[UPDATE] Dancing Girls & Angry Resignations: Tale of Two GDC Parties
Attending the party was Jacque Urick, CEO and founder of HappiMatch and SieEnt and managing director of Girls in Tech Minneapolis. Urick said the party included several women in white outfits dancing on the event stage. Two other women were on stilts, dancing among the crowd of party attendees and interacting with them.
Urick said the organizers also were showing off photos from last year’s party, which featured a pole dancer in a yeti outfit. Urick said that her disappointment wasn’t so much in the fact that models were present at the party, but that IGDA leadership allowed an official party that featured scantily dressed women happen twice in a row, and that they’re absolving themselves of responsibility.
“Honestly I don’t care about five yeti models at a party,” she said. “What I do care about is that Darius & Brenda and others in the IGDA leadership let this happen two years in a row. And that they are protest resigning on Twitter like they had zero responsibility — that hurts more than five f–king models with fur hats.”
Game Front has reached out to YetiZen Party for comment. The company’s CEO, Sana Choudary, told Kotaku in an email an official statement would be coming Saturday.
“YetiZen CEO Sana Choudary has responded saying that her company will have a statement on Saturday. Why the delay? Choudary’s e-mail to Kotaku: “Reason for this unlike the people spreading this in the press now I actually have critical business meetings and milestones we need to hit next few days. Business success doesn’t come if I let every person with a bone take away my concentration from my key goals.”