Rigo Award Winner: Samantha Blackmon

Saturday Rigo Award Keynote Talk

“And That’s Work?: Video Games, Design, and Active Participation”

Stylized drawing of Samantha Blackmon
Samantha Blackmon

Samantha Blackmon (she/her) is a parent, gamer, and games researcher who loves playing games with her daughter and talking about games with anyone else who will listen or watch. She is passionate about games and making the games community a more inclusive space. Samantha loves video games, books, crafting, and coffee, definitely coffee.

The Rigo Award

SIGDOC is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Rigo Award, Samantha Blackmon, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. The Rigo award celebrates an individual’s lifetime contribution to the field of communication design.

Samantha Blackmon is a gamer of more than 4 decades and studies rhetoric at the intersection of video games and identity politics. She is also the co-founder of the Not Your Mama’s Gamer podcast and blog and the Editor-in-Chief of NYMG, a middle state Feminist Game Studies journal.

Samantha Blackmon will be accepting the award and delivering a keynote to kick off the conference on Saturday morning at 9am.