Welcome to the first annual Worldbuilding Week at QSF. We’ll talk about all aspects of building a world for your story, including languages; alien/magical races; history and timelines; culture and politics; sex, marriage and reproduction; and tools and techniques. It should be a lot of fun.
OK, so you’ve come up with your very own language for your new world. And you’ve chosen the most awesome-ever aliens or magical creatures to populate it! Now you have to come up with a history and build a timeline.
How did your world come to be? Were there wars? Settlers? Nation building? Did the Elves and Dwarves have an epic rift that brought us to where we are today? Or did your Glorphs evolve from swamp dwellers and so only live in really squishy houses? And are there tools to help you chart and keep track of all this history?
So many things to cover today!
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week – each day will have a moderator to help keep moving things along and to supply their own tips and point of view.
Thurs 9/17 History/Timelines, Moderator: Kathryn Grace Duncan Bone
Fri 9/18: Culture & Politics, Moderator: Kathryn Grace Duncan Bone
Sat 9/19: Sex, Marriage, Reproduction, Moderator: Elizabeth Barrette
Sun 9/20: Tools and Techniques, Moderator: Rory Ni Coileain
It’s a freeform discussion – pop in and ask your questions or share your wisdom – or both!