For many of us our first experience of interactive fiction was probably not with video games, but with Choose Your Own Adventure books. Those tales spun in the oft neglected ‘second person’, where the reader can make decisions and see how they play out by flipping to different sections of a forking narrative.
This Sunday Choose Your Own Documentary will be hosting a live, interactive reading of The Cave of Time with its author, and the originator of Choose Your Own Adventure, Edward Packard. Packard will be meeting fans and reading from seminal adventure novel, while polling the audience on directions the story should take. This is a rare chance to meet one of the greats in interactive fiction and someone who has had an outsized affect on narrative and storytelling in games.
The event will be held at The Woolworth Building, 11 Barclay Street, this Sunday the 24th, from 3-6pm. You can RSVP by sending an email address here: email@example.com and their website is here: www.ChooseYourOwnDocumentary.com