Featured Panelist: Meg Eden

Meg Eden teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. Her “text-adventure” novel "Post-High School Reality Quest" is published with California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Books. She writes about the intersection of storytelling craft between writing and how nostalgia and retro aesthetics impact how we play games. Unlike her husband, she loves walking simulators. Find her online at www.megedenbooks.com or on Twitter at @ConfusedNarwhal.

Want to learn what makes a good story in video games and beyond, and why certain stories stick with us? In her panels, Meg will take her experiences with creative writing craft and apply them to good game design and storytelling. In her environmental storytelling workshop, we’ll discuss examples of games that tell stories through objects (as well as literature that could be interestingly translated into gaming worlds), and go into our own writing exercises inspired by video games including Gone Home and The Last of Us.