The tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was at the height of its popularity during the 1980s—then came the murders, the allegations of Satanism, and a special breed of American moral panic.
Join Atlas Obscura Society Denver to explore some hilariously bad ideas in children's toys, the controversial history of Dungeons & Dragons, and how the moral panic around Dungeons & Dragons fit into the larger landscape of the '80s.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Misha Fraser is the education coordinator for the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. She is a frequent contributor to Warm Cookies for the Revolution and Atlas Obscura Society Denver events. She has previously presented on the uncanny valley in toys and the evolution of toys as a reflection of changing interpretations of childhood and child-rearing.
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Free event. Everyone welcome. Bring your friends. Make some new ones.