We are so happy to have you joining us for this upcoming experience on Gather.town! These virtual events can seem confusing at first, but they are easy to get the hang of! We created this tutorial to provide the smoothest navigation possible on your journey through Thea L’Anna.
Once you have clicked the link provided to you an hour before your event via email, you will be prompted to enter the name as well as the look of the digital character (by clicking “Edit Character”) you would like shown to other participants and the performers and to select your microphone and camera from the lists provided. If you are just using a device with a built in camera and microphone then you can use the default settings.
You are your character, and your character is an extension of you! Click “Join The Gathering” and you’ll be whisked away to a virtual downtown Redwood City. The character on the screen is manipulated by you using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Once you’re ready to walk to the theater, use the ‘up’ arrow on your keyboard and imagine you’re smelling the fries at Five Guys! Along the walk, you can interact with objects highlighted yellow by pressing the X key on your keyboard.
You can exit object interactions by clicking the x button that pops up in a bubble on your screen.
If you ever need to mute or turn off your camera, you can do so by hovering over the window of yourself in the bottom right corner of your screen. Click on the microphone and/or camera image to turn your settings on and/or off. This event works best with the use of headphones. If you do not have headphones, please keep yourself muted when not speaking during the show so as to keep sound bleed to a minimum.
If you have any questions or need some assistance, you can locate the Front of House staff in the participant list in the menu bar on the left side of your screen. Their name will have “FOH” before it.
Click on their name and type your question into the ‘message’ window that pops up. This will send a direct message. As you get closer to other participants, their video window will pop up so you can chat and socialize!
We thank you so much for your participation. Your support means the world to us!