Tag: Nine Worlds
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Nine Worlds is ‘a big festival for all kinds of geeky interests including gaming, books, comics, cosplay, crafting, academia, creative writing, fanworks, identity and culture, LARP, movies, and tech’. It takes place in London during August, and Geek Dictionary Corner has truly become part of the furniture: this was its fifth consecutive year. The idea, […]more
Please note: this blog post discusses language that some readers may find offensive. Setting up a dictionary corner at the Nine Worlds Geekfest, to collect new word suggestions and report on the progress of those suggested the previous year, has become an institution, and I was delighted to be there once more in 2017 (previous […]more
Nine Worlds is an inclusive multi-genre convention for ‘books, films, TV shows, gaming, comics, cosplay, crafts, sciences, fanfic, and the culture and creativity that underlie them all’. This was the third summer that I have skipped along to join in: here are my dispatches from 2014 and 2015. Besides running an academic panel on foreign […]more
Oxford Dictionaries are always on the lookout for new language to consider for inclusion. Research is not restricted to printed material, but includes language used online (especially Usenet and Twitter) and by particular groups of speakers with specialist knowledge. In August 2014, while I was at the Nine Worlds convention, speaking about conlangs and generally enjoying […]more