Shared Worlds sounds very interesting and is (almost) making me wish I were a high school student again so I could benefit from it. Basically, some students have a two week camp where they collaborate to develop a world and develop stories, games, and art based in it. That sounds like a great experience and a lot of fun!

This year World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer is participating and asked fellow speculative fiction authors Elizabeth Hand, Nalo Hopkinson, Ursula K. LeGuin, China Mieville, and Michael Moorcock the following question: “What’s your top pick for the top real-life fantasy or science fiction city?” To see which cities they picked and why, read the interview.

Which cities would you pick? I haven’t been to any of the cities mentioned but I rather liked Elizabeth Hand’s answer (and I never realized she was from my home state until I read her bio with it). Maybe after next month I’ll decide Las Vegas qualifies… I’ll just have to wait and see!