Welcome to the Games Industry Gathering (#TheGIG), created to virtually replicate the experience of connecting with industry friends and strangers like we used to at the various social gatherings during large scale gaming conventions, while in a much safer and inclusive environment

Once you register (and are approved) you'll get access to our weekly Friday Night ZOOM networking events, reguarly industry professional Q A sessions, and active Discord server featuring networking rooms, job listings, and event live chats.

Our main Friday night GIG runs in such as way where every 20 minutes you'll be put into a randomized group with 4-5 other people. You’ll have a chance to chat with people who you may not typically meet, find unique opportunities to socialize, and maybe even have some interesting business discussions.

This started as a fun little social experiment that has grown into something that actually works, currently with over 2000 games industry professionals around the world taking part, as well as the private Discord server you'll be invited to, where you can continue conversations and interactions during the week.

Feel free to personally message this link to others you think should be included (game industry professionals only, and those that are comfortable and confident talking in video chats). Any ideas, thoughts, feedback, etc please contact me directly via (email or twitter), and may we continue to cultivate and preserve our friendships!

- Guy 'Yug' Blomberg
@Yugstar

Meet your hosts
Luke Lancaster
LUKE LANCASTER
( AUSTRALIA )
Content Manager
PAX Aus
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Meredith Wilson
MEREDITH HALL
( AUSTRALIA )
Digital Content Officer
Film Victoria
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Alistair Pardoe
ALISTAIR PARDOE
( UK )

Senior Account Manager
Reedpop
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Manny Hachey
MANNY HACHEY
( GERMANY )

COO
THREAKS GmbH
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Judy Barbosa
JUDY BARBOSA
( USA )

Gaming Specialist
Red Bull
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Mike Williams
MIKE WILLIAMS
( USA )

Game/Software Reviewer
PCMag
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Rebekah Valentine
REBEKAH VALENTINE
( USA )

Staff Writer
GamesIndustry.biz
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Floyd Broadnax
FLOYD BROADNAX
( USA )

Community Support
Turn 10 / Microsoft
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Rob Manuel
ROB MANUEL
( USA )

Production Coordinator
iam8bit
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Cristina Amaya
CRISTINA AMAYA
( USA )

Team Liquid
Event Manager
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Nika Nour
NIKA NOUR
( USA )

Executive Director
IGDA Foundation
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Guy Yug Blomberg
GUY 'YUG' BLOMBERG
( USA )

Global Gaming Director
Reedpop
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