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Celia Pearce

Festival Chair
Celia Pearce is a game designer, artist, curator, scholar, author, teacher and 
serial instigator. She has a “day gig” as an Associate Professor of Game Studies 
at Northeastern University in Boston, where she helped launch their BFA in 
Games. She has authored, co-authored or co-edited four books, including 
Communities of Play, as well as numerous papers and book chapters. Her 
games have been exhibited at Smithsonian Arcade, Come Out & Play, Different 
Games, and Boston Festival of Independent Games, among others. She has 
also been active in a number of diversity initiatives.  She is co-founder and 
Festival Chair of IndieCade.