You know you’re a Real Game Industry Professional™ when you start getting asked to speak at conferences because you’ve successfully managed to convince a few people in charge that you actually know stuff. This, happily enough, has happened to me. First off, I will be speaking at the Casual Connect Leadership Development Forum in Seattle next week, where I will be on panels discussing the subjects of “Designing Games for Women”, and “Designing for Both Casual and Hardcore”.
Of course, I’m guessing that the majority of my readers will be more interested in my second speaking engagement, which will be the Penny Arcade Expo, taking place on Labour Day Weekend in Seattle (again). I’m slated to participate in a panel called Murder, Sex, & Drugs, organised by my friend Corvus Elrod, and I’ve also been asked to participate in the “Women in the Game Industry” panel. Finally, as if that isn’t enough, my boss is doing the keynote speech.
Anyway, if you plan to attend either of these conferences, I’ll be absolutely tickled to see you there. If not, I’ll let you know if I wind up saying anything interesting.