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Saturday, January 14 • 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Genuine Representation: Respecting Cultural Identity

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The topic of Cultural Appropriation and Minority Representation is a daunting subject to broach. But it is a worthy discussion to have. With people's identities at stake, emotions can run high and it is easy to get disheartened. This panel discusses what it means to be a writer in these times of heightened cultural awareness.

Creators walk a thin line, they have to balance their vision to the potential offense of others. But we don't have to sacrifice artistic freedom in the process. How do we represent culture genuinely? And how that is distinct from an "accurate" representation? We will discuss the answers to these questions, as well as talk about what approach Warding Circle took when developing Mysteries of the Yōkai as a group of non-Japanese creators.

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Tanya DePass

Founder/Director, I Need Diverse Games
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues... Read More →
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Richard Martija

Producer, Warding Circle
Ask me about self publishing an rpg, creating an rpg, organizing a team, or anything about Mysteries of the Yokai.


Saturday January 14, 2017 9:00pm - 9:50pm
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