The StoryCon Conference is a Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story.
Discover the power of story-- and how to maximize it in your work.
StoryCon.org is a Conference-- a Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story If you need to deliver a message, the power of your stories will decide whether you are effective or not-- whether you are George Bush, a screenwriter, author, columnist, activist, Preacher, lawyer, marketer or NPO staffer.
The StoryCon Conference; Where story experts go for advanced, stimulating, beyond the basics discussions on Story Creation Techniques, Models, Strategies, Concepts, Application, Philosophy.
"Storycon was the best writer's conference I've attended in over 30 years of being a professional novelist and nonfiction author. The people were extraordinary, the presentations enlightening and inspiring, and the format so jam-packed that I never had a moment for boredom. I loved it - and look forward to next year!!" Thom Hartmann, Progressive Radio Talk Show Host
Order the Intro To Story Audio Course
(10+ hours with 24 World Experts on story)
"Stories are the single most powerful tool in a leader's toolkit."
Dr. Howard Gardner, Harvard University
(let us know if you are interested in a CD version)
If you need to deliver a message, the power of your stories will decide whether you are effective or not -- whether you are George Bush, a screenwriter, author, columnist, activist, Preacher, lawyer, marketer or NGO staffer. The Intro to Story Course was organized as a live meeting between 24 world leaders in different aspects of story-- screenwriting, news-writing, touching the heart, oral storytelling, mythology, visual story making, corporate consulting, marketing, hero's journey, story in religion, law, health... This is a unique program that will open your mind and give you ideas and skill that will dramatically change your relationship to writing and communicating.
Approximately 10 hours of awesome lectures covering a vast swathe of story territory.
most of the lectures in the series were 25-30 minutes.
There's such a wealth of information, you'll want to listen to this several times.
audio: $129 but first we will sell the first 20 for $99 (shipping $12 in US.)
Video: $199, but the first 50 will be discounted to $149 (shipping $15 in US)
pay by paypal, call our office at 215-504-1700,fax your order to 215-860-5374, or e-mail.
International orders contact us with your exact address for shipping charge. Canada add 20%
Novelists/storytellers, other writers: Doug Lipman, Thom Hartmann, Robert Burdette Sweet, Daniel Taylor,
Mythologists, Folklorists, Neuroscientists, Psychologists: Steve and Robin Larsen, Rachel Ballon, Tom Budzynski, Karen Dietz, Ray Bergen, Cathy Lynn Pagano
Business People: Steve Denning, David Vanadia, Ashraf Ramzy, Karen Dietz, Richard Stone
We'll have a lot more tapes of lectures, workshops and panels listed soon. Check back.
What they say about the Intro to Story Course
"This set of presentations is a wonderfully comprehensive overview of the role of storytelling in the world today. It would be impossible to find this material anywhere else."
Steve Denning, former world Bank, Exec, expert in use of story in business and knowledge managementThese tapes are a wonderful introduction to the diversity and expertise of the speakers. They contain knowledge about story that is not available anywhere else and is relevant no matter what kind of story, true or fiction, you want to create for whatever medium.
James Bonnet, Author, Stealing from the Gods, A Dynamic New Story Model for Writers and Filmmakers, Screenwriter, and Teacher, James Bonnets Storymaking: The Master Class
"Perhaps the best, most concise introduction to the wide variety of story uses you'll find--ever."
Chris Huntley, co-creator and co-author of "Dramatica software.
"Excellent. I loved
the twenty minute talks..... What a great idea. We got to hear the
condensed version of everyones material-- a cross section of the
best thinkers of our time on the topic of story. A
multi-disciplinary dissection of how stories work in our minds, our
relationships and our lives."
Dan Decker, Screenwriter, Playwright, author, Anatomy of A Screenplay, director of The Screenwriters Group, one of the largest independent schools for screenwriting in the country. Owner/ operator , Stylus Management, a writers management company
"Want to know what the brightest and most innovative minds on the four corners of Planet Story have to say? This is high-level information presented in an easy-to-understand format. Treat yourself to a wealth of knowledge -- it will make a difference in your work and your life. Theres material here you simply cant find anywhere else. The percentage of leading lights among the speakers is astonishingly high. These tapes are a real treasure."
David Garfinkel is a leading direct-response copywriter, copywriting coach, and author of "The Money-Making Copywriting Course."
"As a screenwriter I enjoyed the wide array of philosophical and intellectual viewpoints I was exposed to. I came to this conference for a change from screenwriting "structure" and "format" and thats what Im getting. Im already thinking about aspects and influences on my storytelling for the screen that Ive never thought of before."
Lori Jaid, Screenwriter
"Fantastic Opportunity to be introduced to people and their presentations and passions. The passion amongst the group was alive. Fantastic diversity of ideas, interests, mediums.."
Ben Callaghan, teacher from Australia using story as a tool to empower teens.
"See, hear, feel and taste story. Amazing!!"
David Vanadia, web consultant, storyteller
"So many excellent presenters at one conference-- remarkable! Very exciting, stimulating"
Thomas Budzynski, Ph.D. psychologist
"Courageous!! Very organized, holistic, broad based, and yet integrated and full focused."
L. Feingold, corporate and government story consultantA beginning of a history, science and pedagogy of Story Science and Art. Rob Kall The Essence of Story: James Bonnet Linear story structure; Linda Seger How Narratology Can Help You Write Better Stories" James Phelan Story as Energy David Vanadia From Heros To Villains: The Psychology of Characters and Conflicts; Rachel Ballon: What makes a good story? My heart touching your heart" Character Structure Dan Decker The Six Properties of Oral Storytelling: How "Story Communication" Differs from Conceptual Communication Doug Lipman Living and Leaving a Spiritual Legacy: The Centrality of Story in a Meaningful Life." Daniel Taylor Strategy and Story Ashraf Ramzy Neuroscience of Story Tom Budzynski Joseph Campbell, Storyteller Stephen and Robin Larsen CREATURES OF THE METAPHOR: the Writer as Shaman Robert Burdette Sweet The Seven Realities of True Myths: How story explains and enhances the world around us and within us. Pamela Jaye Smith How Stories Provide Us A Map Of Human Psychology And The Problem-Solving Process Chris Huntley Stories that can change the world. Thom Hartmann The Power of Stories to Transform Organizations Richard Stone Using Story As A Business Tool Steve Denning Bardic Voices Mythic Bards Cathy Lynn Pagano From word to image; storyboarding and the filmmaking process Marcie Begleiter When Hero and Goddess Love Ray Bergen Anatomy of Positive Experience, a temporal, not necessarily linear approach to story too? Rob Kall The Big Seven Questions of Story: the seven most important questions any storyteller must ask themselves Richard Krevolin The Story Mind: Using Psychology to Structure Your Story Melanie Anne Phillips Psychoacoustics and Story David Sonnenschein Storytelling elements and their relationship to each other Robin Tobin Personal Stories/ Sacred Stories -- Is There A Difference? Karen Dietz "Sometimes we need stories more than food to stay alive"