Thoughts from a (girl) Gamer

Tara Voelker's thoughts. A lot about video games, a little about life

The Beginning of my GDC Diary

Good morning everyone.

So, here I am. It’s Thursday. That’s three days before I fly out to California for this year’s GDC and get ready to speak there again. And once again, I feel like I’m totally not ready.

I’ve had so much going on this week. So, in addition to having some minor crunch on one of my projects at work (I’m currently working on 3 different titles), I’ve also had to find the time to get fitting for my wedding dress, write an article and two bios for the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) March newsletter, update information on the IGDA  Game Accessibility SIG website, just do sort of GA SIG chair duties anyway, get a head shot taken for the newsletter, work with my fiance to design my kick ass business cards, get my hair redyed, go shopping, talk to the wedding caterer, register for the wedding since people insist on giving me gifts instead of cash … find time to think…pack, do laundry, register for parties and somewhere in there I should probably right some sort of rough outline for my actual round table at GDC. And honestly, at this rate I will be doing that one the plane out there.

Obviously,  I don’t have all of those things done yet.  I have until Saturday night to do them I all. I fly out of Orlando at like the crack of dawn on Sunday.

It’s going to be an adventure. I’m just hoping that all of my flights go smoothly and I don’t get stranded some where like last year. You know- when I got stuck in O’Hare for most of the day and ended up posting pictures of the jalapeno burger I got from the in airport Chili’s.

Either way, I’ve got everything set up from my phone so hopefully I can keep giving up constant updates. Versus last year, where I could only post when I was using my lap top that I didn’t always bring with me… which resulted in me posting very little and getting a lot of questions about where all the stuff I promised about GDC was. I didn’t even post a picture of me presenting. Although Gamespot did a full article on me, so I guess that sort of balances.

So here’s to the start of this year’s adventure – the Game Developers Conference 2011


Oh, and remember… there will also be stuff on the Facebook page and you can always follow me on twitter @TheGirlGamers


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