Through the generous sponsorship of Big Fish Games, a Women In Games International social mixer was held recently in Vancouver – an event I have long hoped for. I have received many invitations in the past to other WIGI events, but was never able to attend as they were always being held at events I wasn’t able to be at. This local event, which was held at the Goldfish Pacific Kitchen in Yaletown, was very well attended. Several of us were invited up to the future home of Big Fish Games Canada for a quick tour and informational session. I am truly envious of that office space – the dark wood beam ceiling and old exposed brick walls make for a warm, welcoming atmosphere, and I am looking forward to seeing how the studio will look once everyone is moved in.
The most exciting news to develop from the social mixer is that WIGI will be increasing their involvement in the Vancouver area, starting with a panel discussion later this fall. The details of the panel are yet to be released, but promises to be an exciting addition to the monthly educational panels hosted in Vancouver, such as those held by our local ACM SIGGRAPH chapter. If you or anyone you know would like to become involved with WIGI, please visit their site for more information.