So. You. Want. To. Get. Published. by Olivia Sudjic and Hanna Alkaf

Jointly run by British author Olivia Sudjic and local author Hanna Alkaf, this workshop is targeted at budding writers who want to get published. They’ll cover everything from how to tell your story and how to pitch it to publishers.

Olivia recently debuted to rave reviews with Sympathy, dubbed ‘The First Great Instagram Novel’, while Hanna is a seasoned writer and journalist, having GILA: A Journey Through Moods and Madness and an upcoming young adult novel under her belt.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19)

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So, What’s the Big Deal about Virtual Reality?

After Facebook acquired Oculus for over $2billion just years ago, many are starting to pay attention to Virtual Reality. Be it the Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboards – this emerging technology seems to be the buzz word for many. Fast forward a few years later, we wonder if all that was just hype? Or is it still a fad? In a nutshell – what’s the big deal about VR today? Sit down with creative technologist Lionel Chok for a session with a VR headset or two!

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 5, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Admission is FREE, but pre-registration is required: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19

This session is co-presented with MyDocs.

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Kiss My Astronaut: The Future of Content Creation by Rocketfuel Network

Credited as ‘Senor Ass Wipe’ of Rocketfuel Entertainment on Linkedin, Eddy Lim is also known as the man behind Mutha Puaka. As part of Episodes partnered by Astro, he will be conducting this workshop on the future of content creation.

In one hour, participants can expect to work with a talent or content creator and leave with a completed execution of an idea. Focusing on bite-sized content, Eddy will be training participants on quick and creative thinking.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19)

This workshop is part of Episodes partnered by Astro.

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Coffee with Hussain Currimbhoy

Hussain is one of the documentary and VR programmers for Sundance Film Festival. He will be presenting a short in-conversation introducing filmmakers and industry to the festival itself, the submission process, while outlining opportunities that exist for emerging and established filmmakers at the festival. Hussain will discuss Sundance’s programming philosophy, and offer insights into how filmmakers can launch their feature, documentary or short film.

Budding filmmakers are highly encouraged to join this intimate session for only 25 pax.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: CLassroom 2 (Room 5, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM25 per person, inclusive of coffee and light snacks (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19)

This session is co-presented with MyDocs.

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Storytelling with Data Journalism by Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

Award-winning data journalist Kuek Ser Kuang Keng will be teaching aspiring and practising journalists on using online data visualisation tools to tell their stories. This is an interactive two-hour session and participants will need to bring their own laptops. Seats are also limited to 25 pax.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 2 (Room 5, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19)

Check out more Journalism campus sessions here.

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The Bark Workshop: Craft Words that Bite! by Cara Ellison

Join Scottish author Cara Ellison on an introductory workshop to writing video game barks. Barks are one-liners exclaimed by non-playing characters which is repetitive and concise. Iconic examples include “Fire in the hole!” in Counter Strike, “Probably just rats” in Dishonored, and “Stay a while and listed”, uttered by Deckard Cain in Diablo II. Gaming enthusiasts can look forward to learning how to write your very own memorable one-liners.

When: Saturday 19 August 2017, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x19)

This workshop is part of Episodes partnered by Astro.

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Sensing Atmospheres: Experiencing Weather & Climate in Times of Global Warming by Professor Eva Horn

A professor of modern literature and cultural studies at the University of Vienna, Austria, Eva Horn is currently working on a cultural theory of climate. In this session, expect to talk about the weather and also take a stroll outside. The aim of the workshop is to understand how climate and weather shape our experiences. Take part in exercises to better sense the atmosphere, trade stories about specific weather experiences, talk about favourite seasons, seasonal moods, or extreme climate or weather phenomena you have experienced.

When: Sunday 20 August 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x20)

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Dear Diary, July 2037: A Futures Exploration Workshop by Amy Zalman

Global security futurist Amy Zalman will be conducting a workshop on imagining a life 20 years from now. Using current global and regional trends as the basis for future exploration, participants will work with others to generate scenarios of the future and to create and share the story of what you imagine life will be like when you get there.

When: Sunday 20 August 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x20)

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New Forms of Writing for Your Mobile Screen by Leif Randt

Leif Randt is the author “Planet Magnon”, which deals with a solar system far away where people live in aesthetic collectives under a government run by an artificial intelligence. He is also the co-founder of “Tegel Media”, a website designed for content consumption on mobile screens. In this workshop, discover where literature is headed in an era of digitalisation and discover new forms of writing.

When: Sunday 20 August 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x20)

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Writing Your Story for the Future by Taiyo Fujii

Grab this opportunity for a workshop with award-winning science fiction author Taiyo Fujii. Author of ‘Gene Mapper’ and ‘Orbital Cloud’ as well as president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan, he will guide participants through creating a setting for a science fiction story set in the future.

When: Sunday 20 August 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: CLassroom 1 (Room 8, Level U2, Block C5, Publika)

Fees: RM50 per person (online registration: http://yumm.my/CL2017x20)