Just received the copy of Playing at the World I order with some of my birthday money. Good heavens, this thing is monstrous. It must weigh like three pounds and the cover is 7 by 10 inches. Also in this haul, Shared Fantasy: Role Playing Games as Social Worlds by Gary Alan Fine, an interactionist sociologist of some renown.
I'm gearing up to write my conference paper for the National Communication Association meeting in D.C., this November. I may need a little input from my readers, very soon.