Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying a fun and safe Halloween weekend if you decide to celebrate. For anyone who might have missed our previous Sunday Loot posts, this series aims to elevate the people and projects working to make the games industry a more inclusive place. If you’ve always wanted to get involved, but never knew how, that’s what we’re here for!
This time around, we’ll be offering up a few opportunities where you’ll be able to challenge those creative juices and meet up with others — both virtually and in person! Not only that, but there are quite a number of initiatives in need of boosting, too. With your help, we can spread the word and reach more people who want to make games a better place for everyone. Let’s get involved!
As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from you, especially about new and exciting spaces where all gamers can hang out.
“Our goal is to offer a full gaming convention experience for a reasonable cost. We intend to promote as many free or low cost games as possible, and never intend to levy a fee on any game produced for the fans, by the fans. We believe in growing with quality as opposed to quantity and strive to promote a friendly atmosphere where our attendees feel welcome and comfortable.”
The Midwinter Gaming Convention is women-run and deeply invested in creating safe, supportive spaces in the geek community. We’re super excited to promote their amazing work! Take a look at all the available information, and definitely let us know if you’ll be going. We’d love to hear about your experiences!
“The Writing Group is a self-directed learning program for aspiring games writers. We are now accepting applications from women who want to build community and explore the possibility of a career in game writing.”
That’s right: no experience necessary. This is a wonderful opportunity for games writers of all skill levels to learn some tricks of the trade! And even if you can’t physically make it to the meetups the Pixelles team is hosting, never fear! They’re also running a remote opportunity where you can follow along on their progress.
“This campaign is designed to raise approximately 100 hours of wages (at $25 per hour) for Alayna so that she can dedicate paid time to major updates of Queerly Represent Me and the important outcomes of the project.”
We’ve boosted the efforts of our staff member, Alayna, a few times in the past, but now we have a chance to really help her work reach all new heights. If you’re financially able, please consider helping to ensure Queerly Represent Me keeps going! There are even a few fun rewards available, too.
“The Ontological Geek will be home to a special series dedicated to the topic of history and games. For this series, we’re looking for articles that explore the interaction between history, games, and play.”
Time for another super cool writing opportunity! One of our own staff members, Jay, will be helping to edit this series, so you know you’re in good hands. Let us know if you apply! We’d love to read your work once it’s published.
“A primary goal for the program is challenging the student’s imagination by introducing them to a diverse selection of comic book storytelling possibilities. This will allow them to gain some familiarity with the medium before creating their own stories. However, we need help gathering as many comics for the students as possible.”
Have a few comics in storage that you wouldn’t mind donating? What about digital ones? We’d sincerely appreciate if you donated those extra copies to the Ypsi program! It aims to make those comics available to high school students, particularly if the stories feature a diverse cast of characters. Please share this flyer to help spread the word!