In Conversation With Brenda Romero (Hosted by Violet Berlin) - Friday 23rd March 2018
Brenda Romero: A Lifetime in Games
On 23rd March 2018 CCH hosts Violet Berlin (ITV's Bad Influence) in conversation with the talented and prolific game designer Brenda Romero (Wizardry, Jagged Alliance and a lot more!).
Brenda says: "A Lifetime in Games; The last year brings into sharp focus and long perspective what it means to be a gamer, a game developer, a person, a woman, a mother in games. From creating games for one's own demographic to campaigning for diversity to sitting in regretful silence, it’s been a period of intense reflection, not just for women but for all of us, we who make and play games. What have we learned and where did we learn it from? In this (actually quite positive) talk, I resist a "lean in” and instead stand fast to talk about what it means to be a girl, woman and mother in games."
Brenda is an award winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar who entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon and Dungeons & Dragons franchises. Away from the machine, her analog series of six games, The Mechanic is the Message, has drawn national and international acclaim, particularly Train and Síochán Leat (The Irish Game) which is currently housed in the National Museum of Play.
In 2017, she was awarded the Development Legend award at the Develop conference in the UK. In 2015, she won the coveted Ambassador’s Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. In 2014, she received a Fulbright award to study Ireland’s game industry, academic and government policies. In 2013, she was named one of the top 10 game developers by Gamasutra.com and Develop magazine listed her among the 25 people who changed games that year. Brenda co-owns Romero Games. What a career so far!
Brenda is joining us for the evening of the 23rd March to talk with Violet Berlin about her life in gaming. There will be an audience Q&A session at the end and we'll be open late after the talk for people to hang out and play some of the games that Brenda has worked on over the years.
6pm till 10pm.
Spaces for this exclusive event are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place, although if you're lucky you *may* get in on the day. (tickets on the door will be £2 extra)
Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.
Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!