THATCamps are unstructured academic conferences meant to bring together humanities and technology specialists for lively discussion.

At the University of Maryland this weekend, is taking place a THATCamp Games. Exactly what sessions there will be, we don’t yet know—that’s the nature of THATCamps. Some of the proposed sessions, however, include games and prediction markets, games vs. crowdsourcing, theater-style LARPs, ARG design, and game data visualization.

The conference is fully booked with 100 participants from various universities, libraries, museums, and other institutions. Last night, though, as part of the event, I was able to attend a screening of an upcoming board game documentary, Going Cardboard. Look for a review of it coming soon.