Silenced by SouthWest
October 26, 2015 3:38 PM Subscribe
On Monday, October 26, SXSW Interactive made the call to cancel two sessions for the 2016 event: "SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community" and "Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games." We had hoped that hosting these two discussions in March 2016 in Austin would lead to a valuable exchange of ideas on this very important topic.
However, in the seven days since announcing these two sessions, SXSW has received numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming.
The cancellation of SavePoint was announced after Randi Harper, Katherine Quinn, and Caroline Sinders found out their panel, Level Up had been cancelled. (If you value your sanity, don't read the comments on that.)
LevelUp describes itself as "A panel from experts on online harassment in gaming and geek culture, how to combat it, how to design against it, and how to create online communities that are moving away from harassment."
What SXSW doesn't mention is that "SavePoint" would have featured several panelists linked with GamerGate.
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