Fourth Keynote Speaker Announced for Living Games 2018!
The Living Games Conference 2018 is proud to announce our fourth keynote speaker for the event! The conference will feature several short keynote speeches from presenters with a variety of different backgrounds related to larp, who we will announce periodically in the months leading up to the event.
Without further ado, our fourth keynote speaker is:
Jonaya Kemper is an activist, artist, educator, designer, writer, and games scholar who looks at larp as a means of liberation for people of marginalized identities. Her work often involves the themes of intersectionality, storytelling, and autoethnography as a means to create more inclusive futures and explore a more diverse past. She spent several years as a writer and cast member of Dungeon Master, an interactive improv theater that has been running for over 34 years. Her game design and world building work can be seen in #feminism, Undying, as well as in the pages of John Wick’s Presents: 7th Sea. As an experienced early childhood educator, Jonaya has facilitated workshops focusing on larp with young children, constructivism, and its ability to transform lives through empowerment and create resilience. Currently a master’s candidate at NYU’s Gallatin Gradate School, Jonaya’s work explores the concepts of emancipatory bleed and liberatory narrative strategy as a way for marginalized individuals to achieve liberation through larping and reflection. She is currently working on The Things We Left Behind, a freeform larp based on her family’s history during The Great Migration. You can find her essays at www.jonayakemper.com.
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Stay tuned for more excellent speakers to come! For more information on Living Games, visit our website at livinggamesconference.com.