GAMEtalk Lecture Series

When:
Mar 4, 2021 - 7:00 to 8:00
Location:
GAMEtalk lecture series

Join us virtually to hear from consulting game writer and author Sam Maggs! Sam Maggs is a bestselling author of books, comics, and video games. She’s been a senior games writer, including work on Marvel’s Spider-Man; the author of many YA and middle-grade books like The Unstoppable Wasp, Con Quest!, Tell No Tales, and The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy; and a comics writer for beloved titles like Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, My Little Pony, and Transformers. She is also an on-air host for networks like Nerdist. A Canadian in Los Angeles, she misses Coffee Crisp and bagged milk. For more info, visit her website at: http://www.sammaggs.com/

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The origin of the GAMEtalk series was the desire to create a broad speaker series that would appeal to a wide audience on the Brantford campus. While the Game Design and Development program does invite speakers to classes, these are specifically for game design students, and not open to other students or the public. Therefore, by partnering with the Game Design and Development program, the GAMEtalk series strives to promote awareness and dialogue on topics such as entrepreneurship, sexism, elitism, game development, cultural appropriation, freelancing, etc. In doing so, the GAMEtalk series serves to elevate the role of the library on the Brantford campus, while also exposing the Game Design and Development program (and its facilities) to students and faculty across all disciplines. The open nature of the series also provides a valuable opportunity to engage the public with the institution through topical discussions and meaningful dialogue.

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