Stephen Dinehart IV

Stephen Dinehart IV

CEO, Wonderfilled

VR, AR & Gamification Guru (USA)

Stephen E. Dinehart IV is an industry-leading XR guru, location based VR, game director, play and gamification expert, digital engagement leader, accomplished story teller, expert in narrative design, fashion influencer and immersive designer working at the intersection of media entertainment, immersive technology and games. His works range from major immersive game-based theatrical experiences, VR/AR for location-based entertainment, mobile and AAA video games to brand development for Toyota, NBC Universal, Saatchi & Saatchi, Warner Brothers, Marvel, and Nintendo. Stephen has worked with franchises and characters ranging from The Marvel Universe, Harry Potter and Mario to Batman and Lord of the Rings. Recent projects include Evermore Park, Boomtown Fair and Super Nintendo World.

Stephen works on the edge of emerging-media creating immersive  experiences and XR for Location Based Experiences (LBE). In recent years Stephen's focus has been on writing, designing and directing interactive experiences. Driven by quality creative output, growing great teams, world-class guest experiences, he has worked with A-list talent on projects big and small to make magic happen for global audiences. 

Stephen's history includes:

  • CEO, Wonderfilled (current)
  • VR Developer & Executive Producer, PsychFi Lab™ | ScreenageRenegade (current)
  • Independent Software Developer, Nintendo (current)
  • Director of Gaming, Evermore Park
  • Game Designer & Interactive Show Writer, Universal Creative
  • Advisor, in-VR (UK)
  • Interactive Producer, Saatchi & Saatchi (LA)

International Speaking Engagements include:

  • VR for LBE, Bristol VR Lab, UK 2018
  • StoryWorld 3.0, L.A. USA 2018
  • Sci-Fi London Film Festival, London UK 2018
  • Hackstock 4.0, London UK 2018
  • “What’s Next x PechaKucha.” Forward Festival, Madison WI, 2016
  • "Funding Small Business" SCORE Small Business Innovation Forum, Milwaukee WI, 2015
  • Executive Speaker, "Diverse Profit Centers and New Frontiers" Film-Com, Nashville TN, 2014
  • TransmediaMIX Futur en Seine, Paris, 2014
  • StoryWorld Conference, Los Angeles, 2012
  • StoryWorld Conference, San Francisco CA, 2011
  • "Transmedia Storytelling" Cartoons on the Bay Festival, Portofino Italy, 2011
  • "Creators of Transmedia Stories" GDC Narrative Summit, Austin TX, 2010
  • "Dare to Engage" TEDxTransmedia, Geneva Switzerland, 2010
  • "Transmedia Storytelling" Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 2010
  • "Mobile Storytelling" GDC Mobile Summit, San Francisco CA, 2006

Learn more at NarrativeDesigner.com

Stephen will be presenting at Convergence on the topic:

“Using PLAY in Immersive Storytelling”

Gamification Concepts in VR and AR for Brand Success

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