The conference is still 6 months out, but I figured it might be a good idea to throw this out there as people start looking at their 2020 calendars.
NarraScope 2020 is being held on May 29-31 at the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. And yes, there’s an airport in the immediate area (airport code CMI)
I was able to attend last year in Cambridge, MA, and enjoyed both the company (most of the CoG staff, as well as many CoG and HG writers, and writers/creatives for other studios), as well as the panels and overall creative environment. On the Saturday night, inspiration struck, and I went back to my Airbnb and wrote the outline for a game I hope to have published in 2020. Conferences really do get the juices flowing!
I don’t think they’ve released the cost yet, but last year the standard registration cost per attendee was $85, which included all the programming as well as continental breakfast and lunch on Sat and Sun. Again, that could change this year.
Here’s the website: http://www.narrascope.org/ You can click on 2019 info on the top menu if you want to see more information about last year’s conference. They had panels on everything from “feature creep” to dialogue systems to romantic interactions (in games!)
And you can follow narrascope on Twitter at@narrascope
I’ve already put it on my calendar and will likely attend, but I haven’t decided yet for sure.
Whoever is considering attending, post any questions or just to let folks know you might come.