Hi! My name's Henry. Yes, Henry Jenkins. No, not that Henry Jenkins. I'm Professor Jenkins' son, Henry IV. I just graduated from the University of Arizona with a self-designed interdisciplinary degree in Transmedia Studies and I'm waiting to hear back from grad schools so I know where I'm going next fall. Though I'm not a student at MIT - and in fact am currently in Tucson, not Cambridge - I'm participating in Sam's class in an honorary, long distance capacity and plan to visit a few times during the semester. I'm a life long wrestling fan. I started watching the NWA (and soon the WWF and WCW) in 1990 while spending the night at a friend's house, I soon started going to the monthly events at the Boston Gardens with my dad and over the years I've gone through quite a love/hate relationship with Vince McMahon's sometimes offensive, constantly repetitious, often maddening but none the less intoxicating brand of live storytelling. My Sophomore year of college I wrote an essay about my experiences as a fan called Growing Up and Growing More Risque, published in Nicholas Sammond's Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling, which you'll read later in the semester. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself since I'll probably be one of the few people on the blog who's not in the class. I look forward to meeting all of you when I'm through town and I hope you have some really excellent discussions this semester.