F171. Transmedia: The Future Of Storytelling?

Room 3A, Washington State Convention Center, Level 3
Friday, February 28, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Transmedia storytelling is the technique of telling a single narrative across multiple platforms and technologies, with each piece of context not only linked together but also in narrative synchronization. (Think graphic novel, e-book with embedded content, etc.) If transmedia is indeed the future of storytelling, how can writers, editors, and publishers embrace and utilize – rather than fear – these new tools?



Charlotte Austin is a writer, producer, and mountain guide. An executive producer for Wolfram Productions, her most recent publication was The Better Bombshell, an anthology that asked writers and visual artists to redefine the female role model. She lives in Seattle and works around the world.

Allison Williams is a senior editor at Seattle Met magazine and a Pacific Northwest travel and feature writer. She studied at Duke University, Oxford University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage, where her MFA thesis won the Jason Wenger Award for Excellence in Creative Writing.

Tony Fasciano is the founding editor of Digital Americana, the first literary magazine made for the iPad, and which was nominated for both 2012 Digital Magazine Launch of the Year (new format) and 2012 Specialist Digital Magazine of the Year.

John J. Cummins is an entrepreneur and attorney who develops intellectual property driven companies in sports, entertainment, social media, and IT. www.archaia.com


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