• Pods

    MerNetwork is proud to announce the creation of networking groups for people based on where they live. These groups will be called Pods (naturally), and are intended to help people get to know who else lives in their region so that people can have gathering and mini conventions. The idea is to help build local communities for mermaiding, and for people to show some hometown pride.
    Currently there are still a lot of details being worked out for the pods. Borders are not solid as of yet, but as they stand here is a map of the US separated into pods.



    To contribute to feedback for mapping, go to the forum topic here.

    Eventually each pod should have a name, a coat of arms, pod colors, and a mascot, which will be based on a fish native to that region. Currently the main pods are in the US, but as time goes on more pods will be created to fit the needs of other areas and countries.

    Below you will find the current information on the pods along with links to the forum subsections ("Forum" link) and the user groups ("Join" link). When you join a pod usergroup, your pod will appear above your username when posting in the forum. Please only join one pod in the area you live in. If you have unusual circumstances you can join more but one pod per member is preferred.

    Current Pods:
    Attachment 66 Pod of Socal
    Mascot: Garbaldi
    Colors: orange-gold & sunset-pink
    Forum
    Join
    Attachment 63 Pod of Texas
    Mascot: Guadalupe Bass
    Colors: Sky Blue and Tan
    Forum
    Join
    Attachment 64 Pod of New England
    Mascot: Atlantic Cod
    Colors: Red & Royal Blue
    Forum
    Join
    Attachment 65 Pod of the Great Lakes
    Mascot: Brook Trout
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    North Pacific Pod
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of the South
    Mascot: Sailfish
    Colors: Azure and Green
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of the Midwest
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Chesapeake Pod
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of Oceana
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of St. Lawrence
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of the Southwest
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Rocky Mountain Pod
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Pod of Hawaii
    Mascot: TBD
    Colors: TBD
    Forum
    Join
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Mermaid Meko's Avatar
      Mermaid Meko -
      So the Dakotas and MN and parts of Wisconsin seem to be the only region without a name yet...and though I am a bit confused as to why we aren't the "Midwest" like we usually are...

      And while joining great lakes or midwest is fine with me, I know there are a lot of Mers popping up in the MN area.

      Is there any way that we can get a pod going for our area? Like, North Central or Northen or somethin... I would be more than willing to be Admin and help out however would be needed.
    1. AmbrGlows's Avatar
      AmbrGlows -
      I just noticed that even though Texas has it's own pod that part of it's western region is mapped off as part of the Southwest Pod.
    1. Shimmer Mermaid's Avatar
      Shimmer Mermaid -
      I live in Arkansas, and I don't quite know where I would fit, if I do at all. I'm at Greer's Ferry Lake
    1. Shibbehthemermaid's Avatar
      Shibbehthemermaid -
      When will the other pods have shields that represent them?
    1. Mermaid Kelda's Avatar
      Mermaid Kelda -
      Coats of arms are a member-based thing, since they're location based all pod members will likely want a say in the design. If you'd like to start a discussion about your area's design, start a thread in your pod's subforum
    1. Merman Chatfish's Avatar
      Merman Chatfish -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Meko View Post
      So the Dakotas and MN and parts of Wisconsin seem to be the only region without a name yet...and though I am a bit confused as to why we aren't the "Midwest" like we usually are...

      And while joining great lakes or midwest is fine with me, I know there are a lot of Mers popping up in the MN area.

      Is there any way that we can get a pod going for our area? Like, North Central or Northen or somethin... I would be more than willing to be Admin and help out however would be needed.

      When I look at the Storm Prediction Centers Mesoscale Analysis Page where they break down the nation into 10 or so overlapping areas...anywho the area up there is considered the northern plains and what we call the midwest here is central plains, and then the midwest is a little more east.
    1. The Harlem Mermaid's Avatar
      The Harlem Mermaid -
      I too am not certain which pod applies to me. Im in NYC, I proudly represent Harlem New York, But there is another mermaid in NY that was here first, so how would I know if I too should add myself here, and if so where would i fit into this map?
    1. Mermaid Tami's Avatar
      Mermaid Tami -
      I'm trying to join the great lakes pod but I keep getting a notice that I do not have permission to join, please help
    1. Rin's Avatar
      Rin -
      Could we name the Minnesota/Dakotas/Iowa/Wisconsin Pod?
    1. Mermaid Kasandra's Avatar
      Mermaid Kasandra -
      hey any pods in Arizona I can join?
    1. the.tattooed.mermaid78's Avatar
      the.tattooed.mermaid78 -
      Hi all I'm looking for mermaid comunities (pods) in the north east of the UK, in co Durham please