Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Games Workshop founder to speak at college event

A leading computer games entrepreneur and fantasy writer who co-founded the retail chain, Games Workshop and helped introduce the world to Lara Croft and Dungeons and Dragons will be discussing the games industry at an event being held at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Ian Livingstone OBE will talk exclusively about his achievements and the future of the games industry at the College’s Matthew Boulton Campus, Eastside on Wednesday 18 May at 7.00pm.

“As someone who has achieved success in every facet of the interactive games industry, Ian Livingstone has a tremendous amount of experience to share with local designers and entrepreneurs in the making, as well as with people who admire his work,” commented Dean Reilly, Games Development Course Leader at Birmingham Metropolitan College .

Ian Livingstone OBE also launched and edited White Dwarf, has written many of the Fighting Fantasy books including Deathtrap Dungeon and has invented many board games. As executive chairman of the board of Eidos plc, he was instrumental in securing many of the company's major franchises including Tomb Raider and Hitman. He is currently creative director at the organisation.

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Ian Livingstone’ can be obtained by telephoning 0121 503 8528, emailing marketing at bmetc.ac.uk or booking online at http://www.bmetc.ac.uk/  

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