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Friday, July 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Girls at the Table (ET)

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This panel discusses how game-masters (and gamers in general) set about creating an inclusive gaming table where all are invited and made to feel welcome. Even in the 21st century, there are few females who have game-mastered her own games and even more often been the only female in a gaming group. There are always stories of how women have been mistreated in some way when they try to join a game. How do we change the stereotype that women don’t play table top games and how do we make the gaming space more welcoming?



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Janet Carden

Literary Guest
Roger and Janet Carden are the husband and wife team behind Crimson Streets (2016-present), an online magazine dedicated to fiction in the style of the pulp magazines of yesteryear. They focus on fast paced stories of action, adventure, and intrigue; from hard boiled dicks and dangerous dames, to bold aviators and unspeakable horrors. Before starting Crimson Streets, both Roger and Janet worked with a team which published The Familiar (1988-1998), a professional print magazine dedicated to role-playing and adventure games. Roger is a co-founder of the Game Publishers Association, as well as an early supporter and member of CAR-PGa, the Committee for the Advancement or Role-Playing Games). Both enjoy playing... Read More →

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avatar for Janet Carden

Janet Carden

Literary Guest
Roger and Janet Carden are the husband and wife team behind Crimson Streets (2016-present), an online magazine dedicated to fiction in the style of the pulp magazines of yesteryear. They focus on fast paced stories of action, adventure, and intrigue; from hard boiled dicks and dangerous dames, to bold aviators and unspeakable horrors. Before starting Crimson Streets, both Roger and Janet worked with a team which published The Familiar (1988-1998), a professional print magazine dedicated to role-playing and adventure games. Roger is a co-founder of the Game Publishers Association, as well as an early supporter and member of CAR-PGa, the Committee for the Advancement or Role-Playing Games). Both enjoy playing... Read More →
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Misty Massey

Literary Guest
Misty Massey is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL'S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL'S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press).  She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST (Espec) and LAWLESS LANDS (Falstaff Books), and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers... Read More →
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Jennifer McCollom

Media Arts Guest
Professional make-up artist, Jennifer McCollom has worked on feature films and television shows. Her film credits include The Hunger Games, Taking Liberty, The Conjuring, Leatherheads, Talladega Nights, The Box, the Oscar nominated June Bug, MAX, The Disappointment Room, Masterminds and The Reliant. Her TV work... Read More →
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Maya Preisler

Artist Guest
Maya Preisler is a professional artist, blogger, editor, and gamer with twenty-four years of convention experience. She is a published illustrator whose art has been featured at various art shows and conventions. Her poetry and writing have been published in various literary magazines and her website received international attention in the early 2000s. As a gamer, Maya was one of only two women ever inducted into a local gaming clan (the other being her sister) and spent ten years as an administrator and tech for LAN gaming at conventions. She is a professional game demonstrator for No Ordinary Gamers and an MIB for Steve Jackson Games. Maya has a BFA from UNC Charlotte and currently works several freelance jobs as an artist, illustrator, and designer and volunteers as a staffer at multiple conventions. You can find her online... Read More →


Friday July 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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