Presentations

Academic Conference Presentations:

Paper: “Enhancing Healthcare Simulations and Beyond: Immersion Theory and Practice.” Role-playing and Simulation in Education Conference. Texas State University. Round Rock, TX. 19 May 2016. Conference Presentation.

Paper: “Examining Immersion: An Overview of Theories from Game Studies and Beyond.” Popular Culture Association. Seattle, WA. 23 Mar. 2016. Conference Presentation.

Lecture: “Edu-Larp: A Literature Review” Edularp Conference Helsinki 2016. Helsinki, Finland. 8 Mar. 2016. Conference Presentation.

Paper: “The Method to our Madness: Establishing Connections between Role-playing and Acting” Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. 1-4 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.

Paper: “Edu-Larp in the Middle School Classroom: A Case Study.” RPG Summit at DiGRA 2014. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 3-6 Aug. 2014. Conference Presentation.

Paper: “Identity and Bleed in Role-play.” Living Games Conference. NYU. Game Center, Brooklyn, NY. 15 Mar. 2014. Conference Presentation.

Paper: “Identity and Bleed in Role-playing Characters.” International Academic Larp Conference: Modern Society. Larp Methodologies. Problems and Perspectives. Minsk, Belarus. Online Conference Presentation. Nov. 23, 2013.

Paper: “The Benefits of Educational Larp.” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 2013. Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL. Aug. 4, 2013.

Paper: “Edu-larp in the Classroom.” National Association for Media Literacy Education Conference 2013. South Bay Marriot, Torrance, CA. July 12, 2013.

Paper: “Examining the Intersection of Reality Television, Drag Queens, and Role-playing Characters in RuPaul’s Drag Race and Drag U.” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference 2013. Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, D.C. 28 March 2013.

Paper: “The Benefits of Live Action Role-playing as a Pedagogical Tool.” Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference 2013. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, OH. 12 Oct. 2012.

Paper: “Social Conflict and Bleed in Role-playing Communities.” Roleplaying in Games Seminar. University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. 11 Apr. 2012.

Paper: “Ascensionism in Fantasy/Science Fiction, Role-Playing Games, and Modern Religious Mythologies.” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX. 20 Apr. 2011.

Paper: “Jungian Theory and Immersive Role-Playing Games.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference 2011. Hyatt New Brunswick Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ. 9 Apr. 2011.

Paper: “The Evolution of Character in Fantasy Role-playing Games.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference 2009. New Orleans Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA. 8 Apr. 2009.

Paper: “A History of Role-playing Games.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference 2008. San Francisco Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA. 22 Mar. 2008.

Paper: “The Great Mother Archetype in Classic and Contemporary Fantasy Fiction.” MythCon XXXVIII. UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, CA. 4 Aug. 2007.

Paper: “The Function of Sorrow in Fantasy Fiction.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference 2007. Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel, Albuquerque, NM. 14 Feb. 2007.

Paper: “Scenario Building: Science Fiction and Fantasy as Mastery of the Unknown.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference 2006. Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA. 14 Apr. 2006.

Paper: “Some Slip of a Girly-boy from Communist East Berlin’: Hedwig as Transgendered, Transcultural, and Transnational Icon.” Trans/National Film and Literature: Cultural Production and the Claims of History, Conference on Literature and Film. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 28 Jan. 2005.

Paper: “‘We Only Come Out at Night’: An Overview of Vampire Role-playing.” Vampires Conference: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. Budapest, Hungary. 24 May 2003.

Popular Convention Presentations

Panel: “Crisis Management: Policy, Deliberation, Decision Making.” Living Games Conference 2016. Austin, Texas. 22 May 2016. Panel.

Workshop: “Crisis Management: Bleed, Harassment, Trauma.” Living Games Conference 2016. Austin, Texas. 21 May 2016. Conference Workshop.

Lecture: “Edu-Larp: A Literature Review.” Solmukohta 2016. Helsinki, Finland. 12 Mar. 2016. Conference Presentation.

Panel: “Organic Plot: The Importance and Integration of Player-Driven Plot.” Wyrd Con 6. Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA. 25 Sept. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Problems with Drama? It Might Actually Be Bleed in Disguise.” Wyrd Con 6. Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA. 25 Sept. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Ars Amandi.” Intercon 0 2015. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 24 Feb. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Creating Safer Spaces for Play.” Intercon 0 2015. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 24 Feb. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Nordic Larp: Demo of Concepts” Intercon 0 2015. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 24 Feb. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Larp and Learning.” Intercon 0 2015. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 24 Feb. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “Larp Theory 101.” Intercon 0 2015. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 24 Feb. 2015. Panel.

Panel: “North American and Nordic Larp Exchange.” KOLA IV Larp Conference. Centrum Informacji Naukowej i Biblioteka Akademicka
ul. Bankowa 11a, 40-007 Katowice, Poland. 3 Jan. 2015. Online panel.

Panel:Gamer Tribalism.” Wyrd Con 2014. Los Angeles, CA, 2014. Panel.

Panel: “Difficult Game Content and Communal Responsibility.” Intercon N 2014. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 27 Feb. 2014. Panel.

Panel: “The Psychology of Character.” Intercon N 2014. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 27 Feb. 2014. Panel.

Panel: “The Wyrd Con Companion Book.” Intercon N 2014. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 27 Feb. 2014. Panel.

Panel: “Game Theory 101: Basic Theory and Game Mechanics” and “Game Theory 201: Advanced Theory.” RTX Gaming Conference 2013. Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX. July 6-7, 2013.

Panel: “Mad About America.” Knutepunkt Annual Live Action Role-Playing Conference 2013. Haraldvangen, Norway. 19 Apr. 2013.

Panel: “Introduction to Nordic Larp.” Intercon M 2013. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA 1 Mar. 2013. Panel.

Panel: “Larp and Learning.” Intercon M 2013. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 1 Mar. 2013. Conference presentation.

Lecture: “Social Conflict in Role-playing Communities.” Intercon M 2013. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 1 Mar. 2013. Conference presentation.

Panel: “The Wyrd Con Companion Book.” Intercon M 2013. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA. 1 Mar. 2013. Panel.

Panel: “Gaming Grows Up: The Evolution of Modern Gaming.” Penny Arcade Expo Prime. The Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, WA. 1 September 2012.

Lecture: “Social Conflict in Role-playing Communities.” New England LARP Convention 2012. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA 21 July 2012.

Lecture: “Social Conflict in Role-playing Communities.” Tri Wyrd Annual Interactive Theater Convention. Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA. 23 Jun. 2012.

Lecture: “Social Conflict and Bleed in Role-playing Communities version 2.0.” Solmukohta Annual Live Action Role-Playing Conference 2012. Kiljavanranta Hotel, Nurmijärvi, Finland. 14 Apr. 2012.

Lecture: “Understanding ‘Bleed’ in Character and Player Interactions.” Two Wyrd Annual Interactive Theater Convention. Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA. 11 Jun. 2011.

Lecture: “Shifting Identities in Role-Playing Games.” Two Wyrd Annual Interactive Theater Convention. Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA. 11 Jun. 2011.

Lecture: “Social Conflict and Bleed in Role-playing Games.” Knudepunkt Annual Live Action Role-Playing Conference 2011. Bymose Hegn Hotel, Helsinge, Denmark. 19 Feb. 2011.