“Curiouser and Curiouser!” Narrative Design and Opportunities


In this session,  you'll find out exactly how to use cheese holes and rabbit holes to add interest and interactivity to your narratives.

A quick rundown: Cheese holes and rabbit holes are opportunities for inquisitive fans to drill deeper into a story. While cheese holes intentionally leave ambivalent story details open for fans to interpret and mash up, rabbit holes are entry points that draw fans into the story Alice-In-Wonderland-style, enticing them to seek out deeper levels of the narrative.

A panel of accomplished transmedia experts—including Carolyn Handler Miller, who has worked on Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? and Toy Story; Aaron Archer, of Transformers fame; and Geoffrey Long, who has worked on Xbox 360, Microsoft Games Studio, Xbox LIVE, Windows Mobile and more for Microsoft—will provide first-hand accounts and details on building these layered interest-builders into your story.