The Dames will be taking their charitable spirit into the real world by participating in Extra Life - a charity organization where gamers stream themselves playing together to drive donations to the Children's Hospitals Network.
The d20 Dames stream will be hosted at D&D central - aka Wizards of the Coast along with a full day of other shows and surprises. See the full Wizards schedule here.
The best part about Extra Life is that your donations can help drive and change our live adventure. Choose donation tiers to help (or hinder) the players or DM or add some personal touches to the game. Donate on behalf of the DM here, or on behalf of the players here. Either way, all donations will go to the Children’s Hospitals Network.
We're kicking off Season 2 in the biggest way we could think of - a live twitch stream presented by our friends at GeekSpaceTV. Join us as we start our brand new adventure, written entirely by our incredible DM Kat Kruger. Player Jen Vaughn and Meris Mullaley will appear as their characters Riot and Rose and be joined by producer Brittni Liyanage as a brand new NPC. We'll also be joined by a very special guest - we promise you do NOT want to miss this stream!
Presented by GeekSpaceTV
Catch a double header live show with d20 Dames and Queens of Adventure at Kremwerk in Seattle, WA. We'll be kicking off PAX weekend with a bang and you will NOT want to miss this team-up. Both podcasts will be playing live in an original adventure that will be linked between the shows.
Tickets are on sale now here - $20 for both shows or single tickets for $13 and available at the door day-of for $25 for both shows or $15 for a single show.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN TABLETOP GAMING
Tabletop gaming has long been a place to breed compassion and work on problem-solving skills but even in today's era of streaming RPG games, podcasts and other services, there is still a distinct lack of diversity. How do intersectional and diverse narratives inform us? Panelists will discuss ways to make games more inclusive and how to make the future even brighter for generations to come.
Location: WSCC 210
Speakers: Brittni Liyanage, Essie Hollman, Crystal Fraiser, Sloane Leong, Jessica Ross
BREAKING THE BAMBOO CEILING: THE CONTINUED EVOLUTION OF ASIANS IN FILM, TV, AND GAMING
Despite being the largest ethnic group in the world, Asian characters still fall victim to stereotypes, tropes, and marginalization. Too often the diversity of our cultures, voices, and nationalities are lumped under a broad Asian umbrella. This year we will discuss costuming, literature, and comics (both characters and writers) as well as examining the status of AAPI representation in movies, TV, and games. Are there ways that we can effect better inclusion?
Location: TCC L3 – Room 1
Speakers: Meris Mullaley, JC Lau, Kristine Hassell, Tony Loiseleur, Sonja Marcus
D20 DAMES PODCAST LIVE EPISODE!
Join your favorite band of mischief-makers as they behead (or befriend) monsters and punch creeps in order to collect loot. This story-telling adventure podcast is powered by Dungeons & Dragons and handcrafted by witches. Fun for lovers of RPGs and collaborative story-telling alike, watch as the DM puts players through the magical paces. Special guest artists will draw scenes live for an added thrill! As surely as a sword will thrust, audience participation is a must! Misadventure awaits!
Location: WSCC 210
Speakers: Kat Kruger, Meris Mullaley, Essie Hollman, Brittni Liyanage, Jen Vaughn
STREAMING, PODCASTING & CONJURING TABLETOP RPGS
Can't stop laughing during D&D night or find yourself tearing up during an emotional moment with an NPC? You should start streaming your game so others can enjoy it too, how dare you be so rude by not sharing?! Podcast vets and new blood alike will be discussing some pros, cons and how-to's that you won't want to miss or edit out of the final cut. Join Elyssa Grant (Acquisitions, Inc.), Kate Welch (The 'C' Team) Brittni Liyanage + Kat Kruger (d20 Dames) discuss the army of people world-building with only their words.
Location: WSCC 210
Speakers: Kat Kruger, Brittni Liyanage, Elyssa Grant, Kate Welch, Jessica Ross
Join artists Jen Vaughn and Levi Hastings celebrate The Secret Loves of Geeks, a brand new comics anthology from Dark Horse. Tales from real life artists, writers, cosplayers, and gamers pepper the pages and are all too real. Jen's also celebrating issue one of her new IDW book Goosebumps: Download and Die, drawn by Michelle Wong and colored by Triona Farrell. Get haunted!
Featured Dame: Jen Vaughn
Local Artists Tatiana Gill, Cora Lee and Jen Vaughn will be at Outsider from 2-5pm and ready to draw your role playing game character OR a new one you roll up with local DMs Kat Kruger and Regan Taplin. Dwarf Mage with a bicycle fetish? Half-gelfling computer hacker with a lazy eye? Fifty foot stone golem in a basketball uniform? No problem! Sketches are $20 so reserve a spot now!
Featured Dames: Jen Vaughn, Kat Kruger
Diversity and Inclusion in Tabletop Gaming
The prevalence of tabletop role-playing games is hard to ignore—with a growing number of popular RPG podcasts & web series and services that let you play with others around the globe, more and more people are interested and able to play RPGs. This panel will explore how many gaming circles still lack diversity despite the wider audience. We'll talk to the people who are working to make games more inclusive and find out how this new generation of players is helping to shape the future of RPGs.
Moderated by: Brittni
Panelists include: Kat, Essie