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Sunday, January 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Make Believe Me: Fictional Characters and Branding in Digital Spaces

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So, your penguin barbarian character suddenly has a twitter following, your imaginary friends are making new friends, and fan art is beginning to define your mental image of your own characters? What does managing the social media accounts of people we created tell us about our own social media use, and how do we give new dimension to characters with the tools the 21st century offers.

Additional panelists to be announced! 

Featured Guests
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Jeffrey Cranor

Welcome to Night Vale; Night Vale Presents
Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the podcasts Welcome to Night Vale & Within the Wires.
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Adal Rifai

Hello from the Magic Tavern
Adal Rifai is a performer at iO Chicago. Adal performs with the house team Revolver, the weekly show Whirled News Tonight and teaches improv at University of Illinois at Chicago as an adjunct lecturer. Past iO credits include Swim Buddies, Our Feature Presentation: The Improvised... Read More →

Speakers
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Jarod Anderson

Jarod K. Anderson lives in a white house between a forest and a graveyard. He writes and narrates The CryptoNaturalist podcast, a scripted, bi-weekly audio drama about unusual nature (@CryptoNature on Twitter / cryptonaturalist.com). You can find more of Jarod's writing in plac... Read More →
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Sarah Rhea Werner

Sarah Rhea Werner is a professional writer and podcaster who loves to help other creators find confidence and success. She is a contributor to Forbes and creator of the Girl In Space and Write Now podcasts. She currently lives in the Midwest with one husband, two rescue cats, and... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 606-609