Women in the MA Game Industry – 2/28

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Games & Entertainment Circle has a great event coming up on February 28th, “Women in the MA Game Industry: A Discussion of Diversity, Challenges and Progress.” The line-up is stellar with Patricia Resende of Mass High Tech (moderator), Courtney Stanton (Women in Games Boston), Michelle Yaiser (Adobe), Jen Groff (MIT Learning Games Network), Fiona Cherbak (Interactive Selection, Boston Festival of Indie Games) and Vicky Wu Davis (Adalia, FrogHop). Register here: http://womeningames.eventbrite.com – it’s free!

Hank Howie Joins Disruptor Beam, Game of Thrones Ascent Team

Hank Howie is a staple within the games industry here in Massachusetts, being the former President/Co-Founder of Blue Fang Games, as well as Beach Cooler Games. Despite never really working one-on-one with Hank in the past, I feel I know him well based on his appearances in multiple previous panels and sessions from the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is at every event always bringing with him tons of valuable insight and an awesome sense of humor. So, I was thrilled to learn that he was joining Disruptor Beam and that I would be getting the chance to work with him directly. We recently announced his appointment in July, which received some great local and industry coverage (a selection, below).