Gaming, growth and more! Join us for these mental health, non-profit, and games - focused panels.
How Did You Get That Job?! Games and Nonprofit Edition
Sandworm Theatre, 4:30pm PT - 5:30pm PT, Saturday, Sep 3
Are you interested in working in the gaming industry? Always thought a nonprofit might be a good fit but not sure where to start? This panel is for you! We’ve collected a group of panelists who work in nonprofits in the gaming industry - they’ll tell you tales of how they made it to their current position, and offer recommendations to those considering a shift into this space in the future.
Horse Theatre, 7:30pm PT - 8:30pm PT, Saturday, Sep 3
Many autistic individuals struggle across social settings, but really shine behind a dungeon master’s screen. Join our panel of autistic game masters to learn more about what makes tabletop role-playing games, and the GM seat specifically, such a good fit. We’ll share some great stories and provide concrete tips for setting you and your party up for success on your next adventure.
Sphinx Theatre, 5:00pm PT - 6:00pm PT, Sunday, Sep 4
Individuals with ADHD often face challenges in work, school, social, and leisure settings. Additionally, many of those with ADHD may experience shame and low-self esteem related to their neurodivergent traits. Join this panel of ADHDers and mental health professionals to discuss how tabletop role-playing games helped them make friends, celebrate themselves, and fine-tune their strengths. As seen at PAX East and Unplugged - same concepts, new cast members!
Managing Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome For Streamers
Horse Theatre, 4:00pm PT - 5:00pm PT, Monday, Sep 5
Many streamers have an on-screen presentation, that while *part* of who they are, doesn’t tell the whole story of them as a human. This can contribute to imposter syndrome, where you feel less competent than you are being perceived by others. Our panel of streamers and mental health experts will discuss the current research on imposter syndrome, share their own experiences, and offer practical advice to support your own well-being.
Looking for more panels? Our staff are featured on these panels as well!
The Psychology of Pokémon: The Power to Catch 'Em All!
Horse Theatre, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM PT, Fri, Sep 2
Here to Stay: Marginalized Gender Identities in Gaming (13+)
Sandworm Theatre, 1:30pm PT - 2:30pm PT, Saturday, Sep 3
The Neurodivergent Gamer: Perspectives on Inclusion and Design
Sandworm Theatre, 3:00pm PT - 4:00pm PT, Saturday, Sep 3