Calling Chicago & Chicago adjacent folks – Check out Pocket Con 2016!!

Pocket Con is a free single day convention for Chicago youth brought to you by a partnership between the Chicago Public Library, Freewrite and LOKari Productions. It focuses on work by artists of color, particularly African American authors and artists, as well as comics with a primary character who is Black. Pocket Con also features … Continue reading Calling Chicago & Chicago adjacent folks – Check out Pocket Con 2016!!

GX4 Panel Reminder: Fans Vs Creators: Is there a better way?

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room B at 2pm PST! Whether we’re talking about the 100, Ghostbusters, or your favorite video game series, there’s a sense that fandom spaces have become armed camps rather than spaces for discussion. Creators are suddenly backed against a wall feeling as if they … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: Fans Vs Creators: Is there a better way?

GX4 Panel Reminder: How to Twitch Safely as a POC/LGBTQIA/Female ID’d Streamer

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room C at 6pm PST! Streaming on Twitch 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 … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: How to Twitch Safely as a POC/LGBTQIA/Female ID’d Streamer

GX4 Panel Reminder: Gatekeeping and Geek Policing

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room B at 5pm PST! Geek policing and gate-keeping happens when someone shows interest in something of the nerdy persuasion, and “true fans” chase them away or “cred check”, especially towards marginalized groups. "You’re not a REAL geek if you don’t like Firefly!” “FEMALES don’t like strategy games.” … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: Gatekeeping and Geek Policing

GX4 Panel Reminder: Creating Inclusive Gaming Groups & Events

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room A at 4pm PST! Want to know how to find inclusive groups for gaming? How do you create your own gaming meet-ups? Many game groups play in public, but they’re not welcoming. You need anti-harassment policies, a game host welcoming the new players, and relationship … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: Creating Inclusive Gaming Groups & Events

GX4 Panel Reminder: Playing with Pride

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room B at 2pm PST! Join us for a group discussion on coming out, finding community, creating avatars, hosting inclusive events, & more. The conversation will also feature video clips of diverse LGBTQ gamers sharing their stories from across the country. Get more info … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: Playing with Pride

GX4 Panel Reminder: When Fandom Ain’t Fun – A Frank Talk by QPOC

Our founder Cypheroftyr is at GX4!  Come check out this panel today in Panels Room B at 12pm PST! Queer fans of color are often left out, pushed out and talked over in our chosen fandoms. A lot of times the discourse becomes more about hurt feelings than actually listening to those affected by the racism and racist … Continue reading GX4 Panel Reminder: When Fandom Ain’t Fun – A Frank Talk by QPOC

.@INeedDivGms GDC Scholarship applications for 2017 are now open!

We are happy to announce that our 2017 GDC Scholarship Applications are now open! Applications will be accepted October 1st - November 1st, 2016 I Need Diverse Games is excited to announce that in partnership with the Game Developers Conference we will be awarding 25 All Access passes to the 2017 Game Developers Conference, held … Continue reading .@INeedDivGms GDC Scholarship applications for 2017 are now open!