Just some of the photos from #vupop14 - the talks are still available at vupop.org, though no guarantees on how long that link’ll work.
The second to last picture is from Treasure Hunt - proving once again that the ancient times of the 1940s had sophisticated gameplaying technologies like gamebooks well before we thought they did. ;-)
The last picture is from Demian Katz’s dime novel/gamebook mashup, The Groom of the Tomb. It’s a choose your own adventure style book with 1880s-era nostalgia. The intro:
The year is 18—. You are Lancelot Darling, a young New Yorker of wealth and fashion. You are splendidly handsome and imposing, and your almost princely fortune precludes the need of work. Tomorrow is your wedding-day with Lily Lawrence, a girl young, gifted, lovely, and herself due to receive a splendid inheritance someday. You could not be happier – what greater joy is there than to live a life filled with love and free from responsibilities? What could possibly go wrong?
That’s how you do an opening paragraph. In print here.