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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.

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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 →

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John Appel

John Appel volunteered to jump out of planes before he’d ever been in a plane; his friends and family say this sums up his approach to life pretty well. He writes science fiction and fantasy and the occasional tabletop RPG adventure. A lifelong Marylander, he lives in the Baltimore... Read More →
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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

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut series and historical fantasy novels: The Glamourist Histories and Ghost Talkers. She’s the president of SFWA, a member of the award-winning podcast Writing Excuses and has received the Astounding Award for Best New Writer... 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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