Women in Games International is Mixing it Up in Two So Cal Cities

Thursday, June 28, 2007– San Francisco/San Diego, CA–Women in Games International (WIGI), a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, is hosting community mixers in San Francisco on July 12 and San Diego on July 25. These community events are an easy-access method for local members and guests to network and socialize with regional peers in the games industry. Admission is free; RSVP is required.

Co-hosted by the Art Institute of California in both cities, these informal industry receptions will provide a unique opportunity for men and women in the industry, and those interesting in breaking in, to mingle and catch up on trends in the games business. WIGI plans to continue its series of community mixers in other cities across the country and around the world. Those cities include Chicago, Austin, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle and Sydney, Australia. Past mixers have been held in Los Angeles and New York City.

“These events are a great networking opportunities for game industry attendees,” says Belinda Van Sickle, WIGI Community Coordinator.“I can’t tell you how positive and overwhelming the response has been from our early mixers in New York and Los Angeles. Our guests seem to gain a lot of value from both the social and business-building aspects of these informal get-togethers, and they absolutely love the swag!” Details for the two July events are as follows:

San Francisco

Thursday, July 12th, 7:00 pm

Art Institute of California-San Francisco in the Lobby Gallery

1170 Market Street

San Francisco, California 94102

Appetizers and beverages are provided. This mixer is hosted by Robbyn Blumeschein, the Art Institute of California-San Francisco and Women in Games International. This unique industry networking event is proudly sponsored by the Art Institute of California-San Francisco, Backbone Entertainment, Foundation 9 Entertainment, LeapFrog and Stormfront Studios.

RSVP: www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=QTIACDOIAYXFKELFGFNS&li=iq&src=email&trk=aei2

San Diego

Wednesday, July 25th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Redfield’s Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place

San Diego, CA 92101

Appetizers and beverages are provided. Hosted by the Art Institute of California-San Diego and Women in Games International, the mixer is being held right next door to and is associated with comics publishing industry favorite, the San Diego ComicCon, This unique industry networking event is proudly sponsored by the Art Institute of California-San Diego, Foundation 9 Entertainment and Sony Online Entertainment.

RSVP: www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=XSGDMUGWFKKCTCLQCHCT&inviteId=ZQNYJEJUJQQHOMQLUTFD&showPreview=false&x=652494054

WIGI 2007 series sponsors include Electronic Arts, ECD Systems, Game Developers Conference (GDC), GameDocs, GameRecruiter.com, Girls in Games, International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Mary-Margaret, ThemePark Studios, Ultra Blue Bunny, WomenGamers.com, Women in Games U.K., Women in Technology International and BusinessWire.

For more details regarding Women in Games International, contact Brooke Warner, PR Committee Chair, at bwarner@womeningamesinternational, visit their web site at www.womeningamesinternational.org or contact press@womeningamesinternational.org for more information.

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