Last year I really enjoyed Futures of Entertainment, a 2 day conference up at MIT, all about transmedia entertainment. they are runningit again this year and details can be found on their site. I’ve gone and booked a ticket (assuming i can sort out the logistics). Last year I live blogged it, which considering each session was about 3 hours, took some concentration!. I’ve listed the posts below. Sam Ford has some links as well. Well worth the time I think, so go and book now over here.
Virtual Worlds: They are becoming platforms for thought experiments — some of which involve fantasies we would not like to enact in the real world, others involve possibilities that we may want to test market before putting into practice.
Fan Cultures: Courted, encouraged, engaged and acknowledged, fans are more and more frequently being recognized as trendsetters, viral marketers, and grassroots intermediaries
Transmedia Properties Part 1 – an introduction
Transmedia part 2
User Generated Content Part 1: Caterina Fake, Ji Lee, Rob Tercek, Kevin Barrett.
User Generated Content – part 2
The Future of Television: Andy Hunter, Mark Warshaw, Josh Bernoff, Betsy Morga