Episode 22 Tristan J. Tarwater

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Our guest on this episode is novelist Tristan J. Tarwater. Check out her comic book Shamsee on Kickstarter. You can find out more about her novels on her website. She is also on Twitter.

While Tristan and I were recording this interview, this was the view out my window.

Episode 21 Kenneth Hite

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Our guest today is author and game designer Kenneth Hite. You can find him on Twitter or at Pelgrane Press. Check out his podcast, Ken and Robin talk about Stuff.

 

Episode 20 Lois “Incognitiously” Spangler Part 2

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Our guest today is Lois Spangler. She is currently doing doctoral research in emergent narrative processes in tabletop role playing games at QUT in Brisbane, QLD. She was kind enough to give us several links for books and articles about transmedia and polyphony, two areas of narrative we discuss in this episode.

Henry Jenkins and Transmedia:
http://henryjenkins.org/2011/08/defining_transmedia_further_re.html
http://henryjenkins.org/2006/06/welcome_to_convergence_culture.html
http://www.amazon.com/Convergence-Culture-Where-Media-Collide/dp/0814742955/
http://filmsound.org/terminology/diegetic.htm
Gives a film sountrack analysis of diegetic and non-diegetic; it’s always correllated in my head to IC/OOC, or in-game knowledge and metagaming. The wiki page gets a wee bit esoteric.
Here’s the wiki page on polyphony:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphony_(literature)
But the page on Mikhail Bakhtin gives nicer info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakhtin
Books!
Janet Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck
http://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-Holodeck-Future-Narrative-Cyberspace/dp/0262631873
Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theatre
http://www.amazon.com/Computers-as-Theatre-Brenda-Laurel/dp/0201550601
And the First Person, Second Person, Third Person series from MIT Press:
http://www.amazon.com/First-Person-Media-Story-Performance/dp/0262731754/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-2
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Role-Playing-Story-Playable/dp/0262514184/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Person-Authoring-Exploring-Narratives/dp/0262232634/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-3
Those last three books have been indispensable, and I believe it’s in 2nd or 3rd where I found the Robin Laws statement about there being little academic study into the narrative coming out of tabletop games. – Lois

Episode 20 Lois “Incognitiously” Spangler Part 1

Lois Spangler

Our guest today is Lois Spangler. She is currently doing doctoral research in emergent narrative processes in tabletop role playing games at QUT in Brisbane, QLD. She was kind enough to give us several links for books and articles about transmedia and polyphony, two areas of narrative we discuss in this episode.

Henry Jenkins and Transmedia:
http://henryjenkins.org/2011/08/defining_transmedia_further_re.html
http://henryjenkins.org/2006/06/welcome_to_convergence_culture.html
http://www.amazon.com/Convergence-Culture-Where-Media-Collide/dp/0814742955/
http://filmsound.org/terminology/diegetic.htm
Gives a film sountrack analysis of diegetic and non-diegetic; it’s always correllated in my head to IC/OOC, or in-game knowledge and metagaming. The wiki page gets a wee bit esoteric.
Here’s the wiki page on polyphony:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphony_(literature)
But the page on Mikhail Bakhtin gives nicer info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakhtin
Books!
Janet Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck
http://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-Holodeck-Future-Narrative-Cyberspace/dp/0262631873
Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theatre
http://www.amazon.com/Computers-as-Theatre-Brenda-Laurel/dp/0201550601
And the First Person, Second Person, Third Person series from MIT Press:
http://www.amazon.com/First-Person-Media-Story-Performance/dp/0262731754/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-2
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Role-Playing-Story-Playable/dp/0262514184/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Person-Authoring-Exploring-Narratives/dp/0262232634/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-3
Those last three books have been indispensable, and I believe it’s in 2nd or 3rd where I found the Robin Laws statement about there being little academic study into the narrative coming out of tabletop games. -Lois

Episode 19 Ian Williams

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Our guest today is Ian Williams, a creative writing professor and award-winning poet.

Rather than plug himself, he suggests you go check out Spencer Gordon and bpNichol.

 

 

Episode 18 Janet Varney

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Our guest is comedian and actor, Janet Varney. You may know her as one of the founders of SF Sketchfest or as the voice of Korra in the animated series, The Legend of Korra. She hosts her own podcast, The JV Club, where she interviews celebrities and friends about their adolescence.

Episode 17 Brandon Perlow and Paul Mendoza

 

Our two guests today are publisher Brandon Perlow and colorist Paul Mendoza of the comic book company, New Paradigm Studios, and creators of Watson & Holmes, which re-imagines Doyle’s detective duo in the modern day “as African Americans living in New York City’s famous Harlem district.”

Episode 16 Jim Butcher Part 2

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Our guest on this episode is best-selling novelist, Jim Butcher. Jim’s newest book, Skin Game is due out May 2014.

 

Episode 16 Jim Butcher Part 1

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Our guest on this episode is best-selling novelist, Jim Butcher. Jim’s newest book, Skin Game is due out May 2014.

 

Episode 15 S.E. Zbasnik

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Our guest is novelist S.E. Zbasnik. Sabrina released her third novel, The King’s Blood, in May 2014.