I am excited to announce the arrival of a new organization dedicated to helping writers write — the Broadleaf Writers Association! Go to the BWA website for more information. I’ve got skin in the game here, since I’m helping out on the board of directors as we launch this group and prepare for our first writers conference in September, 2016. Save the date – September 24-25 – and please join us then! Until then, happy writing!
I’ll be doing a writing panel once again at SIEGE (Southern Interactive Entertainment & Gaming Expo). The conference is October 8-11, at the Marriott NW Atlanta Galleria, in Atlanta, GA. Check out http://siegecon.net/home.
Writing for Games
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Saturday
Salon D & E
Speakers: Warren Spector, Paul Jenkins, Bill Bridges, Michelle Menard
Description: You’ve heard the fancy words — “Narrative Design,” “Content Designer” — but what do they mean? How does one write using visuals, sounds, and actions rather than words? From cut-scene cinematics to NPC quest dialogue to world lore journals to level design and more, content designers discuss the indispensable role of storytellers and worldbuilding in an interactive medium.
It looks like I’ll be sitting on a panel at Monsterama this Sunday (3pm) at the Marriott Perimeter Center. Here’s the description:
RPG Monsters – Learn how adding vampires, werewolves, dragons, and even kaiju can serve RPG gameplay. Darin Bush (mod), Bill Bridges, Bruce Sheffer.
See you there?
(Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. No tilting at windmills on the Spanish plains for me.)
I will be in Madrid, Spain, this November 20-21 for TenebraeCon. This World of Darkness convention will celebrate the Spanish edition of Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th Anniversary Edition. But don’t despair, Fading Suns faithful! There will soon be a Spanish edition of Fading Suns, so Spain is being very good to me.
I’ll be at the World Horror Convention here in Atlanta on May 7-10 at the Marriott Marque. That hotel will be familiar to Dragon Con attendees.
This is my first World Horror in many years. I used to go routinely when I worked for White Wolf and we had a healthy fiction publishing department, but for the last few years I’ve missed it due to more involvement in the computer gaming world, and life issues. I’m glad it’s in Atlanta this year, which is the only thing allowing me to attend.
I’m curious just how many old timers who I knew in the ’90s will be there. I recognize some names on the attendees list, but there’s a whole lot of other names that I don’t know — yet. I hope to get to know some of them.
If anybody reading this is also going and has any advice on what to do this year, lemme know.