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New Meetup: Gentle Hacker's Literary Salon: The Mongoliad

From: Ben
Sent on: Thursday, September 16, 2010 5:33 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for HacDC!

What: Gentle Hacker's Literary Salon: The Mongoliad

When: Tuesday, October 19,[masked]:30 PM

Where: HacDC
1525 Newton St NW
Washington, DC 20010

HacDC will continue the Gentle Hackers' Literary Salon series this month, discussing the new interactive/immersive/ongoing 13th century fiction project by Neal Stephenson and a team of collaborators, The Mongoliad.

The book/project is being published serially, so currently only the first three chapters are available to readers, with more being added each week. In addition, there's a user-collaborated wiki for the story, as well as a place, for lack of a better term, "user generated content" like fanfic, art, etc. Rumors are there's also a video game in development and more projects from the Mongoliad universe coming.

This should mean some interesting discussions both on The Mongoliad itself and the changing landscape of fiction in a socially networked age for the Gentle Hacker's Literary Salon.

As always at HacDC, light refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/hac-dc/calendar/14795956/

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