Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dive into Worldbuilding! (the Google+ Hangouts Index)

Hangouts are ordered as follows: Special Guests -- Topics

SPECIAL GUESTS:
  1. Brad Beaulieu, The Lays of Anuskaya
  2. Myke Cole, Armies
  3. Myke Cole, Breach Zone 
  4. Stina Leicht - The Fey and the Fallen 
  5. David J. Peterson and Lawrence Schoen, Language Design
  6. Christian Stiehl, Fantasy Cartography 
  7. Tim Wade, Sports
  8. Aliette de Bodard, Obsidian and Blood/ Xuya/ House of Shattered Wings
  9. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship  
  10. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy
  11. N. K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy/The Fifth Season  
  12. Haralambi Markov, The Language of Knives

TOPICS:
  1. Alien Senses
  2. Aliette de Bodard, Obsidian and Blood/ Xuya/ House of Shattered Wings 
  3. Architecture
  4. Armies, with author Myke Cole - [watch here]
  5. Back History of Declining Societies
  6. The Body as a Record of Personal Experience and Cultural Identity
  7. Brad Beaulieu and The Lays of Anuskaya
  8. Building a world after starting your story - [watch here]
  9. Cities
  10. Cities: Making your city work
  11. Colonialism and Imperialism 
  12. Colors
  13. Costumes 
  14. Crime and Criminals
  15. Cultural Interactions/Linking large-scale and small-scale phenomena
  16. The Culture of Death
  17. The Culture of Oppression
  18. Dialects and Voice 
  19. Dining and Eating Practices - [watch here]  
  20. Disability and Accommodation  
  21. Diversity
  22. Economics 
  23. Families - [watch here
  24. Fantasy Cartography with Christian Stiehl
  25. Fashion  
  26. Food, Agriculture, and Diet
  27. Gender
  28. Gender in Language
  29. Gender Roles
  30. Heroes 
  31. High Culture and Low Culture
  32. Holidays - [watch here]
  33. How Realistic Does a Created World Have to Be?
  34. How to Keep Rich Worldbuilding from Bogging Down Your Story  
  35. Illness and Medicine 
  36. Illnesses, Ailments, and Medicine
  37. Insults, Privilege, and Power Language
  38. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy
  39. Language Design, with special guests Lawrence Schoen and David J. Peterson
  40. Language Barriers - [watch here
  41. Links between Physical and Social in Worldbuilding
  42. Literacy and Technology
  43. Magic Systems
  44. Manners, Round 1
  45. Manners, Round 2
  46. Martial Arts, and how they are portrayed in film - [watch here
  47. Matching Culture and Character Motive
  48. Metaphors - [watch here
  49. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship  
  50. Misunderstandings 
  51. Morals and Values 
  52. Mythology - [watch here
  53. Myke Cole, Breach Zone
  54. Parenting
  55. Personal Faith - [watch here]
  56. Pets 
  57. Political Systems
  58. Pregnancy and Parenthood
  59. Privacy 
  60. Privilege and Intersectionality
  61. Psychology
  62. Religion 
  63. Religion 2 - daily practices and diversity - [watch here]
  64. Religious Privilege
  65. Roads and Infrastructure
  66. Schools and Education - [watch here]
  67. Setting up Alternate Social Parameters
  68. Social Stereotypes 
  69. Sports, with Tim Wade
  70. Suspension of Disbelief and the "Show, Don't Tell" of Worldbuilding
  71. Swearing 
  72. Tim Wade, Sports
  73. Travel
  74. Villains 
  75. Water
  76. Weapons, Fighting, and Battles [watch here]
  77. Worldbuilding Process

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