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, and the gaming community categorizes different types of gamers, and how this impacts gaming culture.  What characteristics do we use to create gamer categories?  How … Continue reading My @MAGFest Schedule!

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

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 to collaborate with. Friday, October 14th Real talk on Tabletop toxicity 4-6pm Tabletop has a toxicity problem and it should be discussed, like adults in … Continue reading I’m a guest at @BigBadCon next week!

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 Need Diverse Games table in the Diversity Lounge. As always, have a handy, 100% free guide to interacting with me in meat space at conventions. https://cypheroftyr.com/cypherinteractionguide/  … Continue reading Final @PAX West schedule!

My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide

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 @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide

My Updated @GaymerX Schedule

So my GX3 schedule has changed a little bit, so here it is in it's final form. Changes noted in bold below GaymerX – San Jose, CA December 11 – 13, 2015 “We Need More Diverse Games: How to Get There”  with Gil Almolgi, Katherine Cross, DJ Kirkland, Rachel Keslenski, and Arthur Chu Friday December 11th, … Continue reading My Updated @GaymerX Schedule

Diversify Tabletop: Finding Diverse Designers Among the d20s

The awesome Emily Care Boss and I were interviewed by Sarah Richardson over at Women Write About Comics.com about the #DiversifyTabletop initiative. Here's the interview in full!  Recently, I noticed a new hashtag pop up on my Twitter feed: #DiversifyTabletop. I took notice because I’ve seen a couple of attempts to make lists of tabletop … Continue reading Diversify Tabletop: Finding Diverse Designers Among the d20s

Updated – I’m on two Wizard World Chicago Panels!

Chicago Comic Con schedule is posted! Great celeb panels and screenings for Supergirl & Scream Queens! http://www.wizardworld.com/programming-chicago.html … WizardWorld Saturday, August 22, 2015 3:30-4:15PM SO YOU WANT TO BE A NERD ORGANIZER (ROOM 14) Whether you’re starting a podcast, a meet-up group, an online community, a con, a magazine, or a social movement, being a nerdy … Continue reading Updated – I’m on two Wizard World Chicago Panels!

Yay! Made it through my nerves at @AlterConf. Everyone was amazing!

A brief recap before I go fall down from all the tired of today. AlterConf Sessions was awesome. Though I am terrified of public speaking, I did the thing and it was good. If I seemed a bit out of it by the end of the day, I apologize. I'm an introvert and that much … Continue reading Yay! Made it through my nerves at @AlterConf. Everyone was amazing!

#Datenight with The Dialogue Wheel – Part 2 where we continue the convo about Diversity in DAI!

So when I was on The Dialogue Wheel podcast, we had a lengthy convo that wound up being a part 2 episode! So here's the second half of that great convo. Part 1 is here in case you missed it. Date Night with the Dialogue Wheel #26: Diversity in Dragon Age Inquisition  Welcome to Date … Continue reading #Datenight with The Dialogue Wheel – Part 2 where we continue the convo about Diversity in DAI!

I got a chance to chat up the lovely folks at @CastletoCastle! Disney Podcast :D

Episode 55: Emily, Mike and Tanya Need Diverse Disney (and Games) I HAD SO MUCH FUN Chatting with Mike and Emily! I can't wait to come back and visit, hang out and talk about Disney, diversity and everything in-between. Listen, subscribe, say hello to the hosts. They are lovely folks and you should follow them … Continue reading I got a chance to chat up the lovely folks at @CastletoCastle! Disney Podcast 😀

I got to hangout with the fine folks over at the Dialogue Wheel Podcast!

I recently had a chance to join the folks over at the Dialogue Wheel podcast to talk about #diversity in #DragonAge. This is a short episode, Part 2 will be about an hour long. https://youtu.be/FfKs3Y1J_xo Welcome to Date Night with the Dialogue Wheel episode 25, "Diversity in DAI." Chachi, Tyler, Evan, and guest Tanya D … Continue reading I got to hangout with the fine folks over at the Dialogue Wheel Podcast!