Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dive into Worldbuilding! (the Google+ Hangouts Index)

Hangouts are ordered as follows: Special Guests -- Topics

SPECIAL GUESTS: (Alphabetical by last name)
  1. Brad Beaulieu, The Lays of Anuskaya
  2. Aliette de Bodard, Obsidian and Blood/ Xuya/ House of Shattered Wings 
  3. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship
  4. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy 
  5. Myke Cole, Armies
  6. Myke Cole, Breach Zone 
  7. Malon Edwards, The Half-Dark Promise and other stories
  8. Fábio Fernandes, Obliterati
  9. Laura Anne Gilman, Silver on the Road
  10. Nancy Hightower, The Acolyte 
  11. N. K. Jemisin, The Broken Earth Trilogy/The Fifth Season  
  12. Stina Leicht and Cold Iron
  13. Stina Leicht - The Fey and the Fallen  
  14. Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings
  15. Usman T. Malik, The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn and other stories
  16. Haralambi Markov, The Language of Knives
  17. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Signal To Noise  
  18. Megan O'Keefe, Steal the Sky
  19. David J. Peterson and Lawrence Schoen, Language Design
  20. Cat Rambo, Beasts of Tabat
  21. Kelly Robson, Waters of Versailles
  22. Deborah J. Ross, The Seven-Petaled Shield
  23.  Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories
  24. Andrea Stewart, The Changeling Wars
  25. Christian Stiehl, Fantasy Cartography 
  26. Tim Wade, Sports
  27. Isabel Yap, Milagroso, The Oiran's song, and other stories
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. Autonomy, Individuality, and Identity
  6. Back History of Declining Societies
  7. The Body as a Record of Personal Experience and Cultural Identity
  8. Brad Beaulieu and The Lays of Anuskaya
  9. Building a world after starting your story - [watch here]
  10. Cat Rambo, Beasts of Tabat
  11. Cities
  12. Cities: Making your city work
  13. Colonialism and Imperialism 
  14. Colors
  15. Costumes 
  16. Crime and Criminals
  17. Cultural Interactions/Linking large-scale and small-scale phenomena
  18. The Culture of Death
  19. The Culture of Oppression
  20. Death and Funerals
  21. Deborah J. Ross - The Seven-Petaled Shield
  22. Dialects and Voice 
  23. Dining and Eating Practices - [watch here]  
  24. Disability and Accommodation  
  25. Diversity
  26. Domesticated Animals 
  27. Economics 
  28. Fábio Fernandes, Obliterati
  29. Families - [watch here
  30. Fantasy Cartography with Christian Stiehl
  31. Fashion  
  32. Food, Agriculture, and Diet
  33. Gender
  34. Gender in Language
  35. Gender Roles
  36. Genre and Description
  37. Gestures
  38. Laura Anne Gilman, Silver on the Road
  39. Heroes 
  40. High Culture and Low Culture
  41. Nancy Hightower, The Acolyte
  42. Holidays - [watch here]
  43. How Realistic Does a Created World Have to Be?
  44. How to Keep Rich Worldbuilding from Bogging Down Your Story   
  45. Humor and Pranks
  46. Illness and Medicine 
  47. Illnesses, Ailments, and Medicine
  48. Insults, Privilege, and Power Language
  49. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy 
  50. Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings 
  51. Language Design, with special guests Lawrence Schoen and David J. Peterson
  52. Language Barriers - [watch here
  53. Stina Leicht and Cold Iron 
  54. Stina Leicht - The Fey and the Fallen 
  55. Links between Physical and Social in Worldbuilding
  56. Literacy and Technology
  57. Magic Systems
  58. Manners, Round 1
  59. Manners, Round 2
  60. Malon Edwards, The Half-Dark Promise and other stories
  61. Martial Arts, and how they are portrayed in film - [watch here
  62. Matching Culture and Character Motive
  63. Metaphors - [watch here
  64. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship  
  65. Misunderstandings  
  66. Modesty
  67. Morals and Values 
  68. Mythology - [watch here
  69. Myke Cole, Breach Zone
  70. Natural Disasters
  71. Names, Titles, and Their Social Significance 
  72. Megan O'Keefe, Steal the Sky
  73. Parenting
  74. Personal Faith - [watch here]
  75. Pets 
  76. Political Systems
  77. Pregnancy and Parenthood
  78. Privacy 
  79. Privilege and Intersectionality
  80. Psychology 
  81. Realism in Worldbuilding
  82. Religion 
  83. Religion 2 - daily practices and diversity - [watch here]
  84. Religious Privilege
  85. Kelly Robson, Waters of Versailles 
  86. Roads and Infrastructure
  87. Schools and Education - [watch here]
  88. Setting up Alternate Social Parameters
  89. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Signal To Noise 
  90. Social Stereotypes 
  91. Sofia Samatar, A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories
  92. Sports, with Tim Wade
  93. Andrea Stewart, The Changeling Wars
  94. Suspension of Disbelief and the "Show, Don't Tell" of Worldbuilding
  95. Swearing 
  96. Tim Wade, Sports
  97. Travel
  98. Usman T. Malik 
  99. Villains 
  100. Water
  101. Weapons, Fighting, and Battles [watch here]
  102. Worldbuilding Process
  103. Isabel Yap, Milagroso, The Oiran's song, and other stories 

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