10 Best Fantasy Forums You Have to Join

10 Best Fantasy Forums You Have to Join

An internet forum, message board, or a bulletin board is defined, by Wikipedia, as “an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.” Forums are different from chat rooms in the sense that they usually contain longer replies, a structured system of posting and organization, they have an archive, and messages are not automatically posted, but sometimes require the authorization of a moderator or an administrator. Web forums can be a source of much fun and although they are not as popular as they were 15-20 years ago before social networking became a thing, they are still numerous and many of them are very active.

Running and maintaining a forum is not easy. There are a lot of things one has to consider before launching one, but maintaining it and keeping it active is even tougher and requires a lot of time. You can have a general-type forum with a lot of different topics and fields, which is a little easier to maintain as people can talk about whatever they want, but there are also specific types of forums that focus on several fields or even one specific field. This latter group is going to be the focus of today’s article, as we are going to bring you a list of the 10 best fantasy-themed web forums you should definitely join and participate in.

10 Best Fantasy Forums

Science Fiction and Fantasy World (SFFWorld)

Link: https://www.sffworld.com/forum/
Activity: Active (c. 5 posts per day)

Description: Science Fiction and Fantasy World (SFFWorld) is one of the oldest science fiction and fantasy projects on the Internet. The site was founded in 1997 and is still active, which certainly makes it one of the pioneers of science fiction on the internet.

The project was started by Dag Rambraut, a Norwegian fan, as a hobby but today includes several writers and editors who contribute to the projects. The site offers book and movie reviews, interviews with people from the world of science fiction and fantasy, as well as news and stories by authors from all around the world. The forum itself is active and it has a very simple, yet user-friendly interface that you are going to master quite quickly.

It has several different sections that you can post in and an active community that posts daily. We highly recommend SFFWorld because of the quality of its content and the site’s pioneering contribution to science fiction and fantasy on the Internet.

Best Fantasy Books

Link: http://bestfantasybooks.com/forums/
Activity: Active (c. 10 posts per week)

Description: “Take a stroll through any mega bookstore, and you will be inundated with countless fantasy fiction books. A few will be great fantasy books, some will be good fantasy books, and most will be bad fantasy books. Finding a good fantasy novel is difficult, like sifting for gold among sand. But occasionally, just occasionally, you’ll find that rare nugget, that grain of gold to forever treasure.

Some have a negative perception of fantasy literature (especially those who read-only “mainstream” literature) as being cheesy, badly written, and cliche. Yet, rest assured there are some very well-written fantasy books out there — books that can compete arm to arm with “literature”.

You just have to know where to look. BestFantasyBooks.com is your number one source for fantasy and science fiction recommendations — books, comics, anime, movies, and games. We’ve spent countless hours creating detailed recommendation lists to suit EVERY fantasy fanboy’s taste.” (from bestfantasybooks.com)

Mythic Scribes

Link: https://mythicscribes.com/community/
Activity: Active (c. 5 posts per day)

Description: “Mythic Scribes is a community of fantasy writers who are passionate about storytelling.  We provide a platform for new and aspiring authors, as well as a meeting place for writers and fans of the genre. By sharing both the joys and the struggles of writing, we offer inspiration and support to one another.

The fantasy writing forums are the heart of the Mythic Scribes community.  They are the place to connect with other fantasy writers, and to discuss all things related to fantasy fiction. Each week we feature original articles on the art and craft of fantasy writing.  If you have an idea for an article, we would love to hear from you.  Please see our submission guidelines.

You are invited to post original stories or novel excerpts in our private Showcase Forum, where they will be read by other members of our community.  If you wish, you can also request feedback or a critique. Each article featured on our home page includes a comments section, where you are invited to share your thoughts and questions.” (from mythicscribes.com)

Fantasy-Faction

Link: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/
Activity: Active (c. 10 posts per day)

Description: “Fantasy-Faction began as Marc Aplin’s way to geek out about the fantasy books he’d discovered way back in 2010.  In November 2010 he started this website to encourage people to read what we, our staff members and editors, consider good books capable of giving readers the feelings discussed above and to investigate the genre in an academic and enjoyable way through articles.

Our job is to help readers find which books will rock their world through reviews and author interviews. The articles are a way of investigating how this awesomeness is achieved or how, as an author, you may achieve the same effects. Why the name Fantasy-Faction? A faction is basically a grouping of like-minded individuals.

Five years later our faction is part army, part family, and all lovers of fantasy books. We are now one of the largest fantasy communities on the web and it’s all thanks to our amazing contributors and our loyal Factioners.” (from fantasy-faction.com)

Science Fiction Fandom

Link: https://forums.sf-fandom.com
Activity: Active (c. 10 posts per week)

Description: Science Fiction Fandom is an online community dedicated to the world of science fiction and fantasy. Most of the site’s activity is done through a pretty neatly organised forum that has several categories. Some of the categories are series-specific and focus on better or lesser known franchises from the genre.

Other boards include general discussion panels, as well as a creative corner for writers. The site is fairly active with several hundred visits on a daily basis and although the posts might not be that frequent, there is still enough for you to enjoy yourselves and meet some new, like-minded people. Science Fiction Fandom is a project that certainly offers more than enough for the fandom and that is why we recommend you join and participate in its daily activities.

Fantasy-Writers

Link: http://www.fantasy-writers.org/forum
Activity: Active (c. 10 posts per week)

Description: “Fantasy-Writers.org is the perfect site for writers and readers of fantasy fiction, providing a space to post your stories and receive friendly, constructive advice from our large community, including many published authors.  Browse our forum section for discussions about writing and fantasy in general, as well as some fun stuff, and check out news updates and useful links in our directory.  When you feel ready to post a story or comment, join in a forum discussion, or enter our monthly story challenge, sign up for a free account.” (from fantasy-writers.org)

The Fantasy Forum

Link: http://www.thefantasyforum.com
Activity: Active (c. 10 posts per day)

Description: The Fantasy Forum is quite a large community that is solely based on a large forum that is neatly organised in the manner of medieval RPG games. The forum has a very large general section that covers every possible topic of conversation you might have.

They’re also specialized boards focused on specific fields and topics that include writing, books, shopping, games and even a board for forum-based RPG games, which are very popular among community members. The Fantasy Forum has a large member pool and the members are relatively active, which is why we think that you’ll be able to find like-minded individuals rather quickly.

The Fantasy Forum has been around for more than 10 years and we think that its tradition, as well as the fact that it still has an active base of members, are enough to attract your attention which is why we definitely recommend joining it.

SFFChronicles

Link: https://www.sffchronicles.com
Activity: Active (c. 20 posts per day)

Description: Chronicles, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community (SFFC), is a forum-based website dedicated to science fiction and fantasy. It has a very lovely design, a large member base and – what is more important – active members which participate daily.

The forum is divided into several larger groups that each deal with one separate aspect, like books, movies, TV shows, etc. Each of these board has a lot of specialised, smaller boards that focus on an author, a movie or a specific TV show and you’ll be able to find everything – from hardcore science fiction to comic books.

Chronicles offer a great user experience and the whole site is just so user-friendly that you would not want to miss it. We definitely recommend checking it out and we are more than certain that you are going to enjoy yourselves in that community.

RP Nation

Link: https://www.rpnation.com
Activity: Active (100+ per day)

Description: RP Nation is not a fantasy-exclusive board and is focused mainly on forum-based roleplaying, but since it’s so big and active, we are certain that fantasy lovers are going to find a place there, even if they don’t always like to roleplay.

This is how the site welcomes new members: “Welcome to RpNation, a forum-based roleplaying community. We know you’re excited to start roleplaying, but perhaps you’re confused or unfamiliar as to how. If this is your first time roleplaying or your first time on a forum, this is one of the first places to start! If you have any questions you can ask them here or in the Community Hub.

It is highly recommended you check out the FAQ as many other commonly asked questions are answered there.” There is really something for everyone and with a great user interface, we are certain that you’ll love being on the site.

Potter’s Army

Link: https://www.pottersarmy.net
Activity: Inactive

Description: Potter’s Army is a roleplaying site that’s been up and running since 2007. We have just revamped the site for an AU version of our previous PA adventures, with our old writing buddies. The site was closed sometime ago and was recently revived, but due to the fact that there was practically no activity – it’s inactive once more.

This choice is a rather personal one, as yours truly was a member of Potter’s Army and has quite fond memories from that time, but it just couldn’t be ignored. Potter’s Army was a brilliant place, a place where friendships were forged and where great stories were written.

The level of activity was amazing and it was among the most popular and most active Harry Potter RPG sites around the Internet at the time. This is a thank you to the site and to all the people that wrote there, this is a thank you from us at Fiction Horizon and a hopeful plea that the site – at one point – becomes active like it was before.

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