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
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 MAGFest 2019 Schedule
I'm going back to MAGFest y'all. Here's my panel schedule as part of MAGES. Mental Health Representation in Games Thursday Jan 3rd. 4:00 pm MAGES 2 Mental health representation takes … Continue reading My MAGFest 2019 Schedule
It’s that time again – Ways you can support my work
As it’s near the end of the month, and things are a bit tight around chez Cypher, here’s a list of ways to support my work, if you like what … Continue reading It’s that time again – Ways you can support my work
This week’s travel is for @Official_GDC and the @Bawgames Conference!
COMMENCE PRE-GDC FLAILING ABOUT HOW I'M NOT READY YET I'm actually getting into town a little early for the Bay Area Womxn in Games Conference where I'll be talking about … Continue reading This week’s travel is for @Official_GDC and the @Bawgames Conference!
ICYMI – A Whole lot has happened this week, goodness!
Hello lovely friends! This week has been pretty damn surreal cause it's been such a wild week of good news in Cyphervania. So here in one bundle (HA!) is all … Continue reading ICYMI – A Whole lot has happened this week, goodness!
My @MAGFest Schedule!
What's your gamer identity? How we classify video game players in gaming culture Friday 11:30 AM, Forum Anne Marie Porter [M], Rhonda Moore, Tanya DePass We'll discuss how research, industry, … Continue reading My @MAGFest Schedule!
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”
On pointing out things & being critical of media
I really wish people would understand pointing out things does not equal looking to be offended. Or crying racism for lol's. For example, I shared this image from Hellblade on the … Continue reading On pointing out things & being critical of media
Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins* – Call for Submissions is Open!
In case you missed the announcement, I am editing an anthology for CRC Press, due out in 2018. Submissions open on June 12, 2017 and end on August 15, 2017. … Continue reading Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins* – Call for Submissions is Open!
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!
Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!
I'm doing sooo much stuff in April, but it's cool and I'm excited even if I'm a little tired just thinking about it. That means streams will be sporadic and … Continue reading Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!
On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces
[Copy/Pasted from an early AM twitter vent this morning 12/21/16] I'm in a mood, and I'm irritated. I want to talk about value of work, specifically diversity work & people's … Continue reading On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces
Marking a year of…changes.
Today is the 1 year anniversary of getting canned from my day job. At 1 pm this day last year, I was in tears, unsure about everything. I'd not been back … Continue reading Marking a year of…changes.
Hey y’all @GXAustralia 2017 KS needs a bit of love, just 3 days left!
Hey, hey you awesome person reading this post! Psst, come here. Did you know about GX Australia? That it's returning in 2017 to Sydney? Well it is and the KS … Continue reading Hey y’all @GXAustralia 2017 KS needs a bit of love, just 3 days left!
A reminder of why I’m on @Patreon
Hi y'all, just a quick post on why I'm on Patreon, and why support to do the work of I Need Diverse Games non-profit without a day job is important. … Continue reading A reminder of why I’m on @Patreon
Survived my first(?) PAX West (cross post from Patreon)
(originally posted on 6 September on my Patreon) So I did the thing, all the things at PAX West this year. Apparently it's the first year it's being called West … Continue reading Survived my first(?) PAX West (cross post from Patreon)
Semi-infrequent reminders of how to support my work
Hey y'all! Here is a handy post on how you can support my work. A lot of people say they love what I do, and want me to keep doing … Continue reading Semi-infrequent reminders of how to support my work
ICYMI – I got to interview @tanyaxshort for @ViceGaming about Moon Hunters
When I first played Kitfox Games's Moon Hunters, it reminded me of the 16-bit games I'd grown up with, RPGs where you had to run for your life from wildlife, … Continue reading ICYMI – I got to interview @tanyaxshort for @ViceGaming about Moon Hunters
So I guess I'm at the end of my unemployment benefits as of this week. I certified, did my due diligence and today only got paid out one week of … Continue reading Well, shit
June Update – xposted from Patreon
Hey y'all, hope everyone is well out there. First off thanks for the support especially those who stayed around through the ups and downs of end of May/beginning of June. … Continue reading June Update – xposted from Patreon
ICYMI – I’ll be on the Geek Show – Videogames edition
A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES! …and it is VStheUNIVERSE with their hit variety show “The Geek Show!” Next month the VtU crew are celebrating everyone’s favorite pastime: Video Games! Join VStheUNIVERSE … Continue reading ICYMI – I’ll be on the Geek Show – Videogames edition
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 … Continue reading Forced change is happening…
Tech Upgrades for #INeedDiverseGames ~ GoFundMe update, signal boost request
So, under the #INeedDiverseGames hashtag we've been doing some great things! However, keeping on with those great things requires some tech upgrades that don't come cheap. In order to do things … Continue reading Tech Upgrades for #INeedDiverseGames ~ GoFundMe update, signal boost request
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