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Squiddies and ToS and SciWorld, Oh my!

That’s right, we’re accepting Squiddie, ToS, and SciWorld nominations all at the same time!  Good luck! Read More


SciWorld! Wow!

What a SciWorld we had last month!  In case you missed it, Bravo Fleet and Star Army partnered together to host the 2018 edition, which was an absolute blast!  As far as we know, this was the first time that two different sim clubs co-hosted the convention.  The first SciWorld was in 1999, and it has been held continuously since 2011.  We believe that this year’s SciWorld was the 16th, but we’re not positive as many records from the early 2000s are no longer available. Read More


2018 SciWorld Online Convention

That’s right, SciWorld 2018 is today.  See you over there.

We would also like to give a special thanks to Alexander of Bravo Fleet and Wes Davis of Star Army for chairing this year’s convention.  Great work so far!  We can’t wait for SciWorld to begin!

2018 SciWorld Online Convention



SciWorld ’18 is July 28th

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the 2018 SciWorld Online Convention will be hosted by 2017 Squiddie winner Bravo Fleet & 2013 Squiddie winner Star Army on Saturday, July 28th!  Obviously, we’re changing things up a bit this year.  We’re holding SciWorld in the summer instead of the spring and you get two hosts for the price of one (actually, it’s still free).

If you’ve never heard of SciWorld, it’s a time when the entire simming and online roleplaying community comes together for one day in online chat rooms for engaging discussions, interactive trivia games, and live chat role plays.  In short, we share ideas, information, and energy!  Bravo Fleet & Star Army are on point to plan, advertise, and execute the festival.  Indeed, it takes a lot of work to make SciWorld happen! Read More


SciWorld is this Saturday

Hello all, SciWorld is this Saturday.  We have a wonderful day of events lined up for you.  We’ll be kicking off at 2:30pm London time, aka 9:30am New York time, aka 6:30am Los Angeles time.

Please visit for links to the chat room.  We’ll also be posting the full schedule there.

We have two prime spots open smack dab in the middle of the convention at 6 and 7pm London time, aka 1 and 2pm New York time, aka 10 and 11am Los Angeles time.  If you are interested in hosting an event during either slot, please let me know.

See you at SciWorld!


SciWorld postponed

I regret to inform you that SciWorld is being postponed.  We are working to reschedule and I hope you will be available and willing to attend in the future.  I will keep you posted as things progress. Read More


How to host an event at SciWorld


Calling all text based Roleplayers! The annual SciWorld Online Convention is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for May 5th & 6th and join in the fun!

Interested in hosting a trivia, discussion or live RP? Fill out this form ASAP ( and a member of the organizing committee will get back to you. Read More


SciWorld 2016. June 23-24. Be there.

2016 SciWorld Online Convention

2016 SciWorld Online Convention

SciWorld 2016 is almost upon us!  Indeed, the 14th iteration of the original simming and online role playing convention will be held in chatrooms at on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, the 24th.  We plan to kick things off at 5:30pm EST (10:30pm BST) on Thursday and at 4:00pm EST (9:00pm BST) on Friday.

For those of you who may not be familiar with the SciWorld Online Convention, it’s an extravaganza held annually in IRC chatrooms for everything that is simming and online roleplaying.  Typical events include discussions and workshops on issues within the greater simming community, interactive trivia games, and live-action role plays.  There’s something there for everyone!  As always, SciWorld is open to all simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation.  The first SciWorld was held in 1999 and sponsored by the Simming League.  Past SciWorlds have also been sponsored by other great organizations, including Ongoing Worlds and SimEnc.  This year’s convention is sponsored by Roleplay Wiki, which also sponsored the previous two.

So what does this all mean for you?

  • First, plan to attend yourself.  What better place to share your own ideas and learn the latest and greatest from the rest of the community?
  • Second, invite your friends.  Let them join in on the fun too!
  • Finally, if you would like to host a one-hour discussion, trivia game, or role play, contact Zania Ja’arda with this form.  But don’t wait too long–the schedule fills up quickly!

See you in a little over a week at SciWorld 2016.


2015 SciWorld – How to attend & host a time slot

Best RP and simming event in 2015? Come and see for yourself ;)

Best RP and simming event in 2015? Come and see for yourself 😉

Hello all! Do you remember me from last year? I’m Yatalu or Yatta, administrator of RPWiki. Just like in spring 2014, we will be holding 2015 SciWorld THIS WEEKEND!

What is 2015 SciWorld?

SciWorld Online Convention is an annual online role-playing and simming convention taking place in spring and held in IRC rooms. It’s where RPers and simmers from various communities gather together and discuss or listen in with experiences and more. In short: it’s where you definitely need to be this weekend.

What can you do at SciWorld?

You can either attend events or host your own! To host events, just follow these two simples steps:
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SciWorld 2015 is coming soon!

Sciworld - celebrate roleplaying

SciWorld is an online roleplaying convention that brings science fiction and fantasy writers together. This is an online convention & is hosted over dedicated chat rooms & features many different play-by-post and PBEM games coming together and sharing stories & ideas. You can attend sessions to help you become a better writer, join in games, share in open discussions & make new friends. Read More