- 17th May – GameCamp 7
- 4th July – Feral Vector
- 21st-31st July – CS Lewis Oxbridge Summer Institute
- 14th-18th August – LonCon3 (the 72nd World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention)
Phew! That’s quite a lot! I’ve been busy volunteering at these events. All of these were good times. Opportunity to meet smart, friendly, and creative people, lots to learn, and the additional good feels of helping out and participating beyond the often dizzying array of interactive sessions available. My most visible contribution to the above was being on three WorldCon panels: Manga Evolutions on Friday, Vox Populi: The new voice of comic book criticism? on Sunday, and How digital art techniques have changed comics on Monday (which was my first ever experience being panel Moderator).
Yet… I wonder if the value of a traditional conference format is harshly overshadowed in an age of free internet streaming video (or audio) of debates, lectures and interviews? Continue reading Four events from May thru’ August 2014