September 18th, 2014

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My storytelling experiment at Battle on the Bay

Last weekend was the Storvik event Battle on the Bay. It's local and a camping event and I was free that weekend due to my withdrawal from an academic conference (I had failed to get my paper done, which is rather disappointing). Rivka wasn;t feeling up to camping that weekend so she and Aaron stayed home while I went to the event.

I tried two experiments at the event. The first, based on a conversation I had with Scholastica (the current Atalntian Royal Bard) about trying to build a space for long-form storytelling, was to issue a story-telling challenge. The second, inspired by fianaclare's "Ieasu Odinson" stories, was an attempt to translate a bible story to a viking paradigm.

The first experiment was very successful, the second is definitely a work in progress and I'm not sure if I am up to it.

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