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    >My new video "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT," in which I don chain mail to find glory, donuts and spare change for my quest. BIGGER SCREEN ON YOU TUBE

    CLASSIC BOOK trailer! [bigger screen on YouTube]

    more videos here

    >Q&A with Ethan Gilsdorf (plus incriminating photos)on WIRED.COM/ Geek Dad

    >WBUR/Morning Edition: preview of Pax East convention

    >In which I expound for Adbusters on the ways digital technologies are changing us

    > interview with me -- in which I use the phrase "ex-gamer mid-life crisis" yikes.

    >giant interview on geek guru Henry Jenkins' site "Confessions of an Aca-Fan"...  thanks, Henry!part one here / part two here

    >interview for the website

    >TV interview segment on BUTV10 on The Power Of Addicting Games

    >Radio interview on Air America's Inside Story w/ Ana Marie Cox (originally aired Sat Nov 7 and Sun Nov 8, 2009) archived here (skip ahead to about minute 18:00) [NOTE: this link is dead now that Air America has stopped broadcasting. ;-( ]

    >National Public Radio: PART 1: listen to Ethan Gilsdorf on "Around and About." Michael Edward Miller interviewed Gilsdorf when he stopped in Chattanooga for a book signing and reading at Rock Point Books. "Around and About" is a program on the NPR station WUTC 88.1 FM in Chattanooga, TN

    >Part 2 of the "Around and About" interview with Michael Edward Miller, WUTC 88.1 FM in Chattanooga, TN


    >Archived recording of my appearance on BlogTalk Radiothe online radio program for Tolkien fan website (recorded Sun Dec 6, 2009) 


    >Interview on, August 31, 2009, "From Tolkienites to Warcraft warriors: an interview with Ethan Gilsdorf"


    >Listen to a Podcast on the Wizards of the Coast/Dungeons & Dragons website (recorded in Seattle Nov 13, 2009). In this episode, host Bart Carroll picks up the mike to interview Ethan Gilsdorf, author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.

    >Some comments on "gamer shame" here ---

    >Listen to the podcast of my lecture (Sept 17, 2009), at the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyComparative Media Studies Program Colloquium & Communication Forum Lecture Series 

    >Listen to a podcast with Ethan Gilsdorf on the

    >Interview in the Internet Review of Books: "In a complex world where our fates would seem beyond our control, who wouldn’t want to return to a simpler time, or wield a wand or magic sword, shoot fireballs and be the hero? ..."

    >An hour-long chat on Craig Crossman's Computer America (originally recorded 11/3/09). Skip ahead through the chit-chat to about minute 4:00 ... 

    >Interview with Ethan Gilsdorf on the gaming site "Grinding to Valhalla," which declares it is "recognizing heroes of the MMO community one interview at a time." Me a hero? Not sure. But I did answer some questions. ... I say stuff like, "People — parents, teachers, also have questions about how safe it is to immerse yourself in these fantasy worlds. There are concerns about addiction and abuse. Are we all “escaping” and if so, why?"

    >a brief Q&A at

    >a long Q&A at (this displays weird in Safari; use Firefox)

    >Ethan Gilsdorf on the Steve Katsos Show (Dec 8, 2009)

    Other stuff about Ethan Gilsdorf:

    Ethan Gilsdorf in the news:

    >An interview with a former student 

    >Quoted in an article in the Boston Globe about Dungeons & Dragons

    >Quoted in The University Daily Kansan: "See the World... One Couch at a Time: CouchSurfers explain why staying with strangers is the best way to travel, Thursday, March 8, 2007 

    >Boston Herald talks about Grub Street's Young Adult Writers Program

    >Boston Globe: "Portrait of the Young Bards" -- on the Young Adult Writers Program