Congratulations to Tanya DePass on being named one of Gen Con 2017's Industry Insider Featured Presenters!
It's a great honor, but it's a long road to Indianapolis.
While Gen Con's Industry Insiders receive free entrance to the show and priority hotel access, there are still considerable expenses related to travel, housing, meals, and related costs. These outlays needn't be shouldered by the guests' alone, though!
Your support will help Tanya attend year's Gen Con
, mitigating the trip's financial burden and allowing her to share a multitude of unique experiences and perspectives.
For those of you not familiar with Tanya DePass's considerable body of work: Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that 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’s the founder and Editor In Chief of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture is discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. She’s also the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and 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
Paste Games and other publications.
This is not an all or nothing campaign—every little bit helps
. We all know the cost and stresses of travel, and how an opportunity can be unexpectedly taxing. With your help, we can shoulder a measure of the stress and expense associated with Tanya's work.
All proceeds of this campaign go directly to Tanya DePass's accounts (and are being managed by her exclusively). Others are associated only insofar as it allows her to remain focused on other exciting projects.
This campaign runs until August 11th, 2017 (the week before Gen Con). Proceeds will be put toward Tanya's expenses related to travel, housing, meetings during the show, and related expenses
. If you can, though, please don't delay in contributing—it makes arranging travel details much easier!
Thank you for time and generosity, and be sure to watch the Gen Con Industry Insider Featured Presenter's page
for details on Tanya's events and discussions.