inkle studios has announced ink jam, a jam for people writing in ink, running August 31-September 3. (So basically right away, if you want to be part of that.)
If you’re planning to enter IF Comp, you should submit your intent to enter pretty much now: the deadline is upon us.
September 7 is the deadline if you want to submit a paper to CC-NLG, a one-day academic workshop on computational creativity in natural language generation. To quote the call for papers, topics of interest include
- Poetry Generation
- Story Generation
- Generation of Metaphor, Figurative and Rhetorical Language
- Generation of Verbal Humor
- Personality and Emotion in NLG
- Creative Data-to-Text Models
- Interactive Language Generation
- Character-based Generation
- Style Generation
- Digital Literature
The event itself will take place in Tilburg, Netherlands, November 5.
September 8 is the next SF Bay Area IF Meetup, rescheduled from one week earlier.
Also September 8, the London IF Meetup hears some puzzle design post-mortems from Jon Ingold and Joey Jones (and possibly one other).
September 19 is the next Boston IF Meetup.
November 10-11, AdventureX will return, this time at the British Library. AdventureX is a conference focused on narrative rich games, whether those are mobile or desktop, text-based or graphical; it’s grown significantly in size and professionalism over the last couple of years, and last year pretty definitively outgrew its previous venue. I am mentioning this well in advance because they’ve mentioned that tickets will be cheaper for early bird buyers — so it’s something to keep an eye on if you think you’ll want to go.