OK, if we’ve all finished with the hoopla of this year’s London Book Fair and all the agonising over the digital future of the book (so five years ago), here’s something to make Margaret Atwood choke on her bathwater:
Second Life Book Fair
20-22 April 2007
From the call for participation:
The SL Book Fair brings together publishers, booksellers, authors, book developers, and readers to present and share their ideas around the use of books in Second Life. We are inviting members of the community to submit proposals for participation in the book fair in the following categories:
Presentations. Share thoughts, new ideas, or experiences related to books in SL.
Discussions. Lead a group or panel discussion exploring a particular issue such as copyright and DRM, usability, business models, or ways to translate books into virtual worlds.
Exhibits. Showcase your latest books, book technology, or service.
Events. Organize readings, parties, competitions, or other events to run concurrently with the book fair to promote your location or business.
I sadly can’t make it this weekend, but will make every effort to attend next year. Will you join me? Last one in’s a luddite.