Jane McGonigal, "one of the most original minds anywhere", speaks in Toronto Sept.24th on using games to recover from trauma and setbacks.

  • Best-selling author of Reality is Broken launches her new book, SuperBetter, in Canada.

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - In 2009, creative iconoclast Jane McGonigal fell and suffered a severe concussion. For months she could barely function, until she started playing a game she'd created called SuperBetter. It worked, and the game became an online sensation.

Today, over 5 million people have viewed her TedTalk on learning resilience through gameplay: http://bit.ly/1yfWFzQ

Today, SuperBetter, the book, is drawing rave reviews, as is Jane: The New York Times calls her one of the 20 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Forbes calls her one of the 10 Most Powerful Women to Watch, and Fast Company hails her as one of the Top 100 Most Creative People in Business.

On Thursday, September 24th, Jane McGonigal will appear live in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, to discuss how games can help everyone get stronger, happier, braver and more resilient – especially from the traumas of life.


When:  Thursday, September 24, 2015 

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Where:  Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West at Bathurst, Toronto, ON

Price:  $49+hst and includes your copy of SuperBetter (please register)

About Jane McGonigal
Ted Talk - Gaming can make a better world

Interviews: Contact Tricia van der Grient, Penguin Random House Canada tvandergrient@penguinrandomhouse.com,

P 416-928-2405 C 416-919-8270

SOURCE Ramsay Inc.

For further information: Julia McDowell, Ramsay Inc., Julia@ramsayinc.com


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