February 28th, 2003, 04:26 AM
I was searching (either at google or askjeeves) for places accepting short story submissions. I was really looking for a magazine site or Webzine, I had never joined or even visited a forum before... I thought it was all 50 year old men pretending to be 14 to talk dirty to girls!!!
Lurked for a bit and thought what a great idea a forum is for getting critique etc. Then, met great people, fell in love, got published, got heart ripped out and the rest is history LOL.
February 28th, 2003, 05:37 AM
It was in the dark days of a fledgling SFF... when we only had 4 members.... Dag, Zedd, Fitzflagg and Shehzad.
I was just walking past when they all jumped me and dragged me in, pressed a shilling in my hands... and chained me to the wall.
Those days are past now... with nearly 2000 members they no longer need to kidnap passers by.
Seriously... I was just sirfing Fantasy book site, and found this.
February 28th, 2003, 05:55 AM
February 28th, 2003, 07:34 AM
As seems to be the norm, I did a search (yahoo I believe) looking for a forum on fantasy books. I had recently started reading fantasy again after a number of years of reading nothing but books for school. I had finished Martin's SOIaF and Jordan's Wheel of Time books and desired some more good fantasy. I stumbled onto this page, found many great suggestions and love the site.
February 28th, 2003, 09:01 AM
\m/ BEER \m/
Excuse me "A Dragon" but I rarely go into GD anymore.
February 28th, 2003, 02:57 PM
February 28th, 2003, 08:32 PM
Push the button Frank
Like Trent, I have no friends that read as avidly as I do (pretty sad since I am a librarian!). I clearly remember specifically what drove me out onto the internet to find like minded folks to chat with. I had just finished Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings and I found it so completely horrible that I felt that if I wasn't able to bitch about it, I would just burst! So, that was my first post, and I was relieved to find many people who agreed with me.
You haven't been able to get rid of me since! I see no reason to seek out any other forums because I think there's a diversity of views to keep me entertained and reading!
March 1st, 2003, 01:11 PM
i found out about this site because i was searching google for a site with a lot of fantasy short stories, and this great site popped up so i took a look at it. i am impressed. i just looked around for about 3 months before i actually signed up
March 2nd, 2003, 06:13 PM
Google also brought me here. I was searching for fantasy sites in order to find new authors- I needed something to tide me over since my favorites seem to be caught in the same publishing cycle...
March 2nd, 2003, 06:50 PM
Someone asked for suggestions for a Fantasy forum on another forum I'm a member of (www.thedvdforums.com), so seeing as I've been reading fantasy novels (and like fantasy films/PC games) for nearly 30 years, I thought I'd pop along
March 2nd, 2003, 10:30 PM
I found this site on Google Directory. But I'm sure I had already come here before, looking for book reviews.
March 2nd, 2003, 11:08 PM
I was searching for Science Fiction sites and found this one. I don't usually join message boards but this one was different from most of them I'd seen. It's more adult, intelligent, and international. I love that. Glad to be here (even if it's only intermittantly).
March 3rd, 2003, 11:46 AM
My friend told me about the place and that way got me started
March 4th, 2003, 11:31 AM
well i'm a member of my school's online newspaper (check my profile for the link and please visit ... shameless advertising much??)
and i was just typing in random URLs in since i was bored, as happens quite frequently in class, happened upon this and lurked here for a little while. like juzzza i had certain uh message board stereotypes but this one seemed pretty safe so i joined up eventually
March 4th, 2003, 04:57 PM
Sharin' in the Groove
i'd abandoned fantasy/sci fi novels some years ago, and found myself picking them back up after a renewed interest in CRPGS. i believe i was looking for reviews of forgotten realms books (r.a. salvatore) but after finding these forums, I've moved on to less restrictive fantasy worlds.
oh yeah, google.