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NYCC 2021 | Are Videogames the new National Pastime?

Sat, Oct 9, 2021 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Room 408
A discussion of whether video games and esports have become culturally more important in America than movies television toys and sports. Comparisons will be made with South Korea's esports culture.

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    NYCC 2021 | Going Postal: The revival of the worlds most controversial video game franchise

    Meet the creators of the series that has a laundry list of controversy; like being hit with a trademark lawsuit by the USPS, being targeted by Senator Joe Lieberman who labeled it as one of the worst things in America, and retail chains CompUSA and Wal-Mart refusing to sell the game. Despite this Postal has become one of the most long-running video game series shifting well over 5 million units in sales and its Developers Running With Scissors have become a respected powerhouse in the industry. Today Postal 4 is out on Valve's Steam platform in Early Access and we'll cover where the future of the game is heading with a few surprises to come.

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    NYCC 2021 | Evolution of TTRPG Tools: Past, Present and the Future

    TTRPG players are extremely creative when it comes to gaming supporting tools. From laminating grid paper maps to building extensive physical 3D battlefields from creating minecraft scenes to sharing on virtual tabletops. Technology already plays a big role in the TTRPG community. Follow the journey of past, present, and future of TTRPG tools through research data gathered from players like you.

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    NYCC 2021 | Can We Finally Admit Games Should Be in Classrooms?

    School has often been a source of frustration for many gamers. Too much homework too little creativity and no connections between content and real-life are some of students’ go-to responses. HOWEVER what if we told you there are a bunch of teachers that are pushing the boundaries of the classroom to not only encourage gaming but utilize game-based learning tabletop games and video games as perfect catalysts for student learning? Join Zack Hartzman: Social Studies/ ELA Teacher & Founder of Hey Listen Games Harry Loizides: Math Teacher & Contributor to Six One Indie Maryann Cullinan: Middle School Teacher and Adam Mills: Special Education/Social Studies Teacher & Author for a fun and honest panel where we advocate that games should absolutely be in classrooms. Feel free to follow us on Twitter! Zack Hartzman: @HeyListenGames_ Harry Loizides: @illgrillchill Adam Mills: @MillsWHHS Maryanne Cullinan: @culliope

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    NYCC 2021 | Cospositivity: Fitness & Body Love in the Cosplay Community

    Hosted by Heather Boddy. The cosplay community should be a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Of course we want to feel amazing strong and empowered in our cosplays but that doesn’t mean we have to beat ourselves up at the gym to look like the character we are cosplaying. In this panel we will discuss how to fall in love with fitness and channel your inner superhero as well as what it means to love yourself throughout the process. Cosplay and fitness should both feel empowering. Let’s have a conversation about how to feel better in our bodies in and out of cosplay.

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    NYCC 2021 | What a Drag! A Panel on drag and cosplay!

    From Video Games to Comics Anime and more come explore a world where Drag meets Cosplay! This inclusive panel of queens kings and everything in between will be having an open discussion about cosplaying their favorite characters through the queer lens as well as challenges we face melding the two artforms together within the industry of drag.
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    NYCC 2021 | SHEPROP! HAS YOUR BACK: Supporting women trans and non-binary cosplayers in a creative world

    Women, trans, and nonbinary cosplayers can face unique challenges when looking for help. Body shaming self-esteem ability shaming slut-shaming and misogyny can be barriers to getting the help and support we need. The SheProp! Community is here to help including Raisin Cosplay, Maweezy, Tin Lizzy, ThouArtAnuli, SewSilly, and Rebecca Noel. Our panelists of experienced cosplayers are ready to answer your questions whether they are about creating a costume or surviving and thriving in the cosplay community. Come and join the discussion about why SheProp! has quickly become a vital presence for women trans and non-binary makers providing a space for accessible support & encouragement for costume designers SFX artists cosplayers and more at all skill levels.

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    NYCC 2021 | Nailed It: Project Cosplay!

    Nailed It: Project Cosplay is back again after a highly successful run in 2018 to bring you an hour of fun and creative competition! Think you have what it takes to cobble together a standout cosplay in an hour? Compete with your friends and family to create the cosplay of your dreams with unexpected items! But don't worry our judges (fashion industry designers & cosplayers) will be there to coach you & cheer you on! So gather your squad & come to show off your skills. Trust us this will be the most fun you have at NYCC!

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