Since you ask: There is LibGaming Yahoo group listserv that has a library focus rather than a virtual world one, but is about gaming of many kinds. Also, American Libraries Association has a 2-year grant-funded initiative on games, learning, and literacy with an "experts panel" looking at best practices for gaming -- all games -- in libraries. (I'm on that panel.) Daedalus Project from Nick Yee is is-depth research on MMORGs. At http://www.21stcenturylearning.com is doing SL and WoW research. The June 20th issue of Science magazine will include an article about the Science guild on the Earthen Ring (US) server in WoW, and the science conference held in-game in May, attended by around 100 researchers and those interested in virtual worlds. That guild is open to others with a continuing interest in the subject.
Hi Mike...I will check out your site for sure, thank you for letting me know about it. I am pretty busy with building the AVW so I haven't had much time for exploring...but as soon as I come up for air..I will!
Thanks for the introduction. I am one of the two art directors at IMVU.com. We have started an informal Blog to talk about being an artist working in virtual worlds. At the moment it is small and is focused on purely tips and tricks. You can see it here: