Wyrd Con is an Interactive Storytelling Convention located in the United States. Interactive Storytelling is the concept where the audience and actors are both part of the performance. Participatory events are run throughout the conference to encourage both exploration and immersive play, including but not limited to Live Action Role Playing (LARP), Alternate Reality Games (ARG), Live Simulations and other innovative Transmedia experiences. The conference provides a fun opportunity to engage in all aspects of the cross-platform storytelling within and beyond the live roleplaying realm.
Wyrd Con strives to not only entertain, but also educate others in Interactive Storytelling. This knowledge can be applied to both professional development and daily life in a variety of ways; through socially immersive gaming, we can evolve our understanding of different social roles and entertain ourselves while gaining confidence to grow as a leader. We learn much from participation and the observation of immersive play that enhances the development of our own interactive story worlds.
Much of our panel and educational programming provides presentations and discussions on how different social scenarios and storytelling environments have multiple psychological effects on the participants, giving insight on how to expand a storyline to other media and market these concepts to generate new opportunities. Education is central to us and allows attendees the ability to better understand, build, and convey their story in the most interactive way possible.
If you have ever had a desire to build a complex story worlds that involve extensions into live participatory gaming environments, solve a mystery, fight the enemy, or experience an event that mixes theater, costuming, and dialogue about the changing face of the entertainment industry, Wyrd Con is the place to be. Fans and producers of Anime, History, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and other genres are all a part of the Wyrd Con experience.
All are welcome to attend.