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Nov 14, 2020

Kishonna Gray opens GAMERella!

The world’s longest running inclusive game making marathon will open with a keynote given by Dr. Kishonna L. Gray. This year, the free and beginner-friendly GAMERella Game Jam will take place online. Sign up from anywhere in the world!

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Every year, GAMERella provides a supportive and fun environment for historically marginalized and underrepresented game makers, with workshops, team-making sessions, and industry mentors. All for free! This November, media scholar and author Dr. Kishonna L. Gray will kick off the jam with a keynote speech to inspire participants and introduce this year’s theme. Anyone can watch her speech here from Saturday morning.

Photo of Dr. Kishonna L. GrayDR. KISHONNA L. GRAY is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois – Chicago. She is an interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism. Dr. Gray is the author of Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming (LSU Press, 2020), and many more. Dr. Gray has published in a variety of outlets across disciplines and has also featured in public outlets such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The New York Times.


In 2020, GAMERella will be held online! Anyone around the world can join us to make a game with the help of mentors in a safe and fun environment! We invite women (cis/trans), trans men and non-binary/genderqueer folks, BIPOC, and any others who feel they haven’t had a chance to make a game, to join GAMERella online in a weekend of fun game-making.

This year’s dates are November 14-15, and sign-up: