Entries Tagged 'Conlanging' ↓

More Conlangery

David Peterson is stepping in as a temporary cohost for the Conlangery podcast while regular cohost William Annis is out. The first such episode is out, and you can listen to it here.

Chicon 7

For those attending WorldCon this year, David Peterson will be on three panels there. Please note that the schedule below is subject to change (* = moderator):

  • “To Be” or Not “To Be”: Constructed Languages in SF&F: Friday August 31st 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Wright. Panelists: Anne Lyle, Petrea Mitchell*, David J. Peterson*, Lawrence M. Schoen, Tim Stoffel.
  • The Art of Worldbuilding: Saturday September 1st 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Crystal C. Panelists: Brenda Cooper, Joseph P. Martino*, David J. Peterson, Courtney Schafer, Thomas Trumpinski.
  • Introduction to Linguistics: Sunday September 2nd 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in McCormick. Panelists: William S. Annis, Beverly Friend, Anaea Lay, Petrea Mitchell, David J. Peterson*.

Dothraki on Conlangery

Dothraki is the featured conlang on today’s episode of the Conlangery podcast. You can listen to the episode here. Additionally, if you read French, there’s an interview with David Peterson over at Telerama.fr. You can read it here.

Conlang Workshop at Tri-Wyrd

David Peterson is going to be leading a conlanging workshop at WyrdCon. The con runs from June 21st to the 24th in Costa Mesa, CA, so if you’re in SoCal, check it out! You can register here.

Recent Interviews

David Peterson was recently interviewed for the Lapham’s Quarterly podcast, along with Arika Okrent, Marc Okrand and others. You can listen to the full episode here. He also did an interview about Dothraki for the French language radio program Le Mouv, which can be heard here. Then earlier today he stopped by the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show to discuss last night’s Game of Thrones finale. You can here the full episode here.

David Interviewed on Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show

David talks Dothraki and conlanging on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show. You can listen to the podcast episode using iTunes or not using iTunes.

Dothraki at WorldCon

David Peterson will be appearing in a few panels at the 69th Annual World Science Fiction Convention, and will be presenting a talk entitled “Understanding Dothraki”. For more information, follow the Renovation LiveJournal, or the Renovation program Twitter account.

Conlanging 101 + Conlang film showing live online & in person during Notacon, April 16-18

Some conlanging news not strictly Dothraki-related:

1. Sai Emrys will be giving his highly interactive talk on “Conlanging 101” (where the audience co-creates a mini-conlang on the spot) at Notacon in Cleveland, this Friday at 3pm EDT.

This talk was first given (slides, video) at 26C3, to rave reviews.

The accompanying whitepaper gives a good overview of what conlanging is all about.

If anyone you know is in the Cleveland area, please let them know to come out to Notacon and participate in making a language!

2. CONLANG the movie (excerpt, FB page, promo page) is by Swan Dive Films; it was screened at LCC3 to a very enthusiastic response, as well as getting awards at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival and NYC Downtown Short Film Festival.

To quote them, the movie “is a universal story set in the unique world of conlanging. A comedy about secret crushes, extreme linguistics and the language of love, it tells the story of Carl, 26, an unemployed conlang enthusiast. Even though Carl has no trouble creating new languages, he has a hard time finding the words to express his feelings to Libby, his secret crush. One day, Carl has a chance of becoming president of the Constructed Language Society, a club of people joined by their passion for invented languages. But between battling misguided Esperantists and mastering Klingon, will he be able to share his true feelings with the girl he adores?”

It’s a great film; we love it, and we think you will too.

There are two ways to watch the film during Notacon:

a) Come out to Notacon in Cleveland, this Friday at 5pm for the live screening.

The film screening will include the final and pilot films in full resolution, with Sai Emrys giving some context & commentary.

People who come in person will also get their choice of some very nice-looking postcards, each representing one of the three main characters in the film.

b) Watch live online during Notacon, this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday @ 4pm EDT.

The actors who play Kip, Libby, and Carl will be online for live discussion.

Swan Dive Films is also working on a possible new online shorts series, a sort of episodic romantic comedy with conlanging. If that sounds interesting to you, drop a note on their Facebook page or email the director, Marta Masferrer, at masferrer@gmail.com – viewer enthusiasm is going to be a major factor in whether it happens.

Please forward this to anyone who’d be interested, join their Facebook page, and help support this unique effort.