Hot off the press, @Gen_Con Industry Insider panels are posted

It’s a bit of a way off but I do have some of my GenCon 50 schedule sorted for Industry Insider Panels! Full listing of Industry Insider sessions  which you can add to your wishlist until registration opens.

Livestreaming Your Table Thursday 3pm Room 245

Aljernon Bolden, Kat Kuhl and Tanya DePass

How to best utilize twitch or other streaming platforms to best utilize sharing your game, your system, & bringing in new players to the hobby.

The Heroes We Deserve – Representation in Games Friday 12 pm Room 245

Joseph Carriker, Tanya DePass, Anna Meade, Darcy Ross, Liz Splain & C.A Suleiman

Who do we want to play games? How do you create characters, artwork, & worlds that appeal to a broad audience? What can you do to help people feel welcome & encourage new people to play more?

Black Knights: Growing RPG Space Among Minorities Saturday 10 am Room 244

Aljernon Bolden, Tanya DePass, Katherine Cross & Anna Meade

A discussion on how to make modern gaming communities more welcoming to a minority audiences & future creators of color.

Tabletop in the Transmedia Age Saturday 4pm Room 244

Tanya DePass, James Lowder, Paul Peterson, Harrison Pink, C.A Suleiman

Discussion of the transmedia trend & how it applies to tabletop gaming, with a focus on how tabletop & other forms of media are starting to inform & even help define each other.

By Our Powers Combined: Technology and Tabletop Sunday 12pm

Jake Alley, Liz Courts, Tanya DePass, BJ Hensley

Technology isn’t going anywhere, so why not use it to your advantage? Learn about all the cool sites, programs, & more to make your game mastering life easier.

TONIGHT: Fight Hate. Drink Geek Cocktails with Bellydancing Super Mario

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 Wookiees, and a sword-wielding Sephiroth!

Raks Geek presents an unforgettable night of nerdiness and dancing paying homage to The Last Starfighter, Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros, Star Wars, Bioshock Infinte, Lemmings, Batman, and more. We’ll even have specially-crafted geek cocktails!

Tickets will be available at the door. Don’t miss out!


A portion of proceeds from this show will go to I Need Diverse Games.

The first 70 attendees also get free goody bags from Cards Against Humanity!

A very quick, run by post-C2E2 update

So both panels went well, both:   “Through Brightest Days & Blackest Nights – A Black Nerd Girl’s Journey” where I had the honor of sitting alongside Keidra Chaney, Mikki Kendall, Karlyn, and moderated by the wonderful Jennifer Cross. We had a full-house and, and also, Gail Simone attended & live tweeted! Mikki ran off the stage to hug her. It was so gratifying to see so many POC in that room.

Then I was asked to sit on #YesAllTrolls: When Trolling goes too Far, moderated by Mikki Kendall, along with TheWayoftheId, Jennifer Cross, Molly E, and PDilla. It wasn’t a packed house but that’s ok. There was a high percentage of white dudes that were getting up and leaving the panel room. I don’t know what they expected from the panel, but clearly we weren’t giving them what they wanted.

Sunday was a day to roam around the exhibitor hall and get stuff. I missed out on the talking Elcor plush, but I did get an N7 scarf. I got to see awesome people too. I got to hug Lauren Jankoswski! She is a sweet person and I’m glad I’m her friend. Met the awesome, awesome person behind the KeystrokeBlog who was livetweeting many of the panels I went to as well.

All was not 100% awesome in C2E2 land however. I did spot a “Basic Bitches Read Marvel” shirt in the artist alley which I have tweeted at C2E2 (as of yet no response). So yeah, that’s not really making me feel welcome at what should be a local, welcoming, happy place of geekery among my folks. More on that in it’s own post.

But day$job beckons and I must away from the blogosphere for a bit. A full write up of panels I went to  and was on as well as a requisite loot-haul photoset.