Guardian games editor Keith Stuart (that's me) and writer Jordan Erica Webber have organised an evening for women interested in entering the games industry as a writer. We thought this may be of interest to members of this group. I've put the event description below - please get in touch if you have any questions.
Everybody plays video games, but the games industry and media don't always represent that; development studios, game publications, and major expos are dominated by men and can feel unfriendly to others, especially those just starting out.
With that in mind, Invisible Wall is an event for women (trans inclusive) and gender minorities who want to work in this brilliant and fascinating medium, whether that’s as a journalist, critic or developer. We’ve brought together several women who already work in games writing to talk about their jobs and experiences, including Keza MacDonald, UK editor of gaming site Kotaku, Meg Jayanth, writer of award-winning narrative adventure 80 Days, and Olivia Wood, editor at Failbetter Games.
Each speaker will chat a little about what their job entails, then we’ll have a panel with Q&A, followed by food and drinks and some friendly #networking.
We are also inviting attendees with hiring power in both development and media - so it will be a great opportunity to meet people with the ability to pay you for your work. They’re all lovely, too.
Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/invisible-wall-games-writing-for-women-tickets-23046958072
If you have any questions, please contact the organisers:
Jordan Erica Webber
Freelance games journalist
Guardian Games Editor