Rants and Reviews while drinking brews!
It’s been a while since I was able to post on Barroom Gamer, so let me tell you what I have been up to!
I have been working on a few of my own personal projects, but one project I am especially excited to share with you is a documentary focusing on women in the gaming industry. No Princess in the Castle is a film aimed at bringing women in the industry into the spotlight and showing how they have changed and molded the scene for as long as gaming has been around. Featuring a heavy hitting cast of some of the most prominent women in the community, such as Brenda Romero and Jeri Ellsworth, I have to admit I am more than a little proud and certainly honored to appear alongside them.
We need more positive exposure for women in the industry. Since joining the online community and starting to network with other gamers last May, I quickly caught on to an overwhelming air of misogyny and sexism among a section of the community. Between being called out and told I can’t be good because I’m a woman or having crass remarks made about my figure, it had never become more clear to me that I wanted to make a better name for women in gaming, as well as every other aspect in life. Many of the women featured in this movie have been in the scene for decades, and it’s high time they took the spotlight. Help us bring our stories to the world!
No Princess in the Castle is a documentary that needs to happen and it can’t without some help. Directors/Producers Dave Danzara and Natalie Rosetti have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and we have 20 days left to reach our goal. With some incredibly generous backers, we are well on our way, but please, take a moment a follow this link, consider pledging if you are able to, but above all else, share the project with your friends. Help the No Princess team meet their goal (and then some!).
Paige Belmont is a 27 year old Philadelphia native who is hopelessly addicted to games, Star Wars, and cats. She collect retro systems and arcades, frequent the con circuit and is planning on a retro gaming wedding – with the ceremony being held at the Nintendo World Store this September. She also collects awesome, nerdy t-shirts, artwork, pretty much anything you can think of. Twitter: @GameGadgetGirl