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Monday, October 10 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Game On: Writing the New Narrative

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As technology changes, so does the way people experience narrative storytelling. Gaming journalist Douglass Perry talks to game makers and players about the evolution of games into rich narratives. $5-10 sliding scale. 

Moderators/Hosts
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Douglass Perry

Director of Public Relations, Reverb Communications
I have immersed myself in the business of writing about video games since 1994, starting as the managing editor of Next Generation, EIC of five IGN channels, and later as a freelancer for Kotaku, EGM, VentureBeat, CNN, and more. Favorite all-time games: Limbo, BioShock, 80 Days, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Doom, Red Dead Redemption. When not playing games or parenting my daughter, I'm hiking through the forests of the John Muir Trail.

Participants
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Roland Li

Author, Good Luck Have Fun: The Rise of eSports
I'm the author of a new book that explores the history and growth of eSports, or competitive video gaming, from bedrooms to arenas. I'm also a reporter at San Francisco Business Times, covering real estate and economic development. I'm an avid fan of DOTA 2, and I also enjoy single-player roguelikes including Spelunky, The Binding of Isaac and Crypt of the NecroDancer.
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Nicole Martinez

Lead Writer, Telltale Games
Nicole Martinez is a writer at Telltale Games. She's currently working on Batman: The Telltale Series and previously wrote for The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead: Michonne. When not working on games Nicole enjoys writing short stories and screenplays.
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Rob Smith

Consultant, Robroom
Over 20 years of experience in videogame enthusiast press, variously as Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer, OXM, PTOM, and Machinima. Author of Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts (Chronicle Books), a history of one of the most influential videogame development studios of all time. Currently consulting for videogame publishers.
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Meghan Thornton

Lead writer, Telltale Games
Meghan Thornton is a writer for Telltale Games, working on such projects as Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Batman. She also serves as a board member for the literary non-profit, Quiet Lightning . In her (very) spare time, she writes both poetry and fiction, and has a series of novels in the works.


Monday October 10, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Make-Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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