I’ve thinking a bit more about other fictional places I wish I could visit that would be a tad more hospitable than Westeros in part because it’s fun to think about and also because it’s freezing here.*
So here’s my list so far. Some of the selections are a bit stranger and less hospitable than others, but that’s the best part of made-up travel plans.
- Arkham, Kadath, and Innsmouth from H. P. Lovecraft’s short stories
- Ankh-Morpork, Lancre, and Überwald from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series
- Dinotopia from James Gurney’s Dinotopia series
- Hidden Leaf Village from Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga series
- Hogwarts from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series
- Middle-Earth from J. R. R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
- Moomin Valley from Tove Jannson’s Moomintroll series
- Oa from Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps
- Oz from L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz series
- Redwall Abbey from Brian Jacques’ Redwall series
- The Enchanted Forest from Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn
- The Lake House and Braddock Manor from the Excalibur series
- The Wild Wood from Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows
- Gotham City especially Wayne Manor and Arkham Asylum from Batman
- X-Mansion (or Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters) from the X-men series
What fictional places would you to visit?
By the way, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is a great reference for fictional places like the ones listed above. Not only are there really detailed entries for a ton of imaginary locations, but there are maps as well including an awesome one for Lovecraft’s Arkham. Being a colossal geek, I used to love to copy maps and then fill them in with colored pencils.
* I’m not kidding. There was a little igloo icon next to the temperature on Weatherbug this morning. Brr!