G4C Festival: Games & Media Summit Lineup Revealed

The Games & Media Summit is one of the options offered on the first day of the Games for Change Festival and is included in our All Access passes. Or you could grab your One-Day Summit pass here.

Keynotes: Nick Fortugno and Lance Weiler

In his opening keynote, digital designer and Playmatics co-founder Nick Fortugno will share a look at the future of impact-focused media. Later in the day, Lance Weiler, a storyteller developing film, TV, and gaming projects, will examine the promise and potential of interactivity.
From The Monitor Celestra LARP. Photo by John Paul Bichard.
Case Study of The Spiral: Cross-platform integration to scale

The Spiral, a massive European co-production, drew 100,000 visitors to its online game and drove thousands of players to museums to find clues, as its six-episode TV art heist drama aired. Nordic LARP (live-action roleplay) designers Cecilia Dolk, Martin Ericsson, and Bjarke Pedersen discuss their work on The Spiral, and how integrating LARPs into TV production can add to the experience and impact.
Funders Panel: Adjusting to a moving target

A session exploring the goals, considerations, and potential of games and media, from the perspective of the funders who make it possible: Marc Ruppel (National Endowment for the Humanities), Wendy Ettinger (Chicken & Egg Pictures), Karen Helmerson (New York State Council on the Arts), and moderator Michelle Byrd (Run It By Byrd).


Full schedule:

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote: Nick Fortugno
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Documentary Interactions: Never Alone and Fort McMoney
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Case Study of The Spiral: Cross-platform integration to scale
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Optimizing for Impact and Creativity:
Empowering artists with assessment tools
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Collaborations and Machinima with Jim Munroe
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Film Screening (HAPHEAD)
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote: Lance Weiler
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Choose Your Own…: New hybrid platforms
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Speaking Each Other’s Language:
Collaborations between filmmakers and game creators
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Funders Panel: Adjusting to a moving target



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