The founder of StoryCode established a group called Transmedia NYC on Meetup.com in February 2010 in response to a meteoric rise of industry and public interest in cross-platform storytelling. The group quickly grew from a handful of creators and enthusiasts to close to 600 active members within the ﬁrst year.
During the first year, the meetup's monthly events were hosted by a variety of global advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson and EuroRSCG. Past presenters have included Mike Monello of Campfire, Lance Weiler of Pandemic 1.0, Joel McConvey of theCanadian National Parks Project and Marcel Guerra from Showtime's DEXTER: The ARG.
In its role as a 501(c)(3) organization, StoryCode will be creating value for its members and the larger ﬁlm, art, technology, theater, game and television worlds through programs and events.The work we do over the course of 2012 - our ﬁrst operating year - will include the following:
MONTHLY MEETUPS – existing monthly meetup program (transmedia case studies, presentations and panels)
IMMERSIONS – focused working sessions to develop technology expertise within the creative community
STORY HACKATHONS – ﬁrst-of-its-kind organized story "hacks" that bring a hacker approach into the world of storytelling, ﬁlmmaking and theaterONLINE COMMUNITY EVENTS – storycode.org is an online repository of knowledge, reference and tools for immersive storytellers