Toby Falconer designs large-scale interactive and immersive game events and experiences. As an avid gamer, he revels in developing engaging, personal game experiences that bring people together to create magical stories. He also works creatively with games and play for businesses as 'Director of Play' through creative consultancy The Open Fort.
He also quite likes bees.
As a habitual storyteller, Rich relishes designing real-world games and play experiences with strong narratives driven by the players. He also works as a learning designer, specialising in play and game-driven educational practices that free participants to explore and discover their own learning.
Adam Willis is a musician who, by chance, is doing nothing musical at this event. Adam is instead living up to the dream that still lingers vivaciously that one day, he will become a game designer... aaand musician. Combined.
Bronwyn does a whole lot of different arts projects with a whole lot of different people, many of them with the aim of getting people who don’t think they are very creative to see that they can be. She also likes to play the tuba and her favourite book is about hot water bottles.
Jenna Gavin is a game designer and digital media artist who likes to create playful interactions with loads of possibility. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Creative Technologies at Auckland University of Technology.
Leonie Reynolds, the director of Mysterious Stranger, creates interactive experiences and immersive theatrical adventures (‘Frequency’ in the 2014 Wellington Fringe). She likes to bring new technology together with play to create mysterious stories that blend into the real world. She thinks play, interactivity and transmedia is going to take over the world (in a good way).
Davian juggles his time delightfully between film making, being a dad / husband, being part of his local community in Glen Eden and creating interactive experiences.
He was overjoyed to be founder and producer of The Street Trash Sculpture Clash http://sculptureclash.weebly.com/, a yearly event which saw teams competing on the streets creating giant sculptures out of junk left for South Auckland's inorganic recycling service.
Matthew Gatland runs events that bring local videogames to a local audience. He wants the Auckland game scene to be as vibrant and eclectic as Auckland music. He also works on his own games and runs game-making workshops.