Natalie takes a look at the latest from the Dragon Age comic series, tacking the three issues of “Those Who Speak.”
The second BioWare panel at Geek Girl Con titled, “Myth of the Female Gamer Perspective,” was an attempt to explore and generate discussion on what can be a polarizing topic. Karin Weekes (senior editor) moderated the panel while the panelists included were: Sheryl Chee (writer); Jessica Merizan (community manager); Sarah Hayward (cinematic designer); Melanie Fleming (localization producer) and Kris Schoneberg (level designer).
After having a wonderful time, making new friends, and exploring Seattle last October, I decided to once again make the trek back this year for the second Geek Girl Con. I wasn’t the only one returning to GGC, the delightful ladies of Bioware joined me as well. This year there were two panels, the first of which was a presentation on the life cycle of a level. Moderated by Jessica Merizan, panelists included, Mary Kirby (writer), Raylene Deck (level designer), Sarah Hayward (cinematic designer), Karin Weekes (senior editor), and Melanie Fleming (localization producer).
I sacrifice everything, there’s galactic peace, but, what do I get out of it?
Nothing. But, then, then there’s control. Shepard essentially becomes, well, god-like.
Sure, the moral form dies, but, all that power? There’s something to gain from this….
This week Bioware hosted a screening of Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker in San Francisco and other locations. I’ll admit, I had no idea this movie was going to be even shown in theaters, much less anywhere where near I live. So, I braved rush hour on the Bay Bridge and headed into the city to take a peek.
Dragon Age: The Silent Grove is the latest Bioware property brought to comic book form by Dark Horse Comics. Readers are introduced, or reintroduced, to characters who have made their mark in Thedas in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2. Alistair, here the king of Fereldan, takes front and center, the plot revolving around his search for a missing, and presumed dead, individual of some importance to Fereldan.
My latest adventure took me from California to St. Augustine, Florida for EXP Con to see Commander Shepard; both versions of Commander Shepard, in fact. Jennifer Hale and Mark Meer were in attendance, meeting for the first time. Ali Hillis had been…
Our panelists, all members of Crabcat Industries, were Jessica Merizan, Hilary Shapiro, and Elizabeth Heckmaier. The discussion started at a different place than I expected: fandom.
The first annual Geek Girl Con was held on October 8th and 9th in Seattle, WA. This was the first con I’d been to in years and I met some great people (check out these awesome Dragon Age cosplayers) and snagged a couple of autographs. For purposes of this piece I’m focusing on two panels I sat in on: the Designing Women of Bioware and “No, I am not a Booth Babe:” Sexism in the Video Game Industry (Weds!).