If I'd put everything I'm doing in one post, it would have been way too long so here's the rest of the stuff I'm up to! Saturday I'm getting back … Continue reading I’m doing a lot this weekend Part 2 of 2
I’m doing a lot this weekend! Part 1 of 2
So, I've already kicked off the weekend with being one of the recipients of the Diana Jones Award 2020 for recognizing Black Excellence in Games. The full awardee list is … Continue reading I’m doing a lot this weekend! Part 1 of 2
My #GenConOnline Events
I'm doing a couple things for #GenCon Online this year. There will be a short clip of me talking about INDG during the opening session. Using Tabletop Gaming for Charity … Continue reading My #GenConOnline Events
A bunch of neat coverage of the #UbiBGP Mixer & a highlight by @XBoxAmbassadors
So I've gotten a bit of press recently and wanted to share it with y'all. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Ubisoft Toronto to be part of the … Continue reading A bunch of neat coverage of the #UbiBGP Mixer & a highlight by @XBoxAmbassadors
I’m not heading to #PAXEast after all
After some thought, and a lot of stress I decided to cancel attending PAX East this year. Trying to do both PAX and C2E2 in addition to that other opportunity … Continue reading I’m not heading to #PAXEast after all
My final @OrcaCon schedule!
It's time again for OrcaCon in Bellevue, WA! Join us January 10-12 for this awesome event. I'm there in my capacity as programming and diversity coordinator, as well as a … Continue reading My final @OrcaCon schedule!
ICYMI – my talk from @PixelPopFest
The diversity conversation you need, but don't want Diversity is now a checkbox on a lot of lists rather than being about inclusion and making sure everyone is included. Let’s … Continue reading ICYMI – my talk from @PixelPopFest
My #PAXUnplugged 2019 Schedule!
My PAX Unplugged Schedule - 2019 edition! Also, I Need Diverse Games is back in the Diversity Lounge! This year we're going to have an exclusive D20 pin designed and … Continue reading My #PAXUnplugged 2019 Schedule!
My current #PAXDev and #PAXWest panel schedule
Here's my current PAX Dev and PAX West panel schedule. Will be updated with panelist and links once they go up on the PAX Site. Who can I designate to … Continue reading My current #PAXDev and #PAXWest panel schedule
Heading off to @BlerdConDC this weekend!
I'm returning to BlerdCon this weekend for their 3rd event! I'm only doing two panels this time, both on Sunday morning! You can see the full panel lineup here #BlackTwitter: … Continue reading Heading off to @BlerdConDC this weekend!
Final #PAXEast Schedule
Here's my current PAX East schedule. Until the official schedule is posted, all things are subject to change. I Need Diverse Games will also be in the Diversity Lounge again! … Continue reading Final #PAXEast Schedule
My @OrcaCon Schedule
Oh hey OrcaCon is this weekend! Here's my panel schedule y'all. Saturday, January 12th 10:00 am Better Realism for Better Worlds: We Did the Research for You I don't want … Continue reading My @OrcaCon Schedule
My final #PAXEast 2018 schedule!
Here's my final PAX East schedule! I Need Diverse Games will also be in the Diversity Lounge once more, hours 10am-6pm April 5, 6, 7 & 8. "How to Network … Continue reading My final #PAXEast 2018 schedule!
It’s my last con of the year! #PAXUnplugged is this weekend!
Super excited that my last for convention for 2017 is this weekend. I'll be at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia November 17-19. It'll be easiest to find me in the Diversity … Continue reading It’s my last con of the year! #PAXUnplugged is this weekend!
My @GaymerX East Schedule
Saturday, November 4th Compelling Combat 12:30 pm Panels B - 5411 Blaine Anderson (M), Alex Zandra Van Chestein, Rachel Bazelaise, Tanya DePass Many games have combat in them as a … Continue reading My @GaymerX East Schedule
Off I go to @TwitchCon!
I'll be going to TwitchCon for the first time tomorrow and I'm on a panel Sunday. If you're around or can watch, I'll be moderating "Being Political On Twitch" 3:30 … Continue reading Off I go to @TwitchCon!
Off to Big Bad Con, then TwitchCon next week!
In a few hours I'll be headed back to Cali, Cali... I'm only on one panel, ONE! for Big Bad Con, the rest of my time will be spent rolling … Continue reading Off to Big Bad Con, then TwitchCon next week!
ICYMI – My Talk at Twitch HQ “How To Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch”
Twitch’s Inclusivity guild is hosting a Twitch Talk with Tanya DePass, who will be discussing the challenges and best tools for streaming safely as a woman, person of color, or … Continue reading ICYMI – My Talk at Twitch HQ “How To Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch”
How to Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch – talk on Tuesday, 9/12
Hey y'all, I'm visiting Twitch HQ and giving a talk on staying safe as a marginalized streamer. Details below. Twitch's Inclusivity guild is hosting a Twitch Talk with Tanya DePass, … Continue reading How to Keep Safe in the Land of Twitch – talk on Tuesday, 9/12
Wooo PAX Dev and PAX West is next week!
I'm doing all the things! Including speaking at PAX Dev and PAX West next week and co-sponsoring an event with Blacks at Xbox! … Continue reading Wooo PAX Dev and PAX West is next week!
Woo @gen_con is this week!
I'll be heading to GenCon in a couple days for my first timer there and as an Industry Insider Featured Presenter! I'll be on a few panels and the rest of … Continue reading Woo @gen_con is this week!
PAX Dev and PAX West Panels are a go!
These are the PAX Dev and PAX West panels I'm doing. Schedule and participants subject to change. Fans and Devs: Where's the Middle Ground? August 29, Grand 1 2:30 pm … Continue reading PAX Dev and PAX West Panels are a go!
Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!
This year all the panels at GX Australia were recorded! Now they're all up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Footage is uploaded into six playlists; one for each panel … Continue reading Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!
My Updated @GXAustralia schedule!
In a couple days I head over to Sydney Australia for the second, and sadly last GX Australia. 🙁 We're gonna make it a great time despite that y'all. I … Continue reading My Updated @GXAustralia schedule!
Heading down to @C2E2 later! Who’s around?
My C2E2 schedule! The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here’s an updated and accurate schedule of panels I’ll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The … Continue reading Heading down to @C2E2 later! Who’s around?
Up next for me, @ecgconf
Why stereotypes and tropes are not representation of the "Other" 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesday April 18th We’ve all seen and played games where People of Color (POC) are … Continue reading Up next for me, @ecgconf
TONIGHT: Fight Hate. Drink Geek Cocktails with Bellydancing Super Mario
https://youtu.be/61nmjdwfIBk Raks Geek: Ready Player Two Friday, March 24 at 8pm (Doors at 7:30pm) Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL Ages 21+ TONIGHT: Join firespinning Mortal Kombat fighters, bellydancing … Continue reading TONIGHT: Fight Hate. Drink Geek Cocktails with Bellydancing Super Mario
My updated @C2E2 schedule!
The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here's an updated and accurate schedule of panels I'll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!
My @anomalycon schedule!
One of my other guest gigs this year is at the final Anomalycon held in Denver, CO March 17-19, 2017. If you're able to join for this great con, it … Continue reading My @anomalycon schedule!
My @qgcon schedule!
I'm excited to give a talk at this year's Queer Games Conference in LA! Gaming as POC: Where the Industry Has Failed Us, Where It Hasn’t and What to Hope … Continue reading My @qgcon schedule!
ICYMI – I hung out with the @_MediaMavens podcast to talk up Dragon Age!
Listen to "Alistair and Cullen Fanfic" - Ep #21 on the Media Mavens site // Download the MP3 Today's Topics: We invited Tanya DePass of I Need Diverse Games … Continue reading ICYMI – I hung out with the @_MediaMavens podcast to talk up Dragon Age!
Game On! at UW Bothell!
Check it out! I'm visiting UW Bothell at the end of the month for their Game On! Event
.@OrcaCon is in a few days!
Ahhh it's finally almost here! OrcaCon is this weekend in Everett, WA! It's my first time being a Guest of Honor and I'm super excited. Here's my schedule: Friday, January … Continue reading .@OrcaCon is in a few days!
My @OrcaCon schedule!
Here's the panels I will be for OrcaCon next January 13-15, 2017. It's my first Guest of Honor gig and I'm excited and nervous for it. Friday, January 13th, 2017 … Continue reading My @OrcaCon schedule!
Excited to visit University of Oregon this week!
It's my last speaking gig where I have to travel in 2016! Excited to visit with Edmond Chang at his campus. Keywords for Video Game Studies: Diversity Speaker series … Continue reading Excited to visit University of Oregon this week!
Asking for a little help to extend my trip after @GXAustralia next year
I'm a Boss of Honor at the second GX Australia taking place in Sydney, 29 & 30 April, 2017! It's my second time begin a guest of honor at a … Continue reading Asking for a little help to extend my trip after @GXAustralia next year
Hey I’m at @bigbadcon this weekend!
I’m pretty excited to go to Big Bad Con and get back to my tabletop roots y’all. I’m doing three panels, all with people I admire and love to collaborate … Continue reading Hey I’m at @bigbadcon this weekend!
I’m a guest at @BigBadCon next week!
I'm pretty excited to go to Big Bad Con next week and get back to my tabletop roots y'all. I'm doing three panels, all with people I admire and love … Continue reading I’m a guest at @BigBadCon next week!
My @GaymerX 4 Schedule
Unless something changes in the next two weeks, here's my schedule. Friday September 30 Podcasting for a Gamer Audience 5:00 pm Panels Room B Podcasts are as varied as … Continue reading My @GaymerX 4 Schedule
My next thing is Adler After Dark, where I’m talking up Star Trek!
I'm happy and excited to be speaking about a series that informed my life really heavily, gave me a love of science and showed me that a black woman could … Continue reading My next thing is Adler After Dark, where I’m talking up Star Trek!
Final @PAX West schedule!
Here's my final panel schedule for PAX West, which is next week! EEP! If you don't see me running around from panel to panel, then I'll be at the I … Continue reading Final @PAX West schedule!
I’ll be at @BitBashChicago and #ChiNerdFest this weekend!
I'll be around Bit Bash Chicago as a volunteer on Saturday, August 13th! If you haven't gotten a ticket yet you can snip $5 off with code INeedDiverseGames5 when you … Continue reading I’ll be at @BitBashChicago and #ChiNerdFest this weekend!
Announcement: I’ve joined @GenieCast!
I've been doing more and more consulting about Diversity issues, Podcasting and other topics; now you can sign up and get that content via GenieCast! Announcement/press release below. Professional speaker and author, … Continue reading Announcement: I’ve joined @GenieCast!
Registration now open for @orcacon! I’m a Guest of Honor
I'm super, super excited for OrcaCon next January! This will be my first time being a guest of honor at a convention and it's all about gaming and diversity!! So … Continue reading Registration now open for @orcacon! I’m a Guest of Honor
Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…
I'm finally slowing down, a bit on the convention circuit. In a couple of days I'll be on my way to CONvergence with GeekMelange & JesseLex for a few days of … Continue reading Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…
My @ConvergenceCON Schedule
So next week (OMG how did the time fly?!) I will be an Invited Guest at CONVergence! I've got a light schedule of panels (thank you Sigrid & Programming!) but … Continue reading My @ConvergenceCON Schedule
I’m going to be a guest at @BigBadCon!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157274964/big-bad-con-2016/widget/video.html So, I was invited to be a guest at Big Bad Con and their Kickstarter is not just live but doing damned well! They've already blown their stretch goals … Continue reading I’m going to be a guest at @BigBadCon!
#TrekDePaul is this weekend!
I'll be speaking on panel "Debating the Future: Otherness and Privilege in Star Trek" on Saturday, May 7th at DePaul's Pop Culture Conference - A Celebration of Star Trek. Join us … Continue reading #TrekDePaul is this weekend!
My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide
Have one handy guide to interacting with me at conventions, totally 110% free of charge. Overall I am pretty friendly but I do not like strangers touching me, especially my … Continue reading My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide
I’m a Spotlight Guest at @AnomalyCon in 2017!
You read that right, I'll be at AnomalyCon in 2017 as a Spotlight Guest! Check out the convention, see the other fine folks I'm going to be there with, and … Continue reading I’m a Spotlight Guest at @AnomalyCon in 2017!
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