February Party – Starting Something New

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Join us Monday, February 2 for a special WIG Boston party: Starting Something New

Faculty from the Game Design program at Northeastern University’s College of Art, Media and Design is hosting our party this month. Susan Gold, Founder of the Global Game Jam, and Celia Pearce, Co-Founder of IndieCade, will talk to WIG Boston about various issues, challenges and strategies associated with starting new things. The speaker presentations will be short (10-15 minutes each) with ample time for questions from attendees. WIG Boston co-organizer, Nina Huntemann, will moderate the discussion. Full speaker bios and directions to the event below.

RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wig-boston-february-party-northeastern-univ-tickets-15498770239

**NOTE: A pay-to-park parking garage is located across the street from the venue.**


A conversation with Susan Gold, Founder of the Global Game Jam and Celia Pearce, Co-Founder of IndieCade

Susan Gold is founder and President of the Global Game Jam, a record-breaking 48-hour game-making event, which is now hosted in over 70 countries around the world. Ms. Gold is a skilled facilitator at bridging art, science, technology, industry & academia together for large international audiences. She led the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Education SIG from 2006 to 2010, she is a member of the SIGGRAPH Education Committee from 2003 to present, and she is currently on advisory boards of 6 academic game programs. She has been the Keynote speaker at several international game conferences including ICEC 2009,IVDC 2009, DigiWorld Game Summit 2012, Game Developers Conference (GDC), GDC, China, DiGRA. She is the recipient of IGDA MVP Award 2008, 2009, the CEDEC Programming Award 2012. Ms. Gold has also held academic positions in Fine Art & Game Education programs from 1999 to present. She currently holds the position of Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of the Game Program at Northeastern University.

Celia Pearce is the Festival Chair and co-founder of IndieCade, the international independent games festival and showcase series. She has worked for over thirty years as a game designer, author, researcher, teacher, curator and artist, specializing in multiplayer gaming and virtual worlds, independent, art, and alternative game genres, as well as games and gender. She has also curated new media, virtual reality, and game exhibitions, including XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design, the first exhibition devoted to women’s contribution to game design. She has also started a number of other projects, including The Interactive Media Program at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, now ranked as one of the top three game programs in the US. She is also author of two books, and co-author/editor of two others. She currently holds a position as an Associate Professor in Northeastern University’s Game Program.


Raytheon Amphitheater
Building #60
(120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115)
Northeastern University Campus


Take the Orange Line T to Ruggles Station
Exit onto the Northeastern Campus
The building will be on your righthand side as you exit


Paid parking may be found on the opposite side of Ruggles Station from campus, in building #62.
Renaissance Park Garage, Northeastern University, 835 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120
Walk through Ruggles Station and the building will be on your righthand side as you exit.


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