Grand Theft Childhood authors live in concert tonight

Cheryl K. Olsen and her husband Larry Kutner have everything it takes to become the next big names in the videogame media wars. So far the only really well known figure we have is Jack Thompson, and we all know what he’s like. No, Larry and Cheryl are nothing like Jack Thompson. They are unbiased, intelligent, thoughtful, and most of all, well informed; their book Grand Theft Childhood proves that.

What Cherly and Larry lack at this point is exposure, but hopefully that is about to change. They are both going to speak tonight, July 9th, at an engagement in the Boston area specifically intended for Boston-area videogame developers, though the event is open to the general public as well. Click here for details. 

Following that, Cheryl has informed me that she and Larry will also be speaking at this year’s PAX, in a forum moderated by none other than N’Gai Croal. If that’s not the stuff of future power and influence in the realm of videogames, I don’t know what is.

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes