Yep, they are all the topics Ill be presenting on over the next few weeks in three states across Australia. But what is even more interesting, are the co-presenters. Check out this yummy bunch of seminars:
- Film Australias Evan Jones Masterclass: Extending Doco in the Time of Digital
Monday 20th November, 1.30-4.30pm, Film Australias Roxy Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday 21st November, 1.30-4.30pm, AFTRS Melbourne, Docklands Theatrette, Digital Harbour, Melbourne
Free Masterclass with the Creative Director of Xenophile Media, creator of amazing ERGs (ARGs) such as ReGenesis I II and beautiful doco projects like Beethovens Hair and Quebec 1749). SEE INVITE [pdf]
- AFTRS Extended Entertainment Experiences
Friday 24th November, 10-4.30pm, Chauvel Theatre, Paddington
A day discussing real world cross-media projects: alternate reality games, experiential marketing and interactive drama. Evan Jones of Xenophile Media and Chris Avellone of Obsidian Entertainment will the international guests. The Marketing Director of Yahoo!7, Cricket Wardein, and Integrated Marketing Director of Yahoo!7, Kristin Carlos, will be speaking about the Australian leg of the international ARG of the Lost TV series The Lost Experience and interactive drama PSTrixi. Glen Condie of Maverick Marketing and Communications will talk about the experiential campaigns created by his agency and Deb Polson of QUT will share techniques she uses in Scoot. Excellent line-up!! Oh, Ill be giving a presentation about the evolution of these forms of entertainment and MCing the day. Some (old) info and registration details ONLINE
- Australian Literature Boards Story of the Future
Monday 27th November, 9am-4.30pm, Innovation Centre, AFTRS, Docklands, Melbourne
Wednesday 29th November, 9am-4.30pm, Room B1.11, Building 5, Quay St, University of Technology, Sydney
Chris Avellone of Obsidian Entertainment will talk about RPG design, Simon Hopkinson the President of the Australian Writers Guild, Marissa Cooke, the writer for Fat Cow Motel, Jim Shobos of multi-platform drama Forget the Rules fame, Jackie Turnure and I will also be presenting. Ill be talking about cross-media approaches to writing, distribution and marketing; interviewing Chris Avellone and MCing the day. Registration Form and more details ONLINE.
The following four events Im running for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School; Australian Writers Guild and Dept of Industry Resources:
Thurs Nov 30th, 6.30-9pm
WestOne Theatrette, Leederville, Perth
- Everything You Wanted to Know about Blogging
Fri Dec 1st, 6.30-8pm
Australian Writers Guild, Perth
- Alternate Reality Game Design Workshop
Sat Dec 2, 9.30am-1pm
Innovation Centre, Bentley, Perth
- Cross-Media Entertainment Design Workshop
Sat Dec 2, 2pm-5.30pm
Innovation Centre, Bentley, Perth
Details about these workshops in this [pdf]
- A Case-Study of miniARGs: Design Issues for Creating Alternate Reality Games for Professional Training and Education Paper
This is a paper Im presenting at the Joint CyberGames Interactive Entertainment 2006 Conference
Weds 6th Dec, 10am, Perth
- Alternate Reality Games and Cross-Media Entertainment: Low-tech, high-impact immersive experiences Workshop
A workshop Im running at CyberGames IE.
Weds 6th Dec, 1.30-3.30pm, Perth
Full details ONLINE
So, I hope to see you at one of these events. Or, if you email me during this time and I dont respond, this is why. Or, if I babble incessantly at you, you know why.
Dena C. ARGs, RPGs, Interactive Drama, Cross-Media, Serious Games, Film, Doco, Literature, Blogs and Marketing. Cross-Media Entertainment. 2006. Available at: http://www.cross-mediaentertainment.com/index.php/2006/11/15/args-rpgs-interactive-drama-cross-media-serious-games-film-doco-literature-blogs-and-marketing/. Accessed December 5, 2006.
Dena, Christy. (2006). ARGs, RPGs, Interactive Drama, Cross-Media, Serious Games, Film, Doco, Literature, Blogs and Marketing. Retrieved December 5, 2006, from Cross-Media Entertainment Web site: http://www.cross-mediaentertainment.com/index.php/2006/11/15/args-rpgs-interactive-drama-cross-media-serious-games-film-doco-literature-blogs-and-marketing/
Dena, Christy. 2006. ARGs, RPGs, Interactive Drama, Cross-Media, Serious Games, Film, Doco, Literature, Blogs and Marketing. Cross-Media Entertainment. http://www.cross-mediaentertainment.com/index.php/2006/11/15/args-rpgs-interactive-drama-cross-media-serious-games-film-doco-literature-blogs-and-marketing/ (accessed December 5, 2006).
Dena, C 2006, ARGs, RPGs, Interactive Drama, Cross-Media, Serious Games, Film, Doco, Literature, Blogs and Marketing, Cross-Media Entertainment. Retrieved December 5, 2006, from <http://www.cross-mediaentertainment.com/index.php/2006/11/15/args-rpgs-interactive-drama-cross-media-serious-games-film-doco-literature-blogs-and-marketing/>
Dena, Christy. "ARGs, RPGs, Interactive Drama, Cross-Media, Serious Games, Film, Doco, Literature, Blogs and Marketing." 15 Nov. 2006. Cross-Media Entertainment. Accessed 5 Dec. 2006. <http://www.cross-mediaentertainment.com/index.php/2006/11/15/args-rpgs-interactive-drama-cross-media-serious-games-film-doco-literature-blogs-and-marketing/>