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
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
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
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
Y'all asked for it, so here we go!
Wiscon is coming and for the first time in many years I am just a panelist. Which I am relieved about. Where is the F is all the F/F in … Continue reading My Wiscon 42 schedule
Streaming Far Cry 5 has been fun, especially co-op'ing with Kahlief. Here have some clips: https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=YummyDaintyOpossumSwiftRage&autoplay=false&tt_medium=clips_embed Snagged by @urbanbohemian https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=HedonisticWiseNewtJebaited&autoplay=false&tt_medium=clips_embed Well it's not a bayou... clipped by @ravingsockmonkey https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=LachrymoseShakingPepperoniChefFrank&autoplay=false&tt_medium=clips_embed Today … Continue reading A bunch of @farcrygame 5 clips from my community
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!
Announcing the Romance Option Podcast! Sex, Love, and Geekery. Two queer black women giving you frank talk about relationships. Hosted by @biancajand & @cypheroftyr See, if you leave me and Bianca … Continue reading Announcing the Romance Option Podcast!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
As it's near the end of the month, and things are a bit tight around chez Cypher, here's a reminder thread on ways to support my work, if you like … Continue reading Ways to support my work, and keep me doing this diversity thing as a FT gig
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!
This was originally posted on Patreon on October 1, 2017 and is possible through the generosity of my Patrons. So I'm not really on the woooo Cuphead is amazing and … Continue reading Thoughts on Gaming, Identity and Cuphead
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”
So you don't miss it, here's my GaymerX East Schedule for this weekend! See some of you there 😀
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
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!
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!
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”
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
Going on now through October 2nd (11:59PM PDT, 10/2), the first month of any new subscription to any channel offering a recurring subscription on Twitch is half off for you. Streamers still get … Continue reading It’s Subtember on Twitch! 50% off new subscriptions
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
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!
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!
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
I was pondering this over on twitter, so here it is a bit more cleaned up and edited. Originally started from this tweet. I want to talk about the hustle, … Continue reading On the hustle that folks don’t see
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 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!
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!
This was my post last year for father's day. Not much has changed, well that's not true. I'm even more bitter about the day and the non-stop nagging from social … Continue reading About ‘father’s day’ for me…
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 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!
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 … Continue reading Hot off the press, @Gen_Con Industry Insider panels are posted
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
Originally posted on Patreon on 8 May, 2017 So, there's been a lot of whining online by older white dudes about how conventions, especially geek and nerd centered ones are … Continue reading When the faux oppressed whine, they look ridiculous
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!
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!
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!
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?
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