Speakers

img
Sean_Stewart
Sean Stewart

Creative Director for Xbox Entertainment Studios & Writer

Edmonton native Sean Stewart is one of the most influential digital storytellers in the world, as well as an accomplished sci-fi and fantasy novelist.

 

As the lead writer on projects such as The Beast for Steven Spielberg’s A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Halo 2’s I Love Bees and Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero, he co-created the Alternate Reality Game (ARG) genre, and was instrumental in exploring what “web-native” story can be.

 

Named by WIRED magazine as “the world’s most wired TV creator,” he helped develop the Rides.TV multimedia platform as a Founder and Head Writer at Fourth Wall Studios.   Fourth Wall’s first show, Dirty Work, won a Primetime Emmy for Online Programming. 

 

Stewart’s novels of real people in extraordinary situations have garnered five national awards in Canada, as well as multiple Nebula nominations, two New York Times Notable Book awards, a New York Times best seller, and the World Fantasy Award for Galveston.

 

His two careers came together with the New York Times and internationally best-selling Cathy’s Book transmedia novels, now published in more than twenty countries around the world.

 

He is currently the Creative Director for Xbox Entertainment Studios in Santa Monica, California, where winter never comes.