Get loaded, meet women at GDC

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 10:21 GMT

We’re going to let this one speak for itself.

“Women in Games International (WIGI), a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, will be hosting a community mixer and networking event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The WIGI mixers are designed to encourage game professionals to meet each other and other industry insiders while spending a relaxing evening socializing with peers.”

Next Wednesday, 5pm-9pm, House of Shields Saloon, 39 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco. Wear a red carnation, yeah? Press release after the link.

Game Industry Pros Invited to Attend Women In Games International’s First Community Mixer at Annual Game Developers Conference

First 100 Guests to Receive Door Prize Courtesy of Walt Disney Internet Group

Monday, February 11, 2008—San Francisco, CA— Women in Games International (WIGI), a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, will be hosting a community mixer and networking event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The WIGI mixers are designed to encourage game professionals to meet each other and other industry insiders while spending a relaxing evening socializing with peers.

Scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 5 pm to 9 pm, the WIGI Community Mixer will be held at the House of Shields Saloon
39 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco. This unique industry networking event is proudly sponsored by Big Fish Games, Big Huge Games, Comcast and the Walt Disney Internet Group. Admission is free. Appetizers and beverages will be offered for registered guests. Each guest will receive two drink tickets and gourmet catered buffet appetizers.

Due to the generosity of the Walt Disney Internet Group, the first 100 guests will receive a third drink ticket as a door prize. Attendees can participate in a drawing for giveaways from top companies, including some of the event sponsors. Attendees are encouraged to come early and stay late for prizes.

“Walt Disney Internet Group is excited to support WIGI’s mission of promoting the career development and inclusion of women, which ultimately provides a huge benefit to the entire online and video game industry,” stated Petrina Walker, vice president of marketing, Disney Online.”

House of Shields Saloon is conveniently located a few blocks from Moscone Center. Travel east on Howard Street (or any parallel street) and make a left on New Montgomery Street. House of Shields Saloon is a bit more than one block south of Market Street, just a few blocks north of Howard.

As with previous events, space is limited, so participants should RSVP. Please RSVP with your name, title, organization and e-mail address. Attendees have three ways to RSVP:

1) Through WIGI LinkedIn group

2) Through this evite link: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/QLABFXIUANPHRXIMADUE/WIGI_GDC_Mixer

3) Or call host and organizer Belinda Van Sickle at (415) 975-8651.

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