Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Gaming Tournament @ the library

I'm still in Knoxville, visiting my in-laws, but I just got the low-down on yesterday's Winter Gaming Tournament...it was a great success, and we received great press (an evening feature on KMBC Channel 9 and an article with a photo in The KC Star).

Thanks to all the cool folks like Sarah & Tim who made this happen at our library, to folks like Jenny who encourage libraries to jump in the gaming waters, and to cool libraries like Ann Arbor that show us how gaming can bring together libraries, teens, family, and community.

Tim has a great story linked on his blog about one of the kids who participated in the tournament. Here's my favorite quote from The Star article: “My son plays video games so much our family calls him ‘Basement,’” Burnett, of Olathe, said of his son Kendall. “Every once in a while he comes up for air, but he sure does play a lot...Not many social skills can be gained from sitting in front of a box,” Kenny Burnett said. “But an event like this is great because now he (Kendall) has met other kids who love video games as well.” love it!

2 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Pamphlet said...

It was an awesome and fun experience to behold, made me reminisce the LAN parties we used to do at Pitt State. :)

9:05 AM  
Blogger ic-tim said...

I spoke to one of the Dads at the event and he thought it was cool that the kids -- most of whom didn't know each other -- exchanged contact info so they could meet up online later on ... ah yes ... interaction that could lead to changing their lives ... and maybe the world!

12:05 PM  

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