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 the wind, but what about those of us who want to address other gamers? You'll get some basic how to start a podcast tips, then … Continue reading My @GaymerX 4 Schedule

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 fandom, friends and tomfoolery. If you like seeing me on panels, or hey just want to see what these are about, here's a link to … Continue reading Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…

ICYMI – My #SOCOSY16 talk is online!

Social Computing Symposium 2016: Harassment, Threats, and Trolling Online: Why Diversity in all aspects of Gaming is Vital http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/ifVideo.aspx?id=262217 A brief talk on why diversity in games is more than a buzzword and should be a consideration from day one of development Speaker: Tanya C. DePass Affiliation: I Need Diverse Games Host: Lili Cheng Duration: 00:08:24 Date recorded: 11 January … Continue reading ICYMI – My #SOCOSY16 talk is online!

I’m going to be on The Geek Show! Videogames Edition 2/18/16!

A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES! ...and it is VStheUNIVERSE with their hit variety show "The Geek Show!" This month the VtU crew are celebrating everyone's favorite pastime: Video Games! Join VStheUNIVERSE as they welcome guests Tanya DePass from #INeedDiverseGames and local Robomodo studio developer Josh Tsui as they talk about the current gaming scene! VStheUNIVERSE will … Continue reading I’m going to be on The Geek Show! Videogames Edition 2/18/16!

ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san

What can game developers do to better represent black women in games? “They need to get some fucking empathy,” says Tanya dePass, a campaigner for better representation inside game worlds and among those who create them. She curates websites, hosts podcasts, maintains the#INeedDiverseGames tag on Twitter, works as a diversity consultant andspeaks at conventions and … Continue reading ICYMI – I’m in this @Offworld piece by @sangfroid_san

Forced change is happening…

I got back to work from GX3 today to unpack my office, get everything settled and then was let go. I had no sense this was coming. After all who would be that low-down and dirty right? Well apparently my now former supervisor would be that's who. So I come to y'all humbly asking for … Continue reading Forced change is happening…

It’s @GaymerX go time!

By the time this posts I'll be in San Jose, CA for GX3 aka GaymerX –  December 11 – 13, 2015 Here's my GX3 schedule! I'll be speaking briefly about my role as Diversity Liaison & on why it's important to GX to be diverse during the opening ceremonies, Friday, December 11th, 10:00 am GX … Continue reading It’s @GaymerX go time!

I was interviewed about #INeedDiverseGames by @sportsmyballs over at @Autostraddle <3

WE ALL NEED DIVERSE GAMES: An Interview with Tanya DePass, Creator of #INeedDiverseGames It can be dangerous to meet the people you internet-admire. There’s the possibility that they’re simply not as cool in real life as they are online. It’s easier to seem successful and put-together when you have time to carefully craft responses on … Continue reading I was interviewed about #INeedDiverseGames by @sportsmyballs over at @Autostraddle <3

ICYMI – I’ll be at @IndieCade next week for @INeedDivGms & @OutOfTokensCast in the #GamingForEveryone Pavilion

The Gaming For Everyone Pavilion presented by Intel Pavilion Dates: Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25 Location: IndieCade Village, 9300 Culver Blvd, Culver City We're excited to announce a brand-new initiative taking place at IndieCade Festival 2015 - the Gaming For Everyone Pavilion presented by Intel! At IndieCade, we are constantly inspired by amazing … Continue reading ICYMI – I’ll be at @IndieCade next week for @INeedDivGms & @OutOfTokensCast in the #GamingForEveryone Pavilion

ICYMI – I hung out at @unconsoleable to celebrate a year of #INeedDiverseGames!

55: Tanya is Not the Outrage DMV October 7, 2015   Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis   Download the MP3 // Listen over at Unconsoleable on ESN FM Today is the first anniversary of #INeedDiverseGames and to celebrate, we welcome our friend Tanya DePass on the show to tell us all about it and what she's up … Continue reading ICYMI – I hung out at @unconsoleable to celebrate a year of #INeedDiverseGames!

Very proud to announce that I’ll be at @IndieCade as part of the Gaming For Everyone Diversity Pavilion sponsored by @Intel

The Gaming For Everyone Pavilion presented by Intel So the news I've had to sit on for a bit is that #INeedDiverseGames/Fresh Out of Tokens have been selected as one of 10 participants for the Gaming For Everyone Pavilion at #IndieCade15!! We'll have a booth in the Pavilion, equipment set up by Intel and signage. … Continue reading Very proud to announce that I’ll be at @IndieCade as part of the Gaming For Everyone Diversity Pavilion sponsored by @Intel

#INeedDiverseGames is almost a year old, what a ride!

To celebrate what's been accomplished, what we want to happen in the future and thank you all for your support. So we're doing a few things. One, we're soliciting your pics of folks in their #INeedDiverseGames gear.  Please email us a photo of you, how you want to be credited (ie your tumblr, twitter, screen … Continue reading #INeedDiverseGames is almost a year old, what a ride!

Wizard World Chicago, Bitbash and other stuff going on…

I'm returning to Wizard World Chicago for the first time in a long time this year. I'm on two panels, so if you are coming to WWC, I hope you can make it. Image & Info for first panel snagged from @GeekMelange's post on their own WWC posts. Saturday, August 22, 2015 So You Want … Continue reading Wizard World Chicago, Bitbash and other stuff going on…

Getting serious about doing #INeedDiverseGames stuff Full Time

Ok so I want to do a separate Patreon from the existing one for expenses related to living so I can do this #INeedDiverseGames work full time. If I were to convert my personal Patreon to a creator page; what rewards would you want for the following levels/tiers? $1-$5 $5-$10 $10-$20 $20-$45 $50 and up? … Continue reading Getting serious about doing #INeedDiverseGames stuff Full Time

I was on Heroine #29 to talk up #INeedDiverseGames over at @BTApodcasts

I had a great time talking with Kateylee of BTA! 😀 This week on Heroine, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tanya of #INeedDiverseGames! Tanya started a Twitter phenomenon with that hashtag, and it has grown and evolved into an entire community of people who are seeking more diversity in their games. We chatted … Continue reading I was on Heroine #29 to talk up #INeedDiverseGames over at @BTApodcasts

I got to spin the @DialogueWheel again! This time @BiancaJAnd joined me :D

Date Night with the Dialogue Wheel #33 - Crit Tokens Chachi and Tyler chat with special guests Tanya (@cypheroftyr) and Bianca (@biancajand) about diversity in Dragon Age, namely the handling of Mother Giselle. Other discussed topics include Fenris fanart, Miles Morales, and much more. http://www.podbean.com/media/player/wdc9j-5771cb?skin=2 Thanks to ChachiBobinks and Tyler for having me back, and … Continue reading I got to spin the @DialogueWheel again! This time @BiancaJAnd joined me 😀

I’ll be speaking at @alterconfsessions in Chicago!

I might be squeaking and running in a circle but I’m excited about getting to speak at AlterConf Sessions - Chicago! On August 8th, I’ll be talking about why we need diverse games.  Keep an eye on the Chicago event page for more speaker announcements, including some familiar faces! Also, #INeedDiverseGames is a sponsor, and … Continue reading I’ll be speaking at @alterconfsessions in Chicago!

I’m so fucking happy today…

I'm so fucking happy, I don't know if anyone understands how much it means to me to see people wearing their #INeedDiverseGames gear. Especially people who are fighting the good fight to make gaming better. I'm floored, I'm excited, I can't stop crying. It's just...thank you all so, so much. This means the world to … Continue reading I’m so fucking happy today…

Excited Muppet Flailing activate! The #INeedDiverseGames panel for @GaymerX has been accepted!

In case you missed my excited muppet flailing last night! Found out our #INeedDiverseGames panel for GaymerX is approved!  Please note the schedule is NOT final. So the final time/date could/might change.  The title is: We Need More Diverse Games, How do We Get there? Some of the points we'll cover: Why it's important to have representation … Continue reading Excited Muppet Flailing activate! The #INeedDiverseGames panel for @GaymerX has been accepted!

Game Enthus #230, Hella Lean Pockets or Out of Tokens

I revisited Aaron of the GameEnthus Podcast for their 230th Episode! We also had Alladin (@MrGlasco on twitter) for his very first time being on a Podcast! GameEnthus Podcast ep230: Hella Lean Pockets or Out of Tokens Show Length:  136 minutes Listen on the Game Enthus Site // Direct Download This week Aaron (@Ind1fference) is joined by … Continue reading Game Enthus #230, Hella Lean Pockets or Out of Tokens

I’m on this week’s Match 3 Podcast – Episode #4 Retromancy

I got a chance to hang out with awesome local game folks Gita Jackson and Patrick Klepek on Match 3 Podcast where we discussed the women of E3, nostalgia's vice grip on our culture, and avoiding the hype machine. Listen on the site // Download the MP3 The News This Week Emily Caldwin in Dishonored 2 … Continue reading I’m on this week’s Match 3 Podcast – Episode #4 Retromancy

I revisited @JusticePoints for their #99th Episode – No More Tokens

Our ninety-ninth episode features us talking to return guest, Tanya DePass. We talk to Tanya about her new podcast, Fresh Out of Tokens, as well as the continuing conversation about how to approach diversity in games, brought up recently by the debut of Witcher 3. Our ninety-ninth episode features us talking to return guest, Tanya … Continue reading I revisited @JusticePoints for their #99th Episode – No More Tokens

Why #INeedDiverseGames Wiscon 39 Panel – Audio

Audio of the Wiscon 39 panel on Why #INeedDiverseGames. Featuring: shareefjackson -  Shareef's work on STEM diversity, including video games, has appeared in sources such as Scientific American, NPR, and Jet Magazine.His work can be found at ShareefJackson.com.  He also hosts the Operation Cubicle podcast with JP Fairfield, and is a frequent guest on the Spawn … Continue reading Why #INeedDiverseGames Wiscon 39 Panel – Audio

How do people get Patreon Support? I’m still struggling with it so if you have advice I’d love to hear it

So I posted this over at the #INeedDiverseGames tumblr and wanted to pitch this out to other avenues as well. Advice from folks who are successful on Patreon or other crowdfunding ways to do this work full time is wanted and welcomed. So an inquiry for you fine folks who support us… So,#INeedDiverseGames is doing … Continue reading How do people get Patreon Support? I’m still struggling with it so if you have advice I’d love to hear it

Tech Upgrades for #INeedDiverseGames ~ GoFundMe update, signal boost request

So, under the #INeedDiverseGames  hashtag we've been doing some great things! However, keeping on with those great things requires some tech upgrades that don't come cheap. In order to do things like stream games, write reviews and get some future initiatives going, upgraded and new tech is needed. As the creator of the hashtag, as someone … Continue reading Tech Upgrades for #INeedDiverseGames ~ GoFundMe update, signal boost request