‘Game of Thrones’ language creator to wrap up VC Lyceum Lecture Series
David J. Peterson
David J. Peterson, right, chats with a cast member of the Syfy series Defiance. The linguist and language creator, will conclude Victoria College’s 2016-17 Lyceum Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 4 at VC’s Sports Center.

Victoria College’s 2016-17 Lyceum Lecture Series will conclude on Tuesday, April 4 with language creator David J. Peterson presenting “The Art of Language Invention” at 12:30 p.m. at VC’s Sports Center.

Peterson, 36, created the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones. He also created languages for Syfy’s Defiance and the motion picture Thor: The Dark World.

“This promises to be a very informative and entertaining presentation from a key contributor to one of HBO’s most popular series,” said VC Lyceum Chair Robert Hodde. “Sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, video game creators, aspiring linguists and language creators, and fans of the series who would like to get some behind-the-scenes information will find David’s presentation to be very enlightening.”

Peterson, who received Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, cofounded the Language Creation Society in 2007 and published “The Art of Language Invention” in 2015.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

VC’s Sports Center is located at 2200 E. Red River Street and is accessible by taking Entrance 1 off of Ben Jordan Street or Entrance 7 off of Red River Street.

Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

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