The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2009 in New York

Neo-Cowgirl Faux Rodeo
Everyone's a cowgirl in this here rodeo! Stamp, holler, rope, 'n buck fer glory.

Start Time: Friday June 12 at 6-8 PM
Location: Festival HQ at the The Tank (354 W 45th St. between 8th/9th Aves)
# of players: 10-75 - room for all! some will compete, some will ring, and others will judge.
Duration: 2 hours
Designers: Catherine Herdlick

Shine yer boots, sparpen yer spurs, and practice yer ropin' cuz we're gonna have a heap o' fun! We're calling all neo-cowgirls (yep - you too, men) to compete fer cowgirl cred in this rodeo that's part glittery vaudeville, part spectator sport, and part feats of skill, guile, and wit. Rope cowgirls, ride bronc-balls, barrel race 'an more - without fretting over allergies! This is true cowgirl fun for the urban set. The Neo-Cowgirl Faux Rodeo is brought to you by The Cowgirl Way Society, where everyone's a cowgirl.

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Bio: Catherine Herdlick
Co-Founder/2009 director of the Come Out & Play Festival and a 2009 Creative Capital grant recipient for The Cowgirl Way Society, Catherine specializes in integrating digital communications, real world play, and community engagement. Previously, she was the director of production at Gamelab and a product manager at Lime Wire. She has also taught game design at City College New York, worked with the Brooklyn and Boston Childrenīs Museums, and guest lectured about urban locative gaming at The Exploratorium, Parsons, NYU, and SXSW. She is a co-founder of Naptime, a San Francisco-based company that builds playful experiences to connect real people with the real world. Catherine:

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