January Speaker Social

Saturday, January 11, 2020
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Our regular speaker social! Every month, folks working in games, on game-related projects, or in interactive arts give a brief presentation on their work. Expect fascinating insights into a broad range of disciplines, introductions to rad projects and tools, interesting creators and new friends!

After the talks, we chat, mingle, and share some snacks. All are welcome, and it’s always free. Our socials are always alcohol-free.


Gillian Blekkenhorst: – …so i put some text adventure in your ttrpg

Gillian will share her untitled folk horror tabletop RPG – inspired by teaching game design and thinking about mechanics in an extremely deliberate way, her love of horror, and desire to hack apart other systems that prioritize combat when she just wants to solve mysteries. Incorporating her improv training and weaving in emergent narrative mechanics from board games.

Kaitlyn Dougon – Grabby Paws (Lead Everyone Astray)

Richa Thomas – Soulful Mornings

Soulful Mornings is Solitaire style game where you play to finish a set of cards, while trying to gather enough soul energy to have an awesome morning by being your best self.


5:00 Doors open
5:20 Announcements
5:30 Talks start
6:30 Snack & chat social hour!

What to Bring

Nothing to bring – this event is free and open to all. Bring a friend, if you want!

About Our Speaker Socials

Our monthly member meeting and social—open to everyone—aims to showcase the work of queer and gender-marginalized folks involved with games in a wide variety of roles. Designers, developers, artists, critics, fans, writers, people new to games and seasoned pros are all welcome and have shared the mic at DMG.

It's also a platform for participants to find encouragement, resources and a venue for speaking about their work in a supportive and productive environment.

Would you like to present at an upcoming social? Learn more, then submit a talk

Always alcohol-free. Light refreshments are provided.


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