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Dec 09, 2021

Global Speaker Series – Orion D. Black

TAG is happy to announce the next instalment of our new online speaker series, Rethinking Playfulness! Join us in listening to perspectives on game design, playfulness and storytelling!

Our upcoming guest speaker is Orion D. Black, a non-binary queer writer and director based in Seattle, USA. Orion will talk to us and answer your questions about Circle Theory on December 9, 2021 at 10am EST on Zoom. (Please RSVP for event link)  


Speaker: Orion D. Black

Circle Theory is a framework developed to help game-designers think about their work. This plain-speech, visual tool can be used to chart out the narrative threads of your favourite media, and help you build your own. The theory purposes that interactions between plot points occur between one of three “circles:” Character, Environment, and Overwhelming Circumstance. Join us on December 9th, to learn more about this system and its creator Orion D. Black.

Orion D. Black, is a non-binary queer writer and director based in Seattle. They currently work with CH Media on the Dimension 20 series. Orion’s previous work includes narrative design for tabletop roleplaying games.

DATE Thursday, December 9th – 10am EST
LENGTH 60 mins + 15 mins live Q&A

The event is made possible with the support of the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University