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From a monthly lecture series to silent reading parties, we have plenty of activities for anyone who wants to learn something new.

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Speakers

Steve Dee

Steve Dee

Game Publisher

STEVE DEE BIOGRAPHY


Steve Dee has worked in the game industry for over 20 years, as a designer, developer, reviewer and consultant. He’s worked on every edition of Warhammer so far, for which he won four Ennie Awards. He’s also written about vampires for Buffy and White Wolf and had a hand in board games like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Letterhead. You can find his funky indie RPGs at www.tinstargames.weebly.com and he tweets on @tinstargames.

 

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

January – The Mayne Murder Mystery: a tale of bloody Brisbane

February – How Games Are made: A brief look inside how all games are created, whether they are on the computer, a tabletop or in the schoolyard.

May – The Didactic Potential of Gaming – “Exploring the history and background of games as a teaching tool”

 

PROJECTS


Tin Star Games – Tin Star Games produces roleplaying games (among other things) and provides consultancy for the gaming industry. Games produced include card games like Baby Dragon Bedtime and Elevator Pitch. Tin Star Games also offers story games like Relics, Afraid of the Dark, Daughters of Exile, Genre Cops, Five Go A-Roleplaying, It is Forbidden and The Tin Star. There are some FREE games available also!

 

Faelan Mourmourakis

Faelan Mourmourakis

Zoologist

FAELAN MOURMOURAKIS BIO


Faelan is an LGBT zoologist with a specialisation in entomology, specifically native Australia bees and honey bees. Faelan graduated with a degree in conservation zoology having studied a bachelor degree at Western Sydney U. Faelan also ran the university Queer Collective from 2015 to 2017 and has been an active LGBT activist. Faelan has assisted in a wide range of research with animals including research with; lions, emus, native rodents, koalas, wombats, native stingless bees and, honey bees. Faelan is currently undertaking a Masters of Research at Macquarie University in cognition and neurobiology in European Honey bees (Apis Mellifera), and is currently working on research into the bias in the hypotheses space in homosexual research between human and animal research.

TALKS FOR ANTI-SOMNAMBULISTS


2018

May – Adaptive or Maladaptive?: A Review of the Bias in Evolutionary Hypotheses for Homosexuality In Human and Animal Literature

June – Come Out Fighting; the history of the first sydney gay and lesbian Mardi Gras

 

PROJECTS


Follow Faelan on social media for updates on research and projects they are working on! Twitter – @Faemourmourakis Zoology blog – zoologicallyobessed.tumblr.com

 

Speaker Articles

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Recognising an Anti-Somnambulist in the Wild

Anti-Somnambulists are easy to spot in the wild if you know where to look. They congregate around drinking holes and share stories and information with one another, sometimes starting new projects or extending old ones.

The Anti-Somnambulist is concerned with the rise of anti-intellectualism and will patiently explain to you how shit works...with references and brightly coloured pictures if necessary.

Being generally as difficult to herd as cats, the Anti-Somnambulist needs quiet spaces to recoup their energy and you can occasionally find them sitting quietly in a group not talking to each other.

Unlike dangerous animals, feel free to approach the Anti-Somnambulist in the wild. Ask them what they are interested in, most importantly ask them to show you their questioning (the collective noun for Anti-Somnambulists) the results will be eye-opening.

 

Wild Anti-Somnambulist in Action
An Anti-Somnambulist in the wild. Photo credit: Irving Gregory/Demonic Industries

Affiliated Groups

Demonic Industries

Demonic Industries

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Exploring the erotic, exemplum and extraordinary around us.

Black Arts Enterprises and The Temperance Society Bar present DEMONIC INDUSTRIES: a Series of Readings, Stories and Talk.

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The DiceStormers

We play RPGs! You enjoy! Everything from Pathfinder, Starwars D6, Call of Cthulhu, Maelstrom, Shadowrun to All flesh must be eaten.

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Zoologically Obsessed - Tumbler Blog

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ZoologicallyObsessed Blog

Written by Faelan, a 22-year old Australian transgender and gay zoologist, the ZoologicallyObsessed Tumblr blog is a MUST for any nature geek out there!

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