The Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association invites the public to hear about the process of creating a language for a television series. David J. Peterson will speak as part of the Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association 2012 Conference, which takes place February 8-11 in downtown Albuquerque. Join us for a conversation with David about his experiences working on the Game of Thrones television series, the process of creating a language, and the role of created language can play in bringing fantasy characters to life. Mr. Peterson will speak for an hour followed by a 20-30 minute Q & A period. Following his presentation HBO graciously allowed for the screening of: Episode 6 - “A Golden Crown.”

About David J. Peterson: David J. Peterson is the co-founder and the president of the Language Creation Society (, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the art and science of language creation. David holds BAs in English and Linguistics from the University of California Berkley San Diego. He has created over a dozen languages, including the Dothraki language for HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones.

When: Friday February 10, 2012
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center, 330 Tijeras Ave NW
Admission: $5 all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society of Albuquerque

The event is hosted by the Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association, Dr. Lynnea Chapman King, Executive Director, Dr. Ken Dvorak, Secretary/Treasurer.