“Networld” comes online in SL!

Fellow Quillian, Nancy S.M. Waldman (Aplomb Pomilio inSL) will be reading her original short story “NetWorld” this Saturday evening (Saturday, February 19th at 6pm SLT). This story originally appeared in Undercurrents, published by Third Person Press.

This is the fifth of our monthly readings and other special events, occurring on the third Saturday of each month at 6pmSLT (9pmET/6pmPT).

If you miss it, you’ll have a chance to catch the recording once our new podcast gets rolling, but you’re urged to attend now as the podcast won’t be starting up just yet.

The reading will take place in the Workshop building, on the second floor beside the traditional meeting circle. The reading is a voice event, so attendees are encouraged to come with their “ears on” and their microphones off. Since the event is also being recorded, we request that you refrain from using audio ‘gestures’ or other devices that create ambient noise.

Announcing a new event night!

The Quillians are proud to announce the addition of a new event night to supplement our weekly meetings!

The third Saturday of each month at 6pm SLT will mark the new meeting time.  The first such event will be held on October 16, 2010.

The scheduled event night will see a few different forms along the way – everything from readings to interviews and perhaps even game nights.

As an extra bonus, readings and interviews will be recorded for inclusion into a Quillian Podcast (to be launched early next year).  Both the live reading and the podcast recording will assist Quillian members in promoting their stories and themselves to a larger market.

We are interested in making this new event night into a group effort and, in that spirit, we are looking to our fellow group members for ideas and suggestions for different event themes.  We are also looking for volunteers who would like to help organize events, or would like to hold a reading of their own.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact either Graegor Aeon or Timothy Berkmans inSL.

New web badges for member’s use!

I’ve just finished three different Quillian Logos/badges for member websites.  I am distributing them with the following caveat:  Anyone who uses these logos on their webpage must maintain the embedded link to thequillians.com.

I thank Nancy for her original design, Sherry for her original art, and Kat Klaybourne for her original design elements.  They all deserve credit for their wonderful imagery.  Hopefully my logos didn’t ruin their hard work!

There are three versions of the logo:  Speculate, Fantasize, and Characterize.  You may place any or all of the logos on as many pages as you wish, so long as you don’t infringe on anyone’s rights.

Copy and paste the following block(s) of text into your pages:


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/4639840112_be68fdf88c_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Speculate Weblink Logo” /></a>


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4639840002_3dc9fd245c_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Fantasize Weblink Logo” /></a>


<a href=”http://thequillians.com/” title=”The Quillians, F&SF Writer’s Workshop”><img src=”http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4639230265_0b8ea2e4e3_o.png” width=”180″ height=”240″ alt=”Quillian Characterize Weblink Logo” /></a>

If you’d prefer to host the image(s) on your own website, you are free to do so, as long as you keep the link to thequillians.com intact.  If you aren’t sure how to do this, feel free to ask…or just use the links above (I’m not expecting to overwhelm my flicker account!).

Shout-out for Bio/member info

Just a reminder for members of the workshop…any and all of you.  We’re assembling a quick biography page for all members that will also link to your website/blog.

We’d also like to add your blog into our blogroll in the sidebar!

Please send your bio and links to Michael Hercus / Graegor Aeon as soon as possible.  Thanks!

Oh, and please link to this website on your own pages!  Google use page links as a key indicator in search results.  :)