Call for Participation: ARGFest wants speakers, games & attendees!

ARGFest is a four day event (July 15-18, Atlanta GA) exploring alternate reality games, location-based games & storytelling, and public play. It is a community gathering which gives fans, creators, researchers, and anyone who is interested in transmedia storytelling an opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas & support, report on research & projects, and to collaborate on the future of transmedia and alternate reality gaming. It’s also a heck of lot of fun.

Thursday & Friday are devoted to traditional conference sessions and workshops with topics covering the theory, design, production, and implementation of transmedia and related projects. Submissions for the conference are due by May 15th and a full schedule will be announced shortly thereafter.

Saturday & Sunday are devoted to a festival showcasing transmedia projects and public play (including street games, scavenger hunts, live events, etc). This is the first year for festival and we are so excited to see it come together. We are drawing inspiration from independent film festivals and public play events akin to Come Out and Play. By bringing together a critical mass of projects, ARGFest provides designers with greater support and encourages greater local participation to help make the games and events even more successful. We are looking for a wide range of games and projects. High tech or low tech… it doesn’t matter to us. We love street games. We also are interested in projects that interact with the idea of place. If your project doesn’t quite fit those things – let us know because other projects may be considered and we will have space and various A/V needs available. Festival submissions are due by June 15th. We review submissions on a rolling basis, so the earlier you submit the better – it gives us time to better understand your project so that we can provide the best support possible.

Important Dates:
May 15: Conference Session Submissions Due
June 15: Festival Submissions Due
July 15-18: ARGFest!

Registration Dates:
now – May 23: Early Bird Registration
May 24  – June 27: Registration
June 28 – July 14: Late Registration

If you have any questions, visit our website at http://www.argfest.com
To submit conference sessions: http://2010.argfestocon.com/conference/submission/
To submit festival sessions: http://2010.argfestocon.com/festival/submission/

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