Sunday, June 25, 2006


More on Convergence Culture

One thing I forgot on my last post -- there's also a whole site towards the MIT Convergence Culture Consortium. The most recent story is about wrestling's success on Sci Fi, and the risks that it brings about. I know that I've seen a fair amount of complaining about this move on the Sci Fi Channel, made even more painful when Wrestling is twice as successful as anything else on the channel...


Saturday, June 24, 2006


Convergence Culture

I'm amused, as we sit two weeks out from CONvergence, the biggest Science Fiction convention in Minnesota, that there is a book coming out that appears to capture much of what has drived my philosophy as one of the programming heads over the years, and one of the things that appealed to me the most when I first got involved with the organization as the convention was first being put together as a far more multi-media science fiction convention than had existed previously.

Henry Jenkins, a professor at MIT, has a book and blog describing the current melding of multi-media entertainment and participatory "fan" involvment in entertainment as Convergence Culture. I've been vaguely aware of his work for years, but I think this is a book that I'm definitely going to have to get.

I doubt that he is aware of CONvergence, but the coincidence is something that makes me content that the convention was named well nine or so years ago.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Oh, if it matches up to this..

Ok. I'm being regressing a bit here, but I really hope that Transformers movie lives up to this first teaser image.

A live action/CG giant robot movie would totally rock my world, especially after they wasted their chances with the X-Men movie franchise...

Thursday, June 01, 2006


LibriVox ? A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain

This month's selection for the Minnesota Society for Interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy geeks read club is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, by Mark Twain.

I've been absolutely swamped lately, and so don't really expect that I'll be able to finish reading it in time. So I was quite happy to find an audio book version of it.

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