Set in the crucible of the 1960s, Shift is the story of Chandler Forrestal, a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers. With his one-in-a-billion brain chemistry, Chandler's heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassinate president Kennedy. Chased across the globe by the dark powers of world government, will Chandler be able to harness the "shift" and rewrite history?
ABOUT TIM KRING
Tim Kring is one of the creative community's original transmedia storytellers who successfully works across entertainment and information mediums, including viewing screens and delivery devices such as film, TV, broadband, computers, mobile devices, and the printed page to engage audiences around the world in narrative and immersive story arcs.
Tim Kring will be speaking on the panel, “Drug Trade Stories: The Book, The Bad & The Ugly” at the West Hollywood Book Fair on September 26th. The panel runs from 2:15 to 3:15 PM and afterwards, Tim will be signing “Shift” at the Book Soup Booth.
Congratulations to William Elya of San Diego who was the winner of our Shift Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con. He solved all three clues before his 136 competitors. The field narrowed quickly – 63 found the first clue at the Random House booth, 43 asked the correct “Jackies” for the second and 32 discovered that Mr. Padre kept watch over the third.
Register to play by texting SHIFT to 72636. Participants will be sent text messages directing them to find clues planted around Comic-Con. Registration closes at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, July 23rd. The first of three clues will be texted out at approximately 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, July 23rd. Text back the correct Code Word to the first clue to receive the second clue. Text back the correct Code Word to the second clue to receive the third clue.
Text back the correct answer for all three clues and qualify to win the Grand Prize: One (1) iPad 64GB Wi-Fi. Text back the correct answer for the first two clues only and qualify to win the Second Prize: One (1) Nokia N97 Mini smartphone. Text back the correct answer for the first clue only and qualify to win one of ten (10) Third Prizes: autographed first edition of SHIFT by Tim Kring and Dale Peck.
International telecom Nokia has teamed up with Shift author Tim Kring to launch a new “alternate reality gaming” experience…”I believe that storytelling has the power to create positive change in the world. Audiences today want to be more involved in stories,” says Kring. “Our goal with [this new project] is to entice, engage, and inspire the audience to drive real-world change through their participation in a narrative.”
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognises excellence in content created and designed for viewer interaction and/or delivery on a digital platform originating outside of the United States through the International Digital Emmy® Awards.
This year, the International Digital Emmys awarded Shift author Tim Kring their Pioneer Prize for his “innovative contributions to the field of digital entertainment with Heroes Evolutions.”