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Friday, December 07, 2007

ABQ Game Developers Meet-up December 13th


For Immediate Release
Contact: Eric Renz-Whitmore,

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque's Rio Grande Chapter of the
International Game Developers Association (IGDA) will have its second
chapter meeting Thursday, December 13th at Sauce|Raw Nightclub
downtown, featuring speed presentations on projects and activities
from the local game community, and a chance to give back through the
"Child's Play Charity" which benefits UNM Children's Hospital.

Jonathan Whetzel, one of the Chapter Organizers, is adding another feature this time
out, suggesting "a cause that ties in nicely to the theme of the IGDA
and gamers everywhere.  The Child's Play Charity, started by the guys
who created the Penny Arcade comics, collects new video games and toys
for children's hospitals around the world."

From their website (

"Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together
through Child's Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured
from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in
donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children¹s
hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since
our inception.
... When gamers give back, it makes a difference!"

Since UNM Children's Hospital is one of the partnering hospitals that
can use your help, Albuquerque IGDA will collect donations at the

Scheduled Presenters Include:
Glyn Anderson (GPS/Abalone Studios)
Teri Farley (Art Center Design College)
Tom Greenbaum (Intel)
Bill Klein (Extreme AI)
Aaron Kraft (Escher 5D)
Khepran Mathes (Abalone Studios)
Jason Montoya (National Video Game Association)
Eric Renz-Whitmore (UNM ARTS Lab)
Jonathan Whetzel (Sandia National Labs)

WHO: Game Developers and People Interested in Work in the Game
Industry (17 and older)
WHAT: IGDA Chapter Meeting
WHERE:  Sauce|Raw Nightclub, Downtown Albuquerque (NW Corner of 4th
and Central)
WHEN: Thursday, December 13 (6:00PM Open, 6:30PM Presentations Start)
HOW:  More info at

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