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Copyright Alexandra M. Lucas 2018

designed by Jaclyn Lake 



I'm thrilled to be taking part in PAX Dev for the fourth year in a row, this time alongside some exceedingly talented folks who are also passionate about improving representation in the video game industry.

 Here are the details, for those who aren't able to view the im...


Chapter publication alert!

Excited to share that I wrote a chapter for a book that was published this month — Pop Culture Matters: Proceedings from the 39th Conference of the Northeast Pop Culture Association (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019).

I presented my analysis...


Excited to share that I’ll be speaking at GDC 2019 alongside Heidi McDonald, Toiya K. Finley, Michelle Clough, and Patrick Coursey! Our panel is called “Have Laptop, Will Telecommute: Working Globally in Games,” and we’re part of the Career Development Seminar!

We’re lo...


Exciting news to share on the professional front: The talk that Boyan Radakovich and I proposed for PAX Dev 2018 got accepted!

What: How Disney Emoji Blitz Helped Me Combat Anxiety

When: Tuesday, August 28 @1:15pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Room

Summary: A 2018 study led by Ohio...


The GDC 2018 organizers have officially posted recordings of the three talks in which I took part this year!

  1. Advocacy Microtalks: 20 Slides for Taking Action (mini lecture; Main Conference, Advocacy track)

  2. Beyond the Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Deconstructing the...


Many thanks to Rolling Stone and Glixel for covering my Game Developers Conference Game Narrative Summit talk on elevating existing tropes to create more empowered and inclusive characters in games! I really appreciate their amplification of the need for game writers t...

In addition to delivering a solo talk at the GDC Game Narrative Summit this year (Beyond the Blue-Skinned Space Babe), I will also be taking part in the Q&A for New Writers panel (Game Narrative Summit) and the Advocacy Microtalks: 20 Slides for Taking Action (Main Con...


I'm thrilled to share that I will be speaking at GDC 2018 as part of the Game Narrative Summit! I was honored to speak as part of the Career Seminar segment of GDC 2017, and it means the world to be able to share the research I did for my book chapter in Digital L...


Well, looks like this fall is going to be packed with speaking engagements - and I couldn't be more excited and grateful!

I've just learned that I'll be speaking at PAX Dev for the second time; this year, I'll share how Mass Effect's Asari built upon the Triple Goddess...

Excited to announce that I'll be speaking at the 2017 Northeast Popular & American Culture Association Conference in late October! My talk is entitled, "Greed & Goomahs: Toxic Masculinity in TV's New Golden Age."

I've dedicated a significant amount of time to analyzing...


Thrilled to announce that Sonia Michaels & I will be speaking at GeekGirlCon this year! Our talk will focus on lessons that game developers can learn from the works of female-identifying science fiction authors in order to push the boundaries of games' explor...


Many thanks to the folks at State of Washington Worksource Redmond for inviting me to talk about self care, setting goals, and personal branding at their Women & Work Empowerment Forum yesterday! It was an absolute pleasure to share my winding path, outline my career d...


I'm excited to announce that I have submitted the first draft of my chapter for the book Digital Love: Romance & Sexuality in Video Games (Taylor & Francis). My chapter is entitled "From Smoldering Justicar to Blue-Skinned Space Babe: Asari Sexuality in Mass Effec...


This past Monday, I was honored to speak at the AAUW Washington's STEM Scholars awards ceremony last night! The AAUW-WA honors high-achieving young women in their junior year of high school who have shown exceptional aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mat...


I'm shocked and excited to announce that I am one of 36 mentees selected for the Diversity in Games Alliance's Amplifying New Voices Program at GDC 2017! Mentees are selected based on their diversity-minded contributions and their dedication to promoting inclusivity in...

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