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
  13. Deborah J. Ross, The Seven-Petaled Shield
  14. Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings 
  15. Cat Rambo, Beasts of Tabat
  16. Malon Edwards, The Half-Dark Promise and other stories
  17. Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Signal To Noise 

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. Deborah J. Ross - The Seven-Petaled Shield
  21. Dialects and Voice 
  22. Dining and Eating Practices - [watch here]  
  23. Disability and Accommodation  
  24. Diversity
  25. Domesticated Animals 
  26. Economics 
  27. Families - [watch here
  28. Fantasy Cartography with Christian Stiehl
  29. Fashion  
  30. Food, Agriculture, and Diet
  31. Gender
  32. Gender in Language
  33. Gender Roles
  34. Genre and Description
  35. Gestures
  36. Heroes 
  37. High Culture and Low Culture
  38. Holidays - [watch here]
  39. How Realistic Does a Created World Have to Be?
  40. How to Keep Rich Worldbuilding from Bogging Down Your Story  
  41. Illness and Medicine 
  42. Illnesses, Ailments, and Medicine
  43. Insults, Privilege, and Power Language
  44. Joyce Chng/J. Damask, Wolf at the Door/ Rider Trilogy 
  45. Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings 
  46. Language Design, with special guests Lawrence Schoen and David J. Peterson
  47. Language Barriers - [watch here
  48. Links between Physical and Social in Worldbuilding
  49. Literacy and Technology
  50. Magic Systems
  51. Manners, Round 1
  52. Manners, Round 2
  53. Malon Edwards, The Half-Dark Promise and other stories
  54. Martial Arts, and how they are portrayed in film - [watch here
  55. Matching Culture and Character Motive
  56. Metaphors - [watch here
  57. Maurice Broaddus, The Knights of Breton Court/ Pimp my Airship  
  58. Misunderstandings 
  59. Morals and Values 
  60. Mythology - [watch here
  61. Myke Cole, Breach Zone
  62. Names, Titles, and Their Social Significance
  63. Parenting
  64. Personal Faith - [watch here]
  65. Pets 
  66. Political Systems
  67. Pregnancy and Parenthood
  68. Privacy 
  69. Privilege and Intersectionality
  70. Psychology
  71. Religion 
  72. Religion 2 - daily practices and diversity - [watch here]
  73. Religious Privilege
  74. Roads and Infrastructure
  75. Schools and Education - [watch here]
  76. Setting up Alternate Social Parameters
  77. Social Stereotypes 
  78. Sports, with Tim Wade
  79. Suspension of Disbelief and the "Show, Don't Tell" of Worldbuilding
  80. Swearing 
  81. Tim Wade, Sports
  82. Travel
  83. Villains 
  84. Water
  85. Weapons, Fighting, and Battles [watch here]
  86. Worldbuilding Process

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