Geek Girls Rule! #630 – OrcaCon 2020

OrcaCon was awesome!  Thank you, whoever paid for my membership.  If I owe you something, please remind me, because if I agreed to do a thing during a migraine, I have zero memory of it.

OrcaCon is brilliant and important because it is a space where non-cis, non-white, non-dude, non-heterosexual gamers are explicitly welcome.  Donna and her crew do a lot of work to reach out to “non-traditional” gamers and make them feel welcome.

I hate that term, “non-traditional.”  We’ve always been here, we just haven’t always been acknowledged.

One of my most favorite-est people in the entire world, Misha Bushyager, was a guest this year!  And Tonya DePass, one of my other favorite-est people.

We did get to hang out, and chat.  Ogre ran a game of Guns & Glamour for a bunch of us, including Sev and ET, who are also incredibly awesome people.  I don’t get to play my own game near as much as I would like, since most folks want me to run it for them.

I enjoy GM-ing, but I like playing better.

We picked up some amazing pan and bi pride dice (heretofore known as Bi-ce and P-ice), and a dice bag.

Shut up, I can stop any time I want.

I attended a panel about Racism in Games, and how not to do that with Misha, Tanya, DC, Brian Cortijo, and Graeme Barber.  It was a fantastic panel.  Tanya is the best gods damned moderator in the business.  I don’t want to talk too much about it, they recorded it and when I find out where you can see that going forward I’ll post a link.  But the panelists talked about amplifying the voices of POC and women, instead of speaking over them, not snitch-tweeting, which was not a term I’d heard before, and the things you need to do to bring POC, women and non-cis/het folks to your events and games.

Sadly, because of some migraine bullshit, I was spacey as hell all weekend, but I still had a good time.  If you saw me and I looked like a zombie, sorry.  I had a weird reaction to my migraine shot this month.

So, now I’m going to go work out before I crawl into bed to avoid the snow.  And play with my new phone.  I finally decided that having to restart my phone at least once, if not twice to use my bluetooth earbuds was intolerable, so now I have a new phone to play with.

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