Help me compile a list of locations from fantasy/sci fi series?
June 5, 2016 5:32 PM   Subscribe

I am making a gift for a couple and I need your help! Part of the gift will contain a list of fantasy locations (i.e. LOTR - Mordor) from different sci-fi and fantasy franchises/worlds, with the overall theme being "Home is whereever I'm with you". My list only has three locations on it so far, and I'm struggling to come up with more. Don't constrain yourself--it doesn't matter if the locations are from movies, TV, books, anime, or something else. The couple is in their mid to late 20s, so contemporary-ish is probably best, but I'll take anything you've got! If it helps, I know they love Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and other shows/movies in that vein. Thanks!
posted by lucy.jakobs to Grab Bag (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hogwarts
Hogsmeade
Narnia
District 12
Defiance
Terabithia
Miskatonic University
posted by spunweb at 5:39 PM on June 5, 2016


Metropolis
Gotham City
posted by spunweb at 5:39 PM on June 5, 2016


Nightvale
posted by spunweb at 5:40 PM on June 5, 2016


Narnia - C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of
Prydain - Alexander's Chronicles of
Discworld - Pratchett
Pern - McCaffrey
Earthsea - Le Guin
Redwall - Jacques
Midkemia / Kelewan - Feist's Riftwar Sagas
posted by General Malaise at 5:44 PM on June 5, 2016


Ankh Morpork.
posted by taff at 5:57 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


List of fictional location types (from there, you go to Lists of Fictional Islands and Lists of Fictional City-States and what have you).
posted by wintersweet at 5:59 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think Wikipedia has you covered here. Note that they're not all in one list, but in separate articles, one for each type of fictional location.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:59 PM on June 5, 2016


I guess I owe wintersweet a coke.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 6:00 PM on June 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ankh Morpork
Tatooine
Barrayar
posted by BoscosMom at 6:00 PM on June 5, 2016


Saw the wikipedia list, but I'm hoping for a bit more curation/direction if anyone has additional suggestions!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 6:34 PM on June 5, 2016


Not strictly a location per se, but I think it fits with the "home is wherever I'm with you" theme -- Serenity (the ship) from Firefly & Serenity (the movie).
posted by snap, crackle and pop at 6:44 PM on June 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


Atlantis from Stargate Atlantis
posted by Roger Pittman at 7:10 PM on June 5, 2016


The Admiral's quarters (or the cabin, but that's pretty bittersweet) from Battlestar Galactica.
posted by pickingupsticks at 7:59 PM on June 5, 2016


New Crobuzon and other regions on Bas-Lag. Railsea is another world's setting.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:02 PM on June 5, 2016


Velgarth. Darkover. The White Tower.

Are you looking for maps or for names?
posted by steady-state strawberry at 1:08 AM on June 6, 2016


Homestuck-related places:

Sburb (more a game than a place, but it's where a lot of the action happens)
Skaia (probably your best option out of all of these, it's the crucible of creativity in-verse)
Alternia
Beforus
Dreambubbles (a concept more than a place but might work)
Prospit
Derse (may have a negative connotation)
The Furthest Ring (if your friends are into Cthulu-like scenarios)

Steven Universe-related places:

Homeworld (some negative connotations)
Beach City
Empire City
Jersey
The Barn
Kindergarten (kinda creepy)
Crystal Temple
Moon Base
posted by divabat at 1:14 AM on June 6, 2016


Gravity Falls!
posted by divabat at 1:15 AM on June 6, 2016


(sorry I keep thinking up of more suggestions after I press Enter)

I wouldn't really pick District 12 unless you're ok with impoverished places. Panem is the overall universe.

The Lunar Chronicles has a future version of Earth whose countries/continents are Eastern Commonwealth, African Union, American Republic, European Federation, United Kingdom, and Australia. Lunar (the Moon) is also a significant locale.

His Dark Materials has Jordan College, Trollesund, Svalbard, Bolvangar, Cittàgazze and a whole bunch of alt universes.
posted by divabat at 1:20 AM on June 6, 2016


Vulcan
Betazed
Qo'noS (phonetic: Kronos)
Romulus
Bajor
Cardassia Prime
Feringinar
Risa
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 3:14 AM on June 6, 2016


Names rather than maps. Bad/evil/impoverished places are okay.

These are great!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 9:18 AM on June 6, 2016


Sunnydale
posted by Billiken at 10:30 AM on June 6, 2016


Battlestar Galactica (2003) is a particularly poignant one for this, as in the mythology of the series, humanity was born on a world called Kobol, which they had to leave for [reasons], and then the Twelve Colonies (Picon, Caprica, Gemenon, Tauron, Loenis, Vigon, Canceron Aerilon, Aquaria, Scopia, Sagittaron, and Libran)were founded, and then destroyed, and the survivors of that destruction actually find Kobol again as well as founding New Caprica while they are looking for their new promised land, Earth. Then you've got the ships of the colonial fleet (of which Galactica and Pegasus are notable), where people lived for years. Basically the whole show was about the concept of losing, searching for, finding, and creating "home."

For Game of Thrones, the biggies are in most intros (the intros vary slightly because reasons). Depending on how long you want your list, you can just list the continents (Westeros, Essos), or get to some of the more interesting places in each Westeros (Winterfell, King's Landing, The Wall/Castle Black, Dorne), Essos (Braavos, Meereen, Volantis, Vaes Dothrak, Qarth, Astapor, Yunkai, Old Valyria).

You've been given some good Trek ones.

Babylon 5: Babylon 5, Earth, Mars, Centauri Prime, Chi Draconis A, Narn, Vorlon.

Saga (western comic): Landfall, Wreath, Cleave

Various Anime: Tokyo 3, Neo-Tokyo, Gunsmoke

Mad Max: Bartertown, Gas Town, The Citadel, The Green Place, Bullet Farm, Tomorrow-Morrow Land.

Others: The Matrix, Zion, Zero One, Shell Beach, Toon Town, Sesame Street, Equestria, Skyrim, Castle Rock, Emerald City, Racoon City, Lake Wobegon, New Crobuzon.
posted by sparklemotion at 2:32 PM on June 6, 2016


Night Vale
Gallimaufry
Tamriel (and included countries like Skyrim and Argonia)
Tatooine
Hoth
Dagobah
Pandora (Borderlands game series)
posted by Gneisskate at 3:21 PM on June 6, 2016


From Doctor Who:

Planets/Solar Systems/Galaxies etc.
Gallifrey
Androzani Major and Androzani Minor
Cheem
Castrovalva
Sontar
Trenzalore
Peladon
Mondas
Skaro
Metebelis Three
Midnight
Raxacoricofallapatorius
Shada
Kasterborous
The Medusa Cascade
Demons Run
E-Space
Krop Tor


Cities and other
New New York
The Boeshane Peninsula
Sardicktown
Christmas
Sky City
Starship UK
Bad Wolf Bay
Hedgewick’s World of Wonders
posted by wintersweet at 5:28 PM on June 6, 2016


Thank you all! I marked all the answers that I used directly or got usable ideas from. I think I caught them all! Here is a picture of the final product, if anyone was interested.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 11:32 AM on July 5, 2016 [4 favorites]


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