You probably already know that Digital Hollywood, Storyworld, and Power to the Pixel are all going on this week. Sadly, I'm not at any of them this year; too many deadlines at hand, and as I have no employer to expense it to, it's difficult for me to justify the time and expense.
There are a few events, though, that I'd hate to miss, even if I can't justify them as giving me a platform for shameless self-promotion and mercenary reputation-building. One of them is ARGfest, which is always well worth carving out of my budgets for both time and money.
Another, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, is Futures of Entertainment 6, which is coming up fast. It's at MIT on Nov. 9-10 this year. I'll be there, and I'd love to see you there, as well!
The programming includes sessions on Nollywood, Nigeria's cinema industry; storytelling and sports; rethinking copyright for today's world; and so, so much more. Speakers from Maria Popova to Henry Jenkins to Mike Monello. This is going to be thinky, meaty material, and I am rock-solid certain I'm going to come away from it positively dizzy from all of the new information and piercing insight.
I'm looking forward to it more than I can even say -- it's been ages since I've been able to attend an event like this without the expectation to perform. So relaxing! I can just soak in the knowledge! In the meanwhile, though, for those of you at the conferences going on this week... don't have too much fun without me. Sob.