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2018 Game Devs of Color Expo

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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Join us for the 3rd annual Game Devs of Color Expo - an inclusive games expo and conference that features creators from across a spectrum of backgrounds showing off their games, building culture, and pushing games forward as an artform.

Last year’s event exceeded all expectations, featuring over 30 games, over 20 guest speakers, and hundreds of attendees, in the historic Schomburg Center. We’re working hard to make the event even better this year!

Save the date (July 14) and watch this space for announcements! Help us spread the word. #GDoCExpo

Play, learn, and celebrate diversity in games.

An event like this can’t happen without the community. If you’ve got something to say, a game to show, or if you’d like to help us run this vital event, please fill out one of these forms.

Speakers - apply by 4/4

Games - apply by 5/14 (early submissions 4/4)

Volunteers - apply by 6/11

All are welcome.

The 2018 Game Devs of Color Expo is open to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations. We want this to be a safe space to express yourself. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make you feel comfortable attending this event. Read the full Code of Conduct on our website.

Need-based free tickets

We aim to make this event accessible by offering low-cost tickets. However, we also know some people have low/no income and therefore are unable to afford the ticket price. If this is the case for you, please fill out this form – we will happily help you gain access to this event.

Subsidized ticket - apply by 6/11


All press inquiries can be sent to gdocexpo@gmail.com. Professional photography and videography is prohibited on-site without consent from Game Devs of Color Expo and the attendees being recorded.

Press Pass - apply now

Pricing and Sponsorship

Game Devs of Color Expo is a labor of love, organized by a small handful of volunteers. We can’t do it alone. Ticket sales and sponsorship will help make Game Devs of Color Expo 2018 bigger, better, and as momentous as possible. Learn more about how funds are spent on our website.

Want to do more to support the community? Sponsor the event.

You can view our sponsorship deck for information. Interested parties can contact us at gdocexpo@gmail.com, send us direct donations via PayPal (our preferred method), or use the Donation field available under ticket types.


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Avalanche Studios, Games For Change, Ilya Zarembsky, MidBoss, NYU Game Center, and Unity.

More sponsors are being added! View community partners and more on our website.

Event Organizers

The 2018 Game Devs of Color Expo is produced by a team of individuals of various backgrounds from across the country. We believe in using games as a means of social change as well as encouraging cultural change in the games industry.

Chris Algoo - @ChrisAlgoo
Shawn Alexander Allen - @aNuChallenger
Brian S. Chung - @BrianSChung
Jarryd Huntley - @JarrydHuntley
GJ Lee - @whereisgj
Jason Vega - @Vegapedia


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We welcome people of all ages! However, we ask that people under 18 attend with their parents, guardian, or a chaperone.

I'm not a person of color. Can I attend?

Totally! We welcome all people to this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We’ve summarized this on our website here - http://gamedevsofcolorexpo.com/location/

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring a printed ticket or use your phone to check in.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone else using Eventbrite.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you know the name of the person who gave you the ticket.

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515 Malcolm X Boulevard

New York, NY 10037

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