The American Frag Dolls are addressing the (Ubisoft sponsored) Women in Games International thing, where lots of frumpy old women will pretend there’s a reason more women don’t work in games other than the REALLY OBVIOUS ONE about “computers” being boring to most of them.

There’s no conspiracy, ladies, it’s just that little girls would rather learn about make-up and hairdressing than how to compile C++ code and develop portable code for the Maya platform.

Here’s the press release, plus a JOKE BIT we added at the bottom.

All Female Game Team Leads Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, February 9, 2006–San Francisco, CA–Women in Games International, a non-profit organization in the interactive entertainment industry, today announced the addition of the Frag Dolls as speakers at their next conference, Women in Games International-San Francisco. The Frag Dolls are an all-female video game team sponsored by global game publisher Ubisoft.

Women in Games International-San Francisco, titled “Games for Women, Games by Women” is scheduled on Saturday, February 18 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Fort Mason Conference Center in San Francisco. This conference addresses the myth that women don’t “do” games by discussing statistics, game genres and careers in game development. Frag Dolls members Morgan Romine (“Rhoulette), Kat Hunter “Katscratch”) Ashley Jenkins (“Jinx”) and Emily (“Seppuku”) are participating as speakers at the conference.


“Nintendogs — why is it so lovely?” by Jinx, 9:45am Exhibition Hall 2

“What is it about football games?!” by Rhoulette, 10:30am, Nelson Mandela Room

“Has he got a better gun than me or am I just rubbish?” by Katscratch, 11:00am Exhibition Hall 2

“I know!!! They should do NintenCATS next!!!” by Seppuku, 12:30pm Jonathan Sands Room

“Why not make it so you look up when you press up?” by Katscratch, 1:30pm Exhibition Hall 2

“Shopping games – a routemap for design” by Seppuku, 2:00pm UbiSoft Experience Room

“Why are driving games always too fast?” by Rhoulette, 2:45pm Exhibition Hall 2

“What’s best out of Puzzle Bobble and Columns?” by Jinx, 3:00pm Meeting Room 3

“What I think matters because I’m such a cutie-pie!” by Katscratch, 3:45am Exhibition Hall 2

We’ve emailed the organisers requesting “glamour, lingerie, swimwear and cosplay photos” of the main speakers to illustrate a news piece. Update soon if they come through.