for Katie Rose Pipkin

Katie Rose Pipkin

Katie Rose Pipkin makes drawings on paper, in language, and collaboratively with machines. Here is a series of symbols that looks like a field of flowers. ---ᵳ-〴--१-឴〳ノ〳--.
avatar for Toni Rocca

Toni Rocca

President, GaymerX
Toni Rocca is a feminist and an activist for creating inclusive spaces in gaming and other fandoms. As a trans woman, her expertise tends to revolve around queer issues and creating safer environments to foster creativity and enrich the culture of a space. She is known mainly for running the LGBTQ themed gaming convention GX (formerly GaymerX) in San Francisco alongside Matt Conn. Toni has most recently taken to consulting for various companies... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Sandercock

Jenn Sandercock

Game Designer/Founder, Inquisiment
As the founder of the gaming studio Inquisiment, Jenn's ambition is to create a world of games built on curiosity, challenge, and friendship. She strongly believes in games that emphasise cooperation rather than competition and is guided by her own anti-evil, free-to-play manifesto that embodies this philosophy. | | Jenn's always loved games but her modern gaming career evolved from her days at Team Bondi, Media Saints and Disney/Playdom where... Read More →
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Dietrich Squinkifer

Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky) is a writer, programmer, musician, and visual artist who creates games and playable experiences about gender identity, social awkwardness, and miscellaneous silliness. They have an MFA in Digital Arts and New Media from UC Santa Cruz, and in 2015, they were recognized among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Games. Squinky's work has been featured in the Independent Games Festival and the IndieCade festival, as well as in... Read More →
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Austin Wintory

Composer
Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory's diverse career has straddled the worlds of concert music, film, and video games. | | In 2012, Austin's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game JOURNEY became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN's "Overall Music of the Year," along with five Game Audio Network Guild awards, and a... Read More →


Sunday October 25, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Theater Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90236

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