July Transmedia Meetup

  • July 5, 2011 · 6:30 PM

This week, our main speaker is Andrea Phillips, co-designer and writer of America 2049, a transmedia project/Facebook game/ARG by human rights group Breakthrough. Lasting for 12 weeks, the game incorporated websites, live events, and starred actors including Victor Garber (Alias), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Cherry Jones (24) and Margaret Cho.

Andrea's other transmedia and ARG projects have also included Routes, The Maester's Path (Game of Thrones), and Perplex City. She'll be joining us from New York via the magic of Skype!

Our two (update: three!) other speakers will be:

Alexis Kennedy, talking about Varytale, 'an open, and  intensely sexy, platform for building (and monetising) interactive stories.' Alexis is the Chief Narrative Officer and Chairman of Failbetter Games, the company behind the award-winning Echo Bazaar.

Noam Sohachevsky, providing a brief history of Picklive (a very cool real-time fantasy football game) and what they've learnt over the past 2 years about designing for split attention. He'll also talk about different patterns within TV programmes that one should consider when creating a 2 screen or split attention project. Noam is Product Director at Picklive.

Julian Phillips (BBC) and Matt Wieteska (Six to Start) will introduce The Code, a groundbreaking TV documentary/treasure hunt airing this summer that combines Lost, Masquerade and online gaming into a heady and fun mix. 

About our Host, BAFTA

BAFTA's public events and online resources bring you closer to the creative talent behind your favourite games, films, and TV shows. Find out more at  www.bafta.org/newsletterwww.facebook.com/bafta or  www.twitter.com/bafta

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  • Ari A.

    Fantastic event. Great way to see what the rest of the community is doing and to share our work as well.

    July 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Uh, don't know where to start from and or what issue to tackle first. But maybe before I start my manuscript I should mention, that English is my 4th language and sometimes felling lost in understanding its full glory.
    First speaker from US was better than others, she admitted she is not a representative of her product.?, Second fellow just continue repeating on how his product is unfinished piece of crap, and in 'round about' way have mentioned prices you have to pay to be able to play his invention.
    "Don't worry" I thought to my self. Every event has good and bad speakers and just kept my self comfortable in Rolls Royce chair waiting to hear good and clear speech.
    People surrounding me mostly wore alone and kept constantly typing something to their mobile's or laptops. hmm, I thought.- Are they trying to capture fresh ideas or just being bored and paranoid?
    P.S. Unfortunately I have to cut it short & finish my manuscript, since am running out of characters space in this section.

    July 6, 2011

  • Dave N.

    Well organised and free drinks were a bonus.

    July 6, 2011

  • Sharna J.

    Brilliant - will definitely be at Ravensbourne next month.

    July 6, 2011

  • Jonathan G.

    Really intriguing to discover how this area is developing in London. My first meeting and looking forward to the next.

    July 6, 2011

  • Dr Colin H.

    Fascinating stuff - particularly found the discussion of attention interesting and the Varytale presentation.

    July 6, 2011

  • Paul B.

    Top Drawer.

    July 6, 2011

  • Joseph H.

    Great, really interesting talks. Would be good to give out name badges (or even just blank name stickers for people to annotate) in order to encourage networking and communication afterwards.

    July 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    really outstandingly superb, quite possibly the best free event I have ever attended. Thanks!

    July 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting content, fab location, well organised, cya at the next one.

    July 6, 2011

  • GuyP

    I had a jolly good time! Talks were to-the-point, humble, insightful and mercifully free of "THIS IS THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING DON'T YOU SEE?!" bullshit. Afterwards, there was inexplicable free booze (hooray!) and lots of nice people to talk to. Any crowd where I can crack jokes about Edgerank, hashtags and 2004-vintage Unfiction is a crowd I want to be a part of.

    July 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed it very much. Transmedia lot are cool. Thanks for letting me ramble a bit about Picklive and split attention and TV patterns :)

    July 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member


    July 6, 2011

  • David T.

    Very interesting speakers, great crowd. I'll definitely be coming to the next one.

    July 6, 2011

  • Nicola P.

    enjoyed the talks, particularly the America2049 story and Alexis Kennedy. found the atmosphere though more networky this time, which was a turnoff.

    July 6, 2011

  • Karl M.

    Very interesting and entertaining meetup. Only slight frustration was that the talks felt a little rushed towards the end as time became an issue. Other than that, great, thanks.

    July 6, 2011

  • Yomi A.

    Thanks Rachel, Adrian and all the speakers so much for a great time. Nice to hear the inspiration behind the creativity. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    May 27, 2011

  • Adrian H.

    I'm closing this event to RSVPs for the moment since we need to check with BAFTA regarding capacity. Please sit tight!

    May 24, 2011

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