Time for another convention! This time it’s my annual trip to Madison, WI for WisCon. It’s also the 40th anniversary this year. So I’m on a lot of panels, still a programming Co-Chair and adding on GoH liaison duties for Nalo Hopkinson.
Full public schedule is online
Friday, May 27th
HeQuisitor, SheQuisitor, TheyQuisitor: The Queer Gaming Experience
Saturday, May 28th
Podcasts for Beginners
Sunday, May 29th
Women Can Be Evil Too
There’s No Such Thing as Aging Out of Fandom
I Need Diverse Games, Year 2
Queer Eye for Sci Fi
Guest of Honor Speeches & Desert Salon (Introducing Nalo)
Monday, May 30th
This Is Not a Petting Zoo: An Introspective Look into Black Women’s Hair
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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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