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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

YouthWrite presents: To Boldly Go: Discover Video Game Writing Worlds

YouthWrite presents:
To Boldly Go: Discover Video Game Writing Worlds

Robbins Health Centre, MacEwan University
Saturday, November 17, 2012

Morning session: 10-noon
1 hour lunch break
Afternoon session: 1-3

Join industry professionals, Mac Walters and Cathleen Rootsaert, creators of Bioware's Mass Effect, for insiders' advice and expert instruction about writing for the exciting world of video games.
($50 for a full-day workshop, for ages 14-21 - Minimum 10 applicants, Maximum 30 applicants)


Mac Walters

Mac Walters has worked at BioWare, Edmonton's most well-known and celebrated gaming company, since 2003. There he has served as writer on such projects as Jade Empire and Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. He was Lead writer for ME3 and is currently the Lead Writer for the Mass Effect franchise. In the past few years, Mac has teamed with Dark Horse comics to write several Mass Effect graphic novels.

Cathleen Rootsaert

Cathleen Rootsaert has been with BioWare as a writer since 2008 where she worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3. She is a local playwright and improviser and can been seen weekly directing the improvised soap opera Die-Nasty and as fabulous co-hostess with the mostess of Hey Ladies! She will be co-presenter at the workshop.


Register with PayPal on the Pure Speculation website –

or Register in person by taking student's name, address and age along with payment to Happy Harbor Comics.

Students should bring or be prepared to buy their own lunch. There are several food outlets in the neighbourhood. During the break, participants may wish to visit the Pure Speculation Marketplace.

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