education/lecturing - professional
“Andy is one of the sharpest, cleverest writers in the game biz. He brings more to the table than just writing skills, and can explain his narrative ideas in a way that brings the other disciplines on board. His talk at AGDC was one of the conference highlights, and I highly recommend absorbing its lessons to anyone interested in game narrative.” Richard Danksy - Board Writing Track Austin GDC .
Birmingham Book Festival - Writing for Games - October 2010
A practical, interactive workshop outlining the ins and outs of interactive writing. Industry terminology explained, writing styles demonstrated and a chance to try some games writing.
London Screenwriters' Festival 2010
A panel on games writing together with Rhianna Pratchett, Julian Gerighty and Alexis Nolent.
Austin GDC - Narrative Summit 2010 :
Co-hosted a room with Evan Skolnick.
'It's not in the Writers' Manual : A Q&A Session for New Writers'. A panel/Q&A session hosted by Toiya Finley.
Austin GDC - Narrative Summit 2009 :
'Clash of the Titans : Debating Gameplay vs . Story'. A panel session with Rhianna Pratchett, Christian Allen, Chris Avellone and Andrew Walsh. Chaired by Richard Dansky.
'It's not in the Writers' Manual : A Q&A Session for New Writers'. A panel/Q&A session hosted by Toiya Finley together with Susan O'Connor, Chris Avellone, Evan Skolnick and Andrew Walsh.
Develop 09 :
'From Light bulb to Console: The Writing Process' Panel together with James Swallow and Justin Villiers hosted by Sini Downing.
Animex 09 :
'Ondemand Storytelling in the Prince of Persia' A talk on the ondemand narrative and speech design of 'Prince of Persia'
Austin 08 :
'Ondemand Storytelling – The Death of Linearity (Or Who Shot The Three Act Structure?)' A talk on the ondemand storytelling structure and design of 'Prince of Persia'
TAPs Wrexham :
'Writing for Games' A one day talk and workshop delivered together with James Swallow. 9-10/07/07
Animex 07 :
Panel with Rhianna Pratchett, James Swallow
TAPs 07 :
'Writing for Games' A one day course delivered together with James Swallow.
Talk and Workshop given to BBC's interactive development group.
South Yorkshire 06 :
E.E.I.F. 06 :