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Appearing at PAXAus & Next Generation Kids Conferences

Posted by on Jul 19 2013, in events

In the coming days I will be traversing my various content areas at two events.

PAXAus

Amongst the Geek and Gamer community there has been much excitement at the PAX brand making its way to Australia. I will be flying the GeekDad.com flag and moderating a Geek Parenting Panel on Saturday 20 July at 11.30am.

Geek Parenting: Raising Generation v2.0

Should you let your ten-year-old play Grand Theft Auto? What’s the best way to introduce your child to RPGs? Should you be working so hard to teach your five-year-old to play more strategically in Settlers of Catan? What do you say if your son prefers J.K. Rowling to J.R.R. Tolkien, or if your daughter prefers Episode I to Episode IV? These questions and many more will be discussed by writers for GeekDad.com, some leading Australian geek mums and the PAX audience. Come share your stories and advice on how to ensure our kids grow up to be geeks like us! Don’t have kids? Show up and find out what may be in store for you if you ever do!

PANELISTS:

Daniel Donahoo [Core Contributor, Wired’s GeekDad.com], Rae Johnston [Gaming Editor, TechLife], Giselle Rosman [Convenor, International Game Developers Association, Melbourne], Luke Bennett [Contributor, Wired’s GeekDad.com, Creative Manager for CV Newton Publishing]

Open Channel: Generation Next Kids Conference

From Toddlers to Teens and Multi-Screens
Generation Next Conferences kicks off its third year with an insight into the Tech Savvy Generation!

I’ve be invited to be a panellist for two sessions at this event for producers and creators of children’s digital and screen content by Open Channel on  Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July.

The Transmedia Story

How to take your idea out of a linear environment and into a truly immersive and interactive environment so it lives outside of a broadcast schedule!

Speakers: Harry Ravenswood – ABC Kids, Julie Eckersley – Matchbox Pictures and Daniel Donahoo - Founder, Deeper Richer.

iLearning

This growing market has complex back end. What do you need to consider when producing for this space, the educational elements to produce and create engaging stories and how do you get funding for this area.

Speakers: Anna Kamasz – Digital Educational Producer ACTF, Daniel Donahoo – Founder, Deeper Richer, and Mike Cowap - Screen Australia.

Looking forward to sharing ideas and talking at both these events. Might see you there.