The Tower in 2018
The major events at TarValon.Net in 2018.
- Main article: Spring 2018 Executive Meeting
A new logo was revealed for the site, designed in order to give equal representation for the Ajahs and Companies. It was also decided to open an official Discord channel for the site during this meeting.
- Main article: Fall 2018 Executive Meeting
During this meeting, the decision was made to reboot the KinderGaidin program, where new parents receive an official TarValon.Net onesie. The Department of Marketing released their new “Four Pillars of TarValon.Net” initiative in order to draw in more new members from the wider Wheel of Time fanbase. The Department of Moderators and Operators announced a plan to add three new admins to the Department: Master of Chat/IRC, Master of Moderators, and Master of Chat/Discord (titles subject to change).
- Main article: 2018 Raisings
- Main article: 2018 Bondings
Thirteen couples bonded and three bonds were dissolved, one of them due to demotion.
- Main article: 2018 Demotions
A total of six people demoted this year.
No fundraiser was held in 2018.
- Main article: 2018 Outreach Activities
- Black Tower Day: This freeday was celebrated on March 27.
- Bel Tine: This freeweek took place between April 9 - 16.
- Glitter Free Week: The one-off Glitter Free Week was held July 23 - 30.
- Homecoming: Homecoming was held October 12 - 15.
- Shaoman: This freeweek took place between October 29 - November 4.
- Main article: 2018 Official Events
March 16-19, held in Gooding, Idaho. 41 people attended.
April 20-22, held in Atlanta, Georgia. 59 members attended.
September 21-23, held in Schmitten, Germany. 18 people attended.
October 26-28, held in Sleepy Hollow, New York. 27 people attended.
- Philantrophist of the Year: Wil Cambrae
- Unsung Servant: Elanda Tonil
- Volunteer of the Year: Jeffan Caliarthan
- Member of the Year: Kelgan al'Moranwin
- Keeper's Awards
- Main article: Keeper's Awards 2018
- Membership Administrator of the Year: Barmacral Tigana
- Non Membership Administrator of the Year: Jeffan Caliarthan
- Staff Member of the Year: Tallan Daar
- Extraordinary Service: Rhed al'Tere
- Merit Awards
- Main article: Merit Awards 2018
- Members' Choice Awards
- Main article: Members' Choice Awards 2018
21 awards were given out this year.
- Main article: Administrative and Staff Positions in 2018
In March of this year, Calen Velervron became the Head of the Department of Community Outreach, and Asandra al'Terra became the new Head of the Department of Moderators and Operators. Jeffan Caliarthan became the new Head of the Department of Marketing on August 7. Tallan Daar became the Head of the Department of Research and Records on September 18.