Genius Northwest is a series of weekend-long immersive tabletop gaming events for fans of the Korean reality show The Genius.
I co-produced Genius Northwest with several friends as a way to indulge both our obsession with the show and my increasing interest in immersive and event-based experiences. I was one of two people responsible for the majority of the design, production, and organization of the event. Among other things, I co-designed the games and metastructure of the competition, created various gameplay assets and pieces of promotional art, designed the A/V setup that ran the event, and organized the food and venue.
Our first event Genius Northwest: HOUSE RULES was run from January 18-20, 2020. Our second event is regrettably on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we intend to get back to running events as soon as it is responsible to do so.
You can learn more about Genius Northwest at its official site.