Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Hobbits and Elves and Tales of Nostalgia

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This being “Hobbit Week” (or rather, an extension of “Hobbit Day”, which is generally celebrated on September 22, believed to be the day on which both Bilbo Baggins of the Shire, and Frodo Baggins, his nephew – the central heroes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively – observed their birthdays), and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Transmedia, As I’ve Known It

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My daughter, who is a cinema studies major in college, is currently taking a class that explores the fairly new phenomenon known as transmedia.  According to her textbook (A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling by Andrea Phillips), transmedia is “telling a story through multiple communication channels at once, particularly channels such as the web and [….]