The recent City of Heroes Film Festival is interesting because it suggests that eventually virtual worlds are going to become production platforms for Hollywood movies. Real world actors are going to license a new brand of producer to use their image and perhaps also their voice in this new medium. This strengthens the point I made in my September 1 post about the "Fourth Wall" being essentially merely a two-way permeable membrane. That point was that if characters from imaginary worlds such as films can intrude into real world public forums (e.g. Arnie's invoking the "Terminator" at the Republican Convention), then the converse should also be allowed - i.e. individuals from real world public forums (e.g. protestors, proselytizers etc.) should be able to participate in imaginary virtual worlds such as MMOG's. One concern I had with that point was that there was not complete symmetry to it, i.e. although film characters would intrude into real world debates, the converse, i.e. real world debaters intruding into films obviously could not occur since films are not an interactive medium. However, the evolution of games into film production platforms clearly eliminates any non-symmetrical aspects to my argument, because of the blurring of the distinction between films and MMOG's. If Arnie licenses his image to play a character in a MMOG production, and if he uses that character to participate in real world debates, (perhaps a presidential debate after the appropriate constitutional amendment to the "natural born citizen" clause), then the symmetrical result would be for real world protesters to be allowed to express themselves in MMOG's.