An #N7Day tale of friendship brought to you by @MassEffect, an #N7 Hoodie and chance encounter
Let me tell you a story of how #MassEffect brought a good friend to my life. I was wearing my #N7 hoodie
I happened to sit next to Sean, and he was listening to the #MassEffect 3 soundtrack. We started chatting about our Shepard’s. Since we had the same schedule, we ran into each other often & would talk about #MassEffect often. Soon, we started texting each other to sync up so we could talk about #MassEffect effect and other games. We flail at each other whenever something #MassEffect related happens.
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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