I took my son and his friend to a Yu-Gi-Oh! sneak-peak and Magic game day at Pandemonium Books & Games this last weekend. They had fun playing the game with each other, another friend and a few of the other folks there.
One thing I noticed was how the composition of the players both confirmed and challenged the perceptions that such science fiction and fantasy oriented gaming is a white-male only activity.
It was certainly true that the players were overwhelmingly teenagers (or at least in their early 20ies) and of the seventy-five people I counted there, only four were women.
However, the ethic breakdown, albeit from my subjective observation skills and the few conversations I had, was:
8 African descent
28 Asian descent
18 European descent
10 Latino descent
1 Mixed descent
I found the ethnic distribution (though not the gender distribution) pretty refreshing, certainly compared to my work environment and even the Green-Rainbow Party. While I was clearly in the top 10% in terms of age, I didn't feel much out of place.
I do not know if this data point reflects the true diversity of this group, but I found it interesting nevertheless.