Bringing the Nerd-Culture Scene Back Home

My article, “A Pragmatics of Things: Materiality and Constraint in Fan Practices,” is now available from the fan studies journal, Transformative Works and Cultures. It's part of a really interesting special issue on "object-oriented" fandoms, edited by Bob Rehak.

As it turns out, I also recently presented a (highly condensed) version of this argument at Nerd Nite Calgary. The lecture was recorded for posterity, and it's now available for your viewing pleasure:

Chargen and the Political Economy of D&D

“What’s a ‘Real Geek,’ Anyway?” at Calgary Expo