The idea behind ConTessa is to create a free, online gaming convention run by women where anyone is welcome to play. They ran it once this year and the response was so good that they’re looking to give it another go in 2014. It also aims to provide a place where women can just game, not talk about all the women’s issues that come up at conventions and in pop culture.
ConTessa is an apolitical space for women to lead their own tabletop gaming convention, deciding which games they want to run and which panels they want to moderate. ConTessa is a celebration showcasing women who play, create, and love tabletop games.
Their hope is to raise funds to improve the ConTessa registration process, offer door prizes and give the whole thing a more professional look. Donations also get you some cool swag like buttons, a giant D20 and PDFs to help you run your game. The Indiegogo campaign is now live and runs through December 25th.
See the video and a pic of the giant D20 after the break…