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Last updated 2006 August 3

A Multiverse of Discourse

This web site is a fully cited and volunteer edited historical or ontological database for (usually) fictional stories of any medium and language, specializing in serials, that indexes both the events detailed in the stories, and the publications they appear in.

You can find out when this site is updated by subscribing to the mailing list chronology-announce@yahoogroups.com. I only send messages to this for significant updates, so you won't be bothered with things you probably don't care about. I used YahooGroups for the convenience. If you don't want to use your web browser, you can send an email to "chronology-announce-subscribe@yahoogroups.com" instead to sign up.

As promised during the last few years, I am converting my site to an actual multi-editor database (the current site is static files). The main reason that I haven't gotten there yet after all this time is that I have been setting my standards higher and higher, so I never actually arrive at the end. However, I now believe the website relaunch should come some time in the spring of 2005. I have released several previews here so far, the newest one on 2002 June 9th. The current preview is about 2 years out of date now, but represents a distinctive mid-way point between my old site (which you are reading now) and the pending new one. Note that if you want to get an idea what the web site title means, look up the term "universe of discourse" on Google or some other appropriate reference (or that may not help much).

The database is an ongoing project with great and vast plans going for it. When this is complete I expect to have a fan-edited resource with full citations that lists fiction from a wide range of media from around the world, cross-referenced with information on creators of said works, character appearances, crossovers, timelines, publication dates, and so on. In addition, works created by fans of the above fictions will be indexed and cross-referenced where appropriate, including fan fictions, fan art, fan websites, and fan translations of works into languages where they weren't officially published. In addition, the site should be available simultaneously in multiple languages, as available help allows (I only speak English myself). Initially the focus of this site will be on science fiction and fantasy with modern-day settings, and it will be editable by approved site visitors using a web interface.

What you see on my site right now is a 3MB+ collection of source text data which I have the authors' permission to use in my database. It is meant to be a description of the Marvel x-titles and related books arranged in order of continuity, and be an index to said books at the same time with synopsis, creator credits, and characters.

I would like to thank Eric Borer, Robert Diehl, William George Fergusun, Alan Quan, Markus Mueller and Paulo Costa, James Manning, Dan Wilson and Brian Alan Smith, Hypert, and Katya for their contributions. This site would be much smaller without them. See the Timelines section for Eric Borer's works and Indexes for the others. I would also like to thank Chuck Raney for convincing me to start a web site in the first place, rather than just sticking to my two FAQs (also found on "Timelines" and "Indexes").

News and Announcements

The following are on a variety of topics, and are generally ordered newest to oldest.

2006 August 3 Items: Removed the X-Day 2004 link and banner, because the event has been suspended indefinitely, while I instead focus my time on developing Perl 6 projects.

2005 August 10 Items: Removed the Gatecon 2005 link and banner, because the event ended over a week ago. Also updated the X-Day 2004 link to say it will be in Fall of 2005, probably.


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