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Authority on Virtual Goods, Social Gaming, and Virtual Worlds

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 Wagner James Au Biography

Wagner James Au has written about high-tech culture for over 10 years, and is the author of The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World (HarperBusiness). Currently he's an analyst for Media Bistro's Social Times Pro, specializing in virtual goods and Facebook gaming. He's most recently been a consultant for social gaming startup Ohai, virtual world developer Avatar Reality, and MMO publisher Outspark.

Au has also been a freelance writer, a metaverse consultant, a game developer, a screenwriter, and most pertinently for his book, a white-suited avatar named "Hamlet Au." The first embedded journalist in a virtual world, "Hamlet Au" is a role he still plays on his blog, New World Notes (nwn.blogs.com). Au and his writing on virtual worlds, gaming, and Second Life have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, CNN International, and NPR's All Things Considered, among many other places.

From 2006-2009, Au was a contributing editor writing about the game industry, online worlds, and tech culture for GigaOM.com, one of the web's most popular blogs on Internet business and tech. He has spoken on all aspects of the above at such places as The Milken Institute, South by Southwest in Austin, Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, O'Reilly's ETech series, and twice at State of Play.

The Making of Second Life tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Internet industry's most improbable enterprise: the creation of a virtual 3-D world with its own culture, events, businesses and social systems. Now the largest 3-D virtual world on the market, Second Life was incredibly influential on Internet trends we now take for granted: virtual goods, user-generated content, and interaction via avatars. Contracted in 2003 by Linden Lab, Second Life's creator, to work as an "embedded journalist," Au has had unprecedented access to Second Life's users and the company's founders, who went on to become major players at YouTube, Facebook, and other leading social media companies.

Originally from Kailua on Oahu, Au now lives in San Francisco, California. When he needs to escape the virtual world, he enjoys reality-oriented hobbies such as travel, foreign policy, good food, sunlight, and surfing (poorly.)

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The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World

The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World

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Wagner James Au

Authority on Virtual Goods, Social Gaming, and Virtual Worlds

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Wagner James Au Biography

Wagner James Au has written about high-tech culture for over 10 years, and is the author of The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World (HarperBusiness). Currently he's an analyst for Media Bistro's Social Times Pro, specializing in virtual goods and Facebook gaming. He's most recently been a consultant for social gaming startup Ohai, virtual world developer Avatar Reality, and MMO publisher Outspark.

Au has also been a freelance writer, a metaverse consultant, a game developer, a screenwriter, and most pertinently for his book, a white-suited avatar named "Hamlet Au." The first embedded journalist in a virtual world, "Hamlet Au" is a role he still plays on his blog, New World Notes (nwn.blogs.com). Au and his writing on virtual worlds, gaming, and Second Life have been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, CNN International, and NPR's All Things Considered, among many other places.

From 2006-2009, Au was a contributing editor writing about the game industry, online worlds, and tech culture for GigaOM.com, one of the web's most popular blogs on Internet business and tech. He has spoken on all aspects of the above at such places as The Milken Institute, South by Southwest in Austin, Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, O'Reilly's ETech series, and twice at State of Play.

The Making of Second Life tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Internet industry's most improbable enterprise: the creation of a virtual 3-D world with its own culture, events, businesses and social systems. Now the largest 3-D virtual world on the market, Second Life was incredibly influential on Internet trends we now take for granted: virtual goods, user-generated content, and interaction via avatars. Contracted in 2003 by Linden Lab, Second Life's creator, to work as an "embedded journalist," Au has had unprecedented access to Second Life's users and the company's founders, who went on to become major players at YouTube, Facebook, and other leading social media companies.

Originally from Kailua on Oahu, Au now lives in San Francisco, California. When he needs to escape the virtual world, he enjoys reality-oriented hobbies such as travel, foreign policy, good food, sunlight, and surfing (poorly.)

How Virtual Goods are Transforming Business and Our World (Mostly for the Better)

   

Facebook Gaming: Trends and Opportunities in Game's Biggest Genre

   

Social and Economic Trends in Virtual Worlds and 3D Interaction

   

What Second Life Teaches Us About the State of Online Entertainment and User-Generated Content Today

Wagner James Au Videos

  • W. James (Hamlet) Au on Why Second Life Won't Go Away

Wagner James Au Books

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  • How to book Wagner James Au?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Wagner James Au for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Wagner James Au, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Wagner James Au or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Wagner James Au?

    Booking fees for Wagner James Au, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Wagner James Au, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Wagner James Au?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Wagner James Au for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Wagner James Au for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Wagner James Au or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Wagner James Au or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Wagner James Au is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Wagner James Au for your event is available upon request. Wagner James Au generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patricia Aufderheide, Charlie Anders, Lane Becker, Gerry Adams and Jonathan Alter. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wagner James Au for an upcoming event.

Wagner James Au Speaker Videos

  • W. James (Hamlet) Au on Why Second Life Won't Go Away

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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