Packing up my stuff…

Rendition Digital, Inc. is travelling to london on the 16th of April to particpate in an event, where the focus will be about understanding the issues affecting the publishing industry today, as well as engage with colleagues, question expert panels and discover new ways of applying your skills to your work. The London Book Fair, 16-18 April 2012, is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to hear from authors, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and explore innovations shaping the publishing world of the future.

The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customer, content and emerging markets.

When: 16 – 18 April 2012
Where: Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA

I’m thrilled as it will be my first time in London.

After our event in the United Kingdom, we’ll need to fly to Pasadena, California to attend another gathering about Online Social Media Games for kids. The event provides insight into the latest strategies, technologies and techniques. We bring an incredible amount of brain power together under one roof. The show is a ‘must-attend’ event for entertainment and media companies looking to compete in the digital space.

Digital Kids® 2012 takes place April 25-26, 2012 in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Convention Center. Now in our 6th year, Digital Kids 2012 is focused on tools and strategies for reaching the constantly connected kids and youth.

See you guys in a few weeks.

Playing Online while being Shipped Cross Country!!! Top that!!!!

Jordan Wayne Long is preparing for his summer vacation- seven days, locked in a crate, traveling from Bald Knob, Arkansas to Portland, Oregon. Yes, you read that right.

Long, a “performance and video artist” according to his website, plans to travel by crate for a week with no connection to the outside world, except for his Lord of the Rings Onlineaccount. He has said that this relates to his study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and coping mechanisms related to PTSD. Many sufferers of the disorder escape into online communities, where they can reinvent themselves and the society in which they live.

While the concept is interesting, I fail to see why Long has to build himself a crate and ship himself across the country in order to do what millions of others do from the cold, clammy comfort of their mothers’ basement. Long keeps the public updated on his exploits via his twitter and personal blog. He has also created a blog for his in-game character, which he plans to update regularly from the road. He will be playing as “Townsfolk”, a level 40 Dwarf on the Meneldor server. No word yet on whether or not his mom will be delivering regular plates of cookies to his crate.

The actual travel will take place from July 1 to July 7, concluding in a presentation at one of Fourteen30’s Portland art galleries. A friend of Long’s, Bradi Roberts, will be shipping the crate with Long inside on her truck. Follow Long’s twitter here and his personal blog here.