POC Programming at Big Bad Con 2022
The Big Bad Con 2022 POC Programming is extending our international reach! We are continuing our work to support POCs at Big Bad Con through financial aid, a community dinner, and an industry meet and greet event. This year we’re also working with local gamers in India, South East Asia, and Latin America to bring more international POCs to the con!
Here is the programming for 2022:
Working with individual and industry donors we hope to raise $40,000+ to aid people of color in attending the con by paying for travel, boarding, admission, and related expenses. This program will complement our crowdfunding campaign and the Big Bad Con Scholarship program to give financial assistance to as many would-be attendees as we can.
The POC Programming team is planning another POC Dinner at the start of the convention. Last time we hosted the dinner in 2019, it was a great opportunity for folks to meet and mingle with other amazing people of color. All POC scholarship recipients, staff, and volunteers will be granted free admission to the dinner, and we'll subsidize the ticket prices for other attendees as well.
POC Meet & Greet
We're also hosting another meet and greet for POC writers, artists, editors, and creators to their fellow peers and industry contacts. Non-POC industry attendees will also be invited with the specific goal to offer mentorship, publishing, or employment opportunities to the attendees of color.
Here is the amazing team organizing the scholarship and putting these events together.
- Ajit George
- Whitney Beltran
- Surena Marie
- Carlos Luna
- Mario Ortegon
- Pam Punzalan
- Indrani Ganguly
- Justice Arman
- Anthony Joyce-Rivera
- Sean Nittner
Several generous sponsors have made individual and corporate contributions to make our POC Programming possible. Their support of transformative change in games is so important, and we are grateful for their generous contributions. We would like to add a special thanks to our major donors:
Would you like to contribute?
If you would like to support our efforts, please consider donating below. All funds sent to this link will go directly to our POC programing. All donations are tax deductible as Big Bad Con is a 501c3 Non-Profit.