SO, I went to the Game Developers Conference to see what the fuss was about, and had a lot of interesting experiences. Some of them, for instance finding an advert in my conference bag with the above slogan “Mom said playing computer games would never pay off – start proving her wrong today” made my day. 🙂 I have written about this and other observations in a paper about women, games and fun that I presented at
the next event I went to, in Finland, – the Playful Experiences Seminar arranged by our nice Finnish colleagues at Tampere University and the GameResearch Lab.

I want to here thank all the nice participants, Aki Järvinen, Frans Mäyrä and Oscar Juhlin for all the comments on the paper and for the very nice ambience that everyone contributed to. THANKS!