"What happens when you become the representation you’ve been fighting for?” Racist Sandwich co-creator Soleil Ho on the pressure, anxiety, and risk of commodification that comes with the SF Chronicle naming her their newest restaurant critic. youtu.be/DM6Xe3wgycY

As Black Belt Eagle Scout, radical indigenous queer feminist Katherine Paul makes intimate indie rock shaped by her family and upbringing on the Swinomish Indian Reservation, creating space for others like her to follow. youtu.be/KXegN2LKXrM

Since 2016, @rek and @neauoire have sailed across the Pacific Ocean as Hundred Rabbits—making art, games, and music on Pino, a sailboat turned into an off-the grid design studio powered by the sun, wind, and their own homegrown tools. youtu.be/BW32yUEymvU

In January, @Hbomberguy started streaming Donkey Kong 64 to "annoy a guy on the internet." Over the next 57 hours, it spun wildly out of his control, transformed by the community into something much greater—raising over $347k for Mermaids UK. youtu.be/lS1k88LzjkQ

"To organize is to be deeply human." @GameWorkers co-founder @EmmaKinema on their effort to unionize the video game industry, and building a movement with radical care and compassion. youtu.be/dHp_DwVm2EA

Kicking off XOXO 2019, Tracy Clayton talks publicly for the first time about the rollercoaster of making Another Round at BuzzFeed, the importance of not signing an NDA, and the challenge of caring for yourself in the timeline era. youtu.be/lz5gpU5egOM

✨📺 The XOXO 2019 talks are here! Starting today, we’re releasing one video per weekday. To get notified, you can subscribe on YouTube and turn on notifications. youtube.com/xoxofest

Like every year, we’ll keep adding new performers and projects right up until September. Alright, you’ve got 10 days to register! See you on the other side! 2019.xoxofest.com

XOXO Story features live performances of Yo, Is This Racist? w/ Andrew Ti and Tawny Newsome, The Allusionist, Everything Is Alive with Ian Chillag, and (of course) Punch Up The Jam Live w/ Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe. Plus: Earworm's Estelle Caswell and The Nerdwriter at XOXO Video!

XOXO Tabletop spotlights a growing lineup of new and upcoming games including Moyra Turkington and Jessica Hammer's Rosenstrasse, Patrick Leder's Root: The Underworld, Tiltfactor's Mechanica, Alex Hague and Justin Vickers' Wavelength, Jeri Ellsworth's Tilt Five, and Julia Urquhart's 1001 Odysseys.

Plus, Alex and Lindsay Small-Butera and Pillow Fight Games' Later Alligator, Jenny Jiao Hsia & AP Thompson's Consume Me, Chevy Ray Johnston's Ikenfell, Sleep Ninja Games' The Wild at Heart, and both Spelunky 2 and UFO 50 from Derek Yu—with more to come!

This year's Arcade brings the designers of some of our favorite upcoming games to show off playable previews of @DoubleFine's Psychonauts 2, Killer Queen Black, Love Conquers All Games's Get in the Car, Loser!, Die Gute Fabrike's Mutazione …

We're thrilled to announce that two of our favorite people, The Allusionist's Helen Zaltzman and Song Exploder's Hrishikesh Hirway, will be guest-hosting the conference all weekend.

This year's Conference lineup features Tracy Clayton, Jahkara Smith (Sailor J), Rhea Butcher, Harry Brewis (HBomberguy), Soleil Ho, Lindsay Ellis, Mikki Kendall, Caitlin Doughty, Emily and Amelia Nagoski, Emma Kinema, Jenny Odell, Katherine Paul (Black Belt Eagle Scout), and Rekka Bellum and Devine Lu Linvega (Hundred Rabbits), with more to come!

🎉🎟 XOXO returns to Revolution Hall with four days of incredible speakers, performances, and projects. Surveys close on May 23! 2019.xoxofest.com

We wrote a little about the tradeoffs that came from supersizing XOXO last year, and why we’re back to our previous size and venue this year. explore.xoxofest.com/blog/2019

✨🎟 This Tuesday, we’re announcing the XOXO 2019 launch lineup and opening surveys! Learn more about how registration works here. explore.xoxofest.com/guide/reg

🎊📆 XOXO will return to Revolution Hall on September 5—8, 2019! We’ll announce our starting lineup and open registration early April. See you then! 2019.xoxofest.com/

🗳⛰ If you're in Oregon, you can read our voters pamphlet online: oregonvotes.gov/voters-guide/e ... or check out the (much easier to digest!) Portland Mercury Voter Guide: portlandmercury.com/feature/20

🗳️🤔 U.S. friends: only 7 more days until the 2018 midterm elections! Are you ready to vote?! Check your registration, find your polling place, and set a reminder: vote.org

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