Sacramento Women In Games

Are you an aspiring game creator?

This is for you.

Do you want to learn more about Sacramento area women in games?

This is for you.

Do you want to support Sacramento area women in games?

This is for you.

Are you a games enthusiast?

This is for you.

Do you want to break misconceptions about women and gaming?

This is for you.

Broadway on Tour Review - STOMP

How many different sounds can one person make with their body? STOMP sets out to answer that question. Performed on a simple backdrop with dramatic lighting, STOMP is energetic, engaging and humorous. I wasn’t expecting to laugh so much! My head could not stop boppin’ to the rhythms coming off the stage. All I could think of was how much practice went down before we saw the cast in action. It’s one thing to memorize lines but to remember the various rhythms on percussion instruments and choreography on top of that, whew! I’m tired just reliving that! Did I mention there was no intermission? These talented young women and men played straight through.  I also thought it was cool to see older and younger patrons in the audience. This is definitely the type of musical I would bring my son to when he gets a bit older. (He’s only 11 months old now.) After watching the show I now want to turn my everyday items into musical instruments.

Do yourself a solid and get to the Sacramento Community Center Theatre to see STOMP, February 1st through the 10th in Downtown Sacramento. Tickets are available here.

Broadway Sacramento

Attending a live musical theatre performance can move the heart and mind in a way that no movie can touch. The best place to fill your senses is by attending a show at Broadway Sacramento which includes Broadway in the Round at Music Circus and Broadway on Tour. A night at Broadway Sacramento is perfect for going with friends or a date. Whether it’s a casual affair or a big to-do, the arts are notorious for bringing together people from different walks of life. Over the last 8 years, I’ve made it a point to catch at least one show each season.  At Broadway on Tour I’ve seen Pippin’, Rock of Ages, Beauty and the Beast, and my favorite The Phantom of the Opera. In 2017 at the Music Circus, I saw On the Town, 9 to 5, Sister Act and Mamma Mia. Just last week I’ve had the honor of attending opening night for Waitress the Musical as part of the Broadway Sacramento Ambassador program.

The River City Queen

One of the things I love most about Sacramento is being so close to the water. Most of the time I am only able to enjoy our waterways from the shore or along a bike trail. But tonight, that changed! This evening I had the opportunity to enjoy a sunset cruise on the River City Queen for my friend Julie Gallaher’s birthday. Located in Old Sacramento behind the Delta King, the River City Queen is the go-to floating venue if you are looking for an intimate party boat. Since she is always down for adventure I invited my friend Jodie to join me for a first of its kind, happy hour excursion on the river.

That One Time I Tried to Make a Mobile Game About Churros

In the summer of 2017, just before the start of the Sacramento Developer Collective’s fourth annual Progressive Game Jam, I thought it was finally going to be my time to give this thing called game development a shot. I am generally an open-minded individual who has a tendency to try new things. Given that I’ve been surrounding myself with the community for the last four years, I thought this could be a fairly smooth transition.

The Girl Who Sees

I am Filipino, Hawaiian and Japanese. For the longest time I felt alienated from most of my culture. Having grown up in a town where the population, at the time, was predominately Caucasian I didn’t have much experience to pull from. The most exposure I had to my Filipino roots had been with my step-father’s side of the family. Exposure usually came in the form of food and traditional savory dishes that they would cook for us. As kids we weren’t taught the language. Looking back I’m not entirely sure why. Was it because we didn’t ask? Did we not pay attention? Or was it something that just slipped our auntie’s and uncle’s minds? Surely, we heard enough of the bad words and picked up on those fairly quickly. Another point worth noting is that we were surrounded by a Catholic faith-based family. To hear any type of Filipino folklore growing up was uncommon. I’m not sure if my family is aware of these stories either. (I will have to ask at the next party.) So imagine my surprise when I came across a game called The Girl Who Sees developed by InterIntellectus Games. I don’t recall how we found each other but I’m certain it was meant to be. Right away when I saw the developers behind the game, I knew I wanted to support them.

Topaz

The chains that bound us

Are tighter than ever today

These boxes we live in

Have cramped our luxurious lifestyle,

But at least we’re still a family

Unlike most who have gone astray

Sacramento Museum Day

I consider myself to be a history and museum nerd. I’m that person who will plan a vacation around visiting historical sites. It doesn’t matter if I’m in Europe or Hawaii. If it can tell the story of a place I want to get know a little better, you can find me there!