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Posted on February 14, 2020, 10:19:26 AM by Jubal
Cyril and Methodius Day!

Happy Cyril and Methodius Day!


It's February 14 and thus our first Cyril and Methodius Day of the 2020s - the day each year when Exilian has a festival of languages, learning and international friendship for everyone around the world to take part in! Involving more geekery than any other festivals people might celebrate today, and hopefully doing good for the world too - today's a day to finish that book you have sitting around, learn a new writing system or discover a new language, and talk to friends in other countries and reach out across borders, something we can always do with more of around the world. Today's also a great day to donate to international literacy charities and ensure that the immense joy and power that can be gained from the written word is available to more folk who need it around the globe. Enjoy the day, and do let us know what you get up to!

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Posted on February 01, 2020, 08:47:00 PM by Jubal
Ren Series 2 Kickstarter!

Ren: The Girl With The Mark - Series Two!


Ren's series 2 crowdfund is go! Kate Madison's fantasy webseries, which follows a girl marked by an ancient spirit and forced to contend with the authoritarian Kah'nath who want to destroy both it and her, is set for a second series, and you can help make it happen. With an interesting world, excellent production details, great acting, and a dedicated crew of experts (many of them also veterans of Madison's earlier Tolkien fan-film Born of Hope), Ren has won a great many awards and is one of the best regarded productions of its kind. Very few teams have the skills to put together really high quality indie fantasy drama, so this is a chance to support one that is not to be missed.

The Ren team came to our 2015 and 2016 conventions in Cambridge, and we absolutely wish them all the very best for Series Two, which, as long as it gets funded, will no doubt be every bit the success that season one has been. Take a look!


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Posted on January 26, 2020, 05:00:02 PM by Jubal
Mastodon Account Move


Another quick announcement - we've moved our account on the federated open-source microblogging network Mastodon. Our previous host, Mastodon.at, is closing at the end of February - we'd like to thank them for hosting us since we joined Masto back in 2017 - and so we're now moving to a new account on the flagship instance, Mastodon.social. This will allow us to keep a strong presence on Mastodon and build on the wide array of followers we have on there, with the levels of stability and good maintenance we've been able to enjoy on the .at instance previously.

If you're a Mastodon user, you can now find and follow us at @ExilianOfficial@mastodon.social to keep up with Exilian news and our interactions with the Mastodon community. Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Jubal (Megadux)

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 08:04:42 PM by Jubal
2.0.17 Upgrade

Dear friends,

The forum has just been upgraded to a new version of SMF which includes greater provision for ensuring members are aware of their data protection rights. One of the effects of this is likely to be that users will need to log in again and formally accept Exilian's data security and privacy policy. We apologise for the inconvenience: this will be a one-off occurrence.

Best wishes,

Jubal (Basileus & Megadux)


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Posted on January 23, 2020, 05:40:01 PM by Jubal
Election Results, Jan 2020

Election Results

This month we welcome GMD back to staff as Spatharios (Moderator), and Tusky has stepped up to be on the admin team as Sebastokrator (Voting Members' Officer) after several terms as Spatharios. The full election results were as follows:

Regularly Elected Staff

Jubal (FIF) re-elected unopposed as Basileus, 6 votes to 0 with 0 abstentions
Tusky (Ind) elected unopposed as Sebastokrator, 6 votes to 0 with 0 abstentions
GMD (Ind) elected unopposed as Spatharios, 6 votes to 0 with 0 abstentions

The post of Tribounos was uncontested and remains vacant.

Ratification of Permanent Staff

Jubal (FIF) ratified as Megadux, 4 votes to 0 with 1 abstention
Glaurung (Ind) ratified as Sakellarios, 5 votes to 0 with 0 abstentions
Lizard (Ind) ratified as Technikos, 2 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions



Thanks to everyone who voted and to all our staff: the next regular elections will be in June, with opportunities for joining the staff team in the meantime likely to be announced in the Questions & Suggestions forum.