London Gaymers takes the stage to discuss being LGBT+ in the gaming world – both from a community and professional perspective – through a talk with LGBT+ in the video game industry. The talk will explore historic issues around LGBT+ inclusion within the gaming world, how things are currently and suggestions for how we can change the industry moving forward.
- Charleyy Hodson – Mixer Host + Social Strategist for Xbox UK at Assembly/Edelman
- Charleyy is a blogger, turned wannabe freelance Games Journalist, turned Community Manager for Xbox UK, turned streamer, turned 2x official Mixer liveshow host.
- Ashely “Nova” Spindler – Twitch Streamer / Podcaster / Astronomer / Engineer
- Ashely is a streamer and online content creator on Twitch. As a transwoman, she is an outspoken advocate for LGBT representation in gaming and prides herself on building a trans friendly community on Twitch. She produces LGBT-focussed content like her talk show “The Trans Agenda” and is a cast member on the podcast “Feelings First.”
- Izzy Jagan – Account Executive at Indigo Pearl
- Izzy is an English Literature graduate from Brighton, but originally from Dagenham. Whilst Indigo pearl is her first foray into the gaming industry, she has a large background of being involved in fanbases from a young age. Her time at Indigo Pearl have taught her a lot about what it feels like to be a queer, brown woman in the video game industry.
- Nathan Costello (aka Lady Rhoda Kill) – iOS Developer / freelance iOS games designer
- Nathan is a lifetime gamer with extensive experience in not only modding existing games but creating new ones. Currently, alongside regular iOS work, Nathan is finishing a game for the iOS platform which is due to be released in Summer 2018.
London Gaymers panel takes place at 12:00pm on Saturday on the Creator Stage!