Meier book
Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Thursday, September 10, 2020
6:00pm PST/ 9pm EST 
Sid Meier
in conversation with Alison Haislip

discussing his book,  
Sid Meier’s Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games


This event premieres on September 10 at 6pm PST/9pm EST
on the Live Talks Los Angeles YouTube channel and also on our Facebook page 

The event is free to register to watch, and you can purchase a signed book when you RSVP.

$35 includes a book with signed book plate (shipping included)*
*Books ship week of September 14.

The life and career of the legendary developer celebrated as the “godfather of computer gaming,” and creator of Civilization.

Sid Meier, creator of Civilization, has been honored with virtually every award in the video game industry. A member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and founder of Firaxis Games, Meier lives in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world’s most popular video games, including Sid Meier’s Civilization, which has sold more than 51 million units worldwide and accumulated more than one billion hours of play. Sid Meier’s Memoir! is the story of an obsessive young computer enthusiast who helped launch a multibillion-dollar industry. Writing with warmth and ironic humor, Meier describes the genesis of his influential studio, MicroProse, founded in 1982 after a trip to a Las Vegas arcade, and recounts the development of landmark games, from vintage classics like Pirates! and Railroad Tycoon, to Civilization and beyond.

Articulating his philosophy that a video game should be “a series of interesting decisions,” Meier also shares his perspective on the history of the industry, the psychology of gamers, and fascinating insights into the creative process, including his rules of good game design.

“If you ever wished you could stay up all night and hear the most amazing stories from one of the world’s most creative people, Sid’s memoir is for you. This book is full of incredible tech history and deep insights into what it takes to make a world-class game. But most of all, I loved getting inside Sid’s brain and seeing things from his inventive and wise point of view.”– Jane McGonigal, author of the New York Times bestseller Reality is Broken: How Games Can Change the World and Make Us Better

Most recently, Alison Haislip could be seen recurring in Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s hit SyFyshow, Con Man and on the newest season of NBC’s Superstore. She was a fan favorite as the spunky sideline reporter on ABC’s summer hit, BattleBots, and was a series lead in Hulu’s first original series, Battleground.  She also currently hosts her own podcast on the Starburns Audio Network, The Half Hour Happy Hour: Ladies Night, and just recently starred in the soon-to-be-finished film, Allan the Dog.

While Haislip is well known from her past duties on G4’s Attack of the Show and the first 3 seasons of American Ninja Warrior, she garnered a lot of attention when she took on the innovative role of the first ever on-air Social Media Correspondent on NBC’s hit show The Voice during its first season. She has gone on to host numerous shows and events for GSN, Samsung, Sony, Dell, and many, many more.

Haislip’s other television credits include FreeForm’s Stitchers, FOX’s Bones, CBS’s NCIS and NCIS:LA, Showtime’s Shameless, TNT’s Franklin & Bash, MTV’s Zach Stone is Gonna be Famous, VH1’s I Hate My 30s and Comedy Central’s Reno 911!.