Writing for Transmedia

Facilitator: Maureen McHugh

This is a two-day workshop, taking place during both of the afternoon workshop blocks (90 minutes each day), where participants will write and critique an asset for a hypothetical transmedia production. Emphasis will be on brevity, engagement potential, and appropriateness of platform for the asset. Application to the workshop will be by submission of a writing sample. The workshop will be limited to sixteen participants and you must have a pass to the ARGFest conference in order to participate. Although experience in writing ARGs is not a requirement, this workshop will function as a master class where it is assumed that all the participants have something to teach everyone else. Bring a laptop or pen and paper and be prepared to have others read and comment on your work. The workshop facilitator is Maureen McHugh. She has worked as a writer on several high profile ARGs including ILoveBees for Halo2, Year Zero for Nine Inch Nails, and The Threshold for Cisco.

To apply for the workshop, send your writing samples to argfest@unfiction.com.

Maureen McHugh

No Mimes Media

“Maureen McHugh has mastered the trick of astonishing the reader.” Washington Post Book World

“McHugh’s stories are hauntingly beautiful.” Booklist

An award winning science fiction writer (four novels including China Mountain Zhang, and over two dozen short stories incluing “The Lincoln Train” and the story collection Mothers and Other Monsters).

Maureen became involved with interactive entertainment in 2001. In 2003 she was a writer and managing editor for I Love Bees for Halo 2. Since then she has worked on Why So Serious for The Dark Knight, and Year Zero (for the Nine Inch Nails album of the same name) among others.

Maureen has taught fiction writing at universities and at workshops like the Clarion Workshops, and Viable Paradise in Martha’s Vineyard.

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