Over at SF Signal, I took part in a Mind Meld about Epic Geek Debates, which is a topic so perfect for me I had a lot of difficulty narrowing my experiences down to just one debate to talk about.

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2014/03/mind-meld-epic-geek-debates-rants/

With shout-outs to my Skiffy & Fanty colleagues, and especially Kommandant Shaun Duke.

5 Things I Learned From Clarion West

Clarion West co-administrator Leslie Howle challenged Clarion and Clarion West alums to share 5 things they learned from their time at the Clarion workshop. As part of my efforts to transition this blog into a more general “Mike talks about stuff” blog, I’m putting my entry here. Clarion and Clarion West are intensive writing workshops…

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The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers

The Uprising has begun. After a year of build-up and promotion, the LXD webseries has debuted (on Hulu.com and on the LXD website). LXD first caught my attention with the pair of trailers that have been available for quite some time, displaying clips of incredible feats of athleticism through dance and promising a superhero-style story…

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Save The World With Gaming [TED]

There’s quite a Theory — Praxis gap here, but her group has already taken steps along the path she proposes, and it’s a good thing for culture-makers, game-designers, and policy-makers to keep in mind. [ted id=799] I find it especially amusing that the "Social Fabric" she discusses runs along the same lines as the descriptions…

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Viva La Wavolucion

I’ve found my way onto Google Wave and am very excited about its potential as a communication/collaboration tool, especially for geeky things.  And by this I’m mostly talking about Role-Playing Games. Not much of this blog’s content ends up being about RPGs, despite the fact that my M.A. thesis was on tabletop RPGs and I’ve…

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