Working at Plastic Wax is never boring. Be it Star Wars, LEGO, Batman, CIV – there’s always a swell of creativity and a real childlike sense of wonder at the incredible properties we get to tell stories around. At PAX Aus 2016, I hosted a panel with Plastic Wax’s Head of Production and Lead Animator,… Read More Plastic Wax Presents: The Force Awakens
A real highlight of Melbourne International Games Week 2016 for me was Sexy Stats – a panel I produced and hosted in the Dropbear Theatre. Who would have thought that an analytics panel could pack out a whole theatre?! We had a wonderful audience who created their own impromptu mobile game which the panelists were… Read More Sexy Stats: Analytics @ Melbourne Games Week
One of the absolute joys of 2016 for me was producing The Great Debate at PAX Aus as part of Melbourne Games Week. In “The Year of VR”, do we have any reason to leave our homes? Is sitting on a virtual beach watching the sunset from the sand-free comfort of your couch better than… Read More The Great Debate 2016: Is VR Better Than Real Life?
Originally Published on MCV Pacific Better known to some as Eve Beauregard, Ally McLean embodies everything that is gaming. After studying design, Ally McLean focused her efforts on building an online brand around pop culture, cosplay and gaming. Whilst growing the brand to nationally unprecedented levels, (almost half a million strong) she pioneered professional cosplay… Read More MCV Pacific Women in Games, May 2016
Originally Published on Gizmodo It’s pretty common knowledge that a large number of cinematic trailers are made by external CG studios hired by developers to produce something incredible. What might surprise you is the process behind these trailers, the technology involved or even the fact that a handful of these AAA trailers are being made… Read More A Look Behind The Scenes: How This Australian CG Studio Makes Cinematic Trailers
Originally published on Kotaku So I’m halfway across the planet in a crowded hall, astride a unicorn with a young woman touching my face and repeating, “You look just like her!” Admittedly, I didn’t see this coming. I’m a cosplayer, and I work for CD Projekt RED as the official Yennefer of Vengerberg for The… Read More Hi, I’m Yennefer Of Vengerberg, My Life Is Really Weird
Admittedly, I didn’t expect to spend this afternoon talking about porn on national TV, but here we are. Jumped on the Feed to have a ramble about protecting our data! You can watch it here.
Dungeons and Dragons is one of my weaknesses – I’ve played one campaign in my life and I got so lost I ended up just shape-shifting into an otter as often as possible to avoid responsibility. My group didn’t love it, I’ll be honest. Regardless, I was invited along to play with the remarkable Dragon… Read More Dragon Friends: Live DnD
Nothing quite like jumping in a cab from the office to explain Pokemon to the folks over at Sky News. Pokemon GO was such a fascinating cultural phenomenon – I was grateful to have the opportunity to discuss the positives of mobile gaming and the ability for games to be social experiences.
One of the most common questions I get from cosplayers is how to be a guest at a convention. There seems to be a real mystique around what it involves, so hopefully this post will help clear some of the misconceptions and pass on some valuable information. As usual, a quick disclaimer that I’m simply… Read More [Cosplay Advice Blog] 6 Steps to Being a Good Cosplay Guest