Nara’s Nook: Our 10-year Adventure as 3D Storytellers

The authors and artists at Nara’s Nook grid celebrated 10 years of adventures in OpenSimulator this October. We will briefly demonstrate some essential tools we’ve developed for our Hypergrid Story projects and talk about those we have in development to overcome remaining limitations to our ability to tell tales in virtual worlds. We’ve also been able to extend our Hypergrid Stories to reach users on tablets and phones that can’t access Opensimulator directly.
We maintain a learning lab region on our grid where visitors can pick up tools, watch tutorials and play through demo scenes of different techniques.

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Date

Dec 11 2022

Time

10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Keynote Auditorium

Speakers

  • Dorena Bree
    Dorena Bree

    Dorena Bree, who used to go by Endora Twinklens in OpenSimulator, has been a part of Nara’s Nook since 2014. This was her first experience in 3D story building and she continues to learn something new every day. Primarily, she enjoys helping the writers at the Nook by making props for their stories. Her own stories tend to be comedically entwined with her love for campy B movies.

  • Mal Burns
    Mal Burns

    Mal Burns is host of the “Inworld Review” – a weekly news and discussion program which has been running for over 10 years. He and Tara Yeats run Metaworld Broadcasting to provide input and output services for TV in virtual worlds and the expertise for the same. Mal has used virtual environments for nearly a decade, is concerned about user interfaces in general and has a wealth of media and design experience behind him. In the organic sphere he is now retired and uses his experience to deploy and promote in immersive spaces. He also has a twitter stream (@malburns) provide news links on a daily basis.

  • Nara Malone / Nara Nook
    Nara Malone / Nara Nook

    Nara Malone is an award-winning author, poet, and game writer. In addition she is a pioneering virtual world explorer, environmentalist, and game developer. Nara loves pushing the boundaries of all that is creative or geeky.

  • Siobhan Muir
    Siobhan Muir

    Award Winning author Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She’s been working in OpenSimulator for 10 years, meshing written stories with visual and virtual scenes that readers can walk through. She’s created hypergrid stories with sometimes amusing results – disappearing teapots, anyone? – and is bridging the gap between non-gamers and virtual storytelling.

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