Thurs., March 31
The Ascent of Geek Culture
But even the most devoted gamers tend to move on from roleplaying after a while. Life's eventualities ensue: socializing, school, lovers, jobs, and kids take center stage, and orcs, wizards and gaming quests take a back seat. But not for Somerville author Ethan Gilsdorf. He's rekindled his love affair with all things fantasy, from Dungeons and Dragons to video games, Rennaissance fairs to sprawling fantasy epics on the big screen. And he's not alone. In the era of Harry Potter, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Lord of the Rings, people of all ages, jocks and geeks alike, are discovering how fun it is to sit back and geek out. Ethan Gilsdorf says D&D changed his life -- and he might have you dusting off the dice after you hear what he has to say.