The member's area is a relatively new addition to blackglass. It's purpose is to foster a sense of community between its members. One that is helpful and supportive. All hostees have access , but for those who are interested in access the following can be expected. Apart from a monthly contest (the challenges) the area has a blog, a chatroom, a place to submit and get comments for new fiction, tutorials, some software, and music.
If you want access I will require one thing, and this is that you donate. All donations go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the domain. If you donate make sure to let me know so I can set up access.