Are you excited to brave the cold windy streets of Philadelphia this December for some tabletop fun? Us too – we’ll see you at PAX Unplugged from December 10-12. We’re grateful for the safety protocols being implemented this year to keep our community safe, and encourage you to check out the convention’s health and safety guidelines.
Individuals with ADHD have been found to struggle across multiple settings, including, work, school, social, and leisure settings. Many of those with ADHD may experience shame and low-self esteem related to their neurodivergent traits. Join this panel of ADHDers and mental health professionals to discuss how tabletop role-playing games helped them make friends, celebrate themselves, and fine-tune their strengths.
Date: Friday, December 10th
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm eastern
Location: Leviathan Theatre
Panelists: Elizabeth Kilmer, PhD (She/Her) [Director of Education and Training, Game to Grow], @catieosaurus (She/They) [co-host, Infinite Quest Podcast], Andrew Strother (He/Him) [Head of Marketing, Dwarven Forge], Sarah Hays PsyD (She/Her) [Mentorship Lead, Queer Women of Esports], Adam Davis, MA Ed (He/Him) [Founder/Executive Director, Game to Grow]
Many autistic individuals struggle across social settings but really shine behind a dungeon master’s screen. Join our panel of autistic game masters to learn more about what makes tabletop role-playing games and the GM seat specifically such a good fit. We’ll share some great stories and provide concrete tips for setting you and your party up for success on your next adventure.
Date: Saturday, December 11th
Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm eastern
Location: Crab God Theatre
Panelists: Makenzie De Armas (She/Her) [Associate Game Designer, Wizards of the Coast], Jared Kilmer, PhD (He/Him) [Director of Counseling, Game to Grow], Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR (She/Her) [Director of Critical Core, STAR Institute / Game to Grow], Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD (He/Him) [Clinical Director, Take This], Elizabeth Kilmer, PhD (She/Her) [Director of Education and Training, Game to Grow]
Want to hear more about our mission, learn more about our training program for therapists, educators, and community members, or check out Critical Core? Swing by our table in the Diversity Lounge and come say hi!
Looking to get your hands on some Game to Grow swag? We’ll have our nourishment Pinny Pins and brand new water bottles available in-person, and you’ll also have the option to purchase a Game to Grow t-shirt or hoodie to be conveniently shipped to your house.