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The final line-up and schedule has been released for the Immersive Stories: Virtual Reality Conference & Exhibition, which takes place at the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin on 24th & 25th February 2018 as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

The Immersive Stories Conference brings industry-leading international and Irish thought leaders on Virtual and Augmented Reality to Dublin to chart new ways of storytelling on immersive platforms, developments that are already revolutionising the way we produce and consume entertainment.

The final line-up includes Resh Sidhu, Creative Director of Two Species VR; Ian Bowie, Experience Designer at the ILMxLAB and Lead Designer on STAR WARS: SECRETS OF THE EMPIRE; Curtis Hickman: Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of critically-acclaimed immersive entertainment company The VOID; Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder, REWIND; Colum Slevin, Head of Experiences at Oculus VR; Andrew Melchior, Founder of 3rd Space Agency and Executive Producer of Björk Digital; Davor Krvavac, Executive Creative Director at B-Reel London, (creators of the Gorrilaz AR app) and many more.

The Immersive Stories Conference and Exhibition is curated by Eoghan Cunneen, a Senior Software Engineer at Lucasfilm Ltd.

The ‘Immersive Stories – Exhibition‘ will also be running alongside the conference and will offer both attendees and the general public a chance to experience some of the best Virtual and Augmented Reality experiences including Blade Runner 2049 Part II: Memory Lab, a showcase of Gorillaz’s multi-platform campaign that accompanied the ‘Humanz’ album, Björk’s VR music video ‘NotGet’ that was showcased at MoMA and Somerset House, The Guardian’s detective documentary, ‘Crime Scene’, Fable Studio’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s ‘Wolves in the Walls’ and a selection of VR content from RTÉ.

VR Animation Director Aoife Doyle & Producer Niamh Herrity, Pink Kong Studios

Receiving its World Premiere, Pink Kong Studio’s short VR film ‘Aurora’ that was specially commissioned by ADIFF, Audi Ireland and Screen Training Ireland will be screened at the exhibition and will be accompanied by a case study at the conference.

The Immersive Stories: Conference runs from 9am – 5pm across 24th & 25th Feb.

The Immersive Stories: Exhibition runs at 6pm & 8pm on both 24th & 25th Feb.

Tickets for the Immersive Stories Conference (€95/€55 Concs, including exhibition & lunch) and tickets for the Exhibition (€10) are available on or 01 687 7974.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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