Keynotes and Guest Speakers

Markku Eskelinen. Independent scholar and experimental writer of ergodic prose and critical essays. Founding editor of both Game Studies, the international journal of computer game research, and Cybertext Yearbook. Latest publication: Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory.

Gregory Ulmer. Professor in the Department of English at the University of Florida and professor of Electronic Languages and Cybermedia at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. website

Sarah Kember. Professor of New Technologies of Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Yannis La Macchia. Comics artist. website

Ilan Manouach. Artist, writer, and musician. website

Johnny (Sue) Golding. Director, Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR). Birmingham School of Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University.

Richard McGuire. Comic book artist, graphic designer, illustrator, animator and musician. Celebrated author of Here. website

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. English writer and online pioneer known for his work in webcomics and the British small press. Lecturer in Narrative & Interaction Design at The University of Hertfordshire. website

Gregory Steirer. Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.

WREK (Olivier Deprez, Adolpho Avril, Miles O’Shea). Experimental artistic collective merging woodcut, installation art, performance, film, and comics. website

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