Autostraddle writer Kayla Upadhyaya will host a Booksmart watch-a-long in the A+ Pop-Up Discord Server on Sunday June 27 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST. All you have to do to join her and A+ members in a live watch-a-long chat is 1) Be an A+ Member 2) Join the Discord Server this weekend and make sure you’re there at 3pm PST in the Booksmart channel! And 3) watch the movie at the same time as everyone else! Booksmart is currently available on Hulu. (Or platform of your choice — maybe you have the DVD, you do you!) We hope to see you there!
The beloved A+ member Discord Server is returning!
A+ Pop-Up Pride Discord Server | June 26 9am PST – June 28 3pm PST | 18+ | A+ Members
Meet other A+ members from all over the world and maybe nearby to you, too! Talk about everything from tarot to music to houseplants, post a lex-style personals ad, or just hang out. The server only shows up sometimes, for a limited time, so check back on the website that Saturday the 26th for the A+ Post to join! Or, if you sign up for A+ before then, you get the weekly A+ e-news every Saturday, and I’ll have instructions in there, too!
What is a Discord Server? It’s basically a giant chatroom with multiple channels, labeled by topic. The “pets” channel is always a huge seratonin rush and I am looking forward to how the gardening channel will do at this time of year!
Why is the server a pop-up? A couple of reasons! Firstly, it requires an AS team member to moderate it (it’s me, Nicole), which has not been too much of an issue as you all have done an awesome job of being respectful and minding the Code of Conduct. Still, we wouldn’t want to leave it unmonitored for very long, and we don’t have someone who could be the dedicated moderator.
Secondly, we’ve found that it’s easier on everyone’s calendar AND there is a better chance of meeting folks if we only have the server up for a limited time where everyone is encouraged to hop in! We’ve had some great unofficial spin-off groups emerge (Sword Lesbians, anyone?), and believe some folks also took conversations to DMs so they could stay in touch outside of the server.
In other words, the goal of the server is to have fun next weekend, maybe meet some folks with similar interests and find ways to stay in touch, and then leave the weekend with fond memories and new connections. AND even if you’ve been before, we have so many new members, I highly encourage you to stop on by!
Not yet an A+ member? You can join for as little as $4 a month, support indie queer media, get access to our Pop-Up Discord Servers like this one!
Before you go! It takes funding to keep this publication by and for queer women and trans people of all genders running every day. And A+ members keep the majority of our site free for everyone. Still, 99.9% of our readers are not members. A+ membership starts at just $4/month. If you’re able to, will you join A+ and keep Autostraddle here and working for everyone?