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Off the Page: Literature and Games
Sat 8 April 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
Explore the overlap between literature and games with the British Library.
As the boundaries between art forms blur, how do games and literature interact? How are the fictional worlds of our favourite novels and plays represented in games and what do games bring to the written word in return?
Join experts in both literature and games as they discuss this evolving landscape and inspiring projects; including the Library's Off the Map competition, which challenged students to create Alice in Wonderland and Shakespearean themed games.
Speakers & Schedule:
- 13:00 - Stella Wisdom, the British Library's Off the Map competition
- 13:15 - Tom Battey speaking about his 2016 Off the Map entry, Midsummer
- 13:25 - Gary Green, games in libraries and Odyssey Jam
- 13:35 - Darren Edwards, International Games Day @ your library, which for 2017 has become International Games Week!
- 13:45 - Christie Golden, New York Times bestselling author, joining us remotely to speak about writing novels for game franchises such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Assassin's Creed.
- 13:55 - Jon Ingold of Inkle and writer of Heaven's Vault, and writer Meg Jayanth, 80 Days
- 14:20 Break
- 14:40 - Tracey Fullerton, joining us remotely to speak about Walden, a game
- 14:50 - Guy Gadney of To Play For, on adapting John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes and creating online AI thriller The Suspect
- 15:05 - Jeremy Hogan, Kim based on the Rudyard Kipling novel
- 15:20 - Jakub Szamalek, joining us remotely to speak about being the Senior Writer on The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
- 15:45 - Sarah Cole & Stella Wisdom, closing remarks