Thanks to the lovely @GeekMelange, I will part of the panel below!
SATURDAY 8/22 3:30-4:15PM
So You Want to Be a Nerd Organizer: Whether you’re starting a podcast, a meet-up group, an online community, a con, a magazine, or a social movement, being a nerdy organizer of any kind means figuring out a lot of logistics.
How do you choose who to work with? Where do you get started? How do you implement rules? How do you choose guests? Come hear some experienced locals chat about how they got started, what’s worked, and what hasn’t.
With Michi Trota (M), Megan Byrd, Sondra de Jong, Tanya DePass, Thomas Glen & Matthew Peters.
I’ll be dashing away right after to Bit Bash Chicago! Hope to see some of you there! <3
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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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