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My next convention I’m paneling at is BlerdCon in VA
Here’s where you can find me on panels that weekend of July 27-29, 2018 Friday July 27th.
How to Stream Your Tabletop Sessions – Friday 5:30 to 6:30 pm Tabletop sessions are full of “you had to be there” roleplaying moments, so why not share them as they happen.
Get a walkthrough from the Roll20 virtual tabletop team on how to livestream your games
This is designed as an introduction for new streamers, but everyone is welcome.
Saturday July 28th.
Diversifying Your Table: How Not to Be *THAT* GM – 12 Noon to 1:00 pm Tabletop Roleplaying Games let us roleplay anyone we want, but behind the diverse characters there are many pitfalls that make marginalized *players* feel unwelcome.
Join us to explore the ways you can make your gaming group a safe and welcoming place for everyone.
Playing Tabletop Games Online with Roll20 – 4:00 to 5:00 pm Whether your existing group needs a virtual tabletop to play long-distance, you want to find a few new players online, or are looking for digital tools to better support your in-person game, .
Roll20 is the free platform best suited for you to enjoy your favorite system
We’ll introduce you to our program tools being used by over 3,000,000 users and give you tips to help you get started right.
We’ll also do a Q&A session for our existing Roll20 veterans… Real Talk on Streaming as a Hobby or Career Saturday 6:00 to 7:30pm A lot of people think streaming is easy; you just turn on the console, PC, a cam and go.
We’ll have a real talk convo on what actually goes into streaming whether or not you consider it a serious hobby or want to make a career out of it.
Sunday July 29th.
Worldbuilding Without IRL Racism – Sunday 10:00 to 11:00 am Too many games treat real life issues like a playground – and no, it is not fun to re-enact racism in the games we play to escape reality for a while.
Let’s talk about how to build lush, exciting worlds full of drama and conflict that doesn’t fall back on harmful tropes.
How to Broadcast Safely as a Marginalized Streamer Sunday
12 Noon to 1:30pm Broadcasting games, creative work, cosplay, tabletop games, and other hobbies can be fun, but it can also be perilous for some of us.
This panel will bring you some tips and tricks such as using bots, human mods and other methods to make your experience as stress free as possible.
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Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games
a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming.
I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming
#INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone.
She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity.
Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast
Along with all of that.
She’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon
she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year.
Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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