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
Some recent press for me
I've been getting a bit of press in the last month or so, so here it all is in one handy list. Articles and Interviews: Go Magazine GO Proudly Presents: … Continue reading Some recent press for me
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 @GeekGirlCon 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!
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 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
Have a devishly good time with your community playing Book of Demons: Dungeons and Streamers
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
TwitchCon vods aren't yet separated out into individual panels, but I've gotten the links and the time stamps for y'all! Come Watch My Stream and Other Things Not to Say! … Continue reading TwitchCon Vods!!
My #PAXUnplugged 2018 schedule
My PAX Unplugged panel schedule so far... Not Having Racism in Your Campaign, Settings, or Table Friday 1:30 pm Leviathan Theatre Tabletop is growing and expanding, and with it there’s … Continue reading My #PAXUnplugged 2018 schedule
Some convention etiquette since @TwitchCon is around the corner…
A tweet from @curlyfro about folks not inviting themselves along put me in the mind of convention etiquette and how that happens a lot. Since TwitchCon is coming, have a … Continue reading Some convention etiquette since @TwitchCon is around the corner…
ICYMI – I’m giving the Saturday Keynote at @DifferentGames conference!
I'm honored to give the Saturday Keynote address at this year's Different Games Conference. Why Inclusion is Required, and Diversity is Not Enough Tanya DePass Often times we talk about diversity and inclusion … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m giving the Saturday Keynote at @DifferentGames conference!
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 … 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 … Continue reading Why Representation matters in #TTRPG spaces
My #PAXDev & #PAXWest 2018 Schedule
Here you go, here's where you can find me at PAX Dev & PAX West 8/28-9/3 I'm on one panel at PAX Dev Interrogating Your Aspirations - Tuesday 8/28 3:45 … Continue reading My #PAXDev & #PAXWest 2018 Schedule
My @Gen_Con 51 schedule
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
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 … Continue reading My @BlerdConDC 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
Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins – Publishing 11 June 2018 from CRC Press
Why is this anthology necessary? Because too often voices of those society marginalizes are left out of the bigger conversation around gaming, the industry, those that cover it and … Continue reading Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins – Publishing 11 June 2018 from CRC Press
Updates, news and stuff
ICYMI - A bunch of stuff has happened lately, or rather that NDA life has eased up a little. First off, Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins has … Continue reading Updates, news and stuff
ICYMI – My #SheTalksGames Facebook interview on Facebook Gaming
Watch the full interview at the Facebook Women in Gaming, stories page. Tanya's Story Watch the video here Founder & Director A renowned activist and advocate for diversity within the … Continue reading ICYMI – My #SheTalksGames Facebook interview on Facebook Gaming
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!
My @norwescon 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!
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 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!
My Hugo Award eligibility post for 2018!
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!
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 … Continue reading Happy #BlackHistoryMonth y’all!
Tales from the Margin Anthology – Contributor announcement!
Happy holidays all, I'm am very pleased to announce the fine folks contributing to Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins: Alex Zandra Van Chestein Elizabeth LaPensee Hadeel al-Massari … Continue reading Tales from the Margin Anthology – Contributor announcement!
My @OrcaCon Schedule!
Here's what I'm doing for OrcaCon, Jan 12-14, 2018! Creating Inclusive Gaming Groups and Events, Friday 4:30 pm, Vancouver Room Tanya DePass [M], Bianca Anderson, Gabriel de los Angeles, Jeanette … Continue reading My @OrcaCon Schedule!
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!
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!
On roleplaying the “Other”
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”
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
Diversity Tools and Takeaway’s deck
Diversity Tools and Takeaways August 29, Grand 1 3:45 pm Diversity tools and takeaways Instead of another “diversity is good” type of talk, let us give you tools to make … Continue reading Diversity Tools and Takeaway’s deck
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!
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
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