Neighborhood Meetups – West Coast USA!

Dimitris and I LOVE getting to satisfy you guys. Really probably the greatest issues in regards to the World Anvil group is that each time we do a Meetup in actual life, we meet people who find themselves simply as superior as they’re on-line!

And this April was no exception! Dimitris and I had been so excited to come back to go to you all in Los Angeles, on the D20 at Sea cruise, in Sacramento, and even in our largest meetup of all, Seattle!

So what occurred on the World Anvil meetups?

For these of you who couldn’t make it—that is what saved us busy! To begin with, everybody launched themselves, together with some wacky details (and let me let you know, you guys are fairly wacky and we find it irresistible!) Then we encourage you to write elevator pitches in your worlds (take a look at our weblog on how to do this!).

However the principle a part of the meetup was—in true World Anvil spirit—a collaborative worldbuilding sport. Collectively, we started by randomly rolling up some features of a world and making an attempt to make sense of them. Progressively, we cut up into smaller and smaller teams, constructing land lots, species, and cultures.

Los Angeles: the RoboWorld of Necro-Fungus

The crew from Los Angeles met on a cold Saturday in Bixby Park. After our introductions—and some juicy shares about upcoming worldbuilding options—the solar and the hummingbirds got here out… simply in time for our collaborative worldbuilding sport! Some fairly bizarre rolls landed us in a hoop world with many suns, carnivorous cordyceps-like fungal reefs that eat blood, and robots that steal fowl enamel to outlive!

Dramatic Dragons (wonderful username, proper?) mentioned:

This occasion was implausible, and it was nice to spend time with different worldbuilders! Plus listening to a number of the upcoming options was nice. I actually loved the collaborative worldbuilding sport.

A photo of the attendees of the WA Worldbuilding Meetup LA April 2023

World Anvil’s worldbuilding meetup in LA, 2023! You’ll by no means guess who *demanded* the dino-claws… 😉

Sacramento: FREE THE OILIES! 

It was a beautiful summer time night in Sacramento’s Land Park, the place we met for our second group meetup. Deterred solely by mosquitoes (we handed the bug spray round—thanks Ademal/Jacklyn for bringing it) we rolled up an interesting world of controlling bugs, liberated avians, and, most memorable, sentient Oil!

This meetup additionally had essentially the most community-brought snacks by far: chocolate brownies and spam/tofu musubi. Undoubtedly a welcome addition after just a few hours of intense worldbuilding enjoyable.

Sai-Tyme mentioned:

I loved assembly new individuals, agile worldbuilding in a sport format, and naturally seeing Dimitris and Janet IN PERSON!

FREE THE OILIES! Our Sacramento worldbuilding group was a blast! And positively had essentially the most snacks, too!

Seattle: the Otter Supremacy 

Our third meetup was on the prime of the Insignia South Tower in Seattle, with unimaginable views of the town. An enormous thanks to Guoccomolé for securing us the room! The ultimate group got here up with a comet-bombarded hellscape world of underground chasms, valuable assets, and an Otter Supremacy on the point of collapse and revolution.

EVTaurus mentioned:

It was spectacular! Assembly these close to me, really attending to Seattle for as soon as, and seeing how simple it’s to socialize amongst true friends. My solely “criticism” is that we couldn’t do extra!

Shhhh – worldbuilding in progress! Our largest group of all, Seattle, proved that collaborative worldbuilding is enjoyable irrespective of how many individuals take part! And the view from this beautiful location was spectacular too (you possibly can simply see the waterfront on the left)!

The d20 at Sea Cruise

We had been so thrilled to be invited as Visitors of Honor on the D20 at Sea cruise! In addition to our very first Keynote speech, we gave packed seminars on Worldbuilding for GMs, Getting Began as a GM, and Creating Compelling Characters. Oh, and we even acquired to satisfy some Anvilites—outdated and new!

Strixxline mentioned:

The speak was nice! The breakdown of the method was tremendous useful and provides me an ideal concept for a way I wish to additional develop my world!

Enjoying “One Quiet 12 months” with DrunkenPanda and Strixxline.

Particular shout out to Marc, aka DrunkenPanda, who got here to THREE meetups this yr, and likewise to 3 meetups final yr! Marc is an unimaginable human, and we had been honored to get to spend a lot time with him 🙂 Additionally to Barron and Ademal (beneath), with whom we acquired to go on an precise American Highway journey, and make characters of their marketing campaign setting & system, Ethnis!

Me, Dimi, Barron & Ademal in entrance of the Golden Gate Bridge! It was a little bit of a hike up that hill, however price it 🙂

So when’s the subsequent meetup?! GENCON 2023!

Thanks a lot to everybody who joined us this time—it was such a pleasure to satisfy you all! We’ll be doing one other meetup within the USA this yr, throughout GENCON 2023, which is held in Indianapolis at the start of August (3-Sixth). The occasion will likely be outdoors of the particular conference (most likely in a park someplace), so that you received’t have to purchase a ticket to come back. Extra particulars to come back quickly.

If you happen to ARE attending GenCon, we’ll even be operating worldbuilding seminars—so why not join one? You’ll see them within the GenCon occasions roster when it opens.

Have been you at a World Anvil meetup? Wanna discover others? 

If YOU attended a meetup and wish to discover others who had been there, drop your identify, which meetup you attended, and your World Anvil world URL or creator web page into the feedback so you possibly can join! Even if you happen to missed out on attending, it’s a great way to seek out and create friendships with different worldbuilders in your space.

Name me sappy, however my dream is that our fantastic on-line group begins serving to individuals join in actual life, too! In any case, digital is nice, however there’s one thing particular about assembly individuals in the actual world.

It’s been so enjoyable sharing these experiences with you stunning beans—a lot like to you all <3


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