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Media and Events


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To contact me regarding possible media events and interviews please use the comment area below and I will get in touch with you.  Thanks!

Past Events

  • T&GCon (Toy & Game Inventor Conference) Speaker and Expert • 2006-2012  LINK
  • Top Trumps “Inventor Guru” Game Signings • ChiTag Top Trumps Booth 2011
  • The Nick DiGulio Radio Show Guest • WGN Radio in Chicago November 12, 2011
  • Overdrive Radio Show Guest • Vocalo 89.5 FM in Chicago October 14th, 2011 LINK
  • “Toy Invention TV” Host for interactive display in the “Toys In the Hood” exhibit • Elmhurst Historical Museum, April 26-September 18, 2011 LINK
  • Special Guest on “The Late Live Show” • Second City Chicago, March 2011, LINK
  • Featured Inventor for the “Innovative Lives” Series at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center • March 2011, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, LINK
  • “Operation Game Creation 2.0” Expert • September – November 2010, Indian Trails Public Library
  • “Meet the Gamer: Kim Vandenbroucke” • June 2010, Indian Trails Public Library
  • IIT Institute of Design Guest Lecturer on Game Invention • 2006 and 2007, Chicago

Awards

  • About.com Board/Card Games’ People’s Choice for Best Twitter Account of 2011, 2012 LINK
  • Toy and Game Inventor Excellence Awards (TAGIE) Nominee for Excellence In Game Design,  2011 LINK
  • Wonder Women in Toys Award in Social Media, Awarded by Women In Toys, 2011

Kim-Illinois-Cover-low resIn the News and On the Web

  • “Surfing For Games” • Toy Dreamers, July 26, 2016 LINK
  • “The Gaming Careers Podcast: 048 Kim Vandenbroucke – Professional Game Inventor On Spontaneous Creativity” • August 4, 2015 LINK
  • “Game Designer Habits Part 2” • And He Games, June 26, 2015 LINK
  • How Kim Vandenbroucke Designer of Cheese Louise, Makes Games” • And He Games, November 28, 2014 LINK
  • “5 Trends” • The Toy Book, July/August 2014 LINK
  • “Play Experts: Kim Vandenbrouke, Inventor and Game Reviewer” • The WooHoo Factor, May 13, 2013 LINK
  • “Celebrate National Inventor’s Month” News Segment • Chicago’s CBS 2 Morning News, May 13, 2013 LINK 1 LINK 2
  • “Rules of The Game” Cover Story (at right) • Illinois Alumni Magazine Volume 25 Issue 2, Winter 2012 LINK
  • “ChiTAG Preview” Local ABC News Segment • Chicago’s WLS-ABC TV, 11am November 13, 2012
  • Funding the Dream Episode 88 • The Game Whisperer Blog, October 3, 2012 LINK
  • “Fresh Faces: Kim Vandenbroucke” • Profile Magazine, Oct/Nov/Dec 2012 LINK
  • Funding the Dream Episode 33 • The Game Whisperer Blog, February 21st, 2011 LINK
  • “Tools of My Trade: Kim Vandenbroucke, Game Inventor” • Fast Company Magazine, December 2011/January 2012 LINK
  • “Glen Ellyn Native Invents the Games You Play” • Daily Herald Suburban Parent November 20, 2011 and Daily Herald Business Ledger December 12, 2011 LINK
  • “ChiTag Preview” Local ABC News Segment • Chicago’s WLS-ABC TV, 11am November 14th, 2011 LINK
  • “Game Inventors: No Longer an Untapped Resource” • The Toy Book Volume 17 No. 4, 2011 LINK (page 50)
  • “Interview with Toy and Game Inventor Kim Vandenbroucke” • Ideas Uploaded, 2011 LINK
  • “Museum Features Chicago Toy & Game Invention” • Global Toy News, 2011 LINK
  • “Elmhurst Historical Museum Exhibit tells Chicago’s ‘Toys’ Story” • Chicago Sun Times, 2011 LINK
  • “Q&A: Meet Kim Vandenbroucke, Toy and Game Inventor” • The Smithsonian’s “Around the Mall” Blog, 2011 LINK
  • “Game Inventor and Blogger, Kim Vandenbroucke: The Logan Square resident and mind behind Scattergories Categories on ideas, games and dead inventors” • Onion A.V. Club, 2011LINK
  • “Some of the Season’s Hottest Toys” Segment • CBS Chicago Morning News, 2010 LINK
  • “Is Chicago the Toy and Game Inventing Capitol of the World?” • Global Toy News, 2010 LINK
  • “Scattergories Categories” Interview/Article • Purple Pawn, 2010 LINK
  • “2010 Chicago Toy and Game Fair” Article • About Board/Card Games, 2010 LINK
  • NAPPA Award-Winning Board and Card Games • NAPPA Awards: Parenthood, 2010 LINK
  • Buffalo Games Interview • Buffalo Games Facebook Page, 2010LINK
  • “Game Reviews from an Insider” Interview • Global Toy News, 2010 LINK
  • “Libraries Are More Than Books” Article • Global Toy News, 2010 LINK
  • Featured Board Game Blog • YEHUDA, 2010  LINK
  • Building Our Future Toy Conference 2009 • Playthings Magazine   LINK
  • Featured Website • Seize the Play Blog, 2009  LINK
  • “On A Roll” • NorthShore Magazine, 2005
  • “‘Tis the Season” News Segment •CBS Sunday Morning, 2005

Regular Contributing Writer

  • Global Toy News Online Magazine, Guest Blogger • Ongoing Since October 2010 LINK
  • Games for Educators Website and Newsletter Article Contributor • Ongoing Since May 2010  LINK

Writing and Guest Blogging Articles

  • “Toy Fair 2013: Tips for Bloggers Covering the Show” • TIA website, 2013 LINK
  • “Bringing the Living into Museums” • Museum Minute, 2011 LINK
  • “License to Thrill, More than Just a Mover” • Playthings Magazine Toy Fair Issue, 2011
  • “Countdown To Toy Fair: An Inventor’s Perspective” • Purple Pawn, 2011 LINK
  • “Zombies Might Like Games Too” • Chicago Toy and Game Fair Program, 2010
  • “Write Right: PB&J and Game Rules to the Rescue” • ThinkFun Classroom Connection Newsletter and ThinkFun’s “SmartPlay” Blog, 2010 LINK
  • “Ugly Boxes Kill Good Games; Why Great Packaging Matters” • Global Toy News, 2010 LINK
  • “Idea Generation: If all else fails, take a nap” Article • Buffalo GameBuffs Blog, 2010 LINK
  • “Playing In Traffic” Article • ThinkFun’s “SmartPlay” Blog, 2010 LINK
**If you want to find out if I’ll review your game, please see the FAQ page, read from question #2 on.

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