(July 6, 1977 – )
A video game developer and software engineer, she co-founded Giant Spacekat, an independent video game development studio, with Amanda Warner in Boston. She also did podcasts on gaming and tech topics. Wu was one of the targets of Gamergate harassment, including scores of rape and death threats, along with doxxing, to the point that she had to flee her home.
In part due to that experience, in 2018, she ran for Congress as a Democrat in Massachusetts's 8th congressional district, but did not win. She began a second campaign for the primary in 2020; however, in April she ended it, due to the Covid-19 lockdown preventing in-person campaigning.
- “Brianna Wu vs. the Gamergate Troll Army,” Inc., April 2015.
- “I Wish I Could Tell You It’s Gotten Better. It Hasn’t.” by Brianna Wu, New York Times, August 15, 2019.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2010 — ConStellation I
- 2012 — ConClusion, Minicon 47 special guest
- 2015 — RavenCon 10, Convolution
- 2023 -- BayCon 2023
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