I haven’t had butterflies like this on a first day of school since … well – for quite some time!
Will come back with a full report. Until then, here is an interesting CFP for anyone playing LOTR MMO.
Call for Papers
Ring Bearers: The Lord of the Rings Online as Intertextual Narrative. Edited by Tanya Krzywinska, Esther MacCallum-Stewart and Justin Parsler.
We invite you to submit an abstract focused on MMoRPG The Lord of the Rings Online in one of the following areas:
I. Transmediality and Adaptation
II. Gameplay Aesthetic
Final essays can be between 3,000 and 7,000 words.TIMESCALES
1st November 2007 – submission of abstracts (please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
By 1st December – notification of acceptance
March 2008 – workshop at Brunel University, UK
August 1st 2008 – first draft due in
By October 31st 2008– drafts returned for provisional editing and changes