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Play to Win: Graphic Novel Games
Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States
Graphic novels that use puzzle theory, coding and video game history to turn readers of all ages on to science and Shakespeare: Ryan North (Romeo and/or Juliet), Box Brown (Tetris: The Games People Play) and Library of Congress Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang (Secret Coders) invite us to play. Moderated by editor Joan Hilty.
In Tetris: The Games People Play, New York Times–bestselling author Box Brown untangles the complex history and true story of the world’s most popular video game as he delves deeply into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. Ryan North’s satirical retelling of the Shakespeare tale, Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable Path, Adventure, is packed with exciting choices, puzzles, surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines. Gene Yang’s comic for children, Paths and Portals (Secret Coders), combines logic puzzles, basic programming instruction and a mystery plot: a group of students discover a secret underground classroom once dedicated to unraveling the secrets of coding, but why are the rugby team and the Principal suddenly so interested? Moderated by Joan Hilty.
UPDATE: Box Brown has cancelled his appearance.