Our Early Bird Tickets went one sale last Monday, and all 100 sold out in less than two hours! So *huge* thanks to everyone who has bought a tickets so far. For those of you who haven’t, the next batch of tickets go on sale here on Monday, 20th September at noon GMT. After they go, that’s it, so make sure you get yours quick! To whet your appettite, here’s three more speakers who will be at The Story next February:
Mary Hamilton is a journalist, gamer, coder and all round do-er of things that are interesting and story related. She’s turned a festival into a newspaper, made a tiny newspaper for a fictional town, and blogs about lots of interesting things to do with stories, data, and making stuff at Metamedia. But better than all that, she runs a regular Zombie LARP!. Who couldn’t resist that? I’m fascinated with all kinds of real-time, live story-telling, so hearing stories about a LARP was just too good an opportunity to pass up. And its about ZOMBIES!!!
Tim Kring needs no introduction. The creator of the (eight times!) Emmy-nominated Heroes, he is one of the most successful writers and show-runners in Hollywood. In summer 2010, he created Conspiracy For Good, an ARG that involved players in a fictional battle against corporate greed that resulted in real world outcomes, including building a number of school libraries in rural villages in Africa. Tim has the unique experience of storytelling at the largest scale possible in Hollywood, and also at the cutting edge of new developments in participatory narrative. At The Story, he’ll talk about what it feels like to write a runaway global hit, how to engage with huge fan communities online, and how to take this attention and turn it into something that really makes a difference.
Lucy Kimbell is an artist and interaction designer whose work deals with how we evaluate, measure and communicate value in everyday life. Using language and techniques adopted from management theory and psychology, her wry and witty works make us think about what we mean by value, and whether our obsession with data can ever capture the slippery emotions and events of our lives. In 2002 she sent questionnaires to seventy people asking ‘What Am I Worth?’, recording the results in her book Audit. As an early pioneer (and critic) of personal informatics, Lucy will be talking about what it feels like to measure your life, and what it tells you about the people around you.
So – excited yet? Don’t forget to get your ticket Monday!