POSTED BY MATT BOLISH ON 6.19.2012
"A collaboration between Film Society's Convergence program and StoryCode, our ongoing series of StoryForums have provided monthly gatherings for fans and creators to discuss the art of immersive storytelling. One such meeting earlier this year promised to explore some of the most compelling and equally vexing questions related to creating successful transmedia experiences—a presentation from transmedia creator Steve Coulson covering his work on promoting the first season of HBO’s award winning Game of Thrones series.
Unfortunately I can't tell you much about it.
The Magician's Code, that most scared of agreements between practitioners of stage magic, was invoked not more then three minutes after the event began by Coulson (formerly known in London’s magic circles as Scaramouch), effectively forbidding the capacity crowd from talking, typing, or tweeting about anything discussed. The code is strict: never share the secrets of how a trick is done with non-magicians, no matter how tempting. You will understand, then, why I must tread lightly, lest I call down the vengeance of legions of card-wielding, flash powder-armed illusionists...."