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Book Review: Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf

In this month’s installment, J.W. Braun visits the home of Dungeons & Dragons and reviews the book Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf. Order your copy here!

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“Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks” Hits Paperback

Come commune with your inner fantasy fan or gaming geek with “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.” The award-winning travel memoir-pop culture investigation is a funny, poignant, and enlightening road trip through fantasy and gaming subcultures, from Dungeons & Dragons gamers and live-action role-players, to Harry Potter wizard rockers and World of Warcraft players. It also explores Gilsdorf’s own lifelong (and at times twisted) relationship to fantasy and gaming. (more…)

Posted in Books Publications, Gaming, Merchandise

‘Fantasy Freaks’ Book Giveaway

Ethan Gilsdorf writes: For those who missed his book giveaway on TheOneRing.net Radio Show, friend of TORn Ethan Gilsdorf, with Globe Pequot Press and Froobi.com, have teamed up to offer a special opportunity to win one of ten free autographed copies of Gilsdorf’s critically-acclaimed book “FANTASY FREAKS AND GAMING GEEKS: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.” The book is an exploration and celebration of fantasy and gaming subcultures, and has been endorsed by TORn.

To enter to win your free copy, sign up here (now through 1/13/10) (more…)

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Ethan Gilsdorf Book Tour Blog: Post 2

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming GeeksTORN Pal and author Ethan Gilsdorf has agreed to blog his West coast book tour for us!

Tinseltown as Middle-earth

I’ve been on the road non-stop since September 1, promoting my book Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, and I have met many a fantasy and Tolkien fan as I’ve traveled from New York City to the South, the Midwest, around Boston and New England (my home) and the West Coast. I’m in Los Angeles now and have been reflecting on the meaning of Tolkien and his ground-breaking creation. Sometimes the dreams of Hollywood seem more distant than Middle-earth. (more…)

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Ethan Gilsdorf Book Tour Blog

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming GeeksTORN Pal and author Ethan Gilsdorf has agreed to blog his West coast book tour for us! Take a look at his first blog: One of the joys of traveling across the US on tour for my book FANTASY FREAKS AND GAMING GEEKS: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms is meeting so many other fantasy freaks and gaming geeks. Ive spoken to many folks who are dying to share their stories of how they got into gaming or what role fantasy plays in their lives. Its reminded me, again, how powerful these subcultures can be, and why a nerdy Oxford don (aka Tolkien) and all that he has inspired has such meaning in the lives of millions. (more…)

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Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks Book Tour Announcement

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming GeeksTORN Pal Ethan Gilsdorf sends us word on his new book ‘Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks’ and a West Coast book tour, take a look!

Ethan Gilsdorf presents his travel memoir / pop culture narrative “FANTASY FREAKS AND GAMING GEEKS: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.” The book is an exploration and celebration of fantasy and gaming subcultures. The events begin with a “geek trivia contest” with prizes that tests the audience’s knowledge of all things Tolkien, Harry Potter, Dungeons & Dragons and more. Gilsdorf will then read an excerpt from “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks,” followed by a Q&A and book signing. More info: http://www.fantasyfreaksbook.com

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