David Peterson Talks on TV Languages

David Peterson, professional language creator on HBO’s Game of Thrones and SyFy’s Defiance, will talk about his TV work and discuss languages on Thursday, February 14.

In the space of one year, David Peterson went from being a “full-time” language creator to being a full-time language creator. After spending much of 2009-2011 happily working on Dothraki in spare moments and translating dialogue for HBO’s Game of Thrones when the need arose, in 2012 David found himself actually doing language creation as a full-time job, as opposed to a part-time job/part-time hobby. In this talk, David will share what it’s like to work as a full-time language creator, focusing on his work with Game of Thrones and SyFy’s Defiance (premiering in April). Along the way, he will discuss language, font design, travel, the importance of memory foam beds, and the state of the Dothraki language.

Peterson appears 6:30 pm Thursday, February 14, in Grand Pavilion V of the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras Ave NW. The evening is presented by the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association.

The public is welcome. Tickets are $5.00 in advance, $8.00 at the door. For tickets, contact Ken Dvorak at 281-455-3289 or krdvorak–ät–gmail–d•t–com.

More information is at www.swtxpca.org.

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