Race and Video Games Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Friday

What’s racial about a Nintendo character? Find out on Friday.

Interested in learning and writing about video games? Curious about game studies classes at Georgetown? Meet us at Lau and join remote participants at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Texas at Dallas in an afternoon of improving information about race and video games on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons help to educate communities in how Wikipedia works, introduce new editors to the platform, and raise awareness about topics that need more coverage on one of the most-used reference sites in the world.

The Great Tiger, aka The Champion of India is one of a few South Asian video game characters. He appeared in Super Punch-Out!! (1985) and in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! (1987).

The Great Tiger, aka The Champion of India is one of a few South Asian video game characters. He appeared in Super Punch-Out!! (1985) and in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!! (1987).

This semester, we would like to edit Wikipedia under the theme “Race and Video Games.” This means covering notable games designed by people of color, notable people of color in the gaming industry, notable controversies about race in gaming communities, characters of color in video games, and more.

No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary. We will provide training and support to all participants.

Some of the activities you may perform:

– Add new information, images, or citations to an existing article

– Clean up an article’s grammar, spelling, and syntax

– Create an article about a notable game, developer, or character

RSVP here if you are interested in attending:

https://goo.gl/forms/Z0hIze5VMK9JJYkD3

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