Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Board Games Studies 2008 Colloquium

Technical difficulties prevented me from posting last night - blogspot was evidently suffering from PMS. The Board Games Studies Group has put together their 2008 colloquium and this year they have omitted the "call for papers" that has been issued in prior years, opting for "invitation only" presentations. That's too bad; the folks who are interested in board games studies are a small enough group as it is, and closing out others who might not be part of the "regulars" doesn't strike me as conducive to encouraging further research in this cross-disciplinary area. Oh well, what do I know, I'm just a board games patzer without a related degree to my name (a BA in History and a JD don't count). From the line up, this sounds like it's going to be a rip-roaring good time and attendees will be on the edges of their seats eagerly absorbing the latest research and theories to be expounded. Well, that is how it is supposed to work... The 2008 event will be held in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal, hosted at the Museum of Science at the University of Lisbon April 23-26, 2008 Here is the website with a list and particulars of some of the speakers and a more details listing of the program.

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