Sean Stewart

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Emmy Award-winner and New York Times best-selling novelist Sean Stewart is one of the most influential digital storytellers in the world. He currently serves as the Creative Director / Design Director for Mixed Reality start-up Magic Leap.

He co-created the Alternate Reality Game (ARG) genre as the lead writer on projects such as The Beast for Steven Spielberg’s A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Halo 2’s I Love Bees and Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero, and was instrumental in exploring what “web-native” story can be.

Named by WIRED magazine as “the world’s most wired TV creator,” he helped develop the Rides.TV multimedia platform as a Founder and Head Writer at Fourth Wall Studios and won a Primetime Emmy for Online Programming for their first show, Dirty Work. He continued developing interactive television concepts as Creative Director for Xbox Entertainment Studios.

Stewart’s novels of real people in extraordinary situations have garnered multiple Nebula nominations, two New York Times Notable Book awards, a New York Times best seller, and the World Fantasy Award for Galveston.

His two careers came together with the New York Times best-selling Cathy’s Book transmedia novels, now published in more than twenty countries around the world.

He is also the writer and designer of Ink Spotters, an interactive storytelling platform featured by Apple as one of their Games We Love in 2017.