Ellen Beeman

Ellen Beeman

Ellen Guon Beeman (maiden name: Guon) is an American fantasy and science fiction author, television scriptwriter and computer game writer/producer. She has published four novels and has worked on over 40 computer and video games.

Career in the Gaming industry

In 1989, Beeman left a career in television writing and was hired by Sierra Online as a project manager.cite web | url = http://www.gamezebo.com/2007/10/women_in_gaming_ellen_beeman_c.html | title = Women in Gaming: Ellen Beeman, Carbonated Games | author = Bell, Erin | publisher = Gamezebo.com | date = 2007-10-05 | accessdate = 2007-10-05] She worked as a writer at Origin Systems for several "Wing Commander" titles.

In 2006 she was ranked in the top 100 most influential women in the game industry by Edge Online (formerly next-gen.biz).cite web |url=http://www.edge-online.com/features/game-industrys-100-most-influential-women?page=0,1 |title=Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women |accessdate=2008-07-23 |publisher=Edge Online |date=2006-09-11 ] At the time, she was Lead Program Manager at Microsoft Casual Games, a producer role.

Beeman has also been credited at Monolith Productions, Electronic Arts, and Disney. She is a regular lecturer at the Game Developers Conference and formerly the Program Chair for Women in Games International.


*"Knight of Ghosts and Shadows" (1990) with Mercedes Lackey
*"Summoned to Tourney" (1992) with Mercedes Lackey
*"Freedom Flight" (1992) with Mercedes Lackey
*"Bedlam Boyz" (1993)


External links

* [http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,14237/ MobyGames' rap sheet on Guon]
* [http://www.gamezebo.com/2007/10/women_in_gaming_ellen_beeman_c.html Interview with Ellen Beeman on Gamezebo]

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