To be considered as a speaker for WordPlay, please fill out this form in full by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sept 1st, 2019. Your proposal will be reviewed by the WordPlay programming committee and you'll be informed of their decision by mid-Sept, 2019.
Some things to keep in mind:- Proposals should be generally based around the subject of interactive fiction and writing in contemporary games.- Don't worry if your talk proposal sounds weird and/or wacky. We like that kind of thing too!- We encourage slides and visuals, and there is a big screen projector available at the venue.- With our new two-day format, we're planning on having one day of talks and one day of workshops and other interactive programming
Talks - In general, talks should run ~20-25 minutes long. However...- Feel free to propose microtalks (5-10 min), fireside chats, panels, whatever you can think of, that doesn't necessarily fit into the standard talk format.
Workshops- Workshops tend to run about 1-2 hours long. But...- We're open to other types of interactive programming like round-tables, interactive game playing/performances, game critiques, anything that involves the participants directly.
Artist fees of MINIMUM $80 CAD will be paid for 1-hour talks and workshops. Limited travel assistance may be provided for international speakers, depending on proposals and available funding (max $500 CAD).