Geoffrey Long

Below is a list of recent lectures and presentations, with downloadable Keynote or PowerPoint decks wherever possible. As a transmedia producer at Microsoft, I lectured whenever I could in a variety of courses and at a number of different conferences – but the nature of corporate America meant a drop-off in listed talks in 2010. Once I returned to academia in 2013, I dialed up my lecturing again, primarily at the University of Southern California. The second lull in 2017-2018 was due to my concentrating more on completing my PhD.


2017

2017 Story/Forward Conference participant
Story/Forward Conference
May 2017  |  Indonesia

2016

The Future of the Franchise panel
Digital Hollywood Conference
October 2016  |  Los Angeles, CA

Presented with Flint Dille
IndieCade
October 2016  |  Los Angeles, LA

Transmedia Storytelling and Worldbuilding
Kiki Benzon's transmedia course
August 2016  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia Storytelling
Old Dominion University (teleconference)
April 2015

Transmedia Storytelling and Worldbuilding
John Tarnoff's entertainment industry course
March 2016  |  Carnegie Mellon |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia Storytelling and Worldbuilding
Peggy Weil's World Building seminar
January 2016  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

2015

Transmedia Storytelling and Worldbuilding
Alex McDowell's World Building course
October 2015  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

The Edison Project and the Future of Advertising
Havas NextGen Summit
October 2015  |  New York, NY

Keynote Speaker
Media Mutations 7
May 2015  |  Bologna, Italy

Hollywood Does Cutting Edge panel
Digital Hollywood Conference
April 2015  |  Los Angeles, CA

Storytelling and the New Screens panel
South by Southwest
March 2015  |  Austin, TX

Transmedia Storytelling and Branding
Henry Jenkins and Burghardt Tenderich's Transmedia Branding course
February 2015  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia Storytelling
Lipscomb University (teleconference)
January 2015

Innovations in Storytelling & Media panel
Second Screen Summit at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 2015  |  CES |  Las Vegas, NV

2014

Transmedia Storytelling
Jeff Watson's Survey of Interactive Media course
Nov. 17, 2014  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

Design Thinking at Microsoft
Susan Resnick West's Change Management course
Nov. 12, 2014  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA

Geek Speaks: The Future of Comics
with Henry Jenkins, Scott McCloud, Hank Kanalz, Joe LeFavi, Dan Burwen, Patrick Chappatte and Diana Williams
Event Co-Organizer and Panel Moderator
University of Southern California
Oct. 23, 2014  |  USC |  Los Angeles, CA
Video of the event

USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and The Edison Project: Reimagining The Entertainment Business
Digital Hollywood
Oct. 23, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Original Internet TV: The Cross-Platform Explosion
Digital Hollywood
Oct. 23, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Mind Control Video Games in 25 Years
Oct. 2, 2014  |  CNBC |  Los Angeles, CA

The YouRift Podcast
Sept. 15, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia Storytelling
Danube University Krems
June 28, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA and Krems, Austria

East Coast vs. West Coast Transmedia Storytelling
with Erin Reilly
Transmedia LA
June 4, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Futurecomics with Joe LeFavi
Henry Jenkins' Comics course
Apr. 30, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia x The New Screens
Jon Taplin's Media Industries course
Feb. 10, 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia x The Future of Storytelling
Interactive Media Division Lecture Series
Jnauary 2014  |  Los Angeles, CA

2013

Transmedia Storytelling x The New Screens
Nanocon 2013
Nov. 8-10, 2013  |  Dakota State University |  Madison, SD

Transmedia and The Future of Comics
Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library & Museum Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art
Nov. 14, 2013  |  OSU |  Columbus, OH

The Future of Storytelling
Nov. 13, 2013  |  Kenyon College |  Gambier, OH

2012

Storyworld panelist
October 2012  |  Los Angeles, CA

Comics and Transmedia
Transmedia Hollywood 3
April 2012  |  Los Angeles, CA

Entertainment After Transmedia
South by Southwest Interactive
March 2012  |  Austin, TX

2011

Panelist
Storyworld
October 31, 2011  |  Los Angeles, CA

Transmedia Franchise Design
University of Washington Bothell
Oct. 18, 2011  |  University of Washington |  Bothell, WA

From Story to Universe: 10 Best Practices for Transmedia Franchise Design
Game Developers Conference Online
Oct. 11, 2011  |  Austin, TX

A Transmedia Viability Toolkit
University of Southern California
Oct. 4, 2011  |  USC  |  Los Angeles, CA

On Future Unconventional Narratives
FUN Conference (Beta)
May 20, 2011  |  University of Washington |  Bothell, WA

"We're Looking For Characters": Designing Personalities Who Play Across Platforms (Panel Discussion)
Transmedia Hollywood 2
April 8, 2011  |  USC  |  Los Angeles, CA

2009

Case Study: Purefold (Panel Chair)
Futures of Entertainment 4
November 20, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, MA


Them's Playing Words: Video Game Adaptation Workshop
With Matthew Weise
October 15, 20 and 22, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, MA


Building Worlds Between Panels: Migratory Characters, Comic Books and Transmedia Storytelling
Henry Jenkins' Transmedia class
October 5, 2009  |  USC  |  Los Angeles, CA


Transmedia Tales to Teach: Vast Narratives as Educational Spaces
Descolagem Lecture Series
August 22, 2009  |  NAVE  |  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(Somewhat Rushed due to Translation) Video of the Event


Play Chapter: Video Games and Transmedia Storytelling
2009 Games Education Summit
June 16-17, 2009  |  Carnegie Mellon University  |  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


The Convergence Culture Workshop
Danube University Krems
June 12-14, 2009  |  Krems, Austria


The Future of Publishing (Plenary Panel Chair)
MIT6: The Media in Transition Conference
April 24-26, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts
Podcast of the Event  (86.46MB MP3 file)


"Opening Doors, Building Worlds": The Origins of the X-Men
A Conversation with Chris Claremont

MIT CMS Colloquium Series
April 21, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts
Podcast of the Event  (110MB MP3 file)


Play Chapter: Video Games and Transmedia Storytelling
MIT6: The Media in Transition Conference
April 24-26, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts
PDFs of Paper and Presentation  (27.8MB .zip file)


From Horrorism to Terrorism: the New Weird, the New Horror and the War on Terror
2009 American Comparative Literature Association Conference
March 26-29, 2009  |  Harvard University  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts


From Plot to Character to World: Some Aesthetics of Transmedia Storytelling
3rd Pictoplasma Conference
March 17-22, 2009  |  Berlin, Germany
Keynote Presentation and PDF  (25.41MB .zip file)


Them's Playin' Words: Game Adaptation Workshop
With Matthew Weise
MIT Independent Activities Period
January 15, 2009  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts

2008

Them's Playin' Words: Game Adaptation Workshop
With Matthew Weise
Austin Game Developers Conference
September 15-17, 2008  |  Austin, Texas


Them's Playin' Words: Game Adaptation Workshop (Lite)
With Matthew Weise
Boston GameLoop 2008
August 23, 2008  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts


Transmedia Storytelling Workshop
2008 ACM SIGGRAPH Sandbox Conference
August 9-10, 2008  |  Los Angeles, California
Keynote Presentation  (3.29MB .zip file)


Toys, Twentysomethings and Transmedia
International Toy Researchers' 5th World Congress
July 9-11, 2008  |  Nafplio, Greece


Toys and Stories
Guest Lecture: MIT Toy Design Course (2.00b)
April 2, 2008  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, MA
Keynote Presentation  (7.43MB .zip file)


Transmedia Storytelling
Sony Game Design Workshop at MIT
January 2008  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, MA


2007

Every Screen a Bonfire: Transmedia Theory, User-Generated Content and Interactive Narrative
Part of a panel chaired by Stephen Jacobs
FuturePlay 2007
November 15-17, 2007  |  Toronto, Canada
Keynote Presentation  (2.94MB .zip file)


Radial Narrative Maps and Mike Mignola's Hellboy
Media in Transition 5 Conference
April 27-29, 2007  |  MIT  |  Cambridge, Massachusetts
Keynote Presentation  (4.9MB .zip file)


Transmedia Storytelling, Niche Media and the Jim Henson Company
Part of a panel chaired by Henry Jenkins
Society in Cinema and Media Studies Conference
March 8-11, 2007  |  Chicago, Illinois
Keynote Presentation  (2.8MB .zip file)


2006

Transmedia Storytelling
Part of a panel chaired by Stephen Jacobs
2006 ACM SIGGRAPH Sandbox Conference
July 29-30, 2006  |  Boston, Massachusetts
Keynote Presentation  (828KB .zip file)