I’m just going to come out and say it. This panel sucked.
Enter four women who kind of work in the gaming industry, but are not there to talk about their professional lives. Instead, we get 45 min of them blabbing about how they became gamers and why they want to be called “Gamers” vs “Gamer Girls.”
I knew nothing about these women’s work, and as far as I know they had done nothing special. Why would I care about how one started playing D&D when she was 20?
This panel was so boring I wanted to stab myself in the face.
I came to this panel because I was hoping it would be women talking about their professional lives, not just about what games they like. NOBODY CARES WHAT GAMES YOU LIKE FYI.
The panel got even worse for the last 15 min when somebody got up to the mic and asked these women what they thought about men posing as women to get stuff in game.
At this point, I left, because I really didn’t care what these women’s opinion was on this issue. They were four panelists who had no relevance to my life.
Unfortunately, I see these women in gaming panels crop up every year, and every year all I hear is blah blah bullshit we’re girls and we play games too! Well no shit. Come back when you’ve made something awesome, and we’ll talk about that. Until then, I’m going to go set people on fire in Team Fortress 2.