This is a long overdue post about my adventures at Wyrd Con 2 in 2011.
On August 4, 2010, a post appeared on a new website, http://www.shaydoran.com, with the apt title, “Where it begins.” In the post, the blogger, Shay Doran, describes his arrival at Vail, a small mountain town in Colorado, and shares his hopes that his latest relocation will turn out better than the last few. The next […]
Note: you should read Andrea Phillips’ post on this topic before reading my response below, and be sure to check out Carrie Young’s expanded thoughts on the topic! Earlier this year at the StoryWorld Conference, Andrea Phillips approached me and proclaimed, “You know, I really, really, really hate the term, ‘value co-creation!’” It was not […]
Warning: I’m donning ye olde cranky pants for this post. The culprit for my discontent? An increasing dismissal of audience contributions (i.e., user-generated content) to commercial entertainment as unfit for inclusion in professional entertainment experiences. The most common argument I hear against including UGC in any entertainment property fail is, “UGC is awful,” which reduces […]
After posting several entries at Shared Story Worlds, I had the chance to expand on them at DIY Days L.A. 2011. Although I had about an hour to make the presentation, I barely had time to cover the absolute basics (I hope to go into more detail future posts at SSW). Still, the exercise of […]