ACMI presents

Women & Non-Binary Gamers Club

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Grab your controller, your mouse or your keyboard: it’s time to talk video games!

Inspired by the beloved book club, the Women & Non-Binary Gamers Club is a chance for women, femmes and non-binary people to get together and share their passion for games, the game industry and what makes this medium so incredibly special.

Level up your gaming knowledge, discover new games, geek out over old favourites, meet fellow gamers and help build a community.

Ready to go? Need more info?
Reserve your spot here or ask a question by emailing us at gamerclub@acmi.net.au

Upcoming meets

11 May 2018 — Crossing Souls  (Fourattic & Devolver Digital)
Crossing Souls is an old-school action adventure with RPG touches. Explore, solve puzzles and fight against an army to avoid a war between worlds.

8 Jun 2018 — What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. It’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.

13 Jul 2018 — Gorogoa (Buried Signal)
Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

10 Aug 2018 — Tacoma (Fullbrig.ht)
Tacoma is a sci-fi narrative adventure set aboard a high-tech space station in the year 2088. Explore every detail of how the station’s crew lived and worked, finding the clues that add up to a gripping story of trust, fear, and resolve in the face of disaster. From the creators of Gone Home.

14 Sep 2018 — Thimbleweed Park (Terrible Toybox)
A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes... you’ve never visited a place like this before. 

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.