Dimitris and I LOVE getting to fulfill you guys. Truly probably the greatest issues concerning 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 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 information (and let me inform you, you guys are fairly wacky and we like it!) Then we encourage you to write elevator pitches on your worlds (try our weblog on how to do 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 attempting to make sense of them. Steadily, 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 chicken 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 few 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 season 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 enchanting 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 number 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 positively had probably 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. 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, valuable sources, and an Otter Supremacy on the point of collapse and revolution.

EVTaurus mentioned:

It was spectacular! Assembly these close to me, truly attending to Seattle for as soon as, and seeing how straightforward 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 regardless of how many individuals take part! And the view from this beautiful 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 Friends 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 bought to fulfill some Anvilites—outdated and new!

Strixxline mentioned:

The discuss was nice! The breakdown of the method was tremendous useful and offers me a terrific thought for a way I wish to additional develop my world!

Taking part in “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 a few meetups final yr! Marc is an unimaginable human, and we have been honored to get to spend a lot time with him 🙂 Additionally to Barron and Ademal (beneath), with whom we bought 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 fulfill you all! We’ll be doing one other meetup within the USA this yr, throughout GENCON 2023, which is held in Indianapolis originally of August (3-Sixth). The occasion will likely 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.

Should you ARE attending GenCon, we’ll even be working 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 have been there, drop your title, which meetup you attended, and your World Anvil world URL or creator 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 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 lovely beans—a lot like to you all <3