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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Welcome to Night Vale Fan Creates Detailed Maps of the City, Unwisely Includes the Dog Park



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I’m pretty sure everyone who reads our site will have heard of Welcome to Night Vale already, but just in case my viewpoint’s been skewed by spending way too much time on Tumblr: It’s a fictional podcast set in the town of Night Vale, where all sorts of horror movie-esque happenings (a mysterious glow cloud appears over the city and starts raining animal corpses, a PTA meeting is invaded by dinosaurs, etc.) are narrated by Night Vale Community Radio host Cecil Baldwin. It’s been around for over a year, but a few months back it suddenly got really popular on Tumblr for reasons no one really knows (maybe a Vague Yet Menacing Government Agency was involved?) and has subsequently climbed to the #1 spot on iTunes’ “Top Podcasts” lists.

It’s also really amazing. So I was thrilled to see fan Melissa Dalton‘s “large, comprehensive, and possibly entirely incorrect series of maps” of the fictional city. Hit the jump for detail shots, or you can see a larger version of the whole thing here.

(via: io9)

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  • Gerald Kirby

    Do not approach the dog park.

  • Anonymous

    I’m genuinely surprised they included the dog park.

  • Gerald Kirby

    If you didn’t know where the boundaries were, how else could you keep out of it?

  • Emily Walton

    The Dog Park will not harm you

  • Mandy

    I love this fandom. It’s so creative! I’ve seen so much gorgeous fan works on Tumblr for it. & it’s interesting to see what things have sort of become fanon visually since we literally know almost nothing about how things/people look.

  • Anonymous

    Dogs are not allowed in the dog park. People are not allowed in the dog park.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    The dog park DOES NOT EXIST.

  • GT Patterson

    …Am I blind or did I miss Old Woman Josie’s House?

  • Anonymous

    I like how Desert Bluffs is a mirror image of Night Vale. It’s the same, but terrible and nobody would ever want to go there.

  • http://jbsargent.wordpress.com/ TWOxACROSS

    So, what’s this joke about the Dog Park? I know nothing about this, but I’m curious as to what the reference itself is :x

  • Lauren

    Because it DOESN’T EXIST. So you couldn’t possibly even THINK of going inside of it.

  • Anonymous

    It’s by the trailer park

  • GT Patterson

    Thanks! I want to purchase that burnt out lightbulb.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t! An angel touched it. And the angels are liars

  • GT Patterson

    Hey…I thought there weren’t supposed to exist?

  • Anonymous

    …They don’t. And if they told you they did, they were lying.

  • Karina Burana

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=barhR-i_Ak8

    That’s the link to the first episode. It’s the very first item. Check it out. :)

  • Nat

    If you wanna talk really awesome podcast you need to check out ‘We’re Alive’. It’s like Walking Dead except better

  • Gerald Kirby

    But Carlos, sweet Carlos … *sigh*

  • Anonymous

    I bet this map was commissioned by Steve Carlsberg.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    With his perfect hair and his teeth like a row of tombstones. CARLOOOOSSSS!

  • Rebecca Pahle

    STEEEEVE CARLSBUURRRG. *shakes fist*

  • Gerald Kirby

    Still not as big of a jerk as the Apache Tracker.

  • Anonymous

    We’re Alive is also good. Although I haven’t finished season 3 yet, so thanks for reminding me.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! :D

  • Anonymous

    Whatever you do don’t look directly at the dog park!

  • Anonymous

    Best answer! You win entry to the dog park for a special ceremony.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    The dog park is a place in Night Vale that’s constantly referenced as a place you do not go, talk about, or even acknowledge of the existence of. Not much else is known about it other than it has black obsidian walls, no gates (well, most of the time), and it’s a completely verboten subject of conversation. The dog park WILL NOT HARM YOU… because it doesn’t exist.

  • http://jbsargent.wordpress.com/ TWOxACROSS

    Thanks for getting me hooked on this. Like I needed another thing dividing my time >:’[

  • http://jbsargent.wordpress.com/ TWOxACROSS

    Thanks n.n I’ve listened to the first “episode,” and I quite like it :3

  • Lauren

    O_O

  • Rachel Eaton

    Stitcher put together a list of shows that listeners of Welcome To Night Vale also love, it includes We’re Alive and some other awesome shows:

    http://www.stitcher.com/toplists/popular-podcasts-night-vale