71 - Errol Visits Boston Escape Rooms!

Errol and his family went to Boston! There, they met up with some other enthusiasts (Lisa and David Spira, James Cobalt), checked out Make Way for Ducklings statues, and also did eight escape rooms. It was an expensive trip but fun! Listen in as Errol talks and talks and talks about his experiences with Boston Escape Rooms.

 You may not know, or care, but Errol has a daily webcomic about his life. He's quite the narcissist.

You may not know, or care, but Errol has a daily webcomic about his life. He's quite the narcissist.

Posted on August 3, 2018 .

67 - The Future of Escape Room Narrative

Manpans got a chance to attend a lot of seminars at Up the Game in the Netherlands. She attended Jasper Wille's seminar on "Meaningful Choice" and immediately decided to have him as a guest on our podcast.

Jasper Wille is a narrative designer and has been active in the world of Real Life Experiences since the early arrival of Escape Rooms in Western-Europe.

Listen in as they discuss the future of escape room narrative.

Posted on June 8, 2018 .

66 - Musings on the Escape Room Industry

Having finished her whirlwind tour of the Netherlands, Manpans rounds up her thoughts on the Up the Game conference she attended. And Errol went to visit his parents in Calgary and did seven rooms over the long weekend.

Listen in as they ruminate on narrative, puzzle difficulty, and Manda's drinking habits.

Posted on May 25, 2018 .

65 - Attending Up The Game

Manda Whitney was just in the Netherlands attending the escape room conference Up The Game! She got a chance to talk to a whole host of people, and for your reference, we've included a timeline for the very first time. We should be doing this for all of our podcasts.

0:00:25 - DAY 1
0:06:40 - Juliana, Ariel, and Mike of Escape Room in a Box
0:13:58 - James Cobalt and Salem
0:23:18 - DAY 2
0:26:51 - Bill Sunderland of Escape This Podcast
0:28:57 - Lisa Spira of Room Escape Artist
0:30:44 - Jake Walling of Escape Maze
0:34:16 - Watson by Sherlocked
0:39:41 - Time Quest Lab
0:41:44 - Lina of Exit Ventures
0:43:00 - Loco - Urban Escape Games Platform
0:44:17 - Lauren Scott of Evolo Room Escape
0:47:00 - Sebastian Bayer of Tabtracks
0:49:23 - Yolanda Chiu of Asia Escape Game
0:54:33 - DAY 3
0:58:50 - Benito Suppa of Durham Escape Rooms and Jake Wall of Escape Maze
1:02:10 - Ethan Rodriguez-Torrent of Escape Industries
1:04:28 - Dani Siller of Escape This Podcast
1:09:11 - Nicole soon to be owner
1:11:03 - Nick Moran of Time Run
1:13:51 - Bill and Dani of Escape This Podcast
1:16:13 - Ralph of Kosmos Games, producer of the Exit games
1:17:57 - Toon of De Kelder in Ghent, Belgium

 So much fun!

So much fun!

Posted on May 11, 2018 .

63 - Are Escape Rooms Good for Team Building?

Are escape rooms good for team building? Surprisingly, not really. In this two hour special, Listen in as the Divas interview Dr. Linda Carson, a professor of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) and teaches teamwork, creativity, design thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Posted on April 13, 2018 .

61 - Cryptex Hunt Behind the Scenes

Huzzah! In our latest episode, David Spira of Room Escape Artist guest interviews the crew of the Cryptex Hunt, an epic puzzle hunt presented by Justin Nevins of the the Cryptex® Security Box.

David interviews six people in total: Justin Nevins, Errol Elumir, Darren Miller, Dan Egnor, David Lewis, and Manda Whitney.

There are going to be all sorts of spoilers in this podcast, so if you have not done the Cryptex Hunt, or you WANT to hear spoilers for the Cryptex Hunt, be forewarned.

And the parody song is from an old band Errol used to be part of called Debs & Errol. It seemed appropriate at this point. 

 As a text game enthusiast, I love this picture. Hah!

As a text game enthusiast, I love this picture. Hah!

Posted on March 17, 2018 .

58 - The Cryptex Puzzle Hunt

The Divas interview Justin Nevins and Errol Elumir about their upcoming puzzle hunt, the Cryptex Hunt! It will start on Feb 24th, and features such prizes as a custom cryptex®!

In the interview, we talk about puzzle hunts and Justin speaks on what it's like working with Errol, which is as you expect. Justin also does his best not to give any spoilers.

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Posted on February 2, 2018 .

57 - Immersive Escape Rooms with Strange Bird Immersive

The Divas join Haley and Cameron Cooper, professional actors who run Strange Bird Immersive, to discuss Immersive Theatre, Escape Rooms, and combining them to create a whole new experience. This is a topic dear to our heart, so we were very excited to do this interview! But because Errol has been busy developing the Cryptex Hunt, there is no song again. The interview is fantastic though!

Haley also has a wonderful blog called Immersology. There, she chronicles their journey developing their escape room, as well as articles on Immersive Theatre and Escape Rooms.

 One day, we will be able to get to this Escape Room.

One day, we will be able to get to this Escape Room.

 

 

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

56 - 2017 Year in Review

Another escape year come and gone! In this episode, the Divas look back at the year, and hint at things to come.

And there's no song. Sorry. Errol is busy with so many things again.

Posted on January 5, 2018 .