Parties aren’t just a fun way to unwind after a long day on the showroom floor. Because of the networking opportunities they afford, the after-hours parties have become almost as important as the convention itself. Several parties at the recent Games Developer Conference, hosted by companies and individuals who attended, were thrown in nightclubs, where semi-clad women (and infrequently, men) are not out of place but expected.
Tuesday night, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) co-presented a party attended by industry experts…and scantily clad dancers (click my previous article, here, for the photo). Before writing the article, I queried IGDA for a comment. The group has just responded: