Anthony Oliveira

Anthony Oliveira
Anthony Oliveira

Anthony Oliveira is a writer, film programmer, pop culture critic, and PhD living in Toronto.

His graphic novel work includes The Queer Guide to Comic Con for Dark Horse’s Pros and Cons anthology; “Sunlight” for the Shout Out Anthology of Queer YA anthology; “When the Light Breaks”, the story of Steven’s first Pride Parade for Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe; and  “My Drag Brunch with Loki” featuring Wiccan and Hulkling for Marvel Comics.

He is contributing a volume on a forgotten queer icon to the Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers anthology series for Boom! Studios and a yet-to-be-announced title for Marvel Comics. In addition to several upcoming comics projects, he is also at work on his first novel, Dayspring.He can be found on Twitter at @meakoopa, where he tweets about the arts, politics, and LGBT culture, or on his podcast, The Devil’s Party, as he reads through Milton’s Paradise Lost and its demonic twists and turns.


Tanya DePass

Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives. Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s part of the Rivals of Waterdeep live play stream on twitch.tv/dnd, a partnered Twitch variety broadcaster; and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions.

She’s also contributed to publications at Green Ronin, Paizo and Monte Cook Games and is the co-developer for the Fifth Season RPG based on N.K. Jemisin’s three time Hugo award winning Broken Earth trilogy. Additionally, she is a 2019-2020 Annenberg labs Civic Media Fellow at USC.

Tanya is the programming & diversity coordinator for OrcaCon and GaymerX. She often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications. She’s the editor of Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins (2018, CRC Press) and contributed to The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox. (2019, CRC Press)


Chuck Tingle

Chuck Tingle is here to prove love is real.

Two time Hugo Award finalist Dr. Chuck Tingle is an erotic author and Tae Kwon Do grandmaster (almost black belt) from Billings, Montana. After receiving his PhD at DeVry University in holistic massage, Chuck found himself fascinated by all things sensual, leading to his creation of the “tingler”, a story so blissfully erotic that it cannot be experienced without eliciting a sharp tingle down the spine. Titles include “Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt” and “Space Raptor Butt Invasion.”

Dr. Tingle’s work has been featured in The New York Times, VICE, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The LA Times and many others. Chuck has two podcasts, one with Nightvale Presents titled Pounded In The Butt By My Own Podcast and a conversational podcast called My Friend Chuck.