When I first came up for the idea for Thumbstick Mafia, I wasn’t quite sure it was going to work – all I knew was that there was something missing from my gaming experience and after 10+ years of gaming with a men majority friend groups, I decided I needed to know what it would be like to actually have a sisterhood of black and minority women who gamed together.
It was immediately rewarding. I wasn’t falling out of love with gaming like I thought – I needed women to relate to.
I spent more hours than I’m willing to admit on Twitter, Twitch, YT and other sites and finally I started to see the fruits of my labor and carpal tunnel.
Now, I’m fortunate to have found other folks dedicated to supporting, promoting and sharing the magic found in BW in gaming and I’m happy to announce that I was invited to Panel with some of these amazing ladies for Pax E.
Our Panel is titled: Black Girl Gamers: A Safe Space
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Bobcat Theatre
I’d like to take the time to thank all of our friends, supporters, sister communities that continue to lift us up. I hope to see you at the Panel, if you’re going to PaxE – we’d love to meet you. If not? We’ll be on Periscope and Snapchat to make sure you don’t feel left out.
Our official hashtag is: #BGGatPax (Use it and you might win one of our giveaways but don’t tell the ladies I told you. Shhhhh!)