So I posted this over at the #INeedDiverseGames tumblr and wanted to pitch this out to other avenues as well. Advice from folks who are successful on Patreon or other crowdfunding ways to do this work full time is wanted and welcomed.
So an inquiry for you fine folks who support us…
So,#INeedDiverseGames is doing well, and is getting to the point where its becoming almost a second full time gig for mod cypheroftyr. She wants this to be her full-time gig, to give all her energy and resources to #INeedDiverseGames and do so much with it. The problem is as always money. Living in Chicago isn’t cheap, moving isn’t an option because there aren’t many places that are cheaper anyway.
So that leaves Patreon as an option to support this work full time, pay bills, go to conventions, conferences, speaking gigs, writing articles, etc.We have a Patreon, but we’re not pulling in much. So the question is how do folks with significant patronage do it? How do you get enough support to do this via Patreon, and survive?
Advice, tips, suggestions, are all welcome.
If you want to email instead; email@example.com
Thank you in advance for any support, or advice you can give.
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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