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September 20, 2007– Vancouver, BC, Canada–Women in Games International (WIGI), a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, will be hosting a community mixer and networking event at Threewave Software on Wednesday, September 26 as a way to encourage local members to get to know regional peers and to spend a relaxing evening socializing. Admission is free. Appetizers and beverages will be offered.
“We’re very excited about this event,” says Sheri Graner Ray, Chair of the Women in Games International’s Steering Committee.“It’s been a very successful series and every new city means another opportunity for us to connect the local game communities.” Prior WIGI mixers in 2007 have been held in Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, with capacity turnouts at every event.
Details for WIGI mixer is as follows:
Wednesday, September 26th, 5 pm– 9 pm
#400 - 948 Homer Street
V6B 2W7 Canada
We’re also putting out a call for event volunteers– it’s a great way to introduce yourself to Vancouver’s vibrant interactive entertainment community. Click here for volunteer form. http://www.threewavesoftware.com/images/stories/wigi_threewave_volunteer_application.doc
This unique industry networking event is proudly sponsored by Deep Fried Entertainment, Foundation 9, Propaganda Games, Threewave Software and Union Entertainment. (More sponsors are needed! Please reply if you can help with a cash or swag donation!)
About Deep Fried Entertainment
Deep Fried Entertainment (DFE) is a Vancouver-based DS, WII and PSP developer focused on creating top tier interactive entertainment on time and on budget. One of the few video game companies run by a woman, DFE's C.O.O. Brenda Bailey encourages women to get involved in thevideo game industry, particularly in non-traditional roles such as engineering. DFE created the title "Full Auto 2: Battlelines PSP" for Sega which went to market in March of 2007. DFE is currently working on three licensed DS titles with a large US Publisher. The first title of this series will be released in March of 2008. The company creates titles for all age groups on the DS, Wii and PSP and is currently developing original IP as well as contract development.
About Propaganda Games
Propaganda Games is a world-class game development studio located in downtown Vancouver, Canada. As a Center for Creative Excellence for Disney Interactive Studios– an affiliate of The Walt Disney Company– we make action/adventure titles with gripping storylines, stunning visuals and innovative game play. We're passionate about games. We like playing them and we love building them.
About Threewave Software
Threewave Software is the premier video game development studio focused on providing top-notch multiplayer content to the demanding First-Person Shooter (FPS) genre. We recently finished the multiplayer maps on Disney's Turok and are currently working on the multiplayer component for Activision's new Wolfenstein game, as well as several undisclosed projects. Threewave has also previously worked on most of the best-selling franchises and brands in the FPS genre including id's Quake, Epic's Unreal, Lucas Arts' Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy and Activision's Return to Castle Wolfenstein, to name a few. We are also consulting with Electronic Arts Montreal and fans will have to wait for further announcements on this front! Threewave Software is the game developer that top publishers go to when looking to create the most compelling multiplayer FPS experiences for gamers who demand nothing but the best.
About Union Entertainment
Union Entertainment is a talent management and production company specializing in video games. As a producer, Union works with top talent to develop and produce video games and feature films through major publishersand studios. As a manager, Union manages a roster of top console and handheld video game development companies, writers, designers and artists. Union has been instrumental in designing, packaging, writing, developing, producing and/or providing talent for video games that have collectively amassed more than half-a-billion dollars at retail.
About New Media BC
New Media BC works to strategically promote and grow British Columbia’s digital media companies. Through networking, mentoring, training, business matchmaking and marketing, we support a vibrant community of over 1,100 digital content businesses working in games and digital entertainment, digital film, animation and VFX, interactive design, mobile applications and content and eLearning. NMBC offers research, professional development, advocacy and marketing services to industry stakeholders and provides the voice for Canada’s largest digital media cluster. Presented by New Media BC, the Vancouver International Digital Festival (VIDFEST) is Canada's biggest annual digital content event, connecting international business leaders and top creative minds in the fields of animation, games, web 2.0, mobile and interactive content. Held over four days, the festival includes: international business matchmaking; 'big picture' conference sessions on the latest trends and mark! ets in digital media; a recruiting fair; screenings; and high-level seminars for creators, designers, and producers.
About Women in Games International
Women in Games International was founded in 2005 in response to a growing demand around the world for the inclusion and advancement of women in the game industry. Women in Games International is managed by a steering committee comprised of like-minded individuals, is supported by corporate and media sponsors, and directed by a global advisory board.
For more details regarding Women in Games International, contact the WIGI PR Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, contact PR Committee Chair Brooke Warner at email@example.com, or visit the WIGI web site at www.womeningamesinternational.org.