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Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM   $5
Schomburg Center For Research, 515 Malcolm X Blvd


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Join us for the 4th annualGame Devs of Color Expo - an inclusive games expo & conference creating a new normal in games by putting creators of color at the forefront, showing off their games, building conversations, & pushing games forward as an artform.#GDoCExpo


In the expo hall, be prepared to play 20+ titles including the super stylish HyperDot which was just featured as part of the Xbox Experience at E3, Sashimi Slammers, a fish fighting game where the controller is literally a fish (can't make this stuff up,) & Can Androids Pray, a shortform narrative game about angry femme mechs at the end of the world. View our full list of games


Featuring a full conference track with microtalks & panels, with realtime captioning.One of our marquee panels Hip Hop & Video Games features 3 amazing rappers - Open Mike Eagle, co-host of The New Negroes on Comedy Central, Sammus, & Mega Ran, in discussion with 2 game developers, Davionne Gooden & Shawn Alexander Allen. Together, they will explore the complicated relationship between the two art forms over their parallel growth.View our full list of talks & panels

Watch this space, more event details are to be announced!

Play, learn, & celebrate diversity in games.
Everyone is welcome at GDoC Expo, & an event like this can't happen without the community. Want to play a bigger role in the event?Apply here:

Volunteer Applications are currently closed & are being reviewed.
Press Application - for press, influencers, content creators, etc.

We look forward to hearing from you!

All are welcome.
The 2019 Game Devs of Color Expo is open to people of all genders, races, & 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 & 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 tickets (Free)

Press & Media
Open call for members of the press & content creators on YouTube, Twitch, or other platforms! All press inquiries can be sent to Professional photography & videography is prohibited on-site without consent from Game Devs of Color Expo & the attendees being recorded.
Press & Media Pass - apply now

Pricing & 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 & sponsorship will help make Game Devs of Color Expo 2019 bigger, better, & as momentous as possible.
Want to do more to support the community?Sponsor the event.
Interested in donating? Contact us at, send us direct donations via PayPal (our preferred method), or use the Donation field available under ticket types.


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Thanks to astrofor providing equipment.

More sponsors are being added! If you're interested in sponsoring, learn more on our website.

Event Organizers
The 2019 Game Devs of Color Expo is produced by a diverse team of game creators & enthusiasts. We believe that games are for everyone & that the only path forward is to actively work to enable more games to be created by people of diverse backgrounds & get those games played by more people.
Chris Algoo - @ChrisAlgooShawn Alexander Allen - @aNuChallengerBrian Carr - @t3ambrianBrian S. Chung - @BrianSChungGJ Lee - @whereisgjCatt Small - @cattsmall
Very special thanks to the many contributors & volunteers who work on bringing the expo to life before, during, & after the day of the event.


I'm not a person of color. Can I attend?
Totally! We welcome all people to this event.

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.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to & from the event?
We've summarized this on our website here -

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