Welcome to the Guild James, glad to have you aboard.
I'm a long time follower, first time subscriber to Cartographer's Guild, and I must say, in the 15 minutes I've spent exploring, I am wondering why I didn't join earlier!
But a little about me:
I'm a 20 y.o. student living in Perth, Australia, studying my final year in Engineering. I've been gaming (Mainly DnD but also CoC and Earthdawn) for about 3 years now, and I've been trying my hand at running games for about a year. That's what has brought me here; I really want to do more of my own map work and drawing, and this seems to be the best place to learn what I need to know, and also to discuss it with like-minded people.
I also am a massive history enthusiast, and historical cartography is amazing, so I'd love to get into making really pretty maps, either with a computer or by hand. If I ever do, I'll be sure to post stuff here!
Nice to meet you all, and I look forward to hopefully many years of drawing, looking at your drawings, and assorted gaming talk that I'm sure will go on.