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Whether you’re planning to be in attendance at SXSWi this year or not, the SXSW online panel picker is now open for the public to vote for the panels they feel should be presented at the event. Here are some panels I recommend reviewing and voting for.

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ARGFest 2010 took place July 15-18, in downtown Atlanta. It was a joy to meet up with friends once again, and to make new friends and acquaintances, social and professional, in this growing and evolving community. Here’s a brief recap.

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The ARG ‘formula’ is getting so saturated with copycat conventions that it’s like walking into a book store and having to skip the genres we don’t like, heading straight to our favourite aisles. But even in the midst of all the noise, occasionally one book may stand out, a best-seller perhaps, and we curiously dive in.

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Quite often I compare the potential scope of the Halo universe to that of Star Trek or Star Wars. Halo is a ‘part of the whole’, a story told within what feels to be a much, much larger untold story. This article looks at why the Halo franchise is an “Epic” storyworld.

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Elan Lee, co-founder of Fourth Wall Studios and long-time ARG Puppetmaster, recently tweeted that a new paper he co-authored about ARGs and storytelling had been published online: Storytelling in new media: The case of alternate reality games, 2001-2009

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