[Friends of IFTF] IFTF Spring 2019 newsletter

Liza Daly lizadaly at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 22:04:26 EDT 2019

Dear friends of IFTF,

Welcome to our Spring newsletter of 2019! We’re aiming to provide updates
on a quarterly basis this year, but since it’s been some time since you’ve
heard from us, we’re also including a brief recap of 2018 events as well. A
more detailed accounting of 2018 is provided as part of the IFTF annual
transparency report, at

Registration for NarraScope 2019 is now open! NarraScope is a new games
conference that will support interactive narrative, adventure games, and
interactive fiction by bringing together writers, developers, and players.
The conference will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from
June 14-16, 2019. It is expected to sell out, so register soon!

More information at
and http://narrascope.org/

As of February 2019, IFTF has adopted the IF community forum at
intfiction.org. The forum is a long-standing center of IF community
discussion, and is now hosted on IFTF servers on a new software platform.
The forum is managed through the new IFTF IntFiction Forum Committee, whose
members include long-standing forum moderators and IFTF Board members.

Announcement and details at
and the forum is hosted at https://intfiction.org/

Starting in February 2019, the Accessibility Testing Committee commenced
its formal testing exercise. Dozens of testers have been engaged through a
combination of direct outreach and the support of the AbleGamers Player
Panels program, with a report to be compiled and presented to the community
this year. Most recent update from committee lead Jason Mcintosh at

In August 2018, Liza Daly and Graham Nelson were added to the Board of
Directors and Advisory Board, respectively. Bios and background at:

In May of 2018, our Education Committee was formally ratified, with Board
member Judith Pintar at the helm. Announcement at

As always, thank you for your continued support. Please let us know if you
have any feedback, questions, or comments.
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