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Women & Non-Binary Gamers Club

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Next meet up

Join us on 11 January 2019 to play Paperbark (Paper House)

Paperbark is a game that tells a charming short story of the bush, a wombat and a very hot Australian Summer. The player follows a sleepy wombat who spends its day exploring and foraging, while in search for a new home.

About the club

Wish you had a book club for videogames? Now you do.

Join our monthly talk and play meetup to make new friends, share your love of new releases, geek out over old favourites and be part of a safe and inclusive community.

NB. In order to create a safe space for under-represented people in the world of videogames, this club is exclusively for women, GNC, trans and non-binary folks. If you're a cis man, we'd love to welcome you at another games event. Find out what's coming up here.

How to attend

Reserve your spot using this form. Ask a question or suggest a game by emailing us at gamerclub@acmi.net.au

More information

Where to go

You can find us in Studio One at ACMI (enter from Federation Square).

What to expect

We typically run from 6pm till 8pm, and you're welcome to drop in whenever you like!

The first hour is generally dedicated to play time (we'll have the game of the month set up for you!) and the second hour to conversation, however if conversation just isn't for you then you're welcome to keep on playing!

Dates and Games

11 Jan 2019 — Paperbark (Paper House)

Paperbark is a game that tells a charming short story of the bush, a wombat and a very hot Australian Summer.

8 Feb 2019 — TBC!

8 Mar 2019 — TBC!

12 Apr 2019 — TBC!

10 May 2019 — TBC!

Community code of conduct

Everyone participating in an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club event — including, but not limited to the meets, clubs and talks — is required to agree to the following code of conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, patrons, and volunteers.

ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club will enforce this code during its events and throughout the year. We expect cooperation from everyone to ensure a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment.

The condensed version

ACMI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Sexist, racist, discriminatory, or harassing language and imagery is not appropriate in the ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club community, in person or online. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and premises, as well as all future events without a refund at the discretion of ACMI.

The less condensed version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Exception: discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria:

— It is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists
— It is presented in a respectful manner
— Attendees are respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand.

This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are required to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in any of the aforementioned behaviour, ACMI may take any action they deem appropriate, from warning the offender to immediately expelling the offender with no refund.

Reporting and enforcement

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an ACMI Women & Non-Binary Gamer Club team member immediately. If you can’t or don’t wish to speak in person, or prefer to talk privately or electronically, contact us via gamerclub@acmi.net.au.  

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence.

With thanks

This document was based on the work of XOXO Festival, JSConf, Geek Feminism, confcodeofconduct.com, and inspired by resources provided by Ashe Dryden.

Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.