Thursday, 5 May 2016

Bert Wednesdays

Hello dear reader,

Up to this point all of our blogs have been written by Stephen McCallum but we’re going to be doing something slightly different from now on. One week I shall write for the blog and the next week will be Stephen’s turn. Pretty simple yeah?

Consider this my introduction. I’m Elisabeth Andi-Leigh Heed, or Ellie for short. I’m an executive director for Late Panda and the lead programmer for Skorian Tales. I have an unhealthy addiction to Coke and I’ve been told I’m no longer allowed to talk about Game of Thrones in the office because apparently I do that too much. Seriously though we’re only two episodes into Season 6 and it’s fantastic. L + R = J is obviously true and like most fans I’m pretty sure Jon Snow is Azor Ahai come again! :P


Let’s get back to the blog. For my first entry I wanted to talk about Bert Wednesdays. For those who don’t know Bert Wednesdays is a game developers meetup that happens every... Wednesday… Obviously. Basically you all meet at the pub and have a night of drinking and chatting about pretty much anything you want.

Last Wednesday Stephen, Joe (one of our artists) and I went along to the Glasgow meetup and had a laugh with the like-minded industry folk. They hold separate events in Glasgow, Dundee and I think they do Edinburgh as well.

Conversations evolved rapidly. We talked about everything ranging from the Scottish parliament elections in May to whether or not you’d be willing to eat a Slow Loris. In my own personal opinion nobody should be eating a Slow Loris for the following reasons:

  • They’re endangered thanks to illegal trade
  • They’re the only venomous primate
  • They’re way too adorable


So you should definitely come along to Bert Wednesdays if this is something you’re likely to enjoy. I speak from experience when I say everyone there is super friendly and interesting.

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Hope you enjoyed that,
Ellie xx

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