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Friday, December 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bayo Studies: Year One -- A Deeper Look at the Bayonetta Series

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She's sassy. She's curvy. She's the bullet-brandishing domme that's everyone's problematic fave. Why do queer players love Bayonetta so much? Why can she be such a guilty pleasure? Is there more to meets the eye in these games than yet another leather-clad video game sex doll? If you want the answers to these questions -- or just love Bayo just as much as we do -- drop by this panel and hear four of the world's foremost experts in Bayonetta Studies chat about the promise and peril of one of gaming's most controversial and fascinating heroines.

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Todd Harper

Visiting Professor, University of Baltimore, United States of America
Game studies academic who does work on queer and gender issues in games. 1/3 of gay gaming podcast Gayme Bar. Swims with the orcas.

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Katherine Cross

Katherine Cross is a gaming critic, sociologist, and feminist scholar who studies virtual worlds, particularly gender and the dynamics of online harassment. Her academic work has been published in Women's Studies Quarterly and in Loading: The Journal of the Canadian Games Studies... Read More →
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Gita Jackson

Gita Jackson is a writer and gallerist living in Chicago. She was written for Paste, Polygon and the Arcade Review about videogames, fashion, womanhood and race. As a gallerist, she co-founded HUME, a non-profit artist run gallery and studio space in Chicago's HUmboldt Park neighborhood... Read More →
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Maddy Myers

Editor, The Mary Sue
Maddy Myers currently works at The Mary Sue; previously, she has written for the Boston Phoenix, Paste Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and tons more. She also plays the keytar in a band called the Robot Knights (robotknights.com).

Friday December 11, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
GX Ballroom 2 Marriott - Salon III

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