Schedule Grid

NarraScope 2020 will take place on May 29 to 31, 2020. The program and schedule have not yet been determined.

To give you the idea, here is the schedule from NarraScope 2019:

See the schedule in list form

Friday evening (June 14, 2019)

6:30–7:00 Early sign-in (Stata lobby)
7:30–8:30 Twine Untangled: A Beginner’s Workshop – Chris Klimas, Stuart Moulthrop (room 141) Teach Lamp: IF Workshop for Educators – Brendan Desilets, Matt Farber (room 144) Make Lamp: Crafting Parser-Based IF with Inform 7 – Anastasia Salter, Judith Pintar (room 155)

If you’re arriving Friday evening but you’re not interested in the workshops, meet other attendees in the Stata Center lobby!

Saturday (June 15, 2019)

9:00–10:00 Sign-in; breakfast (Stata lobby)
10:00–10:15 Welcome and opening remarks (room 123)
10:15–11:15 Keynote: Shaping Your Story with Emotional Intelligence – Natalia Martinsson (room 123)
11:30–12:30 Dissecting the Bandersnatch With a Vorpal Blade: What Netflix’s Choose Your Own Adventure Got Right and Got Wrong – Heather Albano (mod), Mary Duffy, Jason Stevan Hill, Emily Short, Ian Thomas (room 123) Twine: Past, Present, Future – Chris Klimas (room 141) All the World’s a Screen: How Improv and Playwriting Can Inform Digital Narrative – Aaron Zemach (room 155)
12:30–1:15 Lunch (Stata lobby)
1:15–2:15 How Telltale Designed Tools for Efficient Narrative Development – Zacariah Litton, Carl Muckenhoupt (room 123) How Making Videogames Turned Me Into a Depressed Gay Communist – Dietrich “Squinky” Squinkifer (room 141) Writing Within the Lines: Designing IF Without Scope Creep – Cat Manning (room 155)
2:30–3:30 Impromptu unconference hour – Everyone in the room (room 123) Modernising and Opening: Inform for the 2020s – Graham Nelson (room 141) What Digital Storygames Can Learn From Analog Storygames – Aaron A. Reed (room 155)
3:45–4:45 “You Are Standing in a Classroom...” Meet the IFTF Education Committee – Judith Pintar, Anastasia Salter, Chris Klimas, Stuart Moulthrop, Brendan Desilets, Matt Farber (room 123) The Math Behind the Drama: Writing IF Like a Pop Song – Katherine Morayati (room 141) Designing Games That Listen – David Kuelz (room 155)
5:00–6:00 Lightning Talks – Mark Baumann, Ian Michael Waddell, Toiya Kristen Finley, Ben Schneider (room 123) Writing Gender in Historical Narratives – Rebecca Slitt (room 141) Plotting: How Save the Cat Can Save Your Game – Amanda Gardner (room 155)

Sunday (June 16, 2019)

9:00–10:00 Sign-in; breakfast (Stata lobby)
10:00–11:00 Meet the IFTF Board – Jason McIntosh, Andrew Plotkin, Judith Pintar, Chris Klimas, Liza Daly (room 123) Integrating and Assessing Interactive Design through Interactive Fiction using Ink – Taylor Howard, Rachel Donley (room 141) Location-Based Gaming: Writing for the Real World – Austin Auclair (room 155)
11:15–12:15 Consent and Continuity: Writing Interactive Romance – Rebecca Slitt (mod), Sharang Biswas, Dietrich Squinkifer, Aaron A. Reed, Tara Liu (room 123) Narrative Immersion in Escape Room Games – Laura E. Hall (room 141) Player Will Remember This – Why Dialogue Systems Make or Break Player Engagement – Julius Kuschke (room 155)
12:15–1:00 Lunch (Stata lobby)
1:00–2:00 Narrative on the Smartphone Screen: Writing for Interactive Story Games – Toiya Kristen Finley (mod), Laura Scott, Heather Logas (room 123) Engineering Empathy – Dave Gilbert (room 141) JavaScript for Authors – Claire Furkle (room 155)
2:15–3:15 Narrative Intelligence in Interactive Storytelling – Chris Martens (mod), Stephen Ware, Stacey Mason, Aaron A. Reed (room 123) Making Horror: Hacking the Brain in Games – Ian Thomas (room 141) Mathematics Through Narrative – Mike Spivey (room 155)
3:30–4:30 Cragne Manor Postmortem – Mike Spivey (mod), Naomi Hinchen, Chris Jones, Carl Muckenhoupt, Jenni Polodna, Emily Short (room 123) Worldbuilding Out of Bounds – Jess Haskins (room 141) Dinosaurs, Podcasters, and Wake Words, Oh My!: The Narrative Design of Earplay’s Jurassic World Revealed – Heather Albano (room 155)
4:45–5:30 Wrap-up, feedback session (room 123)


6:00–9:00 Afterparty (Za, 350 Third St)