Happy New Year, I Did it Again or How 2012 Will Rock the Transmedia World

You know, every year I promise myself I’m going to get better at my updates, and every year I fail, I suck, I’m sorry, moving on.

Anyway, today is more of an update on where things are in the world of transmedia, you’ll get thoughtful posts when I actually have more than 5 minutes to devote to my writing (I swear).

StoryCode update – First of all a special thank you goes out to the wonderful, Simon Pullman, whose post this morning about StoryCode on his blog, Transmythology, solidified our goal of identifying ourselves as not just “another meetup group” but as an independent entity being developed through member and sponsorship support. Secondly I want everyone to take a look at the StoryCode web page, this will soon be the home page for our brand new (very robust) website. Some elements we plan to include on the website will be information about upcoming meetups and events, case studies of projects presented during meetups and hackathon information.  We are hoping the new site will be live by mid-February, so bookmark the URL, Digg it, or just file it away on a twitter feed somewhere because you’re going to want to see what we have in store for 2012. Lastly, regarding the hackathon, some of you heard mumblings about us holding the StoryCode hack during this year’s upcoming NYC DIY Days, and though we appreciate all of Lance’s support and willingness to help provide a location and resources for us, the reality is we were just too short on time. Never fear though, we have only pushed back until late Spring and promise to keep everyone up-to-date as we know more details.

Transmedia NYC – In case you missed it yesterday, we posted our January meetup, Steve Coulson Presents GAME OF THRONES, it’s pretty self explanatory but to recap: Steve Coulson from Campfire will present “The Secrets of the Kingdom” a look behind-the-scenes at some of the techniques and strategies employed to promote the first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which combined unique sensory-driven experiences with an immersive fan-centric puzzle challenge. If you did miss the announcement and wanted to attend I regret to inform you that this highly anticipated event reached capacity in under 4 hours. The good news is you can still sign up for the wait list and hope that a few people have some last minute engagements to attend. One caveat about this event, unlike our past events, it will NOT BE LIVE STREAMED! Due to the sensitive nature of the content this will essentially be a closed event.

You stick 'em with the pointy end

Me – Isn’t this why you people come here, you want to hear about MY life, about MY thoughts? I didn’t think so, but in case any of you WERE wondering about what little ol’ me is doing besides steering the StoryCode ship, here’s an update or two:

  • The Migraine Project is is a feature documentary film in the making whose goal is to pursue the history and mystery of Migraine and its remarkable place in the human condition. My role as the social media strategist is to help garner public donations and community support through social media channels including twitter (@migraineproject) and facebook. If you or someone you know suffers from migraines or cluster headaches I urge you to donate and help these amazing filmmakers get this project made.

The Migraine Project

  • Ride5 Group – I have been acting as a social media consultant with Ride5 for over the past year and a half and have had the opportunity to work on some interesting projects including our own transmedia event Shoe Power. Recently we have gone through a re-branding which showcases the separate entities of the company which include Creative (social media), Film and Technology. The new structure allows us to be more transparent with our projects while ensuring that our clients are receiving the best possible service.

 

  • Zenith – Or as I like to call it, “the little pet project that won’t die”, is finally winding down a bit on our end. We are currently in the process of writing and editing the case study and soon hope to have a completed piece to share with the transmedia and independent film community. This case study, like all case studies, is an important part of the creative process as it will outline our successes, failures and discoveries as we move forward on our next projects.

Stop Zenith - transmedia project

Well, that pretty much sums things up for now, I still promise to write a less informative and more thoughtful post at a later date. Happy New Year everyone, here’s to starting 2012 with a bang!

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