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!
Here’s my #GenCon50 panel schedule!
Here's my GenCon 50 schedule sorted for Industry Insider Panels! Full listing of Industry Insider sessions I am unsure what panels have tickets left cause I don't know how it works to … Continue reading Here’s my #GenCon50 panel schedule!
Announcement: I’m now part of @OrcaCon’s staff as the Programming Coordinator!
I’m excited to announce that I am part of OrcaCon staff as the Programming Coordinator as of OrcaCon 2018! What does this mean exactly? Well, I’m helping to review programming … Continue reading Announcement: I’m now part of @OrcaCon’s staff as the Programming Coordinator!
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!
I’m editing an anthology!
I can finally share the news I've been sitting on for a while! I'm super excited to announce that I've been asked to edit a collection of essays from marginalized … Continue reading I’m editing an anthology!
My @WisconSF3 schedule for #Wiscon41
So many panels, much moderation, oh Andraste kick me in the ass now. But if you wanna see the whole shebang, here's the full Wiscon Schedule [Grid format] Panel moderators … Continue reading My @WisconSF3 schedule for #Wiscon41
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!
Listen to me trying out #TorgEternity by @USNAGames on @OneShotRPG!
So I have been getting back into tabletop lately and with that came a chance to help test out Torg Eternity, by USNA Games! We recorded a session for One … Continue reading Listen to me trying out #TorgEternity by @USNAGames on @OneShotRPG!
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
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. … Continue reading ICYMI – I was interviewed about @INeedDivGms by the @chicagotribune!
Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!
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!
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!
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
Almost time for @Official_GDC! Here’s all the things I’m up to
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
ICYMI – I was on @Wizards_dnd to talk about diversity, D&D and more!
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!
My @PAX East Schedule
It's that time of year again, for shenanigans in Boston! Here's my panel schedule and for the first time, I Need Diverse Games will be in the Diversity Lounge! Why … Continue reading My @PAX East Schedule
I’m part of the Fireside chats happening at the Blacks in Gaming event during @Official_GDC
If you'll be at GDC, I'm speaking at the Blacks in Gaming event, sponsored by Xbox! details and RSVP link in this post. Excited to have Kahlief Adams host this … Continue reading I’m part of the Fireside chats happening at the Blacks in Gaming event during @Official_GDC
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!
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!
My talk at @UbisoftMTL !!
Ubisoft Montreal Diversity Tuesdays https://youtu.be/hD5elQmZ6Os I had a chance to speak at Ubisoft's Montreal studio last month. They were kind enough to get me a copy of the video so … Continue reading My talk at @UbisoftMTL !!
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.
On the value of black women’s work
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
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!
Extra Life 2016 Round up Post
Hey! If you're doing Extra Life this year, I'm doing a round up post of everyone's links! Me! I'm part of Team OutPost! Glenn White - Casadian Gamers Autosave HMC … Continue reading Extra Life 2016 Round up Post
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
MY @GaymerX East schedule!
Not long until GaymerX East in NYC! Here's my panel schedule which is much lighter than it was at GX4!! Saturday November 12th 1:oo pm: Gaming Journalism from an LGBTQ … Continue reading MY @GaymerX East schedule!
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!
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 Day 2 of @GaymerX aka I’m on ALL THE PANELS
Saturday, October 1 When Fandom Ain’t Fun – A Frank Talk by QPOC 12:00 pm Panels Room B Queer fans of color are often left out, pushed out and talked … Continue reading My Day 2 of @GaymerX aka I’m on ALL THE PANELS
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
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
PAX West Panels, oh my
PAX West Panel approvals are in and these are the ones that I'll be on! Friday September 2nd, 12:30 pm Sasquatch Theatre Ask the Game Masters Tell incredible stories. Host amazing … Continue reading PAX West Panels, oh my
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
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
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
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 … Continue reading Can y’all believe @OutOfTokensCast is almost a year old!
My @WisconSF3 schedule
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 @WisconSF3 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!
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