Our World of Warcraft anthology workshop starts in an hour!! I’ve been reading all the papers and it’s just such fun seeing them all. I keep going oh! I recognise that, but I never thought about it that way before!
We’ll be discussing the chapters all day until 5 pm, when Nuuna>, our guild mistress, will lead us in a, well, she won’t quite explain what, exactly, except that it’s tied in with our long-standing suspicion of the Alliance guild The Academy (we are, after all, The Truants, despite (or perhaps because of) our researcher status) and secrets are in the wrong hand and we must retrieve the evidence. And bring Hallowed Wands (which you get as trick and treat prizes from innkeepers during Halloween) to cast disguises on each other so everyone will think we’re just out partying. I will probably be chastised for telling you even this much.
On top of all this, Hilde and I are walking on air, because the reviewers liked the book proposal we wrote for the anthology of WoW articles, and Doug Sery at MIT Press has told us they’ll publish it! Hooray!
This workshop is going to be such fun! I don’t know whether I’m most looking forward to the discussions or the games or the dinner.
Can I come to the workshop, can I join your guild? I am jealous 🙂 I will be teaching a class called “Virtual Worlds, Real Communities” where I can finally bring in my knowledge as a 60 Gnome Warlock. Have been collecting articles on WoW and SL, so anything you can share from the anthology would be most welcome.