2019 – bDigra Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent

Call for Papers – British DiGRA 2019

 

The third annual conference of British DiGRA.

6 -7 June 2019

Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent

 

The Diverging Game Mix.

 

We welcome submissions that move beyond digital gaming, for example submissions relating to boardgames, LARP, pervasive games or other forms of analog gaming.

As with last year, we actively encourage early scholars and PhD candidates, and wish to programme our conference to provide a welcoming environment for newer voices as well as those more established.

Once again, our theme playfully engages with that of DiGRA 2019, aiming to present a counter perspective to the work being discussed there. We may even get some sets of giant Ludo in!

Submissions should consider, but not be restricted to, the following topics in this light:

  • Revisiting Games as Inter/Multidisciplinary subject
  • Gaming as Media
  • Representation in Games
  • Licensed and Franchised Games
  • Playfulness and the Medium of Games
  • Design as practice
  • Pedagogy and gaming
  • Game design/development/theory
  • Casual Games
  • Changes in gaming culture
  • Spectatorship and play
  • Esports theory
  • Underrepresented Games and Audiences
  • Close readings and ‘well played’ games.

We welcome the following submission types:

Full papers, of 5000 – 7000 words, to be presented as papers in a panel session.

A template for full papers is available here: https://www.overleaf.com/latex/templates/digra-template-2018/fdtmqscfgzpc

(with thanks to Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari, Adam Summerville and Mark Nelson for this resource)

Abstracts of 500 words, to be presented in a series of quickfire round table sessions.

Please follow the relevant areas of the template, including Abstract, Keywords and References.

Workshops to last approx half a day – to be submitted as precis of approx 500 – 1000 words underlining core objectives and aims.

Discussion panels – to be submitted as precis of approx 500 – 1000 words underlining core objectives and aims.

Paper Paramedic and Mentorship. Following on from the very successful sessions last year, we will be offering a paper paramedic session to contributors whose work we believe is not quite ready for submission. We encourage everyone to submit work, irrespective of academic level.

 

We are looking for reviewers! Contact us before we contact you! 😉

 

Please submit work to BritishDigra@gmail.com by 22nd April 2019. Papers and abstracts should be anonymised, but please make sure you identify yourself in the e-mail so that we can respond when the paper has been reviewed.

 

Notification of acceptance of papers 10th May 2019

 

Selected proceedings may be published in a special edition of ToDiGRA, in second quarter 2020.

 

We have decided to charge a small attendance fee of £30 and £15 for students  to cover costs. Volunteers may attend for free. Any surplus funding will be carried over to future BDiGRA events.

An Eventbrite with booking details is here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-digra-conference-2019-tickets-57972642735

Conference Travel / accommodation details are here – http://bdigra.org.uk/british-digra-2019-tickets-are-live

All attendees are expected to abide by the BDiGRA Inclusivity Policy:

 

http://bdigra.org.uk/inclusivity-policy

 

Ying-Ying Law

Esther MacCallum-Stewart

Alan O’Dea

Nia Wearn