Too Long; Didn't Read
Athens Labs was given a 1,000 USD grant to host a public Merge Party. The party was an opportunity for the community to meet each other, drink for free and plan ahead.
At the event, Jason of Blender Gallery, alongside Ben and John of JABLABS, asked me to collaborate for the creation of a more official metaverse-focused conference. Jon V's V as in Metaverse event was help at Blender and was fantastic. This is how you build a community.