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Women in Games ConferenceThose with an eagle eye will have noticed that there’s been a quiet pre-announcement for the Women in Games 2008 conference over on the WiG website. In a nutshell, the 2008 Women in Games conference will be held at the University of Warwick in Coventry on 10th-12th September 2008. We’re thrilled to say that the conference will be jointly hosted by the university’s Department of Computer Science and the game developer Rare Ltd, in an exciting partnership between academe and industry.

More will be announced soon (very soon!) but the WiG Steering Committee would like to welcome the organisers of WiG 2008, Nicola Bhalerao of Rare, Sara Kalvala of the University of Warwick and Jane Sinclair, also of the University of Warwick. This formidable trio will lead us forward to Women in Games Valhalla!

Check out who they are on the biogs page.

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Women in games on Channel 4“DON’T HAVE TO BE A GEEK” argues the headline on Channel 4’s 4Talent website, topping an article on women’s contributions to gaming. Among the interviewed are programmer Nicola Bhalerao from Rare, Designers Lynsey Rigby and Anya Massey at Blitz and Nanette Kaulig, an animator at Lionhead.

The article offers tips for entry into the industry, breaking down a few gamer stereotypes along the way.

Oh, and the Women in Games conference gets a wee mention along the way.

Check it out.

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