In partnership with the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium and Worldbuilders, Storium is hosting an event at this year’s Gen Con, and it’s gonna be epic:
Writers Mur Lafferty, Maurice Broaddus, Karen Bovenmyer, and Richard Dansky will play Storium live on stage, for you, the audience!
Storium turns creative writing into an online multiplayer game, using mechanics inspired by role-playing games, story games, and card games. It’s free to play and available now!
Your (modest) admission fee will go to support Patrick Rothfuss’ charity, Worldbuilders, which uses the collective passion and power of readers, writers, and book lovers to make the world a better place. Additionally, you‘ll be able to influence the story that our players tell by making donations during the game session itself.
Mur Lafferty is an acclaimed author who has won rave reviews for her novel The Shambling Guide to New York City. She was winner of the 2013 Campbell Award for best new novelist. Mur has recorded over 300 episodes of her Parsec Award-winning podcast series, I Should Be Writing. Her next novel, Six Wakes debuts in January of 2017.
Maurice Broaddus is the author of the Knights of Breton Court urban fantasy trilogy: King Maker, King’s Justice, and King’s War (Angry Robot Books). His fiction has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Apex Magazine, and Weird Tales Magazine. Some of his stories are being collected in the upcoming Voices of the Martyrs (Rosarium Publishing). He co-edited Streets of Shadows (Alliteration Ink) and the Dark Faith anthology series (Apex Books). You can keep up with him at www.MauriceBroaddus.com.
Karen Bovenmyer earned an MFA in Creative Writing: Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine. She teaches and mentors students at Iowa State University and serves as the Nonfiction Assistant Editor of Escape Artists’ Mothership Zeta Magazine. Her short stories and poems appear in more than 20 publications and her first novel will be available Spring 2017. http://karenbovenmyer.com/
Richard Dansky is a writer and game designer with a long list of credits. With 16 years of experience in the video game industry, he is currently the Central Clancy Writer for Ubisoft, where he has helped create games like The Division and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. He is an organizer of the GDC Narrative Summit and the East Coast Games Conferece. Richard has written six novels and has served as developer for many major role-playing titles. He has an unusal level of interest in sasquatch.
Join us for two hours of laughs, absurdity, and a great story told by amazing writers, all for a worthy cause!