I'm relieved to hear that Patreon has backed off its plan! Therefore, I'm going to tell all of you that I have a Patreon (, which supports and coordinates as a workshop with my YouTube show, Dive into Worldbuilding. The show talks about lots of different topics like economics, bathrooms, colorism, and birds, and features guest authors each month.
Summaries of previous discussions can be found here: dive-into-worldbuilding.blogsp

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our Code of Conduct.