Announcing a new Meetup for Westchester Geeks!
What: Second Skin Screening
When: August 8, 2009 4:00 PM
354 West 45th Street (Between 8th and 9th Aves)
New York City, NY 10036
I just got contacted by Peter Brauer, the producer of the film Second Skin - http://www.secondskinfilm.com/
. It's a movie about MMOs and the people that play them. It's coming out on DVD on August 25th but they're having screenings in the city this weekend. I thought it would be cool to check it out on Saturday night after the Ren Fest meetup. We could head into the city around 4, have some dinner and then go check out the film. It's playing at the Tank Theatre on 45th street, so it's not too far from Grand Central. Tickets are $10 so it's probably good to get them in advance which you can do here - http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/76656
Here's the synopsis:Second Skin takes an intimate look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by online virtual worlds. An emerging genre of computer software called Massively Multiplayer Online games, or MMOs, allows millions of users to interact simultaneously in virtual spaces. Of the 50 million players worldwide, 50 percent consider themselves addicted. From individuals struggling with addiction to couples who have fallen in love without meeting; from disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose to gold farmers, entrepreneurs and widows, Second Skin opens viewers? eyes to a phenomenon that may permanently change the way human beings interact.
I went to a screening of Nerdcore Rising (http://www.nerdcorerisingthemovie.com/
) a few months ago and it was definitely a cool event!
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Westchester-Geeks/calendar/11027908/