The SF Bay Otherkin Meetup has been sending out our monthly event announcements through Meetup.com since September 2011. We will be moving to a privately hosted list after the September 10 meetup (to take place in San Jose, CA).
The main driver for this is that Meetup.com costs a minimum of $12 a month, more if paid month-to-month. For a large group with dozens attending every month that would be fine, but for a small group like ours I think that the same function can be gained mainly through regular email.
The November meetup in San Francisco has been cancelled due to a lack of RSVPs. Our next event will be on December 13th at a location yet to be decided in the southeast bay (quite likely Suju's in Fremont).
In an effort to help the otherkin community better understand itself, and to help the public understand the otherkin community, Kinmunity is introducing a 2016 otherkin community survey. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the community, identify trends and correlations in the community, and to help the community understand itself better. This survey will probably be longer than most others you have encountered; this is because we aim for high quality results. Once the survey closes to responses, the data will be posted publicly with any personally identifiable information removed (although none is really collected in the first place!)
Due to a lack of RSVPs for the September event, the SF Bay Otherkin meetup tomorrow in Oakland has been cancelled. Our next event is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, at a location yet to be determined in the south bay (ca. San Jose).
I just got here and accidentally bumped a post from 2014. Its been a while since I used this site as a forum for anything, my apologies. Its so very quiet though! I do wish there were more being said. :/
Does anyone know what's up with Otherkin Community, or how to contact whoever is webmastering there these days (not sure if it's Clodaus or who)? I'm seeing raw PHP code when I go to the site instead of getting the page normally.
ETA July 2: I got a reply from Seraphyna on tumblr on May 27: "I’ve had the same issue. No idea what’s up with it, but I have no access to fix it (not that I could if I did). I tried emailing Clodaus, but the OKC email is down so I left him a message on his Google+ but he either hasn’t seen it or isn’t doing anything about it."
we may have lost it for good if no one can get in touch with Clodaus :-/
ETA August 11: It's back. (not sure if you need to be a member to see posts in the News subforum, but you probably get the idea regardless.)
Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering 2015 is open for registration! It is the 5th time this annual event is taking place, and this time it will take place on the west coast of Norway, surrounded by beautiful valleys, fjords, and mountains. We are currently having 5 spaces left. I hope any of you would consider joining us on our adventures through Norway.
What the title says...are there any vegan otherkin aside from myself? Vegan being VEGAN, aka not eating, using, or wearing animals (including silk and honey) AT ALL. (Vegetarians are cool, but I encourage you to complete the step to helping animals and go vegan!) I'm writing an essay for my otherkin site regarding veganism and would like to know we're out there somewhere.
The meetup for October will be Sunday, October 12, in Menlo Park, CA. The event page is here, but I've recently changed the group settings to be a little more private, so you won't be able to see full information unless you are actually a member of the Meetup group. You can also PM me or email me at arethinn(at)eristic.net for more details.
What is the relationship between otherkin and roleplaying? Are otherkin just roleplayers?
As an otherkin I'm obviously going to ultimately say 'No'. However, this post will explore the finer details of the connection made between otherkin and roleplaying, in an effort to try and fully explain why otherkin are not all just a bunch of full-time roleplayers.
My brief comment: Of course I agree otherkin (generally) are not "just" roleplaying as elves, dragons, or whatever, despite what outsiders might often accuse us of "obviously" doing. However, I do think there can be value in roleplay as a tool for exploring e.g. a specific past/other life, or what values and/or actions you think express your "other" nature or mind, especially if you're new on the scene (so to speak).
I've learned today that 4chan is targeting a great number of tags on tumblr, including "Otherkin," and doing very nasty things with posts in those tags (I understand, that is their wont, and I suppose their prerogative). I just wanted to bring it up in case anyone here has trigger issues surrounding their Otherkin identity, or other areas of their life. A full text list of the targeted tags can be seen here, in the original post. Thanks for your time.
I'm sorry to announce that the June 8 meetup in Oakland has been cancelled. The July meetup in the south Bay, on Saturday, July 12, is tentative at this time because Celebron and I will be in Canada that day. It may be moved to July 5 or 19, moved in location, or cancelled entirely. Stay tuned.
I am new and I wanted to say hi. I have always thought I was so different and that no one would understand me, however, my husband spent some time researching and found Otherkin. He showed me and thought that maybe this is the community for me.
I remember all my past lives, this is my 7th on/in Earth. My first life was somewhere else. I was a "goddess". I am unsure if that is the proper term but it is what most ancient civilizations would have called me and my family here. I got in trouble and was banished in be a human for 7 lives. I remember everything but names and dates from my past lives. I believe that is part of my punishment.
I am hoping I am not alone, and there are others who have come from other places and are here in one form or another. So I am putting it out there and seeing what I get back. If I am not a good fit for this community, I understand and I would appreciate a point in the right direction.