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Saturday, July 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytelling in New Mediums: Video Games, Web Animation, Vines, and Beyond

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We've come a long way since the ink brush and papyrus, and the options for communicating a narrative always evolving. Whether it's inside a video game, via YouTube, or other, more abstract avenues, we explore it all.


Derek Burrow

Producer, Chasing the Muse
Reviewing everything from 1980s cartoons to literature to Japanese tokusatsu, Derek “the Bard” Burrow is a trained librarian, applying critical analysis to some of his favourite forms of entertainment. All while wearing a top hat (the top hat is important). Part of This Week in Geek, Nerd Vice, and GeekVision, Derek also appears on the These Warriors Are Terrible, and is constantly working on new and ridiculous sketches, reviews, and Lets... Read More →

Joey DeSena

Co-Founder & Producer, Clan of the Gray Wolf
Once described as the “Alton Brown of video games” — his greatest compliment — Joey “Roo” DeSena co-founded the geek-centric website,Clan of the Gray Wolf, in 2009. His flagship series, “16-Bit Gems”, brings to light under-appreciated classics from the 16-bit era of video gaming. Meanwhile, his other main series “The Way Games Work” explains video game technology to the layman (with... Read More →

Satchell Drakes

Producer, Normal Boots
A constant work in progress, Satchell Drakes is a full-time Senior UX Designer and free-time game designer/enthusiast operating out of New York City. Under the banner of a YouTube channel called “Satchbag’s Goods,” Satchell produces long form and short form video essays that explore video games as impactful vehicles of conveyance. In each video, he attempts to bring video games to the crossroads of art and culture. He is also... Read More →

Manda Whitney

Producer, WeTangent
Manda Whitney is a Toronto based actor, writer, video game lover and eater of pie. After graduating theatre school and participating in various comedies and the occasional Canadian drama, she discovered that she could combine her love of comedy with her unhealthy obsession with video games to create her own work. Starting with a parody video on the popular and aggravating game Myst, she has since produced various videos poking fun at the... Read More →

Saturday July 19, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Albion C Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's

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