Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Narrativity Online Panel #2: Exposition by Elimination! One key to making a story readable is to let readers know what kind of story this is NOT, where and when it is NOT set, what sort of people some of the characters are NOT. How do… Continue reading Narrativity Online: Exposition by Elimination
Welcome to Online Panel #1: Outlining! Or as our Plenipotentiary of Panels so eloquently puts it: Okay, so, god damn it, how DO you outline? No, seriously, tell me. Also, let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of outlining and “pantsing.” Yes, yes, I know both are valid, and the dispute will never be settled;… Continue reading Narrativity Online: Outlining
We have picture, and sound! Yes, the first of our long-awaited online panels is in the can, and will be premiering here soon. In the meantime, your friendly neighborhood con chair has prattled on for a couple of minutes about the niftiness that is Narrativity. Each panel will get its own Update post (so you… Continue reading Narrativity Online!
Writer, artist, and Narrativity member Stephen T. Vessels has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, following on the heels of a heart attack earlier this year. Treatment is progressing, but of course expenses are mounting up just when he’s too ill to work, and he could use a helping hand. You may remember… Continue reading Helping Hand for Stephen Vessels
It’s a rough world out there, folks. The pandemic. The political situation in the U.S. and elsewhere is troubling no matter which side of the metaphorical fence you fall on. The economy’s taking a beating. And one of the things that would help make it all more bearable — getting together with a big bunch… Continue reading Keep Calm and Tell Stories
Everybody who had a membership to Narrativity 2020 should now have received an email converting their membership to 2021. If you didn’t get such an email and think you should have, please contact Registration and let me know!
This isn’t the update I wanted to be writing now, but… we’ve decided to cancel Narrativity for 2020. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we just can’t see our way clear to having an intensely social event while still keeping everyone’s health and safety a priority. So rather than try to construct a socially-distanced con or… Continue reading 2020, Darn It
As of this writing, yes, Narrativity 2020 is still a go for September 5-7. It’s a crazy world out there, and it’s hard to know what the next few months will bring. But for now, we’re erring on the side of optimism, albeit with a strong side order of contingency planning. To that end, the… Continue reading State of the Narrativity
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At this time, we anticipate Narrativity 2020 going ahead as planned. The con isn’t for months yet, and the COVID-19 situation should have settled down by then. Obviously we will keep our members’ health and safety in mind while we continue to evaluate the situation as events unfold. If plans change, you’ll know when we… Continue reading In case anyone’s worried….