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Wordplay 2019: Call for Talk (DL: 9/1) and Game (DL: 8/11) Submissions
Sat, 03 Aug 2019 22:29:47 GMT
Believe it or not, the WordPlay Festival is coming up again fast. And we’re already hatching some exciting plans for the 7th year of the festival that celebrates the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games.
Looking back, last year started off with a bang with a keynote by Laura Michet on the politics of editing “Where the Water Tastes Like Wine”. It was followed by some great talks and workshops from speakers both local and international, some of whom joined us from as far away as California, the UK, and Brazil. Our guest’s talks covered a gamut of subjects: writing romance about the elderly, using social media as an interactive medium, how to make a game political, and how mowing lawns for a cult can help with your game writing education. WordPlay had all of this, plus an electrifying arcade buzzing with people playing a hand-picked showcase of games on the cutting edge of narrative. WordPlay 2018 is going to be a hard act to follow.
Never fear, we’re up for the ch allenge! This year we’ll be expanding our festival from one day to TWO full days of programming. Saturday will be focused on workshops and other interactive pursuits, while Sunday will feature our fabulous line-up of speakers. The ever popular game showcase arcade will be running for both days, to give everyone a chance to get their fill of all the games.
We’re thrilled with the new format and we hope that you will be too. But all of that great programming isn’t going to happen by itself. This is where you come in…