Welcome to FIYAHCON 2021

Tanya DePass

Tanya is the Founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago. She’s cast & producer for the Rivals of Waterdeep live play stream; cast on Black Dice Society. She’s also a partnered Twitch variety broadcaster; and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. She’s the Creator & Creative Director for Into the Mother Lands RPG, an afro futurist sci-fi TTRPG.  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)


Find Tanya on her website, or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Twitch, and YouTube at @cypheroftyr.


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