Pippa Tshabalala: gamer, writer, teacher, presenter, VJ, producer and brand ambassador, Pippa has worn and continues to wear a multitude of hats, and manages to wear them all very well. Possibly best known to South African tv viewers for her stints presenting PlayR and The Verge on DSTV, Pippa’s is an incredibly respected voice in the gaming and geek culture scene, with plenty of experience and cred to back up what she says (and you’ll soon hear where that cred comes from). Pippa kindly took time out of her insane schedule to sit down and chat with us about all manner of things including:
- The path she took to try and get into game design and animation
- What it’s like to be tossed in front of a live camera, a national audience and get told to “wing it”
- And how not to handle the game controllers at her place should you a) be eating crisps and b) her husband happens to be around
Plus, Pippa helps us figure out when, should you ever need to, is the best time take a call from MTV.
Go enjoy the cool mag that is www.splicedmagazine.co.za (or find them via their page on Facebook), stay in touch with them via Twitter (@splicedmag) and follow Pippa herself on the Twitter Machine: @UnexpectedPippa.
(Img credit - Morne Van Zyl: http://www.mornevanzyl.com)