The Making of Defiance, a Living Transmedia World

A session at SXSW Interactive 2013

Sunday 10th March, 2013

4:00pm to 4:45pm (CST)

SXSW GEEK Stage - In April of 2013, the largest, most ambitious transmedia project in history comes to life when Defiance debuts on television and launches its online game component. In Defiance, what happens in the online game affects the show on Syfy channel, and vice versa on a future-Earth where once-recognizable iconic American cities have been drastically transformed after a long alien and human war.

Humans and aliens are now desperately trying to co-exist and rebuild a civilization together as the show and game depict dramatic events in both St. Louis and San Francisco. Five years in the making, this will be one of television and interactive gaming's greatest events.

About the speakers

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Mark Stern

Pres Original Content, Syfy

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Mike Snider

Technology Columnist, USA TODAY

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Nick Beliaeff

Sr VP, Dev, Trion Worlds

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Rob Hill

Sr Producer, Trion Worlds

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Kevin Murphy

Exec Producer, Syfy

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6 attendees

  • A.J. Kandy
  • Nicholas B.
  • Claire Buffet
  • Mike Snider
  • Rob Hill
  • Mark Stern

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Time 4:00pm4:45pm CST

Date Sun 10th March 2013


Exhibit Hall 1, Palmer Event Center

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Gaming Expo

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