No NarraScope 2021

We're sorry to announce that there won't be a NarraScope conference this year. (Online or in-person.)

You might already have guessed, since we haven't posted a call for talks. Usually we have that up by the end of November.

The fact is, NarraScope 2020 was a lot more work than …

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Statement on COVID-19

Like everyone else on the planet, we're paying close attention to the spread of COVID-19 (aka SARS-CoV-2 or the "novel coronavirus").

UPDATE: As of March 12, NarraScope is an online-only conference. See this post.

(Original post below. The following information has been superseded.)

As of March 7, NarraScope is still …

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So you heard about GDC

On Friday evening, GDC announced that their conference is "postponed". They'll try to do an event later in the summer, but everyone's plans for SF in two weeks are drifting smoke right now.

This is a tremendous disruption and disappointment for everybody involved -- attendees, indie devs, speakers, event volunteers, corporate …

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Welcome to Illinois

Narrascope 2020 will be held this year on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

The conference’s campus host is Playful by Design (PbD), an initiative of Informatics Programs. PbD is the U of I’s interdisciplinary games and gaming community, which coordinates academic game studies and design …

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Thanks for the proposals; also Discord, podcast, and more

Our Call for Proposals closed last weekend, with a final tally of more than 100 submissions! We are so excited by how many potential talks, panels, and discussions we received. Huge thanks to everyone who submitted! We are working hard to look over the proposals and we hope to announce …

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NarraScope 2019: complete

We threw a wing-ding, all right!

NarraScope 2019 came out better than we could have dreamed. No, strike that: NarraScope was exactly the conference I dreamed of. But you don't expect your dreams to work out perfectly.

This weekend, mine did. I'm still floating.

I have many thank-yous. Thanks to …

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Volunteers needed!

With the end of conference registration only two weeks away, we want to make sure we have all of our volunteers lined up for NarraScope. Will you be one of the them?

What does a volunteer do?

Show up at MIT on the weekend of June 14-16 and help out …

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A quick note on why we're running NarraScope

Because I miss you all and want to see you.

Maybe that's not the whole reason. (Maybe it's just 27.5% of the reason.)

I've spent a lot of years in what I used to call "the interactive fiction community". It was never the only such community. A lot of …

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Registration is opening soon!

A quick note to say that registration isn't open yet! No, that's not interesting. But registration will be open later this week! See, that's interesting.

We have an amazing program coming together. Not to burble too much about our own event... but this is going to be a fantastic conference …

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