Hello AVATAR clan,
kaltxì ma olo’ unìltirantokxähello avatar clan!
The year of AVATAR 2 is upon us, and despite a quiet month in the fandom there's still a lot to be excited about in the coming months! Let's take a look back at January to see what all was revealed/announced across the Na'vi Language community and AVATAR fandom.
Community podcast Eana Mokri came out of the gates swinging with a brand new episode to kick off the new year! Episode 32, "How to Talk About AVATAR News with Eana Mokri" discussed Kelutral.org's appearance on How to With John Wilson, the year of AVATAR 2, and caught up with the end of the year grammar updates from Paul Frommer over on Naviteri. But that wasn't all from Eana Mokri this month! They also published episode 33, Live from OmatiCon, which was recorded during Kelutral's second-annual OmatiCon on January 8th. Both episodes are now available on the podcast streaming platform of your choice.
Naviteri.org was quiet this month, absent of its usual end of month language update from Paul Frommer. We hope this is indication of the franchise entering the final phases before the sequel's release this December! The one update we did receive clarified some longstanding grammar questions, which is always welcome (especially since some of these questions have existed for nearly 13 years at this point!) Read Paul's post here.
Nearly a year ago to the day, Kelutral.org partnered with a community for AVATAR: Pandora Rising, and over the course of that year not much changed in that community due to silence on the development end of the game. That changed at the end of January, when the AVATAR: Pandora Rising development team completed the final server merge, bringing all pre-release players into a single server.
For Kelutral, this signals major changes on the horizon. We used the silence of January to perform a complete overhaul on the Pandora Rising branch and prepare it for the game's eventual global release later this year. Find out more about this change here.
In addition to Pandora Rising, @officialavatar announced an additional mobile game coming later this year: AVATAR: Reckoning! A closed beta test took place in Canada last weekend and reactions from those who participated are extremely positive. The game promises to be an interesting look into post-film Pandora, while also being an engaging multiplayer game. Stay tuned for breaking news on this game's development!
Kelutral Status Update
Kelutral exists to provide a home for the James Cameron's AVATAR fanbase and to promote the growth of the Na'vi language community. Our goal is to create a space to learn Na'vi that is on the bleeding edge of innovation and growth. Part of accomplishing these goals is recognizing where others are more equipped to provide certain resources, and so with that in mind, we have two announcements concerning our community that we would like to reveal.
Kelutral.org is pleased to announce a collaborative partnership with LearnNavi.org. In additon to having their own learning programs, LearnNavi is the internet's premier archive of the Na'vi language's history and canon. Mid-January, the administrators of Kelutral and LearnNavi met and reached an agreement on a set of goals to promote the growth and health of the Na'vi language community over the coming years. You will find a link to LearnNavi in the "friends" section of our footer in addition to the continued reference to LearnNavi resources in our learning community.
The second announcement that we would like to make is that we are going to be supplementing Na'vi as a Second Language so that NaSL can be taken offline for a much needed rewrite and format change. To achieve this, we are announcing the Na'vi Survival Guide- an innovative, interactive virtual lesson series that is the first of its kind in the history of the Na'vi language community. Designed to be evergreen content with interactive, variable practice, the Na'vi Survival Guide will provide a space for learners with even the smallest amount of time or availability to learn the Na'vi language without needing live lessons. Take part in the open beta for series 1 here!
That’s all for January. A lot to look forward to from around the "AVATAR" community! Be sure to follow our socials for breaking news from the franchise and fanbase as it happens.
October is off to a frightening start at Kelutral.org and we're hosting more events in a single month than we ever have before! Now is an excellent time to pop back in and learn Na'vi, play some Minecraft on our shiny new Minecraft server, or participate in one of our Halloween-themed events like our Na'vi language writing competition!
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, there's a lot more on the horizon. Join our growing Discord server today and make sure you don't miss out on breaking news and other surprises in the coming months. Trust us, you're not going to want to miss what's coming.
October 16th, 2021 - Halloween-themed Creative Minecraft Build Contest ends
October 22nd, 2021 - Na'vi Writing Contest submission deadline
October 29th, 2021 - Spooky stories night
October 30th, 2021 - Pumpkin Carving Contest submission deadline
Kaltxì ma olo’ unìltirantokxä! Happy March!
February was an exciting month for the "AVATAR" fandom and for Kelutral.org. Let’s review the highlights!
Community podcast "Eana Mokri" came off of hiatus to release their first episode of the year in early February. The return of the podcast comes on the heels of January’s OmatiCon convention and the release of issue No. 1 of “The Next Shadow” comic, both of which the cast discuss at length.
Support "Eana Mokri" by giving the podcast a listen on your preferred podcasting platform!
Kelutral.org acquired a "Pandora Rising" community as a member of the new Kelutral.org network. This branch of our community will serve to connect players of the video game with other like-minded community members and further our goal of a unified fandom! Join the "Pandora Rising" Discord today: https://discord.gg/teGFg6J3Uk
To celebrate the launch of issue No. 2 of “The Next Shadow”, Kelutral.org is giving away two digital copies of the issue to randomly selected community members. The winners will be chosen on March 3.
Professor Paul Frommer published a new blog post late last night, marking the end of February. While no new vocabulary was introduced, Frommer addressed several questions he had received via email over the past few weeks.
And finally, Kelutral.org finally reached the partnership threshold to apply for partnership with Discord! The application has been submitted, and it may take as many as 30 days for it to be reviewed and approved. We thank everyone who has contributed to us reaching this milestone!
Kelutral Status Update
Recently Kelutral.org expanded our vision for the scope and application of our community to include a broader range of fan interests. With the acquisition of a "Pandora Rising" community in February, our focus is now on negotiating acquisition of and partnership with the teams of both r/AVATAR and the AVATAR Wiki.
The goal is to consolidate our efforts of building thriving "AVATAR" communities into a singular effort, therefore increasing the individual successes of each by virtue of the collective focus and ability. We will ideally have more news for you on this front in the coming weeks.
The Month of March
Looking ahead, anticipate the release of “The Next Shadow” issue No. 3 this week, as well as a coinciding giveaway of the digital issue.
The current "Pandora Rising" season concludes at the end of this month, so make your final push with your Alliance!
Expect an "Eana Mokri" episode in the next two to three weeks, as recording has wrapped for the latest episode. The cast discusses "The Next Shadow" issue No. 2 and the latest in space news.
That’s all for February. A lot to look forward to from around the "AVATAR" community! Be sure to follow our socials for breaking news from the franchise and fanbase as it happens.
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