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 … Continue reading #BlackAF Roundtables & Sidetable in one spot
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!
Saturday November 16th Tanya takes her friends to Hell! - We Mean Avernus 12:00 - 1:00pm - Rey I take some friends through a merry chase through Avernus, for a … Continue reading My @GeekGirlCon 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
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
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
https://youtu.be/OvfpI6eeSLE I got a chance to play Thing Trunk's Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers thank you to Chris Priestly at Evolve PR for providing a review key. It's a … Continue reading Have a devishly good time with your community playing Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers
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 … Continue reading Thoughts on TTRPG, D&D and Me…
YIPES! Time has snuck up on me and GenCon is around the corner! So here's my panel schedule. I'll be around the con, not currently scheduled to play any games … Continue reading My @Gen_Con 51 schedule
I just can't stay away from Seattle it seems! I'm a Gaming Pro Guest for Norwescon 41, March 29-April 1, 2018. Here's where you can see me talk about stuff! … Continue reading My @norwescon schedule!
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!
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!
Hugo Award nominations are now open through March 16, 2018, and I’m pleased to share I’m eligible for consideration in a few categories. I am eligible for consideration for Best … Continue reading My Hugo Award eligibility post for 2018!
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!
This was originally posted on Patreon on October 30, 2017 and is possible through the generosity of my Patrons. So, a good friend Joseph Carriker posted a link to this … Continue reading On roleplaying the “Other”
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!
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”
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!
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!
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. … Continue reading ICYMI – I was interviewed about @INeedDivGms by the @chicagotribune!
Folks are always asking me if panels will be streamed when I go to conventions and conferences. Well luck is with you, as Queerness and Games Conference has you covered! … Continue reading Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!
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!
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!
Here's things what I am doing at GDC & Adjacent spaces! Monday - Attending the Gaming Accessibility Conference! #GAConf About the conference: Disability is a mismatch between a person and … Continue reading Almost time for @Official_GDC! Here’s all the things I’m up to
TANYA DEPASS ON CREATING D&D CHARACTERS Tanya DePass (@cypheroftyr) has played D&D for years and she brings her experience in talking about diversity in gaming to creating D&D characters … Continue reading ICYMI – I was on @Wizards_dnd to talk about diversity, D&D and more!
[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
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.
So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work
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, 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!
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!
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
(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)
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
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!
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
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
Ok, so I get asked for advice and my thoughts on a lot of things relating to diversity and representation. Lately I've been getting asked about the proper/authentic/least offensive way … Continue reading So you want to describe a POC character…
Cross Posted from my Patreon, where it originally appeared on 9 May 2016. Another signal boost post, this time to focus on the works of POC, Bi, non-binary, trans and … Continue reading Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition
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
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!
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 Updated guide to interacting with me at conventions
April 29th, 7:00 pm - When Being 'On' Is what people Expect A panel where Mark Oshiro (Mark Does Stuff) and Tanya DePass (I Need Diverse Games) speak about the … Continue reading My @Penguicon schedule!
Hi all, First off thank you for your support this past month, I appreciate every single Patreon, from everyone at the $1 and up helped keep me housed, the cat … Continue reading Doing all the things! March update [Reposted from Patreon]
So Tuesday is usually the day new releases drop. This week however there's two highly anticipated titles coming out! I'll do an AM Stream of Unravel Game; starting at 10am … Continue reading Double the Streams on Tuesday 2/9!
What can game developers do to better represent black women in games? “They need to get some fucking empathy,” says Tanya dePass, a campaigner for better representation inside game worlds … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san
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…
A lovely list where I am thankful for #DragonAgeInquisition & other Paste writers gave game thanks <3 http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/11/13-games-were-thankful-for.html The internet fuels negativity. There’s so much cynicism and pessimism about games … Continue reading ICYMI – 13 Games Paste Games writers & Editors are thankful for
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 – … Continue reading My Updated @GaymerX Schedule
Episode 55: Emily, Mike and Tanya Need Diverse Disney (and Games) I HAD SO MUCH FUN Chatting with Mike and Emily! I can't wait to come back and visit, hang … Continue reading I got a chance to chat up the lovely folks at @CastletoCastle! Disney Podcast 😀