Good ol' formal introductions.
I work in the Dalhousie Map Collection/GIS Centre (thus work with both paper and digital maps) and have a background in graphic design and photography. I am currently studying Geography and GIS.
"We" at the Collection stumbled upon the Guild a few days ago (see my register date... haha) and fell in love with it. We are lucky enough to have on staff a classically trained cartographer who teaches a university level cartography course. The tutorials, as a resource, are incredible, and may make it into the curriculum (with due credit). Many of the finished maps are of the highest quality and sparked quite a discussion here.
I believe Fictional/Fantasy maps are a wonderful thing, and I look forward to becoming part of the community.