The future of entertainment is one of uncertainty and opportunity. As traditional formats like television and movies lose eyeballs to video games and user-generated content, where is this creative revolution taking us? Join one of leading voices in scripted internet content, Felicia Day, in discussing the journey that took her from a video shot in her garage to a four season production deal with Xbox and Sprint. She will speak about harnessing social media to build her show "The Guild" to over 100 million views, and building upon her success to produce her upcoming web series with EA/Bioware, "Dragon Age: Redemption". There has never been a better time to be an independent creator, learn from one of the innovators. Bottom Line: The time to break through traditional barriers is now.
Felicia is an actress, writer and producer, most widely known for her work in web video and social media. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which was voted the Best TV of 2008 by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine. She also can be seen in the web series “The Guild”, which she created, writes and stars in. “The Guild” has won numerous awards for Best Web Series including awards from YouTube, Yahoo and SXSW and, to date, has garnered over 100 million views web-wide. “The Guild” was sponsored by fans for season 1, then partnered with Xbox and Sprint to produce and release Seasons 2, 3 and 4 on the Xbox Marketplace as well as other Microsoft distribution platforms.
Her production company, Knights of Good, has several other properties in development, all focusing on scripted content made for the web, including the just announced, "Dragon Age: Redemption".
Felicia has a formidable presence in social media, with a large Facebook Fan page, blog following and over 1.7 million Twitter followers.
Liz Shannon Miller has covered the online video space since 2006, and been called the Pauline Kael of online video by at least one person. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, Variety, GigaOM, The Wrap, Salon and many other publications and, oh, once she took over the front page of YouTube with her web series picks. Based in Los Angeles, she holds a degree in screenwriting and interactive multimedia from USC, and enjoys space battles, old school funk and videos of cats.
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