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Friday, May 17


Audiobooks...On The Moon! The Collaborative Art of Crafting the Ideal Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sound
Geared for both authors and narrators, this workshop will tackle the specific challenges and demands of creating dynamic and engaging audio in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre. This workshop will cover topics including research, the effect of language on vocal choices, world-building, and author/narrator communication.

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James Patrick Cronin

Narrator, SAG/AFTRA
Multiple Audie Award nominee and Earphones Award winner, James Patrick Cronin is one of the most prolific narrators in the industry today with over 600 titles recorded in just over 7 years. His recent Sci-Fi/Fantasy titles have appeared on Audible's Best of 2017 list, been nominated... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
G/H Salon


Creating Stakes in Interactive Fiction
Interactive narrative—which bridges the difference between traditional novels and games--delivers complex gaming experiences as well as satisfying and elegant storytelling. How do developers of interactive narratives establish and maintain "stakes" in their games, and how do design mechanics drive storytelling.


Mary Duffy

Editor, Choice of Games

Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
C/D Salon
Sunday, May 19


The Geek's Guide to Literary Theory
Once upon a time, some teacher may have tried to convince you of the right way to read a piece of literature. Lit theory is not about the "right" or "wrong" way to read a text. It's like a wibbly wobbly group of lenses through which we view writing in order to gain a greater understanding of the work. What's more, nerd and geek culture are already masters at several of these lenses. In this presentation, find out what lenses you already use and discover new ways to examine literary texts in order to deepen your understanding of the craft of fiction. Plus, you'll sound hella smart at parties.

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M Todd Gallowglas

M Todd Gallowglas has been a professional storyteller at Renaissance Faires and Medieval Festivals for roughly twenty years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2009, he used his storytelling show as a platform to launch... Read More →

Sunday May 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
C/D Salon