'Aladdin' is theme of 'Princyclopedia 2008'
Posted March 20, 2008; 10:46 a.m.
Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the world of "Aladdin" and the mysteries of Arabia at "Princyclopedia 2008," sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library. The interactive book convention is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Dillon Gymnasium.
Inspired by the venerable folk tale, the event will allow "Aladdin" fans to immerse themselves in the art, architecture, food and culture of the Middle East through a variety of hands-on projects and demonstrations. It will feature a real flying carpet, genie magic demonstrations, and visits from desert snakes, bugs, falcons and even a live camel.
Activities will be led by various University organizations, community groups and local businesses. For more information and to view a full list of participants, visit the "Princyclopedia" website.