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You Can’t Separate Politics from Video Games

Last week’s discussions surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has many people saying the same thing: keep politics out of football. Some articles have risen stating that football has always been involved with politics. In fact, this is true of all arts and entertainment, and video games are no exception.

Video games often comes under fire because of their graphic violence and unique modes of interactivity that differ from other mediums. This article was written before the tragic shooting in Las Vegas this past weekend. However, we believe that by looking at two case studies specific to video games, we will be better equipped for this conversation later on down the road.

For today, we’re going to take a look at two recent developments that demonstrate how keeping politics separated from video games is impossible.

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Kentucky Fried Zine Fest 2017

This Saturday, I’ll be attending the Kentucky Fried Zine Fest for the second year in a row. I’ll be sharing a table with my wife, Malinda Jane O’Quinn. While I sell issues of The Backlog, my wife will be selling prints of her artwork (click here to check out her Instagram, and here to check out her Flickr page).

The Kentucky Fried Zine Fest in Lexington, Kentucky is in its fifth year. Originally the Ephemera Fest, the fest’s mission is “to showcase DIY zines, comics, book & paper arts, and the work of independent publishers, with an emphasis on zine creators from the Kentucky/Southern region.”

This year’s fest will be at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. Continue reading Kentucky Fried Zine Fest 2017

The Louisville Arcade Expo 2016

Louisville Arcadeo Expo flyer 2016

The Louisville Arcade Expo will allow participants to play classic arcade cabinets, pinball machines, and games from home consoles, both popular and obscure. The arcade cabinets and pinball machines will be brought from local owners (who get a free entry into the show) and home consoles are property of the expo’s organizers.

The expo began in 2010, so this will be their sixth year.

The 2016 featured speaker will be Steve Ritchie, designer of such pinball machines as Black Knight and Terminator 2: Judgment Day as well as performing the voice of Shao Kahn in the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Other guests will include Billy Mitchell, Twin Galaxy’s Walter Day, and Joel West.

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featured image from the Louisville Arcade Expo website, all rights reserved Arcade RX LLC, used without permission but believed to be in accordance with Fair Use