Our monthly speaker social, featuring a couple of quick talks about games!

May Speaker Social

Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

DMG HQ @ 32 Lisgar Street

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.

Speakers

Rachel Kahn

Pocket Dungeons

Rachel writes small system-agnostic dnd adventures, and packages them – including tabletop gaming peripherals like fabric maps – in custom pencil cases. On May 15, Rachel’s second Pocket Dungeon, The Corruption of Pelursk, was released!

Rachel will introduce the unique context of the OSR and Storygame scenes in tabletop games, and talk about mentorship and zinester attitude that helped her get them made and released. Expect self-publishing resources to be shared!

About Rachel Kahn:
Rachel is an illustrator, comicker and game artist who works in videogames and tabletop games, and has used tabletop games to teach kids at museums. She’s been self-publishing for almost a decade as well as collaborating with other creators and clients in a freelance capacity.

Jennifer Stienstra

Subtitles, and why they’re awesome

About Jennifer:
Jennifer is a game designer and writer, best known for Monster Girls Gaynerations and Appeeling Personality, currently studying game design at Sheridan College.

Rosalind Chapman

Castle Cthulhu and Making Modding Accessible

Rosalind walks through her current projects mod friendly design, its inspirations and gets technical about how it all works and the benefits of structuring a project with user generated content as a first priority.

About Rosalind:
Rosalind Chapman is a game designer with a love for making games with pixel art, queer representation, procedural generation, deep mechanics, emergent behaviour, community tools, and great game feel. She has showcased games at Level Up, GradEx, and Bit Bazaar.

About Our Speakers Socials

Our monthly member meeting and social—open to everyone—aims to showcase the work of trans and cis women, nonbinary and queer 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? We'd love to have ya!

Light refreshments are provided.

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