Game Academy Podcast Episode 12: I Bet People Get Paid Fairly to Play Disney's Newest eSport, Dreamlight Valley (with Lisa Meek)

  • Jerrett, A. (Speaker)
  • Stephanie Farnsworth (Speaker)
  • Lisa Meek (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

In this near-anniversary episode of Game Academy (we launched on 6 March 2022!), Steph and Adam are joined by Lisa Meek to discuss ConfettiX's recent eSports summit in Nottingham. What does an eSports course even look like? They go down the rabbit hole and follow on to also talk about strikes in academia and debunk some myths about unions, much to Adam's surprise - unions are actually really cool! Later, Lisa and Steph chat about their obsession with Disney Dreamlight Valley and the importance of Disney for millenials, despite its obvious problems as a giant corporate monolith! Adam chimes in with his latest gaming experiences, the self-care game "What We Take With Us" that a colleague is studying for her PhD (there you go, Ana, there's your shoutout!) Finally, Steph announces a slew of CFPs for upcoming MultiPlay events and Lisa plugs the University of Durham's online games research methods seminar.
Period28 Feb 2023
Held atMultiplay Network, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • games
  • Podcast
  • conference
  • strikes
  • academia
  • wellbeing