Neighborhood Meetups – West Coast USA!

Dimitris and I LOVE getting to satisfy you guys. Truly probably the greatest issues in regards to the World Anvil neighborhood 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 have been so excited to return 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 like it!) Then we encourage you to write elevator pitches in your worlds (try our weblog on how to try this!).

However the primary a part of the meetup was—in true World Anvil spirit—a collaborative worldbuilding sport. Collectively, we started by randomly rolling up some facets of a world and making an attempt to make sense of them. Progressively, we break up into smaller and smaller teams, constructing land plenty, 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 hen tooth to outlive!

Dramatic Dragons (superb username, proper?) mentioned:

This occasion was incredible, and it was nice to spend time with different worldbuilders! Plus listening to a number of the upcoming options was nice. I really 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 season night in Sacramento’s Land Park, the place we met for our second neighborhood meetup. Deterred solely by mosquitoes (we handed the bug spray round—thanks Ademal/Jacklyn for bringing it) we rolled up a captivating world of controlling bugs, liberated avians, and, most memorable, sentient Oil!

This meetup additionally had probably the most community-brought snacks by far: chocolate brownies and spam/tofu musubi. Undoubtedly a welcome addition after a couple of 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 undoubtedly had probably the most snacks, too!

Seattle: the Otter Supremacy 

Our third meetup was on the high of the Insignia South Tower in Seattle, with unbelievable views of the town. A large thanks to Guoccomolé for securing us the room! The ultimate group got here up with a comet-bombarded hellscape world of underground chasms, treasured 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 straightforward it’s to socialize amongst true friends. My solely “grievance” is that we couldn’t do extra!

Shhhh – worldbuilding in progress! Our largest group of all, Seattle, proved that collaborative worldbuilding is enjoyable regardless of how many individuals take part! And the view from this attractive location was spectacular too (you’ll be able to simply see the waterfront on the left)!

The d20 at Sea Cruise

We have 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 excellent thought for the 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 unbelievable human, and we have been honored to get to spend a lot time with him 🙂 Additionally to Barron and Ademal (under), 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 value it 🙂

So when’s the following 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 first of August (3-Sixth). The occasion can be outdoors of the particular conference (most likely in a park someplace), so that you gained’t have to purchase a ticket to return. Extra particulars to return quickly.

In case you 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.

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

If YOU attended a meetup and wish to discover others who have been there, drop your identify, which meetup you attended, and your World Anvil world URL or writer web page into the feedback so you’ll be able to join! Even in case you missed out on attending, it’s a great way to search out and create friendships with different worldbuilders in your space.

Name me sappy, however my dream is that our great on-line neighborhood begins serving to individuals join in actual life, too! In spite of everything, 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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