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!
Here are the organizations featured in our community row at OrcaCon 2020. Please check back in the coming months for how to be a part of community row at OrcaCon 2021!
OrcaCon 2020 Community Row
Wizard of the Coast LGBTQI+ and PoC Employee Groups – These Employee Groups will be handing out swag and more at their table. You’ll be able to get autographs from Jeremy Crawford. Stop by and see what it’s like working for Wizards of the Coast.
Chix Can Game – We are an Oregon-based company with an overwhelming passion for all things board gaming; a passion that goes hand in hand with the wonderful and diverse community of people that continues to take root within it. Through hosting and attending events throughout the PNW and beyond, we are driven to promote community awareness for social change, and in doing so, bring a more diverse group of folks to the table.
Game to Grow – Game to Grow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2017 on the belief that games of all kinds have the power to improve people’s lives. Game to Grow’s weekly therapeutic social skills groups help young people become more confident, creative, and socially capable using tabletop games, most notably Dungeons and Dragons.
Nerdfaire – NerdFaire is a mini con for ALL THE THINGS nerdy and geeky. There will be shopping and free activities for the whole family!
GaymerX – GaymerX is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ people and culture in the world of gaming, with a focus on video games.
Queer Geek Seattle – Queer Geek! is here to promote real-world connections and to foster community among queer geeks. Our mission is to explore and celebrate all facets of geek culture, build a thriving community locally and nationally, and combat homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny while promoting diversity and acceptance in geek culture.
Game Workers Unite Seattle – Game Workers Unite is a broad-reaching organization that seeks to connect pro-union activists, exploited workers, and allies across disciplines, classes, and countries in the name of building a unionized game industry.
Brush Wielders Union – The Brush Wielders Union is a community of like-minded miniatures gamers dedicated to playing their games fully painted and supporting one another in their craft.
WWU Queer Con -Queer Con is an annual LGBTQ+ comics and media fan convention at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. This year, Queer Con 2020 is April 25th from 10 am – 5 pm.
Extra Life Seattle – Extra Life unites thousands of gamers to play games and heal kids by fundraising for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America.
North End Makers – We host learning and making events in the Edmonds/Shoreline area. We are an inclusive community of makers, creators, and artists who get together to learn, share, and grow. We want to keep the vibrant community going while also working towards our goal of creating a new makerspace in the north end of the Greater Seattle Area. All people, crafts and skill levels are welcome.
The Community Row hours are as follows:
Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday – 10 AM to 6 PM
Sunday – 10 AM to 4 PM
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you soon!