We are pleased to formally announce our Monria Media Team. Here are the members from left to right and a little bit about them and the nature of their contributions. "Anny" Divine Thundergirl When Anny joined our Media Team, she already produced several graphic banners that you can see at the forum in event and other threads, as well as on our client loader, but was also the creative mind behind our 2017 St Patrick's Day Event video that you can view on the forum Home page. She is our videographer and one of our graphics contributors. She created the above Media Team banner, as well as the new Monria Space Travel banner and the new Monria storyline banner showing on our client loader. Anny is quite talented, and has proven to be quite the contributor in so many other ways which you will discover along the way. She is involved in other Monria projects that will be revealed as they are completed. She has been of extreme benefit to me personally, and to the rest of the Monria Team. In the meantime, Anny operates the Entropia Movies website where you can see more of her work. Her creative talent with video storytelling is unique and interesting. "Pinthas" Schmenke Dorian Pinthas joined our Media Team a while ago after I reached out to him about the writing he did when he was a member of the original (first) Monria Management Team. He did a lot of storyline writing for Monria that was never published in its entirety. He is also the one who wrote the dialogue for the mission on Monria called "DSEC: Monria's Untold Story" ... this is the collection of 4 Monria Chapters that give a reward. However, we are working on upgrading this reward because of the effort put forth. Pinthas and I are working on revealing his original body of work that includes the Historical Data Journal Entries, published Sep, as well as the 16 chapters of Monria's beginning history, which is now in progress and will be published in the near future. Once his original storyline work has been published, he will continue to work on his Tales from the Deep series. Dark Moon Enigma (aka DM or DME) I think most know that I am an official member of the Monria Management Team, and this position is an actual "real" job for me. I wear many hats, but my primary responsibility is Community Management, as well as overseeing our Community Initiatives Program (CIP). I'm also one of the Forum Administrators, and usually eyeball-deep in event planning and publishing the details of the events at the forum. However, my greatest passion is writing, which is also a major part of what I do for Monria. I write storyline, press releases, articles, event content, and just about anything else that goes into print that is Monria-related. I created The Kipling Chronicles that led to the discovery of the ancient journal where all of the journal entries came from that Pinthas wrote. I have a current storyline series that reveals not only the escalated danger and threat to Monria, but also new discoveries in the Kipling/Core connection that is quite surprising. Once we have caught up with what is in progress now and it has been published, we will collaborate to create the ongoing official storyline as Monria evolves. Eugenio "Anhithe" Wilde Anhithe is the Owner/Manager of Monria and leads the Monria Management Team, but only wears one hat for everything he does (Sombrero) and spreads himself thin across Moon space and behind the scenes often in non-stop frenetic energy making things happen. He is relentless not only with marketing Monria, but also works very closely with MindArk to ensure that we get our development plans in the pipeline. Thanks to Anhithe, our relationship with MindArk is mutually beneficial, and we can thank our MA Engineers for providing increased spawns, and even helping to elevate spontaneous chaos on the Moon during our events when we want to add the Unexpected. Various marketing methods are always being tested, and the Media Team is always looking for new ways to bring Monria more to the public's attention, such as having a display booth at the Dublin, Ireland GamerCon convention during our St Patrick's Day Event. I'm sure there will be more involvement at this level when opportunity presents itself, and where we can coordinate it with an in-game event. One of the things that is very key here with Anhithe and development, is that he is inspired by storyline, and I think the community will be surprised at what will unfold over time. Our intention is to bring some of the things in the storyline writing to life on Monria, which takes time, but that is our direction. So if you haven't paid too much attention to the storyline writing at the forum, you might want to start. You will only know possibilities because we won't tell. You will realize it when it's revealed in a VU. Juanita "Kendra" Wilde Kendra is not only the coolest virtual sister I've ever had (10 yrs and counting), but also continues to reinvent herself to be of more help. She recently tackled Photoshop, and you have probably already seen her incredibly creative work in the St Patrick's Day Event Countdown, and the photo collage that was used for the event results thread. I'm sure we'll see many more creations in the future. However, one of Kendra's main responsibilities is also marketing behind the scenes, and works with Anhithe to coordinate other outside activities like the GamerCon display booth. Not sure how many of you know this, but it was Kendra's Mother who did the sketch for our Evil Green Leprechaun that MindArk did an excellent job of replicating as our Monria pet. Kendra is also a wonderful Monria Good Will Ambassador and very helpful in the game. There is a great deal of work that takes place out of the public eye, either on the forum or elsewhere. We have our public personas and interaction with the community, but a chunk of time is spent on Monria business in the shadows where things are coordinated for the good of the community. The Monria Media Team is currently busy brainstorming on multiple projects that we are quite excited about. There's no ETA on the reveal because some of them will take time, but as soon as something is complete, it will be announced at the forum first. We have already converted official storyline into two PDF books that were published in August and September this year. One thing I can tell you for sure ... we have a dedicated team that contribute as time permits, and we work incredibly well together. The energy is positive, the brainstorming is in full force, and we are quite exited to continue on this mission to bring exciting things to the community. We also want to thank you for your continued support with our vision and efforts to evolve Monria. We have an amazing community that is growing quite nicely, and we want to affirm that we are working with you to make the experience even greater, so continue to give us your feedback. One last message to all of you ... "Expect the Unexpected" ... is not just reserved for our events.