Skies of Dinotopia

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Fan Challenges

The Original Message Board has a tradition of fan challenges, usually to celebrate one of the official Dinotopian holidays. We had a bunch of stories submitted for Storyhearth Day in 2009 and 2010, and we ran the Sylvia Appreciation Day in October 2010.

2010 Sylvia Appreciation Day


Na and Thundertail contributed poetry and art in this OMB thread.

Bring your fic, your fan art, your thoughtful essays and your lovingly composed odes, and post them all here in this thread on Sunday, October 17th, 2010, to celebrate the gentle, beautiful, fearless apprentice skybax rider and partner of the oft-forgotten Nimbus.

Let’s honor the woman who stole Will’s heart the first day he set foot on our beloved island, who grew up in the western Hatchery and speaks fluent saurian, who climbed to the Tentpole of the Sky and flew between the teeth of Rainy Basin tyrannosaurs, who won the ring race at the Dinosaur Olympics and adventured forth in search of the Hand of Dinotopia.

Let’s give her the warm outpouring of love she deserves! I’ll be there… will you?

Free Sylvia and Nimbus Icons





2010 Storyhearth Day

Another year of great turnout!

The Shell by Azonthus
The Road to Enlightenment by Thundertail
The Jungle Man by NA
Keep the Sea on the Right by Kaak
The White Ox by Quickstride
Cirrus and Nimbus: Nursery School by Bigwing
Skybax Jousting Champion by Prince_of_Macedon
Sing Me No Song by Rosa
Adventures of Harmony Ryder on Dinotopia by Rosa


2009 Storyhearth Day

This was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! February 16th is Storyhearth Day on the Dinotopian calendar so everyone on the Original Dinotopian Message Board came out to cheerlead those of us who thought we could write stories for it. It was a great experience and managed to coax some stories from people who'd been nervous or reluctant to share their work before. Just another way Dinotopian fandom is awesome.



Jules and the Haystack by Ace
Wallister and Tabernacle by Kaak
I'm not a mouse..." by Thundertail
A Chance Encounter by NA
Cirrus and Nimbus by Bigwing
Song of the Rainy Basin by Azonthus