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: Navigating and Making Social Media Work for you as a Black Nerd 10:00 am Eastern, Jefferson Room Twitter is the new watercooler, and Black Twitter … Continue reading Heading off to @BlerdConDC this weekend!

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 being at Gen Con. It was my first time at the convention, and as a QWoC in game design interested in making my move into … Continue reading Why Representation matters in #TTRPG spaces

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 a cover! Done by Alex Croft (who you should totally support on Patreon)  The release date has changed on Amazon from June 8 to June … Continue reading Updates, news and stuff

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 game developers and folks adjacent to the industry by CRC Press. The book will be available in 2018, exact date to be determined.  Submission information … 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 are denoted with [M] below. Destroying the Mythos Around Female Gamers and Games for Women Friday 2:30 pm University B / Ann Lemay, Ceri Young, … Continue reading My @WisconSF3 schedule for #Wiscon41

My updated @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 Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Charlie Hawkins April 21, 6:45 - 7:45 pm S405a “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!

.@WISCONSF3 41 PANEL SIGN-UP & INTEREST SURVEY IS OPEN! DEADLINE is MARCH 13

snagged from today's post on the Wiscon blog FEBRUARY 20, 2017 CHRIS W Programming Panel Surveys are open until March 13. Now’s the chance to give YOUR feedback on what panels will run during WisCon 41. The survey is a big part on how programming is decided every year! If you want to more about … Continue reading .@WISCONSF3 41 PANEL SIGN-UP & INTEREST SURVEY IS OPEN! DEADLINE is MARCH 13

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 expectation of free labor. So I'm lucky, and in a good position where sometimes people come out the gate with what are your rates & fees? This … Continue reading On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces

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 convention and will be my first time in Australia! Donate help me spend some extra time in Sydney GX Australia is covering my flight and hotel. So I've … Continue reading Asking for a little help to extend my trip after @GXAustralia next year

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 could use some love. They're over the 50% point, but need to reach $60K AUD to roll over! Full details in this very long post, … Continue reading Hey y’all @GXAustralia 2017 KS needs a bit of love, just 3 days left!

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 over in our chosen fandoms. A lot of times the discourse becomes more about hurt feelings than actually listening to those affected by the racism … Continue reading My Day 2 of @GaymerX aka I’m on ALL THE PANELS

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 hair. If you try to pet my hair or touch my locs without express permission or invitation it will not end well for you. So … Continue reading My @WisconSF3 schedule

Next week is @WisconSF3!

Time for another convention! This time it's my annual trip to Madison, WI for WisCon. It's also the 40th anniversary this year. So I'm on a lot of panels, still a programming Co-Chair and adding on GoH liaison duties for Nalo Hopkinson. Full public schedule is online Friday, May 27th HeQuisitor, SheQuisitor, TheyQuisitor: The Queer … Continue reading Next week is @WisconSF3!

.@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important

Watch Sammus Music's video below, then come back to this tab. Trust me, I have reasons. https://youtu.be/bjhRvQM-wiw   This song is ...it's so fucking important to me. It's about getting therapy, and as a black woman hearing this from another black woman, it made me sob when I heard her sing this at GX3. I've … Continue reading .@sammusmusic’s new EP Infusion is so damned important

2016 Convention things…

I started to call it a schedule but changed my mind. A lot of the programming for cons I'm going to isn't finalized yet. So if you go to these cons; there's a damned good chance I'll be there.  Game Developers Conference March 14 - 18, San Francisco, CA. Attending and being point person for … Continue reading 2016 Convention things…

I visited with @JusticePoints again for @bioware month!

Ep. #120 - "Good Looking Inquisitors" http://wp.me/p3PYxh-aN  We chat with @cypheroftyr about Bioware games! Our hundred-and-twentieth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking to Bioware fan and #INeedDiverseGames creator Tanya DePass. We go over what tickles Tanya’s fancy about Dragon Age and Mass Effect, as well as why the inquisitor’s story is so important. What We’re … Continue reading I visited with @JusticePoints again for @bioware month!

WISCON 39 Schedule is now LIVE on wiscon.info

Hello all you lovely Wiscon folks out there! I am beyond happy to announce that the final schedule for Wiscon 39 is now live on the Wiscon website! This link will get you the panels that are running, their locations, etc. If you need a list view;  here is a link if you need a grid … Continue reading WISCON 39 Schedule is now LIVE on wiscon.info

My Wiscon schedule, Maker help me

I'm on a lot of panels. O_o; so they are under a cut. Names of my fellow panelists redacted to maintain the gap between meat space, fan space and online handles. Come see me talk, a whole lot. Also, someone keep my flask full. 😐 Friday May 22nd. 4:00 - 5:15 pm; Location: Assembly Misandry. … Continue reading My Wiscon schedule, Maker help me

Wiscon 39 Programming sign ups CLOSE TOMORROW 3/29!

Reminder! Wiscon programming sign ups close tomorrow! Get that survey done so your feedback can be heard! It’s a big part of how programming is decided so you should do the survey!!! WisCon 39 Programming Traditionally, WisCon programming has been divided into separate tracks to provide some visual organization in the at-Con programming pocket guide. … Continue reading Wiscon 39 Programming sign ups CLOSE TOMORROW 3/29!

About “Save the Pearls”

So… I’ve had some time to ruminate on this ‘book‘… “Save the Pearls”. I put book in air quotes because this doesn’t deserve to be called a book. It’s a self serving, poor me, white people are OMG oppressed in this far flung, post apocalyptic, fictitious world so this is totally ok, AMIRITE?! oppression fantasy … Continue reading About “Save the Pearls”

Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

ThinkGalacticon 3 Needs you, yes you!

*waves from the ThinkGalacticon 3 ConCom* Hi all, here is my hey, you should come to the nifty local con post, better yet, you should be on panels and volunteer post! So ThinkGalacticon 3 is happening July 8-10 at Roosevelt University. We have the fabulous Hugo and Nebula nominated Nora K. Jemisin as our SFF … Continue reading ThinkGalacticon 3 Needs you, yes you!

Help Con or Bust!

Here are some con_or_bust auctions with very few or no bids. Please bid and spread the word about these auctions! Con or Bust is administered by the Carl Brandon Society. Learn more. Make a donation or pay for an item with a PayPal account or credit card (more information) Here's a quick primer on how … Continue reading Help Con or Bust!