Noah J Nelson on Tuesday, Jun. 26th
Some of the brightest minds in the transmedia world gathered in Costa Mesa, California (of all places!) over the past weekend for TriWyrd, the annual convention for interactive theatre and Live-Action Role Playing. The cutting edge of media making strange bedfellows, but if you know anything about transmedia and LARP– and the people involved– it actually makes a ton of sense.
Turnstyle was there to catch the transmedia panels that were put together by the uber-connected Lauren Scime (@laurenscime) of Witchfactory Productions, who booked the HELL out of those panels. Jeff Gomez (@Jeff_Gomez), CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment. Alison Norrington (@StoryCentral), founder of the StoryWorld conference. Flint Dille– the man who killed Optimus Prime and who has a character in Frank Miller’s 300 named after him. Lance Weiler (@lanceweiler), the transmedia filmmaker pioneer behind Head Trauma and Pandemic 1.0. Mickey Neilson, publishing lead at Blizzard Entertainment, makers of World of Warcraft.
It was kind of insane how much talent was assembled on the far end of Orange County.
Between the packed panel schedule we scored interviews with Jeff Gomez, Alison Norrington, and Mickey Neilson that you can hear at those links or as part of the Turnstyle News Podcast feed. All three are excellent short form talks.
Before we wrap up, however, I wanted to give a shout out to Ester Lim (@geekgrl) whose talk breaking down her process for transmedia production was the kinds of nuts and bolts stuff, delivered in clear and concise terms, that make sense out of what often seems mystical. Watch that one. She’s hella smart. [Apologies for the Bay-speak. Feelin' a little homesick at the moment, you dig?]