Play, Write: Writing For Games Workshops [Presented by Gamercamp and Toronto Public Library]
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
WOW! Registration is going fantastic! We've added some new tickets, but if we sell out again we won't be able to release anymore. If you are very interested in attending still, you can always drop by on Saturday as some people may not turn up and we would be able to have drop-in seating—however we will note that we have to let registered attendees have first seating.
Of course, if you're interested in making games, you should check out Gamercamp Festival at www.gamercamp.ca. (Use the code "LIBRARY" to receive 15% off admission.) We have 20 talks and 10 workshops on making games in addition to 25 games to play! (Not to mention the Ace Attorney film!) Grab your pass now to join other game enthusiasts and aspiring game makers for an unforgettable experience.
Thanks everyone this is going to be a great session!
Join Gamercamp Festival and the Toronto Public Library for a day of fun workshops at the North York Central Library focusing on writing in the games industry.
Writing is an important part in creating games. Cinematic games like Mass Effect or Uncharted often have many writers employed to craft the characters and plot of the game, and even games without much dialogue or plot need writers to create the world the game is situated within. Learn from a game writer and practice your own writing skills in the first workshop.
The first workshop from 1:00 to 2:30 pm will explore how to write for game creation. You don't need a laptop or a tablet: in fact, we're asking you to leave those things at home. All you need is a pad of paper and a pen or pencil!
Enjoying games doesn't mean just being a consumer of them, many people are now writing about games in a journalistic manner too. In fact, having strong writers discussing games is a vital part of growing the industry. Learn from paid seasoned games journalists and practice your own writing skills in the second workshop.
The second workshop from 3:00 to 4:30 pm will explore how to write for games media. Again, you don't need a laptop or a tablet: in fact, we're asking you to leave those things at home. All you need is a pad of paper and a pen or pencil!
If you can't make the workshops, be sure to visit the North York Central Library that day to see a display of videogame-related books!
Here are some other things to note:
These workshops are absolutely free of charge!
You must be at least 15 years of age or older to attend these workshops.
You are free to choose one or both workshops to attend.
We recommend you signing up online to reserve your spot. There will be potentially drop-in availability (based on room capacity) but by signing up you'll get updates as we approach the event.
If you have any questions, you can write Jaime Woo at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Gamercamp happening November 3 and 4 in downtown Toronto, visit Gamercamp.ca.