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Saturday, November 8 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Geeked-Out Fairytales: Using Interactive Fiction and Gamification to Build Community Immersion

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Members of the Greyville Writer's Colony join together to demonstrate interactive and immersive storytelling. We'll include live and self-guided activities to teach how to use interactive fiction, NPC characters, game elements, and live performance to encourage deep exploration of regions and to build community. OpenSim is a vast world and filling that space with interesting activities helps region owners and community members connect with visitors when no one is available to greet them.

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Shannan Albright

Shannan Albright writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy and historical time travel. Using oil painting to plot her stories, she is currently reworking a graphic novel for publication. Award winning author.
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Nina Camplin

Nina Camplin (Fuschia Nightfire) is a mural artist specialising in trompe l'oeil. She also makes art and machinima in Second Life using her avatar, Fuschia Nightfire.
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Nara Malone

Author, Greyville Writer's Colony
Nara Malone is an award winning writer of novels, poetry and video games. She's the founder of the Greyville Writer's Colony--a community of novelists, poets, and artists who have joined her in putting together this demonstration.
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Siobhan Muir

Siobhan Muir is a bestselling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense, and the host of #ThursThreads flashfiction challenge. She’s taught flashfiction as an interactive storytelling technique in virtual worlds.
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Tracy Olmtstead

Tracy Olmstead is a poet and builder who is also a passionate geek with a love of the arts in architecture, sculpture, photography and writing. Opensim and SL have stretched his abilities and taught him so much.

Courtney Sheets

Courtney Sheets is a bestselling author of multi-genres with her specialty being Hawaiian paranormal. She is also a director and screenwriter. She’s taught role-play techniques in SecondLife as a way of expanding a writer’s creative output.
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Endora Twinklens

Endora Twinklens is a photographic artist

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am PST
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