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 

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

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