Feminist gamer ZOE QUINN and the fight against online hate in “Crash Override”

Brookline Booksmith welcomes ZOE QUINN, author of Crash Override: How Gamer Gate  (Nearly) Destroyed My Life. Through her story as both target and activist, QUINN delves into the controversies, threats, and cultural battles that permeate our online lives.

QUINN is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a vengeful blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, and rallied online hordes to target her. Under the guise of #gamergate, they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened her with rape and murder. But instead of shrinking into silence, QUINN raised her voice and spoke out against the dark side of online culture in order to make the internet a safer place for everyone.

You may purchase tickets here, but tickets are free with a pre-order of Crash Override.