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Tabletop Gaymers works with industry leaders to create educational and social activities for the community. If you are interested in hosting any of these events at your convention, please Contact Us.

Panels

Queer as a Three-Sided Die

Industry panelists lead discussion of gender and sexuality issues in gaming from design and publishing to game-play and community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people are a part of the gamer community. Although the gaming community is known for its tolerance, LGBT people still often struggle to see places for themselves in the fantasy worlds we create.

Queering Your Setting

Where do LGBTQIA folk fit into your fiction or gaming setting? How do you introduce queer characters in a way that is natural and non-offensive? Come join industry panelists while we talk about techniques and advice for doing so, and answer some of your questions about it.

Events

Gaymer Gathering

Join fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) gaymers and our allies for a casual social event. Play tabletop games, meet new friends, make evening plans, participate in icebreakers, relax, create new connections and network with like minded individuals. Some games are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own to share.

Panelists

These are some of the panelists who have participated in past events.

Joe Carriker

Joseph D. Carriker

Game Designer, Author

Joseph Carriker is a game developer for Green Ronin, having helmed A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying for several years, as well as working on other games such as Fantasy AGE and the Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting books. He has worked in the gaming industry for over fifteen years, including doing work for Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf, and Onyx Path Publishing during that time. He is an outspoken queer gamer, having helped found the annual Queer as a Three-Sided Die panels at Gen Con and other conventions. He is also novelist, having recently published his first novel, Sacred Band, about a team of LGBTQ superheroes. Joseph lives in Portland, Oregon with his fiancé A.J.

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Jeremy Crawford

Game Designer
Twitter: @JeremyECrawford

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Katherine Cross

Person of Interest
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Tanya C. DePass

Tanya DePass

Speaker, Author, Community Organizer
www.cypheroftyr.com | Twitter: @cypheroftyr

Tanya DePass is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming and wants to make it better and more inclusive. She is the founder and director of I Need Diverse Games, a foundation dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming; founded and editor-in-chief of the Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was viewed through a lens of feminism, intersectionality and diversity; and is a co-host on the Spawn on Me podcast. She’s programming coordinator for OrcaCon; the diversity liaison for GaymerX; and is a regular at many conventions. Her writing and critiques appear in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and more.

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Crystal Frasier

Person of Interest
Twitter: @AmazonChique

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Steve Kenson

Steve Kenson

Writer, Designer, Publisher, and Professional Geek
www.SteveKenson.com  |  Twitter: @SKenson

Steve Kenson is staff designer for Green Ronin Publishing, where he designed the Mutants & Masterminds, Blue Rose, and True20 roleplaying games and developed A Song of Ice & Fire Roleplaying. He is owner of Ad Infinitum Adventures, which publishes his Icons Superpowered Roleplaying game. As a freelancer, Steve has designed and written for over a hundred different RPG products and he has published nine novels. He co-founded the “Gaymers” online mailing list with Lucien Soulban and launched the “Queer as a Three-Sided Die” seminar series at GenCon.

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Renee Knipe

Person of Interest

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F. Wesley Schneider

F. Wesley Schneider

Author, Editor, and Game Designer
www.WesSchneider.com  |  Twitter: @FWesSchneider

F. Wesley Schneider is co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, co-writer of State of Decay 2, and architect of hundreds of RPG products. Aside from having strong opinions about horror, world-building, and storytelling, he’s spoken at length on inclusivity and LGBTQ topics in gaming. His first novel, Bloodbound is available from Tor, while his most recent gaming work can be found in the Starfinder Roleplaying Game and The World of Vampire Hunter D from Paizo Inc.