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Friday
Dec022011

GameDevDrinkUp December

Hello, All-
Tis' the season for... GameDevDrinkUp in December! Our last gathering for 2011 is next Thursday, so mark those calendars.

We're thrilled to the many who've continued to keep GameDevDrinkUp relevant and growing in LA, SF and Dallas through 2011. You're what encourages us in our continued quest to bring together the many talented and creative individuals in the gaming community.

Next week will commence our last event for 2011 in LA, SF and Dallas with support from our faithful sponsors twitch.tv. Our good friends at twitch.tv will provide both LA, SF, and now Dallas with 50 FREE drinks - so get there on time if you want to take part in free libations.

As always, we're in need of giveaway items for our raffle. If you'd like help, simply contact your local chapter organizer to donate. Games, point cards, movies, books, etc. - they're all appreciated.

Here are the details for next week's events:

When: Thursday, 12/8 from 8 to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)
Where: McCabe's Bar & Grill, 2455 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests
Specials: Happy Hour from 8-11 p.m. with $2 kamikaze shots, Kitchen open till 11pm

When: Thursday, 12/8 from 8 to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)
Where: Mars Bar, 798 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests
Contact: @WarrenPrice

Dallas - RSVP INFO
When: Thursday, 12/8 from 8 to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)
Where: The Londoner Addison, 14930 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001
Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests
Contact: NEW ORGANIZER! Grant Shonkwiler - @G_Shonk & @DrewMarlowe

Cheers,
Jonathan Hawkins
Thursday
Nov242011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,

With three GameDevDrinkUps in LA, SF and Dallas, great turnouts, new faces and our recent twitch.tv partnership, there’s so much to be thankful for this year. Here’s to all of you – Happy Thanksgiving! 

We’ve gathered all the pics from our last GameDevDrinkUp.

Mark Your Calendars! The next GameDevDrinkUp for LA, SF and Dallas will ensue on Dec. 8 - hope many of you can make it out. An invite will be coming to you shortly, so keep a watchful eye out.

Until then, eat, drink and be thankful!

Cheers,

 Jonathan Hawkins

Sunday
Nov062011

November GameDevDrinkUps

Hi All-

We're at it again, our next GameDevDrinkUp - but this time we have a few announcements to share. We've partnered with Twitch.tv, a growing video game broadcasting and chat community. They'll be providing the first 50 drinks to attendees at the LA and SF event each month. Head to their site and take a look around. We're happy to have them on board! 

 

Additionally, we're moving south! Our first Dallas chapter will lift off this Thursday, headed by Drew Marlowe. Have friends/colleagues in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? Spread the word and help our latest addition blossom into what our LA and SF chapters have become. 

One thing attendees enjoy time and time again are our raffles. We're always looking for donations such as video games, movies, books, etc. If you would like to contribute, please contact the appropriate chapter's point person (contact info below). 

LA - RSVP Info

When: Thursday, 11/10 from 8 to ~11 p.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)

Where: McCabe's Bar & Grill, 2455 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests

Specials: Happy Hour from 8-11 p.m. with $2 kamikaze shots 

Contact: @JonathanHawkins 

 

SF - RSVP Info

When: Thursday, 11/10 from 8 to ~12 a.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)

Where: Mars Bar, 798 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94103 

Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests 

Contact: @WarrenPrice

 

Dallas - RSVP Info

When: Thursday, 11/10 from 8 to ~12 a.m. (occurs second Thurs. of every month)

Where: The Londoner Addison, 14930 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

Who: GameDevDrinkUp, you and your guests 

Contact: @DrewMarlowe

 

Thanks, and hope everyone can make it out!

-Jonathan Hawkins

Tuesday
Oct252011

October Pics

Thursday
Oct202011

IGDA Leadership Forum Mixer

 

The IGDA leadership forum is the premier event for producers, team leaders, project managers, studio directors, and all others seeking to learn and share techniques for leading teams in creating successful games.

They will be having a mixer on Wednesday October 26th from 6:30pm - 10:30pm to kick off the leadership forum.  http://www.igda.org/leadership/us201/lf11-us-schedule/

Here is some more info about the conference:

The IGDA, in coordination with its Production SIG, is hosting the fifth annual IGDA Leadership Forum US at a brand new venue near LAX in Los Angeles, CA!

The conference traditionally focuses on advancing the state of the art in game production and management, and will encompass a broad range of leadership topics.

Sessions will run in parallel tracks and will consist of a mix of lectures, panels, and interactive workshop sessions, with an inspiring keynote to start and end both days.  Those seeking to learn and share techniques for leading teams in creating successful games will find this conference invaluable.  In addition, sponsored parties and other networking opportunities will provide many opportunities to connect.

To make sure 2011′s IGDA Leadership Forum US is the best one yet, your committee is currently dedicated to finding high quality speakers from various companies around the world.
In past years, we welcomed 300-400 delegates from over 12 countries, including the UK, Finland, Sweden and Australia.