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PAX Prime 2014 Panel: Gatekeeping Our Digital Fantasies

Hi Y’all!

I thought I’d go ahead and share the full video of the panel I was on at PAX Prime 2014, called Gatekeeping Our Digital Fantasies. It was my first time ever speaking on a panel like this, so I was pretty nervous. Luckily my fellow panelists were all AMAZING! Thanks again to Simone, Keezy, Aina, Cora & Emmett for being such incredible, intelligent speakers and making this humble blogger look good.

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    Nagareboshi
    October 16, 2014 at 4:31 am

    I enjoyed watching the panel. Some great points were raised, which really left me thinking about certain things in more depth. I especially thought about how when I was younger how I would always choose the male characters as I identified more with them. But why? I guess because they were being portrayed as though, confident, etc and many female characters just weren’t like that.

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      Mariko
      October 21, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks so much for watching! And that’s a great point. We definitely need to look at the kinds of female and other types of diverse characters we include in games, as well as just having them represented in the first place.

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    Fiona
    October 16, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Go Mariko! To be honest I didn’t watch it all but the parts I caught you we’re super eloquently spoken 🙂

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      Mariko
      October 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks, Fiona! And no worries, I know it was really long. I just wanted to share it in case people were interested.

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    Kendall Ashley
    October 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats, and awesome panel!

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    nerdburger
    October 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    You did such a fantastic job. I am doing my first panel this weekend and i am incredibly nervous. Seeing how well you handled all the questions made me more comfortable for the weekend. 🙂

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