Welcome Gilvala! :D
Yes, the Taverns are the place to go. Any and all topics, as long as it's kept reasonably clean. You'll find all sorts of subjects there: sports, music, movies, books ...even ants! We don't have an official thread for newbies but your welcome to start one! In fact, it sounds like a really good idea!
WWGD: What Would Gandalf Do?