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Profile Blurb:

Liam Esler is a diversity advocate, game developer and event manager from Melbourne, Australia. He works with the Game Developers’ Association of Australia to manage Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s premiere game development conference and is Co-Director of GX Australia, the first queer gaming convention to hit Australian shores. He’s involved with several other organisations including acting as Co-Director of the IGDA LBGTQI+ Special Interest Group, and member of the Games and Interactive Advisory Committee for the Australian Writers’ Guild. When he is not running events or encouraging the industry to become more diverse, he is a freelance games producer and writer who has worked at companies such as Beamdog, Obsidian Entertainment, Surprise Attack and Australian gaming news outlet and TV show Player Attack. In 2016 he was honoured to be named as one of MCV Pacific’s 30 Under 30 in Asia Pacific, as well as one of Develop’s 30 Under 30 worldwide.

Words to Live By:

Be good. Be lovely. Be generous.

Speaking Experience/Aspirations:

Professional Speaker (I have been paid for speaking at events), Frequent Public Speaker, Frequent Panelist, Small Speaking events (Less than 50 attendees), Medium Speaking events (50-200), Large Speaking events (201-2000), I would be interested in being contacted about Speaking at Events, I do Keynotes, I would be interested in being contacted about being on a panel

I have extensive public speaking experience as a presenter, panelist and keynote. I also enjoy MCing events! Having studied acting and drama for years pre-games industry I love a good stage and am great with a crowd.

As a writer, I’ve been published by Kotaku, MCV Pacific, PlayWrite, Player Attack and more.

Keynote Topics:

  • Diversity and Representation in the Games Industry
  • Videogame Narrative and Story
  • Creating Inclusive Communities
  • Professional Networking Tips and Tricks

Mentoring Experience/Aspirations:

I am a mentor and would consider mentoring others, I would like to be a mentor to others

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