QGCon: The Queerness and Games Conference

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Now in its second year, QGCon is a free, weekend-long, interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBTQ issues and video games. The goal of QGCon is to create an open and inclusive environment to bring together academics, game developers, and consumers to foster dialogues that break traditional disciplinary boundaries. The QGCon organizers believe in the importance of creativity and play as tools for intellectual and personal exploration.

The theme for this year’s QGcon is Difference at Play, looking at what it means to play differently and ways in which “difference” speaks to questions of race, gender, and sexuality for games and those who play them.