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Thursday, May 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Shape of Narrative Arcs in Gaming

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Stories can be found in games just as much as fiction. Panelists will discuss how they emerge in games, how the type of game affects the narrative arc, and how writers impact the story. The panel will also highlight techniques to evaluate the narrative arcs in published games.

Moderators
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Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, artist, and game developer who lurks in the dark. She is a hybrid author who writes both original and media tie-in fiction and works on games, essays, comics, too.A frequent guest at conventions, Monica is best known for creating the Make Art Not War... Read More →

Speakers
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John Appel

Author/editor/Infosec Pro
An information security and risk professional for two decades, John is also a freelance RPG writer (Shadowrun) and budding SF novelist. He is also the publisher and lead editor of the forthcoming anthology "Skies of Wonder, Skies of Danger."
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Jason Stevan Hill

Chief Operating Officer, Choice of Games
Hill is the author of two interactive fictions (Choice of the Vampire, Choice of the Vampire: Fall of Memphis). He spends most of his time as an editor and managing partner for Choice of Games.
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Mary Robinette Kowal

Attendee
Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Ghost Talkers, The Glamourist Histories series, and the Lady Astronaut series. She is the President of SFWA, part of the award-wining podcast Writing Excuses and a four-time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Uncanny, Tor.com, and... Read More →
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Todd Sanders

Director, Air and Nothingness Press
I have run my own press - Air and Nothingness Press - since 1997. I’ve published five books of the translated poetry of Robert Desnos, three of my own books of poetry and am now publishing the writing of Jamie Lackey and UK fantasy authors Steph Swainston and Jonathan L. Howard.I... Read More →


Thursday May 17, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
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