May is Founders Month, when Pan demonstrates its appreciation of those intrepid pioneers who supported the founding of Pan Historia. Besides the special Founders Badge available to Founders only, this year Wyatt announced three honorary Founders: Candice, Allard Greybourne, and Robert of Kashmir.
In April, Kelly Silver Wise made the transition from the ranks of Editor to Agent. Kelly's special assignment includes site code and graphics.
Agents (identified by a purple star next to their names on the IM Panel) fix things, answer questions, create novels, reference books, blogs and salons. They handle disputes, infractions of the charter or complaints from members.
The Iron Writer Challenge saw a first: one challenger against two Iron Writers at the same time! With the secret ingredient "menage a trois," raider pitted himself against Hallie and Devlin. The final scoring was close: Hallie - 68; Devlin - 66; raider - 63.
April was National Poetry Month, and during Cowboy Poetry Week, Westerns sponsored a Cowboy Poetry Contest that attracted a small but mighty contingent of poets. Pandabucks and Poet Lariat plaques were awarded to Constance Culpepper, Goth Girl, Nana Minuet, and Sky.
Two new novels and a magazine have been added to the active shelves: Tales of the Clockwork Empire, A Competition Between Cities, and Living Healthy.
Clockwork Empire is a steampunk fantasy set during late 19th to early 20th centuries. Competition Between Cities is an action fantasy tied in to a tabletop miniatures game. Living Healthy is a magazine devoted to healthy bodies, minds, and spirits.
Other Good Stuff
The latest Pan Historian was posted at the beginning of April. The "Comedy Night" issue focuses on fun. Give it a look!
The MoBs of all your favorite Novels have the power to award bling to members! Gem Tokens appear on the profile and trophy room pages of those so awarded, and they can be customized for all kinds of fun.
Check out the Zones, one for each of the Genres, great places to hang out with other people who share enjoyment in any given Genre. Zone : Action, Zone : Contemporary, Zone : Fantasy, Zone : History, Zone : Horror, Zone : Other, Zone : Romance, Zone : Science Fiction and Zone : Westerns. Have an idea for a new Novel? You can pitch it on the planning boards at your chosen Zone and see if anyone else is interested.
For the discussion of topics that don't fit neatly into existing Reference Books, join The Symposia. If your topic takes off, it could just become a Reference Book in its own right.
If you have an idea for a Magazine, pitch it here so the Publishers can take a look at it.
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