Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

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An amazing journey through the thriving worlds of fantasy and gaming What could one man find if he embarked on a journey through fantasy world after fantasy world? In an enthralling blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, forty-year-old former DaD addict Ethan Gilsdorf crisscrosses America, the world, and other worldsa€”from Boston to New Zealand, and Planet Earth to the realm of Aggramar. a€œFor anyone who has ever spent time within imaginary realms, the book will speak volumes. For those who have not, it will educate and enlighten.a€ a€” a€œGandalfa€™s got nothing on Ethan Gilsdorf, except for maybe the monster white beard. In his new book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, Gilsdorf . . . offers an epic quest for reality within a realm of magic.a€ a€”Boston Globe a€œImagine this: Lord of the Rings meets Jack Kerouaca€™s On the Road.a€ a€”National Public Radioa€™s a€œAround and Abouta€ a€œWhat does it mean to be a geek? . . . Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks tackles that question with strength and dexterity. . . . part personal odyssey, part medieval mid-life crisis, and part wide-ranging survey of all things freaky and geeky . . . playful . . . funny and poignant. . . . Ita€™s a fun ride and it poses a question that goes to the very heart of fantasy, namely: What does the urge to become someone else tell us about ourselves?a€ a€”Huffington PostAn Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms Ethan Gilsdorf ... When people ask if I played sports in high school, I tell them I was on the varsity Dungeons aamp; Dragons team, starting quarterback, four years in a row. ... and I first played by ourselves, then found a peer group of other gamers: Bill K., Bill S., Bill C., Dean, Eric M., Eric H. and John.

Title:Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks
Author: Ethan Gilsdorf
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2010-09-01

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