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Session Name: Community Management Summit: A Discourse on Discourse: Understanding Fandom and Online Communities
Speaker(s): Bria Davis
Company Name(s): The Game Band
Track / Format: Community Management Summit

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Overview: In early 2020, Blaseball went viral and quickly amassed the chaotic and enthusiastic fandom it would soon become known for. Many developers dream of a fandom for their game, but few have the experience to maintain one. What does it mean to design a healthy, scalable community, and how can someone learn to anticipate deep-seated problems before they arise? Deconstruct the history and behaviors of modern fandom, toxicity, and marginalization with Bria Davis, Community Director at The Game Band, as she unpacks lessons learned from managing the cultural event of Blaseball.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Bria Davis

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Community Management Summit

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