Just to keep track of the buzz building up ahead of State of Play, these are the people I'd like to meet / am scheduled to meet:
Joshua Fouts, Director of the Center for Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California. View his State of Play profile. I visited USC in Second Life last year and thought it was cool. Now I get to meet one of the people behind it - even cooler. Thanks Wilson for the linkup!
Michael Wilson, CEO of Makena Technologies/There.com, a virtual world for teens. Right up my alley, that combination of virtual worlds and youth, though I'm primarily a Second Lifer. If there are any questions you'd like me to ask, send them to me via a comment or if you want more privacy, the Contact me page.
Ted Tagami, VP of Millionsofus. If you're an active Second Lifer you most probably have heard of these guys, because they organise pretty happening virtual events. We somehow got onto each other's Twitter radar during SXSW 2007 but have not met in person yet. He just dropped me a note via Facebook to let me know he's speaking at this conference. Here's his profile page.
Awesome. If you're going to State of Play, either as a speaker or an attendee, do drop me a note. I'd love to meet up with you in Real Life.