I’m excited to introduce the first writer + artist team for Exotopia for the first of Exotopia’s 30-day voyages: Samantha Tan and Gary Thomson.
The first voyage, which will be to explore the TRAPPIST-1 planets, where we have detected mysterious radio signals. We will have tickets for 100 voyagers to figure out what is producing these signals.
Sam will be the featured NFT Artist, who will be making select NFTs that will get airdropped to people in their unique 30-day journey. Everyone has a different story and your character may get some special NFTs on certain days of their story.
Samantha Tan is a traveling artist, climate change activist, entrepreneur, and NFT creator. Her work spans from sculpture and performance to digital illustration. Her work often centers around collaborations with the diverse people in Web3. She seeks to create real world impact on climate change by creating a community for sustainability within the Web3 space. Tan’s first NFT artwork was a chain agnostic collaboration with Nathaniel Stern called Phoney Plants. Tan is currently working towards building an NFT coalition as part of her new project, Concerned Plant Society. In addition to NFTs, Tan is also a co-founder of Eco Labs, a company working in the cross section of climate x crypto.
What do the NFTs look like? Well, Sam has given us a preview of a few of these, based on Gary’s stories. Designed in Procreate, Sam has created a hand-drawn feel for these NFTs. The tone is for lighthearted humor, which mixes well with Gary’s playful sci-fi writing style.
You're awesome and everyone will know it when they see your shiny "Perfect Navigation" badge!
S7EVE77, you plucky little maintenance bot. Your heroism will never be forgotten.
It’s your VR Mai Tai! Too bad it tastes like chicken.
With the daily dose of your 30-day story, written by Gary Thomson, you will get a role for your character with a new story for each day.
Gary Thomson is a recovering IT engineer writing science-fiction and fantasy stories in Seattle, WA. His writing pokes at the absurdity of modern life with humor and compassion and elevates our mundane struggles by contrasting grounded, sympathetic characters with fantastic challenges.
On Day 16, if you’re in the Basic Crew role (about 40% of the people), you might get this story. It’s a good branch, clearly, one full of awe and imagination.
Some paths are not so fortunate. This could happen to your character, if you are in the role of Command Team on Day 23. Nearly marooned in space, this is the space nightmare that keeps astronauts up at night.
And some days are just filled with humor. Never argue with an android is the lesson here.