I will FINALLY be speaking at South By Southwest (SXSW) next weekend on March 10th, 11am AFAIK, it is not being streamed or recorded. I’m only there the 9th -11th, so if you’re in or near Austin, lemme know!
Speakers: Ryan Bond (Encyclopedia Brittanica), Shannon Downey (Badass Cross Stich), Mary Poffenroth (San Jose State University), and Tanya DePass (I Need Diverse Games)
A cultural shift has occurred with inspired leaders endorsing “speaking your truth” and “uncovering the absolute truth.” The panelists will discuss how brands and content creators are developing, engaging and empowering “truth.” Attendees will gain an understanding of how to create and elevate the truth movement.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.
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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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