Hello, everyone! My name's Taylor, and I'm so excited to have *finally* joined the forum (now that I have time, being out of school). Anyways, since I'm a newcomer, here's a bit about me.
I'm a recently graduated high school student, going to study computer science and art in the fall. I live in the Greater Chicago area, and have a passion for gaming and reading. My dream- someday- is to be able to make video games. I have a quiet DeviantArt profile (still improving on my art) under the name Ashtophetart, and spend most of my time gaming... and reading.
Anyhoo, that's pretty much how I roll. A pleasure to meet you all!
Have you looked into the game companies they have here in Seattle? I've met a lot of people that work in that field here.
Bothell also has many game companies. I think Valve is located there. Bothell is northeast of Seattle.