Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Campus Read 2017 Activities

We have lots of ideas inspired by the Spring 2017 Campus Read book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Tentative plans include:

  • Retro Gaming Night
  • Create a Game Contest (computer games, board games, or otherwise)
  • Gaming through the Decades (dress as your favorite gaming character)
  • Panel Discussion: Why I Game
  • Cast the Movie (film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg; release date: March 30, 2018)
  • Movie Nights featuring Gaming-themed Films
  • Campus Read Essay Contest (Scholarship Prize)

If you have ideas or want to be part of the "Why I Game" panel, let us know!
Marlene Anderson & Kim Crowley, Campus Read Co-chairs

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Campus Read 2017

Announcing the Spring 2017 Campus Read ...

"In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the Oasis. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines -- puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win -- and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape." -- Back cover