The Inbound Lands is honored to have received the following recognition and press:

2018, forthcoming : The Inbound Lands is interviewed by Kate O’Neil for The Tech Humanist, a podcast launching in 2018 that explores the convergence of technology, data, and humanity, while advocating for communally-minded technological advances that empower us to be better humans.


2017 November 30th : The Inbound Lands – along with Lorelumin and Sagaborn Games – presents at the Worldbuilders Guild Nashville meetup. Participants learn about Birdfolk culture, language, and motif, and are invited into imaginative play through a series of creative writing/making prompts.

2017 October 28th through January 5th, 2018 : A solo exhibition of Inbound Lands artwork and a pop-up trade embassy is invited and hosted by Slow Hand Coffee, in Nashville, TN.


2017 August 2nd through September 29th : A solo exhibition of Inbound Lands artwork and a pop-up embassy is hosted by the internationally-famous One Drop Ink Tattoo Shop, and is the featured artist for the August Jefferson Street Art Crawl.


2017 July 10th : The Inbound Lands is an invited artist/community engagement project for the Mullins Park: Unveiling the Water Wall ceremony. This historic site preserves 30 acres of green space, connects Nashville’s public Greenway, and honors Joe Brown Mullins, a black businessman who focused on real estate development in the Bordeaux neighborhood.

2017 June 3rd through July 21st : An Inbound Lands Embassy is awarded a stipend to pop-up during The Arts in Harmony Festival in New Harmony, Indiana, with participation in Mercatus at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, an arm of the University of Southern Indiana.

2017 April 6th through May 31st : Bongo East hosts A Fair Hilla solo exhibition and Inbound Lands Welcome Center.



2017 February 7th through April 4th : Bongo Belmont hosts A Fair Hilla solo exhibition and Inbound Lands Welcome Center.



2016 December 19th through February 6th 2017 : Fido Nashville hosts Between Every Two Pines, a solo exhibition and Inbound Lands Welcome Center. As part of the exhibit, players gathered for an interactive performance of The Exchange, a ritual for meeting and bonding with strangers.

2016 November 11th and 12th (Friday 8 pm – 10 pm, Sat 6 pm – 10 pm) : As a Modular Art Pod – an interactive, immersive segment within a juried maze of artist-created environments – The Process Way debuts at Queen Avenue. Visitors are encouraged to bring small, meaningful objects to trade with other strangers, sharing the stories of their origins in a cooperative, collaborative ritual of letting go.

2016 September 17th : The Fourth Annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire, hosted by the Adventure Science Center, welcomes an Inbound Lands Pop-up Embassy. Visitors played an onsite demo of the game, interacted with a live Inbounds Park Ranger, and perused Birdfolk wares at the Messner Point Pop-Up.
2015-9_NMMF152015 September 12th : The Inbound Lands is pleased to have been selected to present in the Third Annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire, hosted by the Adventure Science Center. Visitors played an onsite demo of the game, interacted with a live Inbounds Park Ranger, and perused Birdfolk wares at the Messner Point Pop-Up.

2015-4-1517_UoIlectures2015 April 14th and 16th : After a semester exploring and deconstructing the game within their classes, I’m flattered to be asked back as a guest lecturer to two Rhetoric 1030 classes at The University of Iowa, speaking about The Inbound Lands, the effect of the internet on contemporary narrative, and transmedia game design.
2015-4-5_TreetopatWhittier2015 April 5th through April 11th : I’m pleased to attend the invitation-only retreat space at Treetop at Whittier, returning to the beautiful forests of the Smokey Mountains and Appalachia Region to work on the second chapter of The Inbound Lands.


2015-1_MBAexhibit2015 January 28th through February 25th : Montgomery Bell Academy hosts “Wish You Were Here: An Inbound Lands Welcome Center ,” a solo show of concept artwork, interactive components, “educational materials,” and engagement work that I’ve done with the Inbound Lands. Excited to share this through talks with the students, and grateful to 12th & Broad Magazine for including the opening in their Daily Itinerary!




2014 December 9th : After they’ve been playing the game through the semester, I’m excited to Skype in and give an artist talk to Rhetoric 1030 students at the University of Iowa about The Inbound Lands, game design, and transmedia engagement!
2014-11_Native 2014 November issue : Native Magazine covers The Inbound Lands and my own particular geography as an artist. I’m so pleased with the depth of the article and truly honored to have been included through such a dedicated exploration of the online game world.
2014-8_EmbodyYourMuse 2014 August 13 : My Inbounds work and artist practice is featured in a Creative Spotlight on Embody Your Muse. McVeigh’s questions are thoughtful and probing, and the result is a great look into my personal process as an artist.




2014-8-7_InnovationsCover_web 2014 August 7 : The Nashville Scene includes a review of The Inbound Lands and its world as part of their 2014 Innovations print issue.
2014-8-FringePoster 2014 August 3 & 4 : The Sideshow Fringe Festival commissions a special Inbounds-themed interactive arts performance at the Belmont Black Box Theatre (Friday) and at Richland Park Library for their Family Fringe Day (Saturday). Visitors interacted with Hetch, a Birdfolk peddler who collected stories and translated them through drawings through a giant table shaped like a book. : Nashville, TN




2014-7-24-CL-studiovisit 2014 July 24 : Country Life, an Arts & Culture blog through the Nashville Scene, visited Messner Point at Platetone to do an Inbounds-themed studio visit.



2014-7-23_MeetTheArtist-Artbox 2014 July 23 : The Nashville Scene and Country Life, their Arts & Culture blog, ask a few questions as part of their “Meet the Artist” series behind the 25th Anniversary Artboxes.
2014-6-26_NashScene25thReveal 2014 May through June: An Inbounds-themed ArtBox – and I as its artist – is chosen by the Nashville Scene as one of their 25 artists selected to redesign a magazine distribution rack in celebration of their 25th Anniversary. During the month of June, I reveal 28 pieces of the box on my website, Twitter, and Facebook, leading up to the public full reveal at their birthday event.




2014-5-26_RightSideof30_ChattZineFest 2014 May 26 : Lauren Falkenberry interviews me about The Inbound Lands, interactive transmedia arts, and storytelling as part of her reporting on the 2014 Chattanooga Zine Fest.



2014-2-24_Wildacres2014 Feb 24th : The Inbound Lands is chosen for a 2014 Artist Residency by Wildacres Retreat! : Wildacres Retreat, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, USA





2014 Jan 17th : Nashville Artist Launches Online Text-Based Adventure : 12th & Broad, Nashville, TN




2011-3_IBLFictionProject2011 March : The Inbound Lands (Abridged) is included in The Fiction Project tour (a branch of the Sketchbook Project), and since, resides in The Brooklyn Art Library : various tour locations, and presently Brooklyn, NY