The Oxford/London IF Meetup is putting together a cool selection of craft and design talks as well as tool workshops for next year — starting with a talk on story and mechanics from me in January, and a workshop on using ink with Unity in February.
Later in the year, we’re also looking at doing workshops in Ren’Py and Tracery, design talks and post-mortems from the creators of some very cool commercial and hobbyist IF, parser-IF and choice-IF coverage, networking for people interested in doing paid interactive narrative work, and of course our annual session of playing IF Comp games together.
This is a bit of a step up from previous years, but we can afford to be more ambitious about London events in 2018 because we have a new, regular venue: Karlien Van Den Beukel is kindly hosting us at London South Bank University.
Work has me traveling a lot these days, so I am looking for support in a couple of areas to keep Meetups running regularly.
volunteer co-hosts for London events in 2018 (multiple). Co-hosts promise to come to one or more specific events, do announcements, introduce the speaker, close the meeting again afterward, usher folks on to the pub at the end, and be on hand in case any issues arise. This is a limited time expenditure (mainly the event itself, and you can volunteer for as few as one). But it is a position of trust — please volunteer only if you’re committed, and willing to chat with me first about how we keep Meetups safe and welcoming.
volunteer A/V assistant. I get requests to record our talks and make them available to people beyond London, but I don’t have equipment or experience with this. If we have someone who can take responsibility for recording and uploading talks, I’ll figure out which of our speakers are open to having their presentations captured.
workshop presenter on an IF tool (other than ink, Ren’Py, and Tracery) in Oxford. Time of year is open, but I’m looking especially at early March, May or October, as students would be around. I’m in conversations with an Oxford maker-space that might host. This role pays an honorarium; if you’re new to running tool workshops, I’m also happy to offer coaching and suggestions.
If any of that sounds like you, please drop me a line at email@example.com.