Geoffrey Rockwell Gives Opening Lecture at Japanese Gaming Conference

NovelTM member Geoffrey Rockwell recently gave the opening talk at a conference at the University of British Columbia on Japanese game culture. Press Start: Culture, Industry and Innovation in Japanese Gaming was a two-day conference that brought together scholars, players, and game industry representatives for a wide variety of panels and discussions relating to Japanese gaming culture. The conference was sponsored by the University of British Columbia Centre for Japanese Research and boasted participants from Japanese game companies like Bandai Namco, Sega, Capcom, and DeNA. More information on the conference (including session notes) can be found at Geoffrey’s blog Theoreti.ca.