WordPlay 2015 will be held on November 7th, 2015, from 12 – 5 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library. Our mainstage guests this year will include Emily Short, Sam Barlow, the Night in the Woods team, Christine Love, and more to be announced in the months ahead — subscribe here for breaking news, and visit our announcement for showcase submission information.
A panel that investigated the intersection between books and games, by people who have one foot in both worlds: webcomic writer Ryan North (To Be or Not to Be, Dinosaur Comics), Hugo-award winner Peter Watts (Crysis 2 novelization), game & comic creator Rachel Kahn (By Crom!), and author/illustrator/game maker Matt Hammill (Sir Reginald’s Logbook, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime). Moderated by novelist and game maker Jim Munroe.
Hand Eye Society co-founder Miguel Sternberg (They Bleed Pixels) sat down with the Chicago-based creators of Kentucky Route Zero, a magical realist point-and-click adventure game with Flannery O’Connor influences that’s charmed the festival circuit (Independent Games Festival, Indiecade). Miguel asked Jake and Tamas thoughtful questions posed by the community.
Festival Director: Will O’Neill Technical Coordinator: Daniel Harley Submissions Coordinator: Kelsi Morris Volunteer Coordinator: John Rathiganthan Members at Large: Kara Stone, Kaitlin Tremblay
Festival identity: Beehive Design