The Future is coming (again)

By | September 2, 2009

As the summer winds down, it’s time again to start gearing up for the Convergence Culture Consortium (C3)’s annual Futures of Entertainment Conference. This November 20th and 21st will be the 4th installment of our biggest and most public event, featuring key thinkers from across industry and academia, hashing it out on a range of pressing topics about our shifting media landscape and where it’s headed (and why, and how, and what we can do when we get there).

This time around, we’re cycling back to a featured topic from our first ever Futures of Entertainment (and a much-beloved subject of C3 in general): Transmedia.

Since our first conference in 2006, transmedia has gone from an emerging form to an industry buzzword. The term and the form have both inspired significant developments, expansions, and confusion. Given that, we decided to devote an entire day to discussing various aspects beyond simply defining it. He hope both to dig deep into the nuts and bolts of how to build and sustain transmedia experiences as well as pull up and reexamine some of the larger implications of the form, how it has changed and grown, and what it’s value is now and in the future.

Our second day will cover other topics that are part of the Consortium’s core interests, such as fan activism, new media business models, and the ever-changing relationship between platforms, communities, users, consumers, producers, and brands.

Be sure to check out the official website for updates and details, and follow as at Futuresof on twitter.

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to join us before, be sure to check out videos, liveblogs, and panel descriptions from the previous years: FOE1, FOE2, FOE3 and at the C3 Blog.

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