Super Relaxed Fantasy Club needs YOU! *big pointy finger*

Ha, you thought I’d forgotten about this, didn’t you? You thought I’d have a couple of glasses of wine and wipe such things from my memory (and I couldn’t blame you for thinking that) but no! Plans are afoot, my lovelies. We’ve had a bit of a talk about potential website stuff, and thanks to the marvellous Den Patrick, we’ve poked some people about potential meeting up spaces (still wrangling that), and thanks to the fabulous Jenny Haines, I’ve seen a little teaser of what could well be the best badger-related badges in all of existence. So despite the Super Relaxed nature of SRFC, things have been happening.

It’s come to that stage now though, where we’re starting to need to know exactly who’s going to be involved, and how. So let’s see some hands going up in the comments, and let’s see some of your feedback.

Do you want to be part of SRFC?

Would you perhaps be prepared to submit our very first “This fantasy book is amazing and you should read it” articles?

What sort of website would you like to see? A straight up blog, with articles from a wide range of people, along with updates on when/where the next meet-up would be? Or perhaps a forum based thing, with articles on the side?

Would you come to a meet-up? What would you like to see at one? Will you buy me a drink?

Would you be interested in a short story anthology? At some point it would be ace to have actual physical badges to give to people, and one way of funding that would be a little ebook anthology. What do you think?

Let me know in the comments! SRFC needs you, and your laid back ideas, dude.

(please imagine The Dude from The Big Lebowski, except now he’s a badger. Got that? Excellent)

31 thoughts on “Super Relaxed Fantasy Club needs YOU! *big pointy finger*

  1. Yes to the anthology! And I think a blog-style site would be easier to browse than a forum. I like forums, but they seem to get more complicated than blogs…

    Meetups might be harder for me, but I would certainly be up for trying to attend ’em! 😀

  2. Let’s see. I could probably buy you a drink.

    I could write some articles. And I’m up for cross posting reviews from my blog if that is wanted.

    What I’d like to see? Website, and I think a forum is a good idea. (I’ve got more specific ideas concerning that, but those can wait.)

    I think an anthology is a good idea. And even a magazine at a later date if that is at all possible.

  3. Do you want to be part of SRFC?

    – Yes! It sounds very lovely.

    Would you perhaps be prepared to submit our very first “This fantasy book is amazing and you should read it” articles?

    – Yeah, sure. Dunno how good it would be, but I’ll have a bash, yeah.

    What sort of website would you like to see?

    – a blog with comments would be easier to moderate/run than a forum. Might I suggest some sort of code of conduct? Nowt too complicated or restrictive (super-relaxed after all) but maybe just “don’t be an asshat” or words to that effect.

    Would you come to a meet-up?

    – Funds/availability permitting, hells yeah.

    What would you like to see at one?

    – Nice peeps, alcoholic beverages for sale, possibly crisps, badges.

    Will you buy me a drink?

    -But of course!

    Would you be interested in a short story anthology? At some point it would be ace to have actual physical badges to give to people, and one way of funding that would be a little ebook anthology. What do you think?

    -sounds cracking. Short stories f’t win.

    Let me know in the comments! SRFC needs you, and your laid back ideas, dude.

    – Can we get a really nice rug to like, tie the whole place together, man?

  4. Oh gosh! I have no ideas at all. (Lisa above can confirm this!). However, I’m fairly easy going so happy to take part in things and go with the flow.
    All sounds good to me.
    Lynn 😀

  5. Absolutely in. All of the happenings sound very exciting.
    I think a blog rather than a forum (no good reason, just personal choice). I’m doing a lot of research reading at the moment but will scribble something and send it your way as soon as I’ve read/remembered something that qualifies.
    Meet-ups sound great although I do struggle to get to London.
    V.

  6. I’m definitely in! Happy to write some articles about super duper fantasy books that I think people should read. :-) I also like the idea of an anthology and would happily submit something/edit. A blog or a forum is good, but perhaps a blog format would be easier to run? Meet ups might be a bit harder for me, especially in London, but I would certainly try to get to them if I can. :-)

    Woo! Glad things are moving along with this… very exciting!

  7. I’m in too! A blog-type site would probably be easier to moderate than forums and are a bit more user-friendly to the casual reader. I probably can’t come to any meetups, me living on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean from you, but if I could I would definitely buy you a drink!

    I’d be happy to contribute a story to an anthology, especially if I can write about badgers. I don’t know anything about badgers. (They have superpowers, right? Well, I guarantee that if I write about badgers, they will have superpowers.) I’d also buy any anthologies produced, and could donate to cover physical badges/postage and so forth.

    Sounds like fun!

  8. I’d be up for a blog post!

    I think a blog would be the best format, especially with modern themes and their ability to highlight content. Forums have a very insular feel and aren’t as good for showcasing stuff.

  9. I could do enthusiastic blog posts, and I’d definitely be up for picking up recommendations on awesome fantasy reads. Meet ups sound fun, but assuming they’d involve a chunk of travel for us it’d depend on what else was going on at the time and also cost issues.

    My writing-brain doesn’t really do short stories, but I’ve collaborated with Sam before, and we’d be willing to give that another go if there was an anthology in the works.

  10. I think one of those new fangled blog-type-thingums would be best. Forums are OK but can end up taking on a life of their own meaning a lot of time taken up moderating and such like. Blog posts with comments, and like Gilliam says above maybe some simple rules as to spoilers and/or being un-asshatish.

    I’d love to submit and share my love of the why’s/wheres/whens of my relationship with fantasy. Also the same for an anthology (but more than happy to read said collection as well).

    Would be great to attended a meet-up and put faces to people I’ve chatted with for so long, but time and money would factor in said attendance.

    As well as outright blog posts would there be writer interviews?

  11. I’m late to the party, as usual. I’ve been hibernating. Or hiding. Hidebernating? Anyway, I’d still like to be involved in this, if I may.

  12. As a follow-up

    I volunteer!

    Can write about books I like, willing to write for an anthology, happy to contribute wherever needed. Meet ups grand, but I’m quite far north!

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