It’s almost that time of year again — time to pack the bags, fill the tank, and roadtrip down to Raleigh for the East Coast Game Conference, which starts a week from today. We joked last year this journey was “becoming an annual tradition”; pretty sure we can confirm it is now.
If you’re planning to attend and would like to know what we’re up to, here’s the schedule for this year:
– Day 1, April 16th — Starting at 09:00, we’ll be talking about world building and lore as part of the Narrative Tutorial, organized by Toiya Kristen Finley. After that, there will be a session on character design by Toiya and another on cutscenes by Anna Megill, followed by a Q&A panel with the three presenters and Patrick Coursey. Details here: http://ecgconf.com/event/narrative-tutorial/
– Day 2, April 17th — At 11:30, Toiya and C.J. will be giving an extensive talk entitled “Have Pen, Will Travel: Lessons from a Life of Freelance Narrative” about the differences and similarities in their experiences going freelance, finding and working with clients, and achieving sustainability. The goal here is to offer an honest look at self-employment, as well as answer any questions attendees might have about how to embark on it themselves.
After that we’ll be attending other talks, going to event parties, catching up with old friends… and one of the reasons we keep coming back every year is to make new ones, so if you see us don’t hesitate to say hi!