Upcoming opportunities to write, attend and play:
- Book reviewer wanted! The Journal of Play in Adulthood has been sent a copy of “Making Smart Cities More Playable” for review – if you’d like a smart hardback copy (to keep) in return for a review of the book (approx. 750 – 1,000 words, preferably in around 4 weeks after receiving the book), then please drop Andrew (email@example.com) a note saying why you’d be suitable to review it for the journal.
- The journal also has a special call for papers out now!
- There’s a ‘Play Well‘ exhibition on at the Wellcome Collection now until March. If you get a chance to go along, please tell us what you think!
- Abstract deadline fast approaching (14th Oct) for Transform MedEd. If you use games or playful learning in medical education, do consider putting an abstract in.
Meet Darren! Each month we will introduce a PLA member through photos telling their Playful Learning journey. This month we feature Darren Edwards. Darren’s story features uneventful periods, crap games and inadvertent coordination!
- Our next event is Nov 21st/22nd at the University of Manchester, focussing on the Role of Playfulness in Health and Wellbeing. The event is fully booked – but stick yourself on the waiting list, just in case! We will attempt to live blog the event, so keep on eye on Twitter #PlayLearn.
- Nicola Whitton will be standing down as PLA co-Chair in November. Following last month’s nomination process, voting is now open. Voting will close on Thursday November 21st at 5pm. The results of the vote will be announced during the PLA meeting in Manchester.
- Congratulations! Friend of the PLA, Sam Illingworth’s ‘Carbon City Zero’ game has been fully funded on Kickstarter. Sam has created a deck-building card game where players race to create the first zero carbon city.
Hope to see many of you in Manchester later in the month – and if you aren’t there, remember to use #PlayLearn on Twitter to share your news and stay in touch.