Transmedia Los Angeles Announces First Annual Immersive Cyberpunk Event in Los Angeles on May 24
Los Angeles, CA, May 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Transmedia Los Angeles, in cooperation with Catmonkey studios, announced today the launch of their first transmedia production, Unthinkable Complexity, a real-world, immersive, cyberpunk event taking place on May 24 at The Westin Los Angeles Airport. The event is hosted by Wyrd Con 5 and sponsored in part by Digital LA.
As the age of the cyberpunk dawns upon society, Unthinkable Complexity celebrates the future of humanity through an experiential event that will engage participants with music, virtual reality technology, art, performance and more. This event is the first of its kind to celebrate the philosophy of the Los Angeles cyberpunk community.
Attendees are asked to dress in cyberpunk-inspired attire. Cosplay is welcomed, but not required.
The name “unthinkable complexity” is inspired by a passage from William Gibson’s acclaimed cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer, and describes the mind boggling possibilities the future holds for the human race.
Unthinkable Complexity will purposefully blend real-world, fictional and non-fictional elements in the form of art, events, information and commentary, across multiple media in order to convey its story about the future.
Virtual reality experiences will be provided by Outerbody Labs, in addition to what has been hailed as one of the Oculus Rift’s best launch titles, Darknet.
Music will be provided by DJ Amanda Jones, known for spinning Alternative music in many of Hollywood’s premiere nightclubs, including residencies at Bar Sinister, Das Bunker, Malediction Society, and The Church Dallas. Model, actress and cosplayer Victoria Paege will also make a special appearance.
Unthinkable Complexity is an exploration in experiential storytelling and attendees will have the unique opportunity to become part of a story to be produced by Catmonkey after the conclusion of the event. Video content and other artistic elements used and recorded at Unthinkable Complexity will belong to a larger narrative about the future, that will use more than one media platform to tell the story.
Discount tickets to the event, including a one week sale of “buy one get one free” beginning May 1 until May 8, can be found at http://igg.me/at/cyberpunkevent.
A limited number of free tickets are being given away on the Unthinkable Complexity Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cyberpunkevent
To purchase regular priced tickets after May 8, visit the Wyrd Con website:
About Transmedia Los Angeles
Founded in 2009, Transmedia Los Angeles is Los Angeles’ largest group of creators that are dedicated to the education, incubation and innovation of experimental and experiential storytelling. Holding monthly educational events and meetups Transmedia LA is focused on educating and sharing innovative ways to tell stories across multiple digital and experiential mediums and platforms.
About Catmonkey and Hal Hefner
Catmonkey studios is a creative studio and marketing collective founded by Hal Hefner.
Hal Hefner, CCO of Catmonkey, is a creative director, whose illustration and concepts have been featured in video games, comic books, animation and more for clients such as Fox, THQ, Heavy Metal Magazine, Nike, the Han Solo Adventures video game, Dreamworks and many more. Hal was the writer and artist of Gates, the first online comic released by Heavy Metal Magazine.
Mr. Hefner also serves in a production based capacity for a number of digital agencies and studios including the Emmy award winning, Fourth Wall Studios. He currently consults with Ignition, creators of many of Hollywood’s premier transmedia movie campaigns for such films as the Hunger Games and Prometheus as well as the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
About Wyrd Con 5
Wyrd Con is a storytelling convention for designers, writers, creators, producers, directors, technologists and inventors to experience a wide variety of narrative formats in a short period of time. Attendees of Wyrd Con gain an opportunity to improve their craft through education and experience while getting exposed to new methods of storytelling.