Panellists each bring a few "idea generator" props - various objects of both the mundane and unusual - and start by passing them around the audience before putting them on the head table where everyone can see them. Once the audience has had a chance to look over the objects, they are asked to toss out plot and character ideas that relate, in some way, to one or more of the props. One idea and some characters are chosen and the props that generated that idea are removed from the table. Then the audience is asked to come up with the beginning to the story and is responsible for offering up additional suggestions to keep the story moving, all while continuing to use props still on the table for inspiration.<
Second large space. This side usually won't have a stage or a projector available so expect to find panels and discussions in here rather than presentations and demos.