Dr Colin B. Harvey is a writer and academic specialising in transmedia storytelling and memory.
He has worked as a freelance video game story designer for Sony and written for the Doctor Who and Highlander ranges produced by the British company Big Finish under license from the BBC and MGM/Davis-Panzer respectively. He is currently writing a licensed Dan Dare comic strip and working on two licenses for an American publisher.
His original short fiction won the first Pulp Idol award, jointly conferred by Gollancz Publishing and SFX Magazine. As a freelance journalist he has written for The Guardian, Edge, ScriptWriter, Develop and RetroGamer, among other publications.
His recent academic work explores the relationship between memory, fantasy and transmediality with regard to his own published creative work, the BBC’s Sherlock, the dominance of fantasy in transmedia storytelling and the sequential storytelling of Neil Gaiman. Colin is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney and a Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University. He is currently writing Understanding Transmedia Storytelling: Fantasy, Memory, Play for Macmillan.
Sue Thomas is an Independent Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. Her research interests include technobiophilia, transliteracy and social media innovation. She has published extensively both in print and online, and is currently working on a study of the relationship between cyberspace and the natural world, to be published by Continuum. Sue opened proceedings at NRG’s first symposium ‘Keeping it Real: Narratives of Ordinary and Extraordinary People Across Media’, and is a contributor to an edited collection based on the symposium, edited by Bronwen Thomas and Julia Round (Continuum, 2014).