End of June Link Assortment

Events July 1, IF Comp 2017 opens for intents-to-enter. The British Library is running an Interactive Fiction Summer School as a weeklong course in July, with multiple instructors from a variety of different interactive narrative backgrounds. More information can be found at the British Library’s website. First round voting in the XYZZY Awards for 2016 … Continue reading “End of June Link Assortment”

End of March Link Assortment

Events and deadlines: The Queerness and Games conference is this weekend, March 31st-April 2nd, at the University of Southern California. Games in the curated arcade include Astrid Dalmady’s Cactus Blue Motel and Dietrich “Squinky” Squinkifer’s Dominique Pamplemousse & Dominique Pamplemousse in: “Combinatorial Explosion!” You can register here. San Francisco’s IF Meetup will be held on April … Continue reading “End of March Link Assortment”

End of December Link Assortment

Events January 7, the SF Bay IF Meetup gets together; last I checked the agenda was still somewhat tentative, but this may have become more definite since. January 11, 18, and 25, and February 1, Boston/Cambridge: the People’s Republic of IF is hosting a series of IF readings of top-placing games from IF Comp 2016. It’s a group-play … Continue reading “End of December Link Assortment”

March Link Assortment

Now Play This is almost upon us, at Somerset House: April 1-3, a display of many intriguing and unusual games, plus microtalks and various other goodies. Birdland will be on display, as well as new work from S. Woodson, and Matthew Moore’s tabletop game Bring Your Own Book. (BYOB is in pre-order now, incidentally, and it may … Continue reading “March Link Assortment”

GDC Highlights, Thursday/Friday

(Belatedly, because I was in a place without good wifi for a few days after the conference, apologies:) Thursday was the day of Lost Levels, when folk coalesce in the Yerba Buena Gardens for unconference-style talks about subjects dear to them. It’s a good place to find altgames conversations; and as it happens, Kate Compton … Continue reading “GDC Highlights, Thursday/Friday”