There's a big conference on computer games happening in the Netherlands right now. Serious thinking about games... the Netherlands... why am I not there? It must be my impatience with academics. Do I really want to hear about holistic theories of fictionality? The ideology of interactivity? Although it's fun to see at least three lectures on Grand Theft Auto, and some people I like and respect will be there too, I think I would get too irritated. Plus, it's pretty expensive.
(I noticed Jason Della Rocca is going. Jason, saying Utrecht is just outside of Amsterdam is like saying Chicago is just outside of New York ;)