WIGI Austin
Captivate Conference

Captivate Conference founded by Jennifer Bullard, a well known Woman in Games in Austin is coming up October 24-26, 2014 at ACC’s New Highland Campus.  Captivate is looking for Volunteers!  WIGI Austinites, as locales, and for any newcomers or visitors this would be the perfect way to network, socialize, and discuss current issues relevant to the industry. 

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WIGI Austin hopes to see you there!  

WIGI Austin

WIGIAustin@gmail.com

YOU

Hello WIGI Austin!

We want to hear about and CELEBRATE YOU!

Tell us about your game industry accomplishments!  We want to hear them all!  Do you have a friend or someone you want to celebrate, Let us know!  

Share your journeys, accomplishments, accolades, successes and photos!  We will highlight each one of you here!  Showcasing the great Women In Games In Austin!  

Send info to wigiaustin@gmail.com

This is the Year of YOU!

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Holiday Party and More

I regret to say that WIGI Austin will not be having a Holiday Party this year.  We do hope you are having an excellent time during this holidays and look forward to further development with our partners, new partners, and a whole lot of awesome next year!  

We will be making a major switch which everyone will need to take note of!  We will be transitioning from monthly WAMs to larger more involved quarterly WAMs in order to further grow what already exists in Austin for Women In Games and develop needed resources for the community.  If you are interested in our quarterly WAMs, Volunteering, project development, partnership, need assistance and resources-contact us even if you aren’t sure if we provide them or not we will get you in touch with someone who does-contact us at WIGIAustin@gmail.com

Thank you very much!

Happy Holidays to All!

WIGI Austin 

Holiday Party UPDATE Into the Future

I regret to say that WIGI Austin will not be having a Holiday Party this year.  We do hope you are having an excellent time during this holidays and look forward to further development with our partners, new partners, and a whole lot of awesome next year!  

We will be making a major switch which everyone will need to take note of!  We will be transitioning from monthly WAMs to larger more involved quarterly WAMs in order to further grow what already exists in Austin for Women In Games and develop needed resources for the community.  If you are interested in our quarterly WAMs, Volunteering, project development, partnership, need assistance and resources-contact us even if you aren’t sure if we provide them or not we will get you in touch with someone who does-contact us at WIGIAustin@gmail.com

Thank you very much!

Happy Holidays to All!

WIGI Austin 

Women In Games International Austin 2 Year Anniversary!!!!!

World it is WIGI Austin’s 2 year anniversary!!!! It’s Time to Celebrate!!! We will be celebrating for a LOONNNNGGGG TIMEE!!!!! 

TOMORROW NIGHT IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!!!!

We will have CHELSEA BIGGERSTAFF with Skillpoint Alliance and the STEM Council speaking.  Which if you don’t know about either or are involved with either, you will be tomorrow.  GGJ Austin anyone?  That was at Skillpoint Alliance’s offices last year.  Major Thanks!

Then there’s SHERI GRANER RAY Co-Founder of Women In Games International, Author, Speaker, Game Industry Badass and WIGI Austin Advisory Board Member Speaking tomorrow night!  You don’t want to miss it!

It wouldn’t be a WIGI Austin Event without Games, Socializing, Networking, Mingling, and SWAG!  The Speakers are bookended by it and Food!

If you are hungry, love WIGI, are wondering what Women In Games International Austin is, enjoy being a positive change in the world, on the positive side of history,  making a difference, games, the game industry, networking, socializing, learning, volunteering, several or all of these things.  Then WIGI Austin is where you need to be tomorrow night, and every third Wednesday night of the month at the Microsoft Game Lounge in the Domain from 7-9 pm.  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-games-international-austin-2-year-anniversary-turkey-wam-tickets-9363982925

WIGI Austin

Where Do We Go From Here?

Sheri Graner Ray the founder of Women In Games International.  Here she is speaking at the Gotland Game Conference (GGC) 2013 stripping Diversity in gaming down to its core, challenging everyone to reframe the message, and why it’s important for everyone to do so with the important message of “Where Do We Go From Here?”  

With important notes to STOP TELLING HORROR stories.  

How for years Diversity panels were rejected by major conferences and when she went back to find out why asking “What does Diversity mean to you?” She was met with “LAWSUIT.”  

Then talking about why it’s important to hire QUALIFIED minorities to diversify the industry not hire UNQUALIFIED minorities that will negatively reflect on hiring minorities in the industry. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcEhOQlCxbM

WIGI Austin will be having it’s Halloween WAM (Women and Men’s Mixer) next Wednesday at the Microsoft Game Lounge in the Domain. Cosplay-dress up as your favorite character and enter the Cosplay Competition.  Everyone Dress Up, Everyone enter!  Additional info below!

https://wigiaustinhalloween2013.eventbrite.com/

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

WIGI Austin needs an Event Coordinator as our recent event coordinator Eric Gonzales has taken a new job and moved to California.  We will miss him greatly and are very happy for him.  

If you or anyone you know would be interested in being WIGI Austins’ Event Coordinator or getting more involved with WIGI Austin contact us at: 

WIGIAustin@gmail.com

Women In Games International Austin July Women and Men Social

Gaming industry professionals: Join us for an evening of networking, mind-melding and Halo tournaments! 
Come join Women in Games International Austin Women and Men Social on July 17th, from 7pm - 9pm at the Microsoft Game Lounge at the Domain (it’s inside the Microsoft Store). Whether you’ve just launched a new game and want to share it with fellow developers, producers, and designers, or if you’re interested in swapping war stories with others who’ve been there, we’d love to meet you. 

We’ll also create an xbox handle swap so you’ll be able to connect with others who like the same game genres you do. If that wasn’t enough (and it totally is), we’ll be holding a Halo 4 tournament, on what may be the largest xbox local area network in Austin. You’ll face some pretty stiff competition for prizes and the recognition of your peers for decades to come, so bring your A-game! 

PLEASE RSVP HERE (It’s free and it’s awesome), and follow our Tweets while you’re at it. 

Here’s how to get there, and when to get there:

Microsoft Game Lounge (at the Domain)
3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104 
Austin, TX 78758
Date: Wednesday, July 17th 2013
Time: 7PM - 9PM 

We look forward to seeing you then! 

WOMEN IN GAMES INTERNATIONAL AUSTIN

Girl Scouts Gamer Badge and WIGI E3 Party!

Our newest venture has had overwhelming support!  In collaboration with Girl Scouts…. The Girl Scout Gamer Patch

http://www.girlgamer.com/zine/article/2677/


E3’13 PARTY - SPONSOR OPPORTUNITY: 

WIGI’s E3 parties have become legendary! We’re following up last year’s Circus and 2011’s Roller Derby with a S.T.E.A.M. Punk Extravaganza. And by S.T.E.A.M., we mean Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math! Hand in hand with WIGI’s partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles for a video game design patch, we’ll be celebrating at E3 all the most fun aspects of games, technology and future science!

Join us as a sponsor and show your support for diversity in the game industry, great partying and a game industry future full of highly trained, highly educated and highly creative people!

Check out the awesome opportunities here:http://tinyurl.com/E3WIGISTEAM

 Remember save the date June 12 for WIGI’s 2013 E3 Party!  The Official WIGI E3 Party Invitation is below!!!

http://getwigi2013e3party.eventbrite.com/


Women In Games International Austin Women and Mens Mixer

Hello Everyone!

Tomorrow is our April 2013 Women In Games International Austin Women and Mens Mixer!  7pm at Microsoft in the Domain!

Here’s the invite:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5274462058

See you there!

WIGI Austin