The official call for submissions is now up for this conference at Berkeley in the fall, organized by several of my current colleagues at the Berkeley Center for New Media. Details below, and at the conference site:
The Queerness and Games Conference brings together academics and developers to embark on an innovative and interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection between LGBT issues and video games. The event will combine traditional paper presentations and panels with design discussions and creative workshops. Main focuses will include LGBT representation in games, LGBT concerns in the games industry, and the newly forming scholarly field of queer games studies.
Academics and game-related professionals from all disciplines are welcome to submit proposals for talks, panels, or experimental sessions.
Submission Deadline is July 1st.