ENORMOUS KUDOS (yes, I'm shouting, the occasion needs it ! ) to Affinitytutorials and Affinity Jack.
That all is way beyond amazing. This is how you help an extremely good and smart suite of applications in growing and spreading.
That story reminds me a real lot -even a bit painfully- to certain LOVABLE meetings with a bunch of illustrators which I deeply -very much- respected, loved and for whom had (have) great admiration (they admired me too, huh... ), in my country. It was not as organized and well driven as yours, but was really good, too. We also met in an online community and from there went to also expand it offline. At some point the community broke, mainly as the site, which was the central nerve of communication kind of got broken. I had to cease all activities too, due to life duties. But I am aware several of the most solid friendships from there yet stand today, very current. So, I guess, a pair of applications or as was our case, the joy that certain activity (illustration, photography, design, etd) gives you (or simply the joint for sharing same freelance profession) can go a long way, even if just started on inet (I always value higher direct RL relations, but it's became clear to me that internet "can" be a good way to start really good stuff. Hey, not all has to be bad or crappy on the internet....)
Great kudos, I had no idea this all existed... And long life to it !