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April 13, 2019

Pixels ‘n Peril

Join writers KAITLIN TREMBLAY (Dames Making Games) and EVAN MILLAR (Rue Morgue magazine) for a detailed look at the evolution of horror in video games, as well as an in-depth exploration of must-play titles. From the genre’s humble 8-bit and text-based beginnings to the cinematic, grandiose nightmares of today’s big budget/indie adventures, find out what games stood out upon release and influenced an entire generation of developers and players alike. Q&A session to follow.


April 13, 2019 at 5:00pm
The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, Toronto
Tickets: now available here!


GUEST LECTURERS:

Kaitlin Tremblay is a writer, narrative designer, and editor. She is the co-director of Dames Making Games, a feminist non-profit for genderqueer, non-binary, femmes, Two Spirit people, and trans and cis women to create games freely. Kaitlin is the developer of numerous horror text adventures, such as There Are Monsters Under Your Bed (2013), Lights Out, Please (2014), Say When (2015), and Halfway, To The Lamppost (2018). Kaitlin’s horror games have focused on using horror to explore how we talk about mental illness. She is also the co-editor of the Shirley Jackson Award nominated anthology Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth and Monster Stories (Exile Editions, 2016). Kaitlin was the lead writer on the award-nominated narrative-driven video game A Mortician’s Tale (Laundry Bear Games, 2017). You can find her on Twitter at @kait_zilla and follow her work on her website thatmonstergames.com

Evan Millar is a freelance journalist based out of Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Humber College’s journalism program, Evan was a diversity reporter and photographer for the school’s student newspaper, the Humber Et Cetera, and later served as managing editor of HumberNews.ca. He also served as photo editor and managing editor for the college’s Scribe, Sweat and Covergence magazines. Evan joined Rue Morgue as an intern in 2015 and became a frequent contributor of game, film and event reviews. He took over as the magazine’s games editor in early 2018 and travelled to Los Angeles last June for Rue Morgue’s first E3 coverage. He’s had a deep appreciation for video games ever since he booted up the shareware version of DOOM on a dusty MS-DOS computer in his parents’ basement. You can follow him on Instagram (@evvn), Facebook (@evanjmillar) and Twitch (omidinon).

Special Thank You:

 The Royal Cinema

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