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Speaking on Game Writing: China and Mexico edition

Game writing has been top of mind this week, as I spoke about fitting writers into the game development process first at WePlay China, and later today at Gamacon in Mexico. If you happen to be in Mexicali today, November 2nd, I’ll be speaking at 2pm, along with other such luminaries:Image may contain: 6 people, people smiling, text

If you’re not able to make either presentation, check out one of my exquisite, awe-inspiring slides from WePlay in Shanghai.

You don’t need to see what I look like. Unless you do. I was also honored to present the award for Narrative Excellence at WePlay:

Anne Toole presenting Narrative Excellence award to Detention at WePlay China 2017

The award went to Detention, which I haven’t played yet, but it looks awesome.

Hope to see you in Mexicali, or at the next conference!

 

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Worldbuilding at Dutch Comic-con!

I have modest ambitions this weekend. I’m going to teach how to build an entire world. A universe even. But I won’t be alone. I’ll be joined by several other writers with the equally modest goal of sharing how to create appealing worlds for the reader. If that’s not enough, I’ll also be speaking about the representation of women in games with several other writers of books, comics, and movies. If you’re interested in building worlds for your novel or game, or you’d like to hear about great representations of women in the media, come on down to Dutch Comic con this weekend!Dutch Comic-con

World Building
When: Saturday, March 26th, 3:45pm-4:45pm
Where: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Speakers Corner, Hall 8 by the American Book Center
Who:
Brian McClellan
Chris Ryall (Editor-in-Chief, IDW)
Adrian Stone
Me!

Bechdel Test Anno 2016
When: Saturday, March 26th, 5-6pm
Where: Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Speakers Corner, Hall 8 by the American Book Center
Who:
Corinne Duyvis
Marieke Nijkamp
​​Tisa Pescar
Ann Vandermeer
Jeff Vandermeer
Me!

If you find yourself near Utrecht in the Netherlands this weekend, join all of us at Dutch Comic Con!

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At GDC, Covering Women in Games Roundtable

Looking for new sources? Pitching women clients? I’ll be heading up to GDC this week to cavort and make merry, but more importantly, I will be moderating this roundtable for the IGDA Women in Games SIG:

Covering Women in Games Roundtable

Where: GDC, Moscone North Hall, Room 112
When: Thursday, March 20th, 11:30am-12:30pm, 2014
What:
The IGDA WIG SIG invites journalists, PR professionals and community managers to come together to identify what’s working and what isn’t in games journalism as it relates to women developers. For journalists who want to improve their coverage of women in the industry, this roundtable will identify current problems and provide solutions for how women developers are included in the media.

Takeaway

Attendees will leave this session understanding the concerns of women developers covered in games media along with best practices for covering women in games.

Intended Audience

Games journalists looking to improve diversity in the industry and improve their coverage of women will benefit the most from this session. PR professionals and community managers will likewise benefit and add a great deal to the discussion.

ALL GDC BADGE HOLDERS may attend.  RSVP is not required, but requested so we can send you reminders: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covering-women-in-games-roundtable-wig-sig-at-gdc-tickets-10863798915 .  Or, you can add this session to your GDC schedule: http://schedule.gdconf.com/session-id/827907

Check out all the WIG SIG events here: http://women.igda.org/wig-sig-at-gdc-2014-cheat-sheet/ See you at GDC!

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