There were questions in a couple of threads about what books/papers/recorded lectures could serve to give a good introduction to LQG. I gathered some excerpts from Leucippus' posts and want to make a fresh start---trying to understand and to stay more focused on the central problem. In general terms this is not an unusual situation to be in. At the moment I'm not sure how to answer. What I hope to do is gradually add references that might fill the bill for someone who wants up-to-date, say 2009 or later, introductory material specifically to LQG (and I would include LQC and Spinfoam). Some actual LQG researchers (e.g. Hellmann, Vidotto) are PF members and do occasionally post here, so if we are lucky we might get advice from them, or equally well-qualified people. In any event we can make the attempt.