In Uncategorized on January 19, 2011 at 11:55 am
Blimey. Those last few tickets went very quickly, and we’re now officially sold out!
A few people have been in touch already to ask if there is a waiting list for returns. Last year, I asked people who had tickets and now couldn’t go to leave a comment on the ‘How Can I Get A Ticket’ page, so that other people can get in touch with them. I’ll regularly look at the page and try to connect people, but if you do it all by yourself, then please send me an email to let me know the name changes on the ticket so I can make the adjustments for registration on the day.
In Uncategorized on January 19, 2011 at 9:45 am
Its the 19th January today, which means its less than a calendar month until The Story on Feb 18th, and as of the time I’m writing this, there are only 5 tickets left. So thank you to everyone for buying a ticket so far – it means we’ve raised nearly £2000 for The Ministry of Stories, which is fantastic news. I managed to pop into The Ministry in Hoxton St last week to meet Ben and the other Ministers, and discuss what they can do at The Story. I’m pleased to say that they’ll be bringing their Monster Supplies store, full of products like the tin of Escalating Panic pictured above, to The Story to raise even more money for The Minstry. So please bring along some extra cash if you want to buy these gorgeous objects, filled with stories by the likes of Nick Hornby and Zadie Smith.
In Uncategorized on January 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Its just over a month now till The Story 2011 (its Friday, February 18th – if you haven’t got a ticket, GET ONE NOW! as there’s only a handful left!) so here’s the last speakers and some of the interesting things they’ve been up to.
First of all – the last speaker will be Blast Theory, the brilliantly innovative mobile game/performance/art company who have done lots of fantastic and award-winning projects over the last few years. They will be talking about their approach to narrative, audiences and mobile tech, and showing some of their work over the last decade. Hopefully, this will include the brilliant Day Of The Figurines, and Ivy4Evr, a recent experimental SMS drama they made for us at Channel 4 Education. Blast Theory know more than almost anyone I know about storytelling over mobile tech, and how to work with an audience that is simultaneously absent, yet intimately connected to the work.
Secondly, the session with Graham Linehan will be an ‘In Conversation’ with none other than Cory Doctorow, who kicked off the very first The Story last February. I can’t think of someone better to talk with Graham about the process of writing, being online and how to engage and collaborate with your fans over social media.
Finally, some of our speakers are launching books, etc at the moment. Mark Stevenson’s book An Optimist’s Guide To The Future is released TODAY! So go buy a copy now so you can get a sneak preview of the amazing experiences he’ll be talking about in February. Tim Etchells, a speaker at The Story last year, has recently launched Vacuum Days, a daily list of imaginary events occuring around the world. The format and caustic humour will be familiar to anyone who saw Tim’s contribution to the newspaper we produced for the event last year. Fantastic stuff.