Sunday Supanova

Due to other commitments I only enjoyed a single day of the Sydney Supanova this year. As always I had a great time with all the cosplay, seminars, merch shopping and more. The highlights for me…


Supanova Day 1

Now that Sydney Supanova has 3 full days I get to see even more of the fun. Today I only had a few hours there but already had a fun time in the seminar room and the show floor. First session I…


Dragon Age Inquisition - fin

Bioware certainly pulled out all the stops on their latest epic (hopefully no spoilers in this post to speak of). For me, Dragon Age Inquisition was 115 hours of character development, grand story,…


Bioware Romance

I knew of the existence of the various romance options in the Bioware games, focusing as they do on strong interrelated characters and lore. That said I was surprised at how it all played out in my…


Theria meets 13th Age

Here is a host of info for our game world as I look at a switch to 13th Age from D&D 4E to get a different mix of impromptu group storytelling and a lighter combat mechanic. I took ideas that…


Blight-Thorn Campaign

In the leadup to playing my first game of D&D 4E I thought I may need to prep a starting point for a campaign if we are feeling up to fleshing out our own world. I do have Keep on the Shadowfell…


Shared Storytelling

I am sure I could find an armada of references to games and improv that rely heavily on the concept of shared storytelling. It is the topic of this blog post because it has been on my mind as we look…


Creation Myth

Alicia has an assignment at school to create their own Creation Myth, and this is just so cool I had to post it up here for everyone to enjoy: My myth The Sun once lived tightly packed in an…


The Counting Sheep

Alicia re-wrote her short story on the weekend to rhyme and thus take on a nice Seussian feel which matched the concept drawings perfectly as well. So I set about illustrating the full set of pages…


Sheep Story Concepts

Alicia wrote the cutest little story for her English assignment that she is now storyboarding up to make into a little kids book as the next step. Her story is about Sheep 22 which is one of the…


Written by a Kid

There is something magically uninhibited about the way children tell stories, much like dreams where there need not be any great rationale for actions, characters, agents or plot shifts, they all…


Screenwriting Intro Keys

Here is a short but focused little video talking about 5 Keys to Irresistible Openings on ScreenwritingU. Advice on getting the most out of those first 1-3 pages to get engagement from a reader or…


MvB Concept Sketch Compilation 8

After a good talk with Steve @ COFA about my project and getting back on track to complete the MDM, I scanned in some of the concept sketches for the Moths and Butterflies of late and have compiled…


Sara Secular Storytelling

While I could have just tweeted that I like Sara E. Mayhew's post Secular Storytelling: Why writers should move beyond The Hero’s Journey - I wanted to give it a touch more attention. I like…


Toy Story 3 : Setting a Story in Motion

The Toy Story 3 special features includes a wonderful little piece, Beginnings: Setting a Story in Motion where Michael Arndt, the screenwriter, walks us through what he has learnt in his time at…


Skulduggery Pleasant

The kids just love this book series, Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Here are a few wallpaper images from the site showing off the skeletal physique of the main character and some of the other…


MvsB Weapon sketch and thoughts

One more sketch for MOTHS vs BUTTERFLIES for today showing how the different character for the two races translates into their gear. --- Here are some thoughts on how the MvsB world pieces together…


Crysis 2 News

Crysis 2, powered by the mighty CryEngine3 is getting closer and closer for us. The official site is now alive at SOS New York and features the new trailer: How great is that (I love trailers), this…


The Cartographer

A new story is forming for me. The idea had its genesis in some simple sketches, but now is coming together as a much larger and more intricately constructed world. I am not sure I can do the ideas…


Twilight and Screenplays

I was watching the Twilight bluray last night, and still beautiful it is in HD, particularly the nature sequences and all those close-ups of our love-struck duo. On the bluray side, while it may be…