Women in Games International Hosts Second Mixer in Los Angeles
Game Industry Gather to Network and Build Community
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007---Los Angeles, CA---Women in Games International, a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, announced today its second WIGI Community Mixer in Los Angeles. The networking event is Thursday April 26th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm in Santa Monica. Admission is free and requires an advance RSVP.
Belinda Van Sickle, President of GameDocs and Community Coordinator for Women in Games International, is the local host and emcee. Complimentary food and beverages, supplied by El Torito Restaurant, will be provided for all guests. This unique game industry networking event is proudly sponsored by Activision, Disney Internet Group, D3Publisher, GameDocs, Linden Lab and RampRate. Mixer attendees from the Los Angeles area will have a chance to win free door prizes from game publishers Activision, Disney Internet Group, D3Publisher and THQ.
Van Sickle offers, "I'm very excited about the second Women in Games International community mixer in Los Angeles. We've received tremendous support from the industry and WIGI members. Our online community has grown to over 250 members and word is getting out about WIGI's community building efforts. 2007 is going to be a great year of additional growth with mixers in the works in New York City, San Diego, Toronto and other major cities."
The WIGI Community Mixer in Los Angeles will be held at El Torito Restaurant at 3360 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica, two blocks west of Bundy Drive. Admittance is free, but an advance RSVP is required. RSVP online today via Evite link at http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrlfirstname.lastname@example.org/WIGIApr262007.
WIGI series sponsors include platinum sponsors Electronic Arts and ECD Systems, and Game Developers Conference (GDC), GameRecruiter.com, Girls in Games, International Games Developers Association (IGDA), Mary-Margaret, ThemePark Studios, WomenGamers.com and BusinessWire.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of video games. The company has created, licensed and acquired a group of highly recognizable brands that it markets to a growing variety of consumer demographics. We maintain a diverse portfolio of products that span a wide range of categories and can be used on a variety of game hardware platforms and operating systems. Activision's products cover the action, adventure, action sports, racing, role-playing, simulation and strategy game categories. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
About Disney Internet Group
Come play a leading role in the growth of the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG), the online division of the Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) offers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is both a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media and a developer of new platforms for distributing content selected from broad, existing entertainment divisions and libraries of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Its paramount mission is to provide a safe, secure environment for consumers to experience the Disney brand anytime and anywhere as they inform and entertain themselves, look to join communities with other Disney fans, or shop for products and services.
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. A subsidiary of D3, Inc., with headquarters in Tokyo, D3Publisher of America's strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers and the major console platforms including Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DSÔ, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.
GameDocs specializes in video game packaging and manuals and other industry production, writing and editing. They also offer full-service localizations, game writing and print buying. The company has a core competency and years of experience in these areas, freeing clients to do what they do best, make great games. GameDocs employees have produced printed materials for hundreds of titles in every major video game genre across all major platforms. They offer advertising industry marketing savvy along with video game industry technical know-how.
About Linden Lab
Second Life is a 3D online world with a rapidly growing population from more than 100 countries around the globe, in which the Residents themselves create and build the world which includes homes, vehicles, nightclubs, stores, landscapes, clothing, and games. The Second Life Grid is a sophisticated development platform created by Linden Lab, a company founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale, to create a revolutionary new form of shared 3D experience. The former CTO of RealNetworks, Rosedale pioneered the development of many of today's streaming media technologies, including RealVideo. In April 2003, noted software pioneer Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation, was named Chairman. In 2006, Philip Rosedale and Linden Lab received WIRED's Rave Award for Innovation in Business. Based in San Francisco, Linden Lab employs a senior team bringing together deep expertise in physics, 3D graphics and networking.
RampRate has a simple mission: to stem the tide of the millions of dollars in misdirected IT services spending. To reach this simple goal, it had to radically transform the IT services marketplace, dramatically reducing the costs and risks for all parties through a data-driven approach. This methodology, embodied in RampRate's proprietary SPY Index database, optimizes buying decisions for CIOs and CFOs while allowing vendors to reduce sales-related overhead and pass on savings to the client. RampRate's methodology helps the Digital Entertainment and Gaming Community cut through chaos and confusion in the process of selecting IT outsourcing providers.
For more details regarding Women In Games International, visit their web site at www.womeningamesinternational.org, or contact Morgan Ogburn, ThemePark Studios, 512/916-9633 or morganREMOVE@themeparkstudios.com, for more information.