Soft World Building and Non-Linear Storytelling

Session Description

Given the current focus on worldbuilding, Meow Wolf’s newest location in Grapevine, TX provides a case study in tying together a story universe after a handful foundational stories have already been told.

Hear from several Meow Wolf storytellers about the challenges and opportunities of world building with soft worlds and telling stories in non-linear environments. Learn about it during this engaging session!


  • LaShawn Wanak, Author and Meow Wolf Grapevine Lead Narrative Writer

  • Dale Sheehan, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director, Meow Wolf

  • Sarah Bradley, Senior Creative Director & Story Editor, Meow Wolf


 CEUs: N/A

 Session Time: 60 minutes

 Language: American English

 Key Features: Recording of live presentation from IAAPA Expo 2023


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