Call for ELO Award Nominations -- Community Newsletter Issue 8

Hey Reader!

David Kessler here.

Game design is a hobby for lots of us. As such, making a game provides plenty of intrinsic reward. When you make something fun, then you have fun too! However, it is always nice to be noticed. Here’s a chance to help people notice you, or to provide some notice to someone else!

Call for Nominations for the ELO Awards

The Electronic Literature Organization is accepting nominations for its annual awards through May 1st, 2023.

This is a call for nominations for a $1000 international award that could go to a Protospiel maker! The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of electronic literature of any length or genre. The prize has a very broad description that fits all sorts of creative projects.

Anyone who has made a digital game with any kind of "literary" nature (storytelling, poetry, role-play) could win the Coover Prize! This would be a great way to celebrate the Protospiel Online community's tremendous creativity.

Participants may also be eligible for other categories:

The N. Katherine Hayles Award for Criticism of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of criticism, of any length, on the topic of electronic literature.

The Marjorie C. Luesebrink Career Achievement Award honors a visionary artist and/or scholar who has brought excellence to the field of electronic literature.

The Maverick Award is awarded to an independent spirit: a writer, artist, researcher, programmer, designer, performer, or hybrid creator who does not adhere to a conventional path.

You may self-nominate for the Coover and Hayles awards, but not for the Luesebrink or Maverick awards. These prizes are open to all Protospiel members, but probably best for games with an electronic and verbal component.

Protospiel Online Early Bird Pricing ends tonight, April 24th

And of course, the reason we’re all here—Protospiel Online is coming May 5th-7th, 2023!

Early bird pricing ends April 24th at midnight. So all you procrastinators out there (ahem...not me, no, never) this is your last chance to lock in those early-bird badges for May before prices jump.

Get it while it's hot!

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more awesome events, community opportunities, and updates about games tested at Protospiel!


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