It started around the communal fire. It traveled with minstrels. It was penned by monks, printed by Gutenberg. Spoken on radio, made into film. Human beings have been called the storytelling animals. One of the most powerful and engaging forms of storytelling today is—yes, you heard it at a book festival—gaming. Come learn how game makers modify traditional story forms for a new platform and audience.
Douglass C. Perry is a writer, poet, journalist, and currently a public relations director for Reverb Communications. He is a founding editor of the defunct Next Generation Magazine, co-founder at the very much alive industry-leading game Website, IGN.com, and has worked at several start-ups as editorial director (Turner Broadcasting, Future US, EGM Now, and Metacafe) in the video game industry.
Lise Quintana is the editor-in-chief behind Zoetic Press and the creator of Lithomobilus, an e-reading platform that allows for non-linear, multi-threaded literature. She's been a journalist, tech writer, and spam monkey, and left the cube farm to create new ways of making narrative.