Latest news: Wales, ARGs and SXSW
Things are hectically fun nowadays. We're in the throes of an ARG that is live right now, coming up on halfway point. I'm privileged to be working with a truly talented team from literally around the globe. Keeping long and strange hours (our next update occurs in the wee hours of the morning between midnight and 6am), but that's what we get for doing a global game, right?
At the same time, we're working on something fun that will launch in a matter of weeks (hint: the future's pretty bright...), along with the usual endless pitching and concepting. The latter should bring some exciting news soon, but usually after the fact. You know how it goes...
I'm taking a rest after a pretty busy time speaking at or just attending various things, including Pixel Lab in Wales and ARGFestin Atlanta. More coming up in the fall, but for now, I'm enjoying a little home-time.
In the meantime, the SXSW panel picker is up, so now's the time I get to spam my friends and ask for their vote. I've submitted one called Audience Engagement in the Transmedia Age. I'm going to talk about the unique ways ARGs and Transmedia Entertainment projects can interact with their audiences, and look at practical examples.
There are actually lots of great Transmedia/ARG (and other) panels up for voting this year. So, I realize it's a lot to ask, but if you're excited about transmedia and want to see it not only continue to flourish, but have the actual practitioners be the ones to lead the conversation, then please click and vote for any panels you deem worthy.
So anyway, here's my list (riffed slightly from the one I posted at NMM):
- Documenting your Transmedia Project: The How and Why – Brooke Thompson
- Transmedia Production: Making the New Frontier – Behnam Karbassi
- Profiting From Piracy: Selling Your Digital-Age Content - Ross Pruden and Scott Walker
- Your Life is a Transmedia Experience – Jenka Gurfinkel
- ARGs Don’t Work: The Future of Transmedia Stories – Maureen McHugh
- Battlestar Galactica and Transmedia: A Case Study – Craig Engler
- Transmedia Artists Guild: New Media Needs New Representation – Jay Bushman
- Hoax or Transmedia: The Ethics of Pervasive Fiction – Andrea Phillips
- How Progress Bars Change the Way We Live - Evan Jones
- City as Platform: Gameplay in the Third Space - Sara Thacher
Also, if you think I've made a glaring omission to this list, please let me know in the comments. I'm sure I missed something. Thanks for voting. Transmedia really appreciates it.