Three more speakers announced for The Story 2013!

Tickets are going like hot cakes for The Story 2013 – we’ve sold over half already, so if you want to get one there’s still Standard Price tickets on sale – get them before they all sell out!

In case you need more convincing, here’s three more of the brilliant speakers we’ll have at The Story in 2013:

Laura Dockrill is the author and illustrator of Mistakes In The Background, Ugly Shy Girl and Echoes, and has recently signed a three book deal for Darcy Burdock, a new ‘tween’ series of books with Random House Children’s division- the first of the series comes out in Jan 2013. Laura also resurrects her words on the stage performing poetry spanning festivals to bookshops; including London Literary Festival, Big Chill, E4 Udderbelly, Latitude and Domino festival in Brussels. She has performed her work on CBeebies ‘The Rhyme Rocket’, Newsnight, BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour, Adventures in Verse, Afternoon Reading, The Verb, and each of the BBC’s respective radio channels 1-6. She recently joined the advisory panel of our good friends at The Ministry Of Stories, and is currently creating a series of bespoke artwork pieces and writing both a piece of work for a new BBC radio show and a sitcom.

Fiona Romeo is Head of Design & Digital Media at the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, where she’s particularly interested in creating distributed experiences that play against the context of a museum’s historic site and unique collections. Highlights include participatory projects such as Astronomy Photographer of the Year, Solar Stormwatch and Old Weather; the Museum’s new social space, the Compass Lounge; and digital art commission, High Arctic. Previously, Fiona produced content and experiences for brands like the BBC, Disney, and the Science Museum.

Alex Balfour joined the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as Head of New Media in 2006. At LOCOG he built a team from scratch that delivered 77 digital channels including, two mobile apps, ticketing, volunteering, education, online shop, mobile apps and social media presences to a worldwide audience of over 150m, including 15m app downloads and 112m unique website users during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
He has had a long and distinguished career in new media, including editing GE’97, the UK’s first general election website, making the first consumer Internet telephone call to a traditional telephone, and being part of the team that produced the Guardian newspaper’s first significant websites. In he was a founder of CricInfo, in its day the world’s largest single-sport website with an audience of 20m fans as early as 2000, and became Chairman before the business was sold to ESPN in 2005.

So – there’s three more amazing speakers for next February. I’m huge excited to hear them talk about their work next February – I’ve seen them all talk and they’re incredible insightful, creative and inspiring. Its shaping up to be a great event already – get your tickets now if you haven’t already!