Gen Con News: The Diana Jones Award committee announced that Ajit George has won the 2022 Diana Jones Award on August 3, 2022.
The Diana Jones Award is a yearly honor bestowed at the beginning of Gen Con for "Excellence in Gaming." George, a co-lead designer and author of D&D Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel (see "Anthology"), was chosen to receive the award for his activism in advocating for a more representative and diverse hobby games industry. Other finalists for the award included the following: Across RPGSEA (a website and newsletter promoting Southeast Asian games), Haunted West (a weird west RPG focused on marginalized people), and Mothership (a space horror RPG).
In addition to the Diana Jones Award, the committee also awarded the 2022 Emerging Designer Program Winner to momatoes. momatoes (a.k.a. Bianca Canoza) wrote, designed, illustrated, and laid out ARC: Doom RPG. She also built and maintains the forementioned Across RPGSEA website.