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Tuesday, July 13 • 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Well-Played: Spiritfarer, Age, Death, Peace, and a Pandemic

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In Spiritfarer, characters break typical stereotypes about societal fears regarding aging, dying, illness, and death. This session will explore and analyze ageism in the U.S. and Canada both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mia Consalvo

Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design, Concordia University
Mia Consalvo is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University. She is the co-author of Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames (2019) and Players and their Pets: Gaming Communities from Beta to Sunset (2015... Read More →
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Andy Phelps

Professor, University of Canterbury / American University
Andrew "Andy" Phelps is a designer and professor at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory NZ (HITLabNZ) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a professor in the Film & Media Arts division of the School of Communication, holds a joint appointment... Read More →

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Drew Moger

Graduate Assistant, American University Game Center
Drew Moger is a Graduate Assistant and a Games and Interactive Media MFA student at American University. He has long been interested in games' narrative and didactic potentials and has pursued these interests in his creative and academic work. He has previously written on implicit... Read More →
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Jocelyn Wagner

Graduate Assistant, American University
Jocelyn Wagner is a Graduate Assistant and MFA candidate in the Games and Interactive Media program at American University. After earning a degree in English at U.C. Berkeley, they decided to pursue their interest in narrative writing for games. Jocelyn is especially interested in... Read More →

Tuesday July 13, 2021 5:30pm - 6:20pm EDT