Podcast on Game Storytelling and Writing

Game Central LogoThe guys at game-central.org have been cranking out hour-long weekly podcasts for a couple of years, and decided to interview me for this week’s podcast.  They came armed with a bunch of questions, and I did my best to come up with some answers. It was nice revisiting the work we did on the Wing Commander game series many years ago.  Take a listen and enjoy!

Listen to the Game Central podcast with Terry Borst

A night at Barnes & Noble – Santa Monica

Barnes and Noble book panel - May 19Following our book panel and signing at Barnes & Noble on Wed., May 19 (for Write Your Way Into Animation and Games), from left to right:  Jeannie, who was good enough to buy a book; contributing author Carolyn Miller; yours truly (contributing author Terry Borst); our moderator Susan Spohr; and contributing author Jean Ann Wright. Thanks to all who attended (and thanks to B&N staff)!

Book signing/panel at Santa Monica B&N May 19

I’ll be onWrite Your Way into Animation and Games cover a discussion panel and signing books to celebrate the publication of Write Your Way into Animation and Games (which I’ve contributed chapters to) at the 3rd Street Promenade Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica, on May 19, 7pm.

Joining me on the panel will be fellow WGA member (and my talented and esteemed wife) Carolyn Handler Miller, and animation writer Jean Ann Wright. We’ll be discussing strategies for writers and screenwriters to enter the burgeoning worlds of animation and interactive media (including videogames), and challenges that writers will face in these arenas. Continue reading “Book signing/panel at Santa Monica B&N May 19”

Good talk at UNM ArtsLab

Just a snapshot of Terry Borst at ArtsLab 02 Apr 10my talk on my book End to End Game Development at UNM ArtsLab on Friday, April 2.  Good turnout, good discussion, and thanks to the ArtsLab for making it happen.

Listen to ‘Cinemascope’ radio program

Even if you missed the live broadcast of my solo guest shot on KSFR-FM’s half-hour ‘Cinemascope‘, you can find the broadcast here. Just click on the embedded MP3 link to stream the interview. (You’ll find an earlier broadcast as well.) Topics include my new book, an upcoming screenwriting seminar I’m teaching for the Film Program at Santa Fe Community College, and the role of screenwriting in the 21st century.

On KSFR-FM’s ‘Cinemascope’ Fri., March 26

KSFR Cinemascope hostsI’ll be the sole guest on the half-hour radio program ‘Cinemascope‘, broadcast by Santa Fe’s KSFR-FM, on Friday, March 26 at 6:30pm (Mountain time).

You can stream the show live, even if you’re outside the broadcast area.

The topics include discussion of my new book End to End Game Development; the nature of screenwriting in the 21st century; and the weekend seminar I’ll be teaching for the Santa Fe Community College Film Program in mid-April.

Listen live if you can; I’ll do my best to make an MP3 recording of the broadcast available in the near future.

Speaking at UNM ArtsLab April 2 – Digital Lunch

I’ll be speaking at the University of New Mexico’s ArtsLab Friday, April 2 at noon, as part of their ongoing Digital Lunch series.

The topic will be my new book End to End Game Development, published by Focal Press.  I plan to offer a quick sampling of serious game output, and discuss some of the unique issues faced by developers of serious games, persuasive games and simulations.

If you find yourself in Albuquerque on that date, please come!

Pre-order the new book!

End to End Game Development is now available on Amazon.  Scheduled release date is December 21, but I think we’re going to beat that by a few days.