I have recently spent a wonderful time in Bulgaria, where we hid in a small mountainous village with other geeks, artists, and performers and learned how to do immersive theater (with excellent Simon Hanukai), site-specific theater with Ursula Maria Berzborn from Grotest Maru, storytelling/immersive performances/games with Tassos Stevens from Coney and more specifically about games from @will and Aron Birtalan, who created his own genre: transformation games. They were all incredible teachers and I have learned a lot about various aspects of all these practices. And it made me think of our upcoming online discussions.
One of the main points we have discussed over that period was safety in games and ways to ensure we’re inclusive and respectful at the same time - quite a hard thing to balance especially with games that are based on no-spectator principle, as Aron’s game, for example, are.
I’d like to ask the community if running the next webinar, early September, around the topics of safety in games, would be a good fit?
And another idea would be to then host one more webinar, in October, for which I now propose the topic of “good-doing” potential of games and how to include positive change into our games, and hopefully, we can get Tassos to share some of his magic with us.
What do you think? Do you maybe have other ideas for the topics you’d like to discuss or speakers you’d like to meet? Drop a comment below and let’s make it happen !