FoST Explorers: Jan–Jul Schedule
BY Future of StoryTelling — May 14, 2021

Here's a list of what's left to come. Please reach out to Shannon if you have any questions:


  • Where There's Smoke (Performance and Q&A with creator Lance Weiler)
    Sunday, May 23rd, 2–4pm ET
    Lance Weiler has been at the forefront of tech-infused storytelling for over two decades, and his innovations have transformed our industry multiple times over in that span. He’ll be treating us to a private performance of his brilliant piece Where There's Smoke, which blends documentary and immersive theater to unravel the secrets of his enigmatic father—a volunteer firefighter and amateur fire scene photographer—and two devastating fires that struck the Weiler family in the early 1980s.

  • Cabin Mixers
    Tuesday, May 25th, 8–9pm ET
    Wednesday, May 26th, 5–6pm ET
    Thursday, May 27th, 5–6pm ET
    See your calendar invite from Shannon for your Cabin's assigned meeting time.


  • Conversation with Award–winning Animator Glen Keane
    Thursday, June 10th, 12–1:30pm ET
    Legendary Disney animator Glen Keane—whose 2020 feature film Over the Moon was nominated for an Academy Award—will be taking us inside his studio, where we’ll have the opportunity to see him at work and hear about the inspiration and methodology behind his craft.

  • Conversation with Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Bayme
    Thursday, June 17th, 7:30–8:30pm ET
    Neil Patrick Harris and magician Jonathan Bayme lead a Q&A about their groundbreaking new immersive gaming experience, Box One. It’s a multimedia story-within-a-story and escape room that’s encased in a box and designed for just one person—you! Look for your own copy in the mail in advance of the event.

  • The Under Presents: Tempest (Virtual Reality Performance and Q&A with creators Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro)
    VR Performance Option 1: Thursday, June 24th, 8–9pm ET
    VR Performance Option 2: Saturday, June 26th, 1–2pm ET
    Q&A with Creators: Saturday, June 26th, 2–3pm ET
    Don your Oculus headset (we’ll be loaning one to all Explorers Club members!) and join us in a virtual cabaret called The Under. We'll meet The Under’s creators, Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro, founders of the art and game studio Tender Claws, and attend a virtual performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
    NOTE: Pre-registration is required

  • Cabin Mixers
    Monday, June 28th, 5–6pm ET
    Tuesday, June 29th, 5–6pm ET
    Wednesday, June 30th, 5–6pm ET
    See your calendar invite from Shannon for your Cabin's assigned meeting time.


  • Tour of Disney World's Star Wars Experience with Scott Trowbridge
    Friday, July 16th, 11am–1pm ET
    Scott Trowbridge is a global creative leader who oversees the strategic concept development and integration of new experiences for Walt Disney Imagineering. He also leads a first-of-its-kind franchise-based portfolio partnering with Lucasfilm, integrating Star Wars content across all lines of business at Walt Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products. For this tour, he’ll be taking us behind-the-scenes of Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Experience, one of the largest and most immersive spaces Disney has ever attempted.

  • Cabin Mixers
    Tuesday, July 20th, 5–6pm ET
    Wednesday, July 21st, 5–6pm ET
    Thursday, July 22nd, 5–6pm ET
    See your calendar invite from Shannon for your Cabin's assigned meeting time.

  • Closing Party in SpatialWeb with Performance by Spoken-Word Poet Jasmine Mans
    Thursday, July 29th, 6–7pm ET
    Join us in the new virtual meeting platform Spatial for a spoken-word performance by Black American poet and author Jasmine Mans, author of the acclaimed new poetry collection Black Girl, Call Home.