Wiimen: A WFTV Discussion about Women in the Gaming Industry
Thursday 25th February, 7-9pm, Central London
The Times recently published a poll naming the '10 Brits who changed video games forever'. All ten were men.
Join WFTV for a panel discussion about why the gaming industry has been dominated by men, and what opportunities are available for women from a Film/TV/Theatre/New Media background to gain work in the gaming industry.
Our panel of top industry experts (biogs below) will try to answer key questions such as:
Why has the gaming industry grown so rapidly and why is it dominated by men? What is it like for a successful woman in the industry working within that arena? How can women with a background in film/TV/Theatre/New Media transfer their skills to the gaming industry? What are the crossovers of film/TV production with Games production?
This event is for producers, writers, directors, and actors interested in learning more about the gaming industry and the opportunities it holds, but will also be of interest to women from other backgrounds in media.
Where: The Simpson Room, top floor, Waterstones, Piccadilly, London.
When: Thursday 25th February
What Time: 7pm (6:45 registration)
Discussion followed by networking drinks.
Cost: This event is FREE to members of WFTV, £10 for non-members considering joining the organisation.
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Rhianna Pratchett - Writer
Rhianna is an award-winning writer, story designer and narrative paramedic, whose games include the Overlord series, Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge, Viking: Battle for Asgard, and Risen, along with the Mirror's Edge mini-series with DC Comics. She lives in London with a couple of neurotic tabbies and a gay tortoise. True to British form, she drinks a lot of tea. www.rhiannapratchett.com
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Laurence Bouvard – Actress, Voice-over Artist, Director
Laurence is a professional actress and voiceover artist, with extensive experience in the games industry both as a voiceover artist and, more recently, as a director. Major roles to date include Joanna Dark in Perfect Dark Zero for XBox360, Dahlia in Silent Hill:Origins, and Sunny in So Blonde for PC and Wii, among many others. Her directing projects include The Witcher and Anno 1404. Laurence is currently working on an MSc in computer science at the University of London.
Kim Blake – Blitz Game Studio
Kim Blake joined Blitz Games Studios in 2006. She has worked in the games industry since 1993, starting as a designer and then working as a project manager for various independent development studios, among them Gremlin Interactive, Particle Systems and Argonaut.
Final panellist TBC.