Emily Craven (CEO)
Emily Craven is an author, speaker, innovator and the creator of the Story City GPS app. Emily was the first person in the world to create real-life choose your adventures and is the winner of the Brisbane City Council Innovation Award for her innovative storytelling projects. In 2016 she was awarded the QLD Literary Awards Young Writer and Publisher of the Year Award.
Emily has spoken to teenagers and teachers across Australia (keynotes, workshops and masterclasses) on ebooks, digital and multimedia storytelling and was the digital writer in residence at Brisbane State High School. She writes YA fiction, with her latest series, The Grand Adventures of Madeline Cain, written as though you are reading the main character’s Facebook Page.
She was previously the Digital Producer for if:book Australia (The institute for the future of the book) and QLD Writers Centre and has been featured in Money Magazine, Channel 7’s The Great South East and in various Courier Mail articles. You can find out more about her as an author at her E-book Revolution website.
Grant Mills (Editor & Producer)
Grant is a producer and co-editor at Story City. He is also a freelance journalist, editor and photographer based in Adelaide. His writing interests span travel, science, society and politics. He has been published in outlets such as The Guardian Online, Peppermint and even the illustrious NT News.
Grant is chief wordsmith at One-Small-World.com. In 2014, he undertook a six-month project, European Bazaar, to visit and participate in Europe’s most bizarre summer festivals. He blogged the entire trip at One Small World. You can find OSW on Facebook and Twitter. He is the editor of one of Australia’s oldest magazines, AQ: Australian Quarterly, which has been in print for over 85 years. It is the country’s only publication with a focus on the important niche of science policy, and attracts Australia’s most respected scientist to its pages. You can find out more about him at his freelance journalism site: Grantmills.com.au
Kevin Powe (Voiceover Artist)
Kevin Powe is an international voice actor with a passion for oral storytelling and character-driven narrative who specialises in the medium of interactive entertainment, but lends his voice to the full spectrum of voice over work. Kevin can most recently be heard in Team Fanclub’s ‘Dead Static Drive’, Modern Storyteller’s award-winning ‘Forgotten City’, multiple roles in Digital Extremes’ ‘Warframe’ and as the lead role of Captain Black in the upcoming sci-fi feature film ‘The Peacemakers’. At Tavern of Voices Kevin also provides voice acting consultancy to clients looking for assistance with finding or working with quality voice acting talent, whether that be casting, directing, coaching or even dialect creation.
Kevin has breathed life into historical storytelling for clients as diverse as the National Sports Museum, The University of Melbourne and DEWNR South Australia, and has worked closely with Story City to narrate nearly 20 location-based adventures for the Story City mobile app telling the rich local history of cities across Australia. You can find him on Facebook or at his website: http://kevinpowe.com
Christopher Healey (Composer)
Christopher Healey is a young Australian composer. His work has been performed and recorded all around Brisbane as well as being aired on ABC Classic FM. In 2011, Chris graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music specialising in Composition. During his time as a student, Chris was the recipient of several awards for composition including the Alan Lane prize, A.G. Francis prize, MTAQ Audio-Visual Award, second place in Sydney Eistedfodds Composition section and more recently the Qld Conservatorium Percussion Department Composition Prize. Chris returned to study in 2013 and has now also completed an Honours Year at the University of Queensland, being award First Class Honours.
Chris’s recent commissions include ‘Rhapsody for Two Pianos’ for inaugural Australian Piano Duo Festival; ‘Myths’ for Timpani & Percussio; ‘Cave of the Storm Nymphs’ for Solo Piano; and ‘Leela’ for solo Soprano Saxophone. You can find him at www.chrishealey.net, or on Facebook, Soundcloud or YouTube.