Teresa Axner co-founded the international Geek Women Unite!-network and is one of the chief architects behind the Scandinavian geek feminism movement. Originally a playwright and director, she now works as a writer, radio journalist and designer of educational games among other things. Teresa's main field of interest is the intersection between geek culture and social activism. Her heroes are Diana Wynne Jones, Simone de Beauvoir and Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Track: Xtra(ck), thursday 11:10 - 12:00
The geek feminism movement is growing all around the world, in fields as diverse as open source programming, science fiction literature and live action role playing. Who are the geek feminists, and what do they want? Teresa Axner has spent years spreading the word of gender equality throughout the Scandinavian gaming scene. In this session she gives a brief history of geek feminism, in an international as well as local context. Naturally, everyone is very welcome - regardless of gender.