Minecraft is a game, a cultural phenomena and an industry. For a game with relatively simple graphics, Minecraft is immersive, creative and fun to play for all kinds of people. Do you or does someone you know love Minecraft? Would you like to learn more? Join Seattle science and technology reporter Glenn Fleishman while he interviews John Moltz, co-author of The Visual Guide to Minecraft. Glenn and John will be talking about the charm that has made this deceptively simple game such a hit and take a look at the community that’s developed around it, from mods to YouTube videos to toys. The interview will be live-streamed and recorded as a downloadable podcast. We will be taking questions from the audience and the twitter field during at the end of the interview.
John Moltz is a freelance writer living in Tacoma. After a brief 17-year stint in corporate technology, John left to pursue his passion: writing for modest amounts of money and making jokes on the Internet. John’s work has appeared in Macworld Magazine and various places online. His blog can be found at VeryNiceWebsite.net and he is the former propiretor of CrazyAppleRumors.com. John is also a co-author of the recently published The Visual Guide to Minecraft from Peachpit Press.