Informatics panel to explore game studies during Comic-Con conference

July 12, 2017

Informatics Professors Aaron Trammell, Kurt Squire, Constance Steinkuehler, Katie Salen Tekinbaş and Bonnie Ruberg, along with Informatics Ph.D. student Amanda Cullen, will be on a game studies GeekEd panel on Sunday, July 23 from 12-1 p.m. during the Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians, a five-day conference that takes place at the San Diego Public Library and is affiliated with Comic-Con International. This is the second year that Comic-Con and the San Diego Public Library have teamed up for the five-day conference that explores the role comics play in promoting education and literacy for all ages.

Trammell will serve as moderator for the “Shall We Play a Game: Games, Learning and Inclusivity” panel that will explore the intersection of games, learning and inclusivity in the context of curriculum development, activism, policy, history and game design. Their GeekEd panel is one of four specifically focused on college and university staff, faculty and students.

The Comic Conference for Educators and Librarians aims to engage the community, promote comics as a powerful tool for learning and celebrate the medium as an important literary art form. It is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required for each day. Comic-Con badge-holders with valid single same-day or four-day badges are welcome to attend and are not required to register.