Tanya DePass

Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s a partnered variety broadcaster on Twitch. Additionally, she’s the producer & a founding cast member of Rivals of Waterdeep; an actual play Dungeons and Dragons show airing on Sundays at 10am Pacific. She’s contributed to publications at Green Ronin, Wizards of the Coast, Paizo and Monte Cook Games. Tanya is the programming & diversity coordinator for OrcaCon and GaymerX. She often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. Her writing appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Vice Gaming, Mic, Waypoint, Wiscon Chronicles, Paste Games and other publications. She’s the editor of Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins (2018, CRC Press) and contributed to The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox. (2019, CRC Press). She is also the creator of Into the Mother Lands, an original Sci Fi RPG, funded by Twitch & created by a team of POC developers & RPG pros.

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