|Historical reenactment/local science fiction convention/Infocomm game based on MIT
||[Nov. 28th, 2004|06:14 pm]
MIT Comparative Media Studies - Journal
Various details I have mentioned to fellow CMSers.|
Arisia, a local science fiction convention which is happening the last weekend of IEP, is an event which offers a lot of opportunities to discuss/learn about media and communities. Of possible interest to some CMSers, there is an entire track concerning costuming, and much about historical costuming in particular (note: a track is a series of panels/events intended to occur on a single topic throughout the entire weekend), and another track focusing on media, another on literature, another on art and comics, etc. There are some panels such as "Introduction to manga and anime" and "introduction to comic books for women" which might be useful to some people's projects.
you can find out more about Arisia beginning here on LJ, just search for the community "Arisia." Also, you can go to the Arisia web site
and you can take a look at the panels which have been proposed (these are only proposed at this point, but if you express interest and willingness to be panel members, it increases the chances of the panel actually occuring).
Re historical reenactment: the local SCA group is called Carolingia, and they can also be located by searching LJ undercommunity. The LJ should also contain links to a calendar of events, and to web pages which provide further info. Note: Sunday, january 16, there will be a day of history seminars taught by Carolingians, and this will occur at MIT. This would be a great chance for anyone interested or intrigued to come hear what goes into historical reenactment, and to learn more about the research techniques, etc., which goes on. Alexx is going to be giving a seminar on medieval and Renaissance stories of Charlemagne (there turn out to be many more other than merely "The Song of Roland"). I'll post the room number when I find out what it is.
So, has anyone here ever played "The Lurking Horror," the Infocomm game based on MIT? I just got it installed on my computer, but haven't had a chance to play it yet.