[Dave Birch] There was a terrific (though I say so myself) lunchtime roundtable organised by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI). They asked me to set something up around virtual worlds, so I asked Richard Bartle and Aleks Krotoski to come and present to the assembled bankers.
The round table was held in the Armourers’ Hall, just off of Moorgate. I thoroughly enjoyed talking about the trade in virtual swords and armour whilst sitting underneath a display of real swords and armour. Wonderful.
Obviously, given the audience, there was a lot of talk of virtual property and secondary markets and other such sensible things. But I did get to talk about This Spartan Life and Red vs. Blue as well! I have to say that I also enjoyed the whole spectacle of people discussing World of Warcraft spot and future gold markets in front of both the Financial Services Authority and the Bank of England!