Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Three Sessions at NASFiC This Weekend
I will speak on two panels at the virtual NASFiC (the North American Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) 2020, this weekend:
I may also be in another session -- finding out now!
Also, at 2pm tomorrow (Friday), Leonard is delivering "How Game Titles Work" which emerges from work he did researching his novel Constellation Games:
In 2009, while writing a novel about alien video games, Leonard Richardson uncovered the rules of rhetoric and syntax underlying the titles developers give their games. By following these rules, he was able to create dozens of realistic-sounding fictional games from distinct alien cultures. Over the past ten years, video game developers in the real world have subverted and played with these rules, expanding what a game's title can say about the experience of play. In this presentation, Leonard goes over the rules and talks about how they've changed over time.
NASFiC is free to attend this year -- visit this "how to attend" page to get livestreaming and chat embedded in the webpage for any sessions you want to watch.