YAY DEVMEETS! A gathering where deviants from all over the world who are joined through one art site can meet up and have a right laugh
While the successful DA Summit was talked about a lot on DA, the little devmeets that go on all over the world rarely get a mention on DA. Because of this, many deviants have never been to one, or don't even know what they are.
So, I was encouraged to write up this tutorial about Devmeets based on my own expeciences with the idea of encouraging people who have never heard of a devmeet to take part. Because as we all know (or should know) DA isn't just about the art, it's about the community and sharing the things you love. What better way to do that than in real life with a brunch of other crazy deviants?THIS FILE CAN ONLY BE VIEWED BY DOWNLOADING IT. Download the zip file to your desktop, open it up and view the HTML page specially designed by the talented and super . It's that easy! (trust me, if I can do it, anyone can)
This document will tell you all you'll need to know about taking part of your first devmeet, how to make the most of your day, and what to expect when you get there. The catagories in this document include:What is a Devmeet?
When and Where do Devmeets take place?
How do I become part of a Devmeet?
Finding the Devmeet
Planning your first Meet
Arrival at the Meet
At the Meet
The end of the Devmeet
After the devmeet
Organising a Devmeet
Things to Consider
Even if you're a Devmeet veteran, feel free to browse the document and see if you agree/disagree with what I've said. I can only base this document on my own experiences, but I hope I've covered all the bases!
I have mentioned these people at the end of the document, but they need to be thanked as often as possible for being such super, wonderful people
- Talented artist and community member extrodinare. Without her i may never have written this guide. She knows how important the community on DA is, and she's a welcomming and lovely person all round. She's not only been my proof reader, but more importantly she wrote the section about Organising your own devmeet, a hugely useful topic for anyone thinking of starting up their own meet.
- the amazingly talented programmer who made this zip file out of my word document, so it's much nicer to read and easier to browse through. Another Devmeet organiser and regular attendee who cares about the community spirit of DA. I can't thank him enough for taking time out of his busy work schedual (and juggling DAv5's launch with the other directors) to put this file together, cause it looks AWESOME
And of course, thanks to all the people who have ever organised or attended devmeets, without you guys the DA community would be a lot less fun and welcoming. You guys make DA what it is, a place for people of like minds to share art and good times! This guide is approved by , the club for brit deviants and britain-based devmeets. Keep up to date with all the latest meets!