Articles, hangouts, Twitch streams, comics, panels, Twitter threads, AMAs and more. We're so excited to bring you a massive variety of content from diverse contributors all over.
Keep your eyes peeled for bonus content dropping throughout the week as well!
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Monday 19 Mar
Midday / YouTube / Leena van Deventer
Welcome to #nonoFoMo
6pm / Comic / Leonie Yue
Special #SuperListenMode Pt 1: Personal Barriers
8pm / Article / Camille Woodthorpe
Fostering Healthy Discussion in a Conflict-Ridden Society / A discussion of the ways that we best communicate in a way that avoids conflict, and is also more influential to people who disagree on the topic.
10pm / YouTube + Article / Michelle Chen
Harnessing the Power of Empathy Games for Mental Health Awareness / Finding and creating a supportive mental health community while developing games
Tuesday 20 Mar
6pm / Hangouts + Article / Jane Cocks
#100rejections: How to Open Yourself Up to Learn from Failure, and Turn it into Success / The psychology of 'succeeding vs failing' and turning black and white thinking into growing and learning experiences
8pm / Twitter AMA / Alayna Cole
Ask Me Anything / I am the founder of Queerly Represent Me and a consultant in diverse (especially queer) representation; ask me anything!
10pm / Hangouts / Maize Wallin, Charlie Francis Cassidy, Damon Reece
Damon, Charlie and Maize began one of the first NB-exclusive online communities for advocacy and support. In this session, they will chat about why it was necessary, and what it has achieved.
Wednesday 21 Mar
Midday / Hangouts / Pritika Sachdev, Checkpoint
Keep Calm, You're Online / Covers the difficulties of managing an online presence in an industry that continuously demands it. Tips and resources for staying ‘switched on’ 24/7.
3pm / Comic / Leonie Yue
Special #SuperListenMode Pt 2: Letting Go
6pm Article / 8pm Twitter AMA / Maize Wallin
Ask Me Anything / AMA on Game Audio accompanied by an article resource on how to approach composers, sound designers, and what skills you can expect from them
10pm / YouTube Live / Isabelle Pattison
Volunteers: A Real World Support Class / A talk about being an events volunteer, and how to get the best out of your volunteer team for organisers.
Thursday 22 Mar
Midday / Hangouts / Anna Tarkov
Hot Take: Mobile Gamers Are Real Gamers / There’s a huge variety of mobile games in all genres, not "just" for casuals. Here're some cool games and communities for your mobile addiction.
3pm / Twitter AMA / Jess Zammit
A discussion of queer representation in games, where it's gone wrong and when it's been done right.
6pm / Illustrations / Ngoc Vu
A series of drawn illustrations touching on my experiences and feelings choosing to become a full-time gamedev.
8pm / Twitch / Anais Riley
Liveplay: A Game that Makes Me Feel Included
10pm / YouTube / Brian Fairbanks
Under the Radar: Accessibility Through Game Design / Tips and tricks to make your games accessible through game design.
Friday 23 Mar
Midday / Comic / Leonie Yue
Special #SuperListenMode Pt 3 / Staying True to Yourself
3pm / Hangouts / Kath Nix-Carnell
How I got into Games / Alternate pathways into the industry
6pm / Article / Zahra Pending
I am an indie game dev and I am here to talk about making game-making easier / Tips about resources that make creating games easier, plus general advice about development soft skills and looking after yourself.
8pm / YouTube / Michelle Chen & Others
Perspectives / Devs from the Philippines talk about challenges they face in a "third world" country and how they overcome them, including why they couldn't make it to GDC.