Pervasive Play Salon: This Is A Door

The pervasive play scene has been growing around the world with festivals and events happening more and more providing chances for people to play street games and talk about them. Ever since Tassos Stevens came to Australia last year for my event Transmedia Victoria, things have been hotting up in Melbourne now too. There is a collective called Pop Up Playground that are running a festival this weekend called This Is A Door. A list of local and international games people can play at the festival is on their site.

This Sunday 3.30-5pm, there will also be a Salon, in which a few of us — Paul Callaghan, Alex DesebrockEmilie CollyerDan KoopChristian Leavesley and myself (chaired by Ben McKenzie) — will be chatting about play and performance and game.

You get access to the Salon when you buy a ticket to one of the This Is A Door play sessions. Hope to see you there! 😀


Update: Scaredy Cats, Worldbuilding, ARGs & Barcelona


Here is an update on some of the things I’ve published and will be doing shortly. 🙂

  • I had a piece about (transmedia) worldbuilding published in MeanLand: Some Things I’ve Learned About Transmedia Worldbuilding – I’d love to hear your experiences!
  • I had an essay published in a book for emerging writers on not taking fear-based advice. My piece opens the book and has had great reviews along with all the amazing essays in the book. It is a great one: The Emerging Writer: An Insider’s Guide to Your Writing’ Journey
  • I’m now in Barcelona to give the opening keynote on ARGs, social experiences, education and PR — rah! — at the BCN Meeting on Social Experiences. I’m also meeting up with the Transmedia Barcelona folk to chat about filmmaking, comics, gaming, and mobile experiences with wonderful experts such as Antoni Roig Telo (who brought me over here!), Jordi SanchezNavarro, Carlos A. Scolari (who has just written a book on transmedia, featuring interviews with Henry Jenkins and myself!), and Montecarlo! Yay! We’re meeting today and will be sharing stuff through the hashtag #transmediabcn
  • I’ve been working on AUTHENTIC IN ALL CAPS, preparing everything for the next playtest. Wohoo! More info about the team and what we’ve been doing soon. Really. :p