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Saturday, January 14 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
From Birdo to Mizhena: Transgender and Fantasy

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Transgender characters and themes seem to be the hot, new, modern topic, but gender variance—under a variety of names—is as old as humanity. But with the recent furor over trans characters feeling "forced" in various popular titles, how can you be inclusive without making your transgender characters feel out-of-place or insensitive?

This panel is a short overview on trans history (and prehistory), followed by discussion on how recognize the niche and importance of gender variance in your fictional worlds while avoiding anachronistic language.

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Crystal Frasier

Developer, Paizo Publishing
Crystal Frasier is a writer, game developer, and graphic designer with eighteen years’ experience, best known for her work on the Pathfinder line of roleplaying games and adventures. She strives to make games worlds where everyone can see themselves reflected. She is a survivor... Read More →

Saturday January 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm PST
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