Video games are within the purview of this course but because of the “other” course we have generally stayed away from the subject. That said the conference at UBC t his coming Friday and Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2015 may be of some interest. Scholars, players, and designers will come together in a wide variety of panels to discuss Japanese video-games and gaming culture. The conference is completely free and open to the public with a simple RSVP.
I will be presenting on “Legal, Normative & Cultural Perspectives on Mods and Modding of Japanese Video Games” as part of a panel on “Economics and Law in the Gaming Industry” at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the UBC Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall.
The website for the conference can be found at https://pressstartubc.wordpress.com/