#BlackAF Roundtables & Sidetable in one spot

Get the #BlackAFRoundTable & #BlackAFSidetable vods in one handy spot. Aka this thread. Don't let these conversations be the only time folks in the #TTRPG space listen to Black creators and take us seriously, and act rather than claim we're just complaining over nothing. What we did was labor, both emotional and literal as we … Continue reading #BlackAF Roundtables & Sidetable in one spot

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: Navigating and Making Social Media Work for you as a Black Nerd 10:00 am Eastern, Jefferson Room Twitter is the new watercooler, and Black Twitter … Continue reading Heading off to @BlerdConDC this weekend!

Thoughts on TTRPG, D&D and Me…

I couldn't sleep so a wee thread (inspired by KrystinaArielle) on D&D. Photo by Gregtito and missing from our crew is StubbyStan who was away this week. D&D is and has been important to me in a way videogames aren’t. It let my wild imagination run free and helped me form worlds & stories where … Continue reading Thoughts on TTRPG, D&D and Me…

Why Representation matters in #TTRPG spaces

If the text is not readable, it’s an email I got after GenCon, shared with permission from the sender. Hey Tanya! Holy shit. I just wanted to thank you for being at Gen Con. It was my first time at the convention, and as a QWoC in game design interested in making my move into … Continue reading Why Representation matters in #TTRPG spaces

My @BlerdConDC schedule!

My next convention I'm paneling at is BlerdCon in VA. Here's where you can find me on panels that weekend of July 27-29, 2018 Friday July 27th How to Stream Your Tabletop Sessions - Friday 5:30 to 6:30 pm Tabletop sessions are full of “you had to be there” roleplaying moments, so why not share them as … Continue reading My @BlerdConDC schedule!

Happy #BlackHistoryMonth y’all!

It’s officially Black History Month! Do me a solid & support black creatives if you’re not already doing so. Often our Patreons, crowd funded ideas get less support than others.We have to deal the extra layers of BS that comes with our work being labelled as whatever others deem fit; thus excusing them not supporting … Continue reading Happy #BlackHistoryMonth y’all!

ICYMI – I was interviewed about @INeedDivGms by the @chicagotribune!

I Need Diverse Games works to give minorities and women a louder voice in gaming  Amina ElahiContact ReporterBlue Sky Innovation An Xbox. Two PlayStations. A gaming PC. A Nintendo 3DS. These are the tools of a gamer's kit, but this is no ordinary gamer. This is a gamer looking to shake up the system. Tanya … Continue reading ICYMI – I was interviewed about @INeedDivGms by the @chicagotribune!

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 Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Charlie Hawkins April 21, 6:45 - 7:45 pm S405a “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!

ICYMI, I shared my #WorldMentalHealthDay story

(originally pulled together over at Medium.com from a tweet thread) It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay and I want to share something with y’all. Hopefully I won’t regret this. I have depression and anxiety. Ever since losing my day job, it’s gotten worse. The stress of keeping @INeedDivGms afloat hasn’t helped. A few years ago, I was on the … Continue reading ICYMI, I shared my #WorldMentalHealthDay story

Why do we have abuse reporting on social media again?

[Post collated from some tweets originally posted on July 17th, 2016] TW: Racial Slurs So I reported the guy who followed me on YT and has a video titled Fuck Niggers uploaded. Only 1 of 2 that are on the page. This is what I got from YT Safety & Abuse. Who sees something wrong with … Continue reading Why do we have abuse reporting on social media again?

Can y’all believe @OutOfTokensCast is almost a year old!

It's been nearly a year since our little gaming podcast, Fresh Out of Tokens was released out in the wild for folks. For a show that started on a whim and a $50 mic, and Skype mp3 recorder, put together in 8 hours, we've done pretty good eh? So if you've enjoyed the show, have … Continue reading Can y’all believe @OutOfTokensCast is almost a year old!

#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 at this free event for a full day of panels discussions, screenings, games, events, masquerade, music, comedy, and hear from our special Keynote Speaker Brannon … Continue reading #TrekDePaul is this weekend!

Combo Birthday and Hitting 450+ followers on Twitch!

So, my birthday is next week omfg! It feels like it really snuck up on me this year because of all that is going on. So how to celebrate you might ask? Well I'm gonna do a relaxed, laid back stream of Dragon Age II. It's my favorite game in the series and well, what … Continue reading Combo Birthday and Hitting 450+ followers on Twitch!

.@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important

Watch Sammus Music's video below, then come back to this tab. Trust me, I have reasons. https://youtu.be/bjhRvQM-wiw   This song is ...it's so fucking important to me. It's about getting therapy, and as a black woman hearing this from another black woman, it made me sob when I heard her sing this at GX3. I've … Continue reading .@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important

So #PAXEast… I’ll be there for two panels

The lovely Ashley Barry invited me and a few other people to panel her on "How I got into Games Journalism" at PAXEast. The panel will be at 11:30 am Saturday, April 23rd in the Bobcat Theatre. Are you interested in writing about games or pop culture? Do you have a unique perspective? Do you want … Continue reading So #PAXEast… I’ll be there for two panels

I’m going to be on The Geek Show! Videogames Edition 2/18/16!

A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES! ...and it is VStheUNIVERSE with their hit variety show "The Geek Show!" This month the VtU crew are celebrating everyone's favorite pastime: Video Games! Join VStheUNIVERSE as they welcome guests Tanya DePass from #INeedDiverseGames and local Robomodo studio developer Josh Tsui as they talk about the current gaming scene! VStheUNIVERSE will … Continue reading I’m going to be on The Geek Show! Videogames Edition 2/18/16!

Forced change is happening…

I got back to work from GX3 today to unpack my office, get everything settled and then was let go. I had no sense this was coming. After all who would be that low-down and dirty right? Well apparently my now former supervisor would be that's who. So I come to y'all humbly asking for … Continue reading Forced change is happening…

My Updated @GaymerX Schedule

So my GX3 schedule has changed a little bit, so here it is in it's final form. Changes noted in bold below GaymerX – San Jose, CA December 11 – 13, 2015 “We Need More Diverse Games: How to Get There”  with Gil Almolgi, Katherine Cross, DJ Kirkland, Rachel Keslenski, and Arthur Chu Friday December 11th, … Continue reading My Updated @GaymerX Schedule

My @AlterConf Chicago talk is online

https://youtu.be/B9b2BT3phOw Well, my talk is up have a video of me talking about Why we Need Diverse Games Why we Need Diverse Games by Tanya C DePass A short talk on how the hashtag hit a nerve with the gaming community at just the right time, and continued on to become something tangible, something that people … Continue reading My @AlterConf Chicago talk is online

I’m going to be on a panel at C2E2 this year!! So excited!

Thanks to the fabulous @ANerdCalledRage asking me to join her, I'll be on this panel at this year's C2E2: Through Brightest Days & Blackest Nights – A Black Nerd Girl's Journey Fri. April 24| 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Room S405b This is no longer Heinlein’s Nerdom. The white-skinned, flowing haired Damsel in Distress is … Continue reading I’m going to be on a panel at C2E2 this year!! So excited!