Game Academy Podcast Episode 16: The Child(ish) in Games and Conferences (with Dr. Emma Reay)

  • Jerrett, A. (Speaker)
  • Stephanie Farnsworth (Speaker)
  • Emma Reay (Invited speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

This month, Adam and Steph are joined by a special guest, Dr. Emma Reay. Contrary to what we say in the podcast, we're not early though! Sorry to our three listeners! We dive deep into the work of Dr. Emma Reay, who guests to tell us all about her work on childhood in games, her upcoming monograph, and the logical next step: a project about death. We talk about the horrors of the PhD experience (what would a Game Academy podcast be without it?) and Emma's tips on making it better before looking at Emma's work on the various ways children are portrayed in games, and what that might say about us as adults. We then continue our conference talk from the last episode where Emma and Adam give the rundown on GGC and Emma regales us with stories of DiGRA (and Eric Zimmerman's new book!), before turning our attention to the difficulties of conference season overall, and just how much work attending a conference really is.
Period31 Jul 2023
Held atMultiplay Network, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • games
  • Podcast
  • children
  • conference