OrcaCon 2018 has ended

OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experience game players.

Our Team will be adding more programing and games up through OrcaCon, so keep checking back! 
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Friday, January 12 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Creating Inclusive Gaming Groups & Events

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Enjoy board games? Love the idea of painting miniatures? Want to know how to find inclusive groups for gaming? How do you create your own gaming meet-ups? Our panelists will give you tips on creating game groups, finding public game meet-ups, and enjoying gaming conventions as a newbie. Want to be a better organizer? We’ll work with you to build positivity in your current groups, how to find new players, and how to encourage their participation.

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Tanya DePass

Founder, I Need Diverse Games

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Bianca Anderson

Gaming Industry Veteran
Bianca Anderson is a long time gamer, amateur media critic, and salty black lady. She spent six years working in recruiting and user experience for Electronic Arts, before leaving to work on personal projects. Her focus and interest is in promoting PoC in gaming, and supporting intersectional... Read More →
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Jeanette Bushnell

ndnplayers games
Dr. Bushnell works with two younger, more game-adept folks at ndnplayer games when she is not teaching at the University of Washington. She has been involved with indigenous activism for over forty years and her academic work is focused on systemic oppressions and indigenous phi... Read More →
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Jonathan S Tomhave

Founder, ndnplayers games
Jonathan Tomhave, PhD is the "middle-child", "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" ahem, scholar at ndnplayer games, who has the privilege of working on meaningful public scholarship projects. When Jonathan is not at his day job, site manager at the Northwest Indian College, Muckleshoot extension... Read More →

Friday January 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Vancouver Room