Female Protagonists in Video Games

A session at FtBConscience

Sunday 21st July, 2013

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Women make up 45% of the gamer population, a number that’s climbing rapidly toward parity. And yet, female protagonists in games are few and far between -- and when games are exclusively fronted by female characters, they get far less marketing budget than their equivalent male-led titles. Why? What can be done about this?

About the speakers

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Jason Thibeault

Skeptic, gamer, computer geek, intersectional feminist, atheist, asshole, Freethought Blogger, and damn good looking to boot. Now in the US. How weird is THAT? bio from Twitter

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Avicenna

A medical student and atheist stuck in a land of a Million Gods. bio from Twitter

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Brianne Bilyeu

Scientist.Blogger.Geek.Atheist.Activist.Prochoice.Humanist.Optimist.Ever-Aspiring Skeptic. Wifey, daughter, sister. I love to learn something new every day! bio from Twitter

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Ashley F. Miller

Atheism, feminism, gay rights, minority rights, young adult literature, mass media, culture, the oxford comma, the ukulele, and surviving getting a doctorate.

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Rebecca Watson

Fearless leader of Skepchick.org, podcaster for SGU & IPN, writer, ice cream enthusiast bio from Twitter

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Lynnea Glasser
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Tauriq Moosa

Opinion writer. Practical ungodly ethics @bigthink. Contributor: @io9 @RationalistUK @NewStatesman @Guardian. Hates dolphins. Loves/hates comics & video games bio from Twitter

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Time 12:00pm1:00pm CST

Date Sun 21st July 2013

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