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Monday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
New Worlds: Creating Online Sci-fi and Fantasy Experiences

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Join us for a conversation with SyFy.com’s Craig Engler and the leading creators of sci-fi and fantasy web series: Ryan Copple (Riese: Kingdom Falling), Chris Preksta (The Mercury Men) and Felicia Day (The Guild, Dragon Age: Redemption). The development and creation of narratives, plots and most importantly, memorable characters will be discussed as well as a few sneak peeks at a their new projects. Session co-produced by NATPE.
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Ryan Copple

PresRiese Productions LtdOriginally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ryan studied Forensic Psychology in university, receiving his Masters degree. He later relocated to Vancouver to pursue a career in film and writing. His first short film, "Awkward Silence", screened at theatres in four continents... Read More →
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Felicia Day

Knights of Good ProductionsFelicia is an actress, writer and producer, most widely known for her work in web video and social media. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which was voted the Best TV of 2008 by... Read More →
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Craig Engler

Sr VPSyfy/NBC UniversalCRAIG E. ENGLER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, SYFY DIGITAL Craig E. Engler was promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager, Syfy Digital, in March 2009, reporting to Dave Howe, President, Syfy. Engler previously served as Senior Vice President... Read More →
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Chris Preksta

DirMercury Men Pictures LLCChris Preksta, a film and new media director known for his retro art direction and unique visual style, is the creator of the online sci-fi series The Mercury Men, a reimagining of the classic cliffhanger movie serials. His career began in short film and... Read More →
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George Ruiz

Head of New MediaInternational Creative ManagmentGeorge H. Ruiz is Head of New Media and Senior Vice-President of Business Affairs for International Creative Management. He represents traditional and new media talent and negotiates acting, directing, producing and literary agreements... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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