While I’m still recovering from WisCon (and that will take a few days), I should note this: ConTessa is an online gaming convention coming up in a few weeks. All the games and panels will be run by women, and the con as a whole is open to everyone.
I’m really tempted to run something, but I’d have to register for G+, which I find ethically broken. (Google’s “real names” policy has a lot of problems.) Still, ConTessa is a brilliant idea and I wish it lots of luck.
I thought Google dropped the real names policy? But I stopped really caring when they made it clear that their goal was to design a Web 14.0 user interface so absurdly clunky that it would never be worth using anyway.
They allow some pseudonyms, but the main policy is still in place.
It’d be nice if Google’s various niches could be taken over by smaller, nicer organizations.