03 November 2006

WIGI Mixer in Los Angeles

Women in Games International Hosts Mixer in Los Angeles
Game Industry Gather to Network and Discuss Latest Topics

Women in Games International, a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, announnced today its debut WIGI Community Mixer in Los Angeles. The networking event is Tuesday November 14th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Admission is free and requires an advance RSVP.

Belinda Van Sickle, President of GameDocs and Online Community Coordinator for Women in Games International, is the local host and emcee. Complimentary food and beverages, supplied by Acapulco Restaurant, will be provided for all guests. This unique industry networking event is proudly sponsored by Autodesk, D3Publisher, GameDocs, Pandemic Studios, Sessions Online School of Design and TechHunters.

Mixer attendees from the Los Angeles area will have a chance to win free door prizes from game publishers THQ and D3Publisher, including Scooby-Doo, Cars, Finding Nemo, Sponge Bob Squarepants, Monster House, The Incredibles, Destroy All Humans and WWE Wrestling from THQ, and Work Time Fun, Naruto Clash of the Ninja 1 and 2, Naruto Ninja Council 1 and 2, Practical Intelligence Quotient, and Flushed Away from D3Publisher.

Van Sickle offers, “I’m pleased to be fostering community among women working in the video games industry. Through the generous support of Women in Games International, I've been able to put together an online community of nearly 200 members and set up the Los Angeles mixer. We've already received strong support from the industry through our sponsors and lots of great ideas for future community building projects.”

The WIGI Community Mixer in Los Angeles will be held at Acapulco Restaurant at 385 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles, one block north of the Beverly Center. Admittance is free, but an advance RSVP is required. RSVP online today via e-vite link at http://www.womeningamesinternational.org/register.html.

Women in Games International 2006 sponsors include title sponsor Microsoft Game Studios, series sponsors Microsoft Casual Games, Game Developers Conference (GDC), International Games Developers Association (IGDA), Mary-Margaret.com, Girls in Games, ThemePark Studios, WomenGamers.com and BusinessWire.