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GGP Virtual Pride Festival takes place this weekend

The GGP Virtual Pride Festival will run over three days this coming weekend, described by organiser Gay Gaming Professionals as one “celebrating the many facets and intersections of queer history + game development, led by experts in the gaming industry and queer culture.”

Kicking off at 6.00 am AEST on Saturday 20 June, the three-day festival will offer a number of panels and will be streamed over Twitch, Zoom and Facebook Live. Each event has been designed with GGP’s Pride Five in mind: learn something, win something, be entertained, make a friend and give.

While more information and a calendar of events (in PST) can be found via Facebook, we’ve listed the festival’s events in AEST times below. Participation in the festival is free, but registration via EventBrite is required.

20 June

  • 6.00 am AEST: Power On: PRIDE Together – A Game Dev Meetup (via Zoom)
  • 10.00 am AEST: Grand Marshall: Cleve Jones (AIDS Quilt, “When We Rise”) (via Twitch)
  • 11.00 am AEST: Queer Games (via Twitch)
  • 1.00 pm AEST: GGP + Wave After Part (via Twitch)

21 June

  • 4.45 am AEST: GGP Gong Show (via Twitch)
  • 6.00 am AEST: GGP and Tanya Short (Co-founder, Kitfox Games) celebrate Pride
  • 7.00 am AEST: GGP with Megan Fox (via Twitch)
  • 7.30 am AEST: Sledgehammer presents: Perspectives on being an Artist in Games (via Twitch)
  • 8.00 am AEST: Sledgehammer presents: Perspectives on being an Engineer in Games (via Twitch)
  • 9.15 am AEST: GGP with Mason Funk (Author of “Outwords”)
  • 10.00 am AEST: Honoring the Storied Legacy of Dani Bunten Berry
  • 1.00 pm AEST: GGP + Wave After Part (via Twitch)

22 June

  • 5.00 am AEST: Black Developers (via Twitch)
  • 6.00 am AEST: Dream Daddy (via Twitch)
  • 6.45 am AEST: Voice Actors (via Twitch)
  • 7.30 am AEST: Sledgehammer presents: Advice for Breaking into the Games Industry (via Twitch)
  • 9.00 am AEST: Sledgehammer presents: Perspectives on being a Producer in Games (via Twitch)
  • 1.00 pm AEST: GGP + Wave After Part (via Twitch)

Gay Gaming Professionals (GGP) is online community with over 1800 members across Facebook and Discord.

“We produce 5 annual events and support other events benefiting the LGBTQ professional community at major conferences within the Video Game and Interactive Media industry,” it’s about page on Facebook reads. “These events are to promote community outreach and awareness of the professional LGBTQ community within the video games and interactive media industry.

“We also partner with organizations to provide academic scholarships to the LGBTQ community who are wanting to enter the video game / interactive media industry”

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Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.

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