Outreach & Events

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Queerly Represent Me organises articles by diverse authors for the InGames website.

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Rainbow Game Jam

We have partnered with Steven Taarland and Kirsty Fraser to run and promote Rainbow Game Jam. This jam runs for two weeks each year and is designed to promote diversity! We judged the jam in 2016, worked with them directly in 2017 and 2018, and will be continuing this outreach in 2019.

Are you an emerging developer, game design student, or solo dev who would love to chat with an industry mentor? Are you in need of headshots for your work, but unable to afford it? Do you have a portfolio or resume, but you have no idea whether it would get you work in the industry? Come along to the Emerging Developer Room to meet some of our local experienced game developers, receive answers to your questions, and grab a headshot for your social media and future speaking engagements all in one place! Mentor session 1: 11am - 1pm Mentor session 2: 3pm - 5pm Headshots available: 1pm - 5pm What to bring: Your resume, CV, portfolio, game design documents, or anything you'd like to chat with these mentors about. Your pre-prepared questions, so you can make sure you're getting exactly the information you're looking for. No registration required!

Emerging Developer Room (at GO423: Game On)

We hosted a room for emerging developers at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Game On 2019 event. This room held mentors for developers to chat with, places to get feedback on their resume or portfolio, and free headshot services. Find out more about the Emerging Developer Room or GO423: Game On on the Brisbane IGDA website.

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Game As You Are

The Queerly Represent Me team wrote weekly articles for the Trade Media line of websites as part of their Game As You Are initiative. Articles in the Game As You Are series can be viewed here.

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MELT Gayming

Queerly Represent Me has partnered with the Brisbane Powerhouse to bring a Gayming event to the annual MELT pride festival. More information about 2019's event is available here.

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Microsoft 'Gaming for Everyone' Community Nexus

Our managing director (Alayna Cole) and one of our team (Jess Gates) attended the Gaming for Everyone community nexus on behalf of the IGDA LGBTQ+ SIG and Queerly Represent Me at GDC 2019.

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PAX Diversity Lounge

Our full core team attended PAX Australia 2018 and Queerly Represent Me was a community booth in the Diversity Lounge.

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QRM not-for-profit launch

On 1 July 2018, we hosted a launch party at Bar SK in Collingwood, Victoria to celebrate officially becoming a not-for-profit organisation. The event included baked goods, lucky dips, and tea, as well as a selection of queer games and other opportunities for people to donate to our charity. The event was organised with the help of Maize Wallin and Louie Roots.

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Freeplay x Hovergarden Night Market

Alayna Cole and Jess Zammit launched our new merchandise at the Freeplay x Hovergarden night market in May, 2018.

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Queerly Representing the Underrepresented

In early May 2018, we held a game jam focused on underrepresented characters and genres within queer games. The jam was based on itch.io and welcomed anyone to participate.

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Sunshine Coast Pride Network

Our founding director, Alayna Cole, is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, as are several of our staff. As such, as try to be involved in local pride events via the Sunshine Coast Pride Network. We attended the Sunshine Coast Pride Festival on April 28, 2018.

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QueerTech.io exhibition

Our Twitter feed was featured as part of the IRL+URL exhibition, QueerTech.io in 2018. This exhibition was displayed from January until March 2018 at several locations, including The Testing Grounds, ACMI, and RMIT. The online feed is available here.

Vote yeSK exhibition

Vote Yes K logo. Text reading 'A week of celebration and support curated by queerly represent me. Triad by Anna Anthropy. The Longest Couch by Sean Wejebe. Memoraie by Brian Beacom. The Trans Zone by Glamow. Time by Katie Worton.' We were involved in curating an exhibition in collaboration with Bar SK, in support of a Melbourne Gaymers meet-up. The exhibition was on from 14th Sept – 20th Sept 2017. Check out the Facebook event for more information.