State of Play VI ++

– State of Play VI – We’ll be there


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June 19-20, 2009: The State of Play VI Conference
A Conference on the Serious Study of Virtual Worlds
On June 19-20, 2009, New York Law School’s State of Play Conference will convene in New York to examine the past, present and future of virtual worlds. In conjunction with the University of Southern California Network Culture Project at the Annenberg School for Communication, and with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the conference will focus on the startling rise of virtual worlds and multiplayer online games, and ask whether these worlds have reached a plateau in their development. At the same time we will question whether we have reached a limit in our understanding of these worlds, and ask whether there are useful research questions still left to pursue.

Please visit for more information.


I will also be attending the grad student symposium on 18th. If you would like to meet and chat about business models, marketing, business-game-design, monetization or anything else please contact me through Facebook or VERN profile.

We have also set up a Facebook group for Virtual Economy Research Network. Please feel free to join. My Twitter can be used to follow VERN posts.

It is also possible to write guest posts to VERN. E-mail us for further details.

Journal of Virtual World Research CFPs:

Volume 2, Number 4
Theme: Virtual Economies, Virtual Goods and Service Delivery in Virtual Worlds
Guest Editors:
Mandy Salomon, Smart Services CRC, Australia
Serge Soudoplatoff, ESCP-EAP / Hetic, France

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2009

To be Published: November 2009

Call For Papers

Volume 3, Number 1
Theme: Research Methods for Virtual Worlds

Guest Editors:
Elizabeth Dean, RTI, USA
Tracy Tuten, Longwood University, USA

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 September 2009

To be Published: February 2010

Call For Papers (Forthcoming)


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