Sorry, but I’ve only just now seen this again @EMX. The fastest way to start a new page is searching for the name you want. When it’s not available, click on the red link to create it.
There are other ways too, such as creating these “red links” from within existing pages (which is usually best practice to avoid having isolated pages, but in this case it’s OK).
Full guide is available over here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Starting_a_new_page
Please let me know if that works!
On another note, here’s a list of projects going on the forum at the moment: