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IGDA Women in Games SIG @ GDC 2011
February 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Heading to GDC this year? The IGDA Women in Games SIG like to invite you to join in on our scheduled SIG events!

WIG SIG Roundtable Session
Thursday, March 3rd, 10:30am-11:30 am
Room 114, North Hall

This roundtable is a great opportunity to discuss industry issues and SIG goals in depth. Please email wigsig(at)igda.org with topic suggestions/requests by or before February 25th .


WIG SIG Social Gathering
Thursday, March 3rd, 12pm-1pm
IGDA Booth, Lobby South Hall

The IGDA Booth is a great place to meet up, catch up, and better know your peers.

If you'd like to exchange contact info with other WIG SIG attendees, please email wigsig(at)igda.org with your name and the best way to reach you. Cat Wendt, SIG Co-Chair, will share the list amongst those who respond.




WIG SIG Speakers Bureau Kick Off
August 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

The WIG SIG often has the chance to recommend speakers at various conferences around the world. To that end, we are planning to create a speakers bureau on our website which lists speakers in alphabetical order and provides their bio and three areas of expertise.

If you are interested, please visit and complete the IGDA Women in Games Special Interest Group Speakers Bureau Submission Form. Feel free to share it with other women, too!

Thank you.




IGDA WIG SIG Newsletter: Summer Edition
July 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

The Summer 2010 Edition of the WIG SIG Newsletter is now live and ready for your consumption.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Opening Letter from SIG Chair
  • Interview: Jessica Tams, Producer of Casual Connect and Publisher of Gamesauce
  • Vancouver Film School Awards $50,000 Women in Games Scholarship
  • The Future of Girls, Gaming and Gender
  • Q&A with IndieCade, featuring Stephanie Barrish, Founder and President, and Celia Pearce, Festival Chair
  • Working in a Male Domain
  • Announcements
    • 2010-2011 IGDA Women in Games Steering Committee Elected
    • IGDA Women in Games at Gamesauce Conference - July 19
    • 3G Summit: The Future of Girls, Gaming and Gender
    • Become an IGDA WIG SIG Member
    • Contribute to the IGDA Women in Games Newsletter and Website

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A big, special thanks to the exiting WIG SIG Chair, Fiona Cherbak, and steering committee/newsletter editor, Tina Tyndal, for working with the new steering committee to finalize content and get the newsletter out while the new leadership ramps up.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact wigsig @ igda.org




2010-2011 IGDA Women in Games Steering Committee Elected
July 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

The polls closed on June 30th and the results of the IGDA WIG SIG Election are in!

A big thank you to everyone who voted and thank you also to the tremendously qualified individuals who ran; Ernest Adams, Brenda Brathwaite, Norma Jean Crippen, Tristin Hightower, Sheri Graner Ray, Sheri Rubin, Mary-Margaret Walker, and Cat Wendt.

We're excited to announce that the new Steering Committee is comprised of:

  • Brenda Brathwaite
  • Tristin Hightower
  • Sheri Graner Ray
  • Sheri Rubin
  • Cat Wendt

Congratulations to all of you!

Because the WIG SIG membership voted to have the new Steering Committee select a chair, the new crew got together and decided that your Co-Chairs will be Brenda Brathwaite and Cat Wendt. Congratulations to each of them!

We would also like to take a moment to recognize the previous Steering Committee - Fiona Cherbak, Amanda d'Adesky, Tristin Hightower, Alex Raymond, Anne Toole and Tina Tyndal - thank you so much for everything you have done for the WIG SIG. The generous contribution of your time and effort has, if we don't say so ourselves, helped make the WIG SIG one of the most vibrant, active communities in the IGDA. We wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors.




IGDA WIGSIG Election is Live, VOTE NOW
June 17, 2010 | Comments (0)

The IGDA WIGSIG Election has officially opened.

Please take a moment to review all candidate bios then head over to the election poll to cast your vote!

Voting concludes on Wednesday, June 30. Case your votes today!

Please remember that only IGDA Members are eligible to vote and you must enter a valid group Member account to participate. If you encounter any issues in voting, or have any questions regarding the elections, please email wigsig.elections(at)gmail.com and someone from the WIGSIG Election Committee will respond within 48 hours.

Best of luck to the candidates!




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