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Saturday, October 23 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Writing for Video Games: Opportunity Awaits Around Every Corner

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Video Games may be the exciting new frontier. But braving a new medium and creative space also means wrangling with the opportunities inherent within. That's what this talk is all about. What skills are needed to make this path a reality? Conversely, what skills aren't needed, or may just be myths blocking you from taking a new exciting step forward? It's all on the table here. We'll also touch on how writing for games may fit into a larger career plan.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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David (D.S.) Cohen

A games industry veteran, David (D.S.) Cohen has contributed to a multitude of console, mobile, online and MMO games and digital interactive experiences, with companies such as WB Games, Disney, Oddworld Interactive, Schell Games, and National Geographic Society. He also consulted... Read More →

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Evan Narcisse

staff writer gen:Lock, season 2; narrative design consultant Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel's Avengers, Redfall
Evan Narcisse is a writer and consultant who works in video games, comic books, and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. He was a journalist and critic for many years, having previously written for The Atlantic, Time Magazine, Kotaku, io9, and The New... Read More →
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Erin Firestine

writer Weird West, Twin Suns Unannounced Project
Erin has been writing in one form or another since she learned to properly hold a pencil, and now has several years of experience in the game writing sphere for everything from character bios to combat barks. She currently works with independent game companies WolfEye Studios and... Read More →

Saturday October 23, 2021 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Omni Hotel, Longhorn Room (3rd floor) 700 San Jacinto, E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701