We love to support our local communities, charities, and other non-profit organizations, and want to feature some of the best at OrcaCon! We’ll have a mix of game groups, other local conventions, and charity organizations. This is why we’ve decided to call it Community Row!
The Community Row hours are as follows:
Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Meet the great organizations featured in our Community Tables at OrcaCon 2019.
Game to Grow – Game to Grow is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to using games of all kinds for therapeutic, educational, and community growth. Game to Grow runs five social skills groups in the greater Seattle area serving nearly 40 kids each quarter. At OrcaCon we intend to promote the power of games for therapeutic growth and change, as well as the services being offered in the greater Seattle area for participants between the ages of 9 and 19 who are struggling with challenges related to autism, anxiety, ADHD, and depression.
Wizards of the Coast LGBTQIA & Allies Group – Diversity and inclusion are two of the top priorities at Wizards of the Coast. Wizards LGBTQ+Allies was formed as an employee resource group to help further this mission, celebrate diversity, and help all to feel welcome both inside and outside of Wizards. Dragons and elves belong in our worlds, and so do you.
Game Workers Unite Seattle – We are a grassroots democratic organization of people dedicated to advocating for workers’ rights and the crafting of a unionized game industry. We represent all workers in game development and we seek to increase the visibility of our cause through community building, sharing resources, and direct action. We seek to bring hope to and empower those suffering in this industry.
Nerdfaire – NerdFaire is a mini con for ALL THE THINGS nerdy and geeky. There will be shopping and free activities for the whole family!
Queer Geek! Seattle – Queer Geek! is a Seattle-based organization focused on networking and connecting LGBTQ folks interested in geek activities such as gaming, SF/fantasy, comics and anime.
Seattle GO Center – The Seattle Go Center teaches and promotes the Asian game of Go. This 4000 year old strategy board game continues to fascinate players from around the world. The Seattle Go Center was established in 1995, with its own building in the University District of Seattle, thanks to the generosity of a Japanese professional Go player, Iwamoto Kaoru. It is now self-supporting. The Go Center is recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity, with the formal name of Nihon Ki-in Go Institute of the West. It is organized as nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Washington.
Geek Girl Brunch Seattle – We are Meetup group of ladies who geek out together, usually when mimosas are involved. Geek Girl Brunch is open to Identifying women (which includes transgender women), gender fluid and non-binary people as long as they are comfortable with the “geek girl” label. All gender events do occur, but they are scheduled at the discretion of each chapter.
Tabletop Gaymers – A nonprofit organization whose mission to address homophobia in the tabletop gaming community by providing educational, social, and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) “gaymers” and allies.
Norwescon – Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention, and one of the largest entirely volunteer-operated regional conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as comics, costuming, art, gaming, science, technology, and much, much more.
Dragonflight – Dragonflight is a non-profit volunteer-run organization that promotes the educational and social benefits of the tabletop gaming hobby in the Pacific Northwest.
If you have questions about Community Row, please email email@example.com