Is there something you don’t know about game writing?

If you’ve had a burning question about writing for games and you live in Southern California, tomorrow you’ll get your chance to ask it.  I, along with several other suckers — er — illuminati, will be speaking on creative writing in games for the Orange County chapter of the IGDA.  Here’s the 411:

We invite you to join us for the IGDA Orange County February Chapter meeting with a fun evening hosted at Obsidian Entertainment to discuss creative writing in video games.

With a distinguished panel, we’ll engage in a moderated discussion looking at story formulas, analyzing storylines versus game-play and the challenges between linear and non-linear stories in games.


* Chris Avellone, Creative Director, Obsidian Entertainment
* John Gonzalez, Lead Creative Designer, Obsidian Entertainment
* Anne Toole, Writer/Designer, 2008 WGA Nominee, The Witcher
* Leonard Boyarsky, Lead World Designer, Blizzard Entertainment
* Dan Arey, Senior World Designer, Blizzard Entertainment
* Cameron Dayton, Story Developer, Blizzard Entertainment


Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a great time of entertainment, industry growth and peer networking for the video game industry.

February Chapter Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Obsidian Entertainment
8105 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, Ca 92618

The offices of Obsidian Entertainment are a short walk across the street from the Irvine Spectrum. The building is on the corner of Irvine Center Drive and Pacifica. It is on the Fortune Road side of the Spectrum. Please allow yourself about 10 minutes to find parking and make your way to the building.

There is parking available at the building. When you enter the parking structure, grab a parking ticket to open the gate. When we leave in the evening, the gate will be open and parking will be free.

Suite 200 is on the second floor. There will be someone at the door checking people in.

I’ll also be attending the WGA Videogame Writers Caucus event, honoring this year’s nominees, on Wednesday. Come say hi if you’ll be there!


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