[admin post] Admin Post: Assignment emails are out!

Jun. 5th, 2016 03:07 pm
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 13 icon by Sallymn)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
We have 18 writers who signed up for the 2016 Jack/Daniel Ficathon!

You should have just received your email giving you your assignment. If you didn't receive it, let princessofgeeks know asap and she will resend.

Stories are due July 12.

(There will also be an After Party for all types of related fanworks, and all writers have given permission for such related works to be made for their stories! Hurray! If you would like to do a related work, take a look at the prompts in the comments to this post and start mulling over your ideas. After Party works can be posted through August 9 after the fics post.)

I am so excited about this year's event. So many wonderful writers, and some great and intriguing prompts!

Jack/Daniel 4 evah!
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 13 icon by Sallymn)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Signups are now closed for the main ficathon. I will be matching writers with requests over the next two days. Watch your email for your assignment on June 2.

Remember this year we are doing an After Party for any and all related fanworks!

Squeeee!
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 13 icon by Sallymn)
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Hi all -- just a reminder that tonight at midnight Central Time in the USA is the deadline for signing up for the ficathon!

All are welcome and we love new writers!

Remember there will also be an After Party for related fan works!

Signup post is here.

Reminder

May. 27th, 2016 12:36 pm
[identity profile] magickmoons.livejournal.com
(The following is a mirror post from the Dreamdwidth community)

Prompts are open for the Jack/Daniel Ficathon for 2016! This is a fic exchange. Comment to sign up on this post.

Deadline for signing up to write is midnight USA Central Time on May 31.

There will also be an After Party for visual artists and all other kinds of non-text fic! (Though fic can also be written for the After Party.)

Lots of yummy prompts already.

Reminder

May. 25th, 2016 03:20 pm
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 13 icon by Sallymn)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Prompts are open for the Jack/Daniel Ficathon for 2016! This is a fic exchange. Comment to sign up on this post.

Deadline for signing up to write is midnight USA Central Time on May 31.

There will also be an After Party for visual artists and all other kinds of non-text fic! (Though fic can also be written for the After Party.)

Lots of yummy prompts already.
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Hi, all... the lovely and talented sallymn has made a banner and an icon for the ficathon for 2016.

I am not very good at all at manipulating images, so bear with me.

She has posted them as a comment to this post.

Admins who are handling various platforms for this ficathon, please snag them and spread them around!

I will put the icon in the list of icons for this comm's journal and put in on appropriate posts. I know how to do that much at least!

Let me know if you need anything in that regard.

Thanks to you all!!!!!
[identity profile] magickmoons.livejournal.com
THIS YEAR SIGNUPS ARE BEING HELD AT DREAMWIDTH. This is a mirror of the signup post there. You will be able to post your finished fic on any platform you prefer, but we are keeping signups in one place this year. Thanks! :-D

Timeline

Sign-Ups Are Open: 10 May - 31 May 2016
Assignments Out: 2 June 2016
Stories Due: 12 July 2016
After Party: Complementary Fanworks (With Fic Author Permission) Due: 9 Aug 2016

If you can help us spread the word, please do!

So, how does this work? )
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 13 icon by Sallymn)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Timeline

Sign-Ups Are Open: 10 May - 31 May 2016
Assignments Out: 2 June 2016
Stories Due: 12 July 2016
After Party: Complementary Fanworks (With Fic Author Permission) Due: 9 Aug 2016

If you can help us spread the word, please do!

So, how does this work?
~ This is a fic exchange. You will sign up by giving details of the kind of fic you would like to have someone create for you. You will commit to write a fic for someone else. Princessofgeeks will read all the signup comments and match fic writers with requests.
~ Comment on this post to sign up (the format is below). You don't have to have a Dreamwidth account to participate. All signups will be handled here on Dreamwidth. Assignments will be sent out via e-mail. Stories will be due 12 July 2016. However, if you finish early, you can post and we'll leave your story in the moderation queue until the day the ficathon opens.
~ Keep your assignment secret until the deadline. We do suggest you get a beta. Options for getting a beta will be covered in a future post, or you can email or message the admins at any time about locating a beta.
~ If you have any questions about your assignment, contact [personal profile] princessofgeeks, or another admin, not the person you're writing for.
~ Stories must be at least 1000 words, but there is no upper limit.
~ Feel free to post either here in the comm, or somewhere else with a link to your story. More details about posting will be spelled out closer to the deadline.
~ Join the comm on Dreamwidth in order to post an announcement of your fic, or the fic itself. If you aren't normally a user of Dreamwidth, contact an admin when you post your fic so that we can announce your fic here and link to it. All comm members have immediate posting access, but posting is moderated so that the fic will all go live the same day.

After Party

This year, we will again hold an After Party for complementary fanworks, to allow people who create fanworks other than fanfic to participate! All fanfic writers who sign up for the ficathon will be asked whether they give permission for other artists to create related fanworks after the stories have posted.

Fan artists of all types are encouraged and urged to take a look at the signup comments and note which fan writers have given permission for complementary works to be posted during the After Party.

The deadline for these complementary works is 9 August 2016.

To announce your complementary work for the After Party, join the J/D ficathon community on DW, and then post to the community with a link to your work. Please include the title and author of the fanfic to which your work is related (and include the link if possible). If you need help joining, or don't usually use Dreamwidth, please contact the admins so that we can announce your fic for you on DW and link to it in the AO3 collection.

Crossposting Policy for Fic

~ Stories may be hosted on Livejournal, Dreamwidth, Archive of Our Own, or any other website. Stories may be hosted on more than one site, but please provide all links when you announce your fic. We are planning an AO3 collection for the 2016 ficathon; details will be announced as they become available. We will also create a Master List on Dreamwidth for all the stories and all the complementary works in the After Party.
~ You may announce your story anywhere you post.

Defaulting, Dropping, and Extensions

~ If you drop out without emailing princessofgeeks at hotmail dot com, you will be banned from participation for the following year.
~ If you need more time to finish, simply email princessofgeeks at hotmail dot com. There will be a reasonable deadline for late fic, after which a pinch hitter will be recruited to write for your recipient. If something comes up and you can't complete the ficathon, just let princessofgeeks know in advance of the deadline, so your recipient will get a fic from someone! We want everyone who signs up to receive a story.

For the after party, there is no signup necessary. Post an announcement of your work, by the deadline, in the DW community. That's it. A master post of complementary fanworks created for the After Party will be posted to the DW community after the deadline.

Sign-Up Form

Here is the sign-up form for fic. You can specify two things that MUST be in your story, and one optional thing that you'd like to be in your story. Also answer the IMPORTANT question: Are you willing for someone to create related fanwork(s) for your story for the After Party? You must answer YES or NO to this question. If you leave that out, the mods will hound you for an answer!

Your two requirements should be limited to items from this list (you do not need to include all these):

* a prompt, which might be a setting (examples: "an ice planet at night", "a plane trip to D.C.", "the Land of Light"), an object (ex.: "a letter", "a dog", "a new car"), a line of dialogue (ex.: "And then I shot her!"), and so on.
* an episode or season: for example, "Beneath the Surface" or "season 5"
* a genre: action/adventure, angst, established relationship, first time, humor, hurt/comfort, schmoop, UST, smarm, etc.
* a rating: for our purposes, following the MPAA system, so G through NC-17

For your optional request, you can be as specific as you like (e.g., "Jack and Daniel are stranded on an ice planet and Teal'c and Vala come to the rescue, but only after Jack tells Daniel a deep dark secret"), but keep in mind that the writer won't be obligated to include that request in your story.

Restrictions should be things you absolutely don't want in your story. You can specify up to two.

If you only want to fill out the requirement field, that's fine; you don't have to specify optional requests or restrictions. You must answer the question regarding additional fanworks for the After Party.

As for the assignment you'll receive: please specify the maximum rating you'll write. You can write an actual rating here, or just "I'll write anything," "no sex whatsoever," "fade to black only," and so on. You can also list up to three specific things you won't write. If you've only watched up to a certain season, haven't seen earlier seasons, haven't seen the movie, etc., please make sure to note that, so we don't accidentally match you up with a season-specific request you can't write.

Note: If you list more than three things you won't write, only the first three will be considered; if you list more than two requirements, only the first two will be passed on to your author. (We apologize if that sounds overly restrictive, but please stick to the limits.)

Your comment should look like this:

Name:
Dreamwidth user name:
Email:

Requirement (#1):
Requirement (#2):
Optional Request:
Restriction (#1):
Restriction (#2):

Maximum rating you'll write:
You won't write (#1):
You won't write (#2):
You won't write (#3):

Do you give permission for another fan artist to make a work related to your fic for the After Party? (This may include such works as podfic, art, crafts, a remix or other fanfic of your fanfic, etc.): Yes or No?

Will you pinch hit? (This means being willing to be called on to write a fic to a certain prompt in the place of a writer who has defaulted, and to finish by a given deadline.) Yes or No?


For an example of a finished sign-up form, see the first comment below.

Questions? Feel free to e-mail princessofgeeks at hotmail dot com.

[admin post] Admin Post: 2016 Ficathon

Apr. 18th, 2016 09:02 am
princessofgeeks: (Default)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Hello from your "last man standing" admin, [personal profile] princessofgeeks!

I am getting ready to run our ficathon this year, and I have a couple of needs, if anyone has time and thinks it would be fun.

1. My co-admins here on [community profile] jd_ficathon are listed as Paian and Sid. I am pretty sure Paian has gafiated, and I wish her all the best wherever she may be, and of course Sid has gone to that great Fanfic Library in the sky. *raises glass* Both of them such pillars of this fandom, and such an endless source of inspiration!!!

Is there someone who would be willing to sign on as a co-admin? I don't need all that much help this time around, but if I got hit by a bus it would be nice if someone was left with admin powers on the comm.

2. Would someone like to make an icon for this year?

3. MOST IMPORTANT: Is there someone out there who is experienced with managing Collections on the Archive of Our Own? Paian handled all that in the past, and while I could study up on it, if someone could step in and just do that it would be great. If I have to learn about it myself, I will, but it's One More Thing that feels like a big job just now. An umbrella collection already exists, with subcollections for each year. Also I would have to investigate the permissions/admin status there -- I have not looked into that at all.

Stay tuned -- announcements with dates and so forth are coming in the next week or so.

Also -- I'm definitely going to do a Rare Pairings event later in the summer. Roeskva has offered to help with that (HURRAY), and Havocthecat set me up as an admin on the existing community. More about that later.

HUGS TO ALL
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 2015 by Paian)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
The After Party was for related works to the ficathon stories. Any type of related work was welcome.

And without further ado:

[personal profile] antares_dw made art for [personal profile] jdjunkie's story Squaring the Circle

[personal profile] antares_dw made art for [personal profile] justhuman's story Scrivener

[personal profile] magnavox_23 was assigned a prompt by [personal profile] princessofgeeks for the ficathon, and ended up writing one story that was the official ficathon entry, plus another for that that same prompt: Firelight

[personal profile] alobear, in addition to writing a fic for the ficathon, created art for the story by [personal profile] annieb, A Secret Shared

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Finis!

Sep. 7th, 2015 09:13 pm
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 2015 by Paian)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
And that's a wrap on the ficathon and the After Party!

I've added one pinch-hit story to the master list. Twenty new Jack/Daniel stories! Hurray! Not bad for a fandom that's over 20 years old.

I'll put together the master list for the After Party works in a day or so.

Thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks too to our readers and commenters. I'm so happy with how the ficathon turned out this year. Thank you to Paian, co admin!

We miss you, Sid. This one's for you.

*cheers*
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Posting is open here for the After Party!

This is a new addition this year to the ficathon.

It's an invitation for for complementary fanworks, to allow people who create fanworks other than fanfic to participate! All ficathon writers have given permission for other artists to create related fanworks for their stories!

Related fanworks could include art, manips, podfic, vids, playlists, crafts, remixes, icons, and pretty much anything that springboards from the posted fic.

Fan artists, crafters and writers of all types are encouraged and urged to take a look at the signup comments here, or the Master List for 2015 and see if they are inspired to create a complementary fanwork of any kind. Writers who have already posted for the fic are totally included in this invitation! Gen works are totally invited too!

The deadline for these complementary works is 7 Sept. 2015.

To announce your complementary work for the After Party, join the J/D ficathon community on DW, and then post to the community with a link to your work. Please include the title and author of the fanfic to which your work is related (and include the link to the fic, if possible). If you need help joining, or prefer to limit your participation to Livejournal, please contact the admins, so that we can announce your fic for you on DW or link to it in the AO3 collection.

Cue the music!

It's time for the After Party!
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks
The amazing Paian has created an umbrella collection on the Archive of Our Own of ALL the Jack/Daniel Ficathons going back to the beginning. Each year of the ficathon has its own subcollection. (She has done hard work of tracking down a link to many of the stories going back to 2004, whether it is housed in the Archive or elsewhere on the Web, and trying to make sure each story written for each ficathon appears in the subcollections. It's an amazing backlist, and she's made much of it easy to find. Wow.)

The main page for this year's 2015 ficathon, Number 12, can be found here.

The overall page for the umbrella collection of all the Jack/Daniel Ficathons is here.

If you are getting ready to post your story to the Archive, you can log in, and then use the link above to the 2015 subcollection as your starting point to post, and the story will automatically be posted in this year's collection.

Or, if you've already posted your story to the Archive, you can use the button at the bottom of your story to add the fic to the 2015 subcollection. (I was playing around with this today and the collection name didn't pop up the way I expected, but I will be confabbing with [personal profile] paian about that -- she knows way more about using the Archive's features than I. I'm pretty sure that the name will appear in a few days, but in the meantime you could type in "jd_ficathon_xii" and that should do it. Without the quote marks I mean.)

(In fact I honestly recommend asking [personal profile] paian if you have questions about finding things in our Ficathon's AO3 collections -- I am still learning how to use them and am a complete noob about search techniques there!)

Some of the stories that have been added to this year's collection are still showing up as unrevealed -- I imagine that will automatically flip to revealed shortly. Again -- stay tuned and I'm fumbling my way through this function, but thank goodness for [personal profile] paian.
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I've released all the stories that posted over night from the moderation queue, and all posts today will be visible immediately (I should have enabled immediate posting before I went to bed last night; sorry about that!)

Can't wait to read, and can't wait to post myself! I should be finished on time; it's down to the wire for me.

Today's the day!

Four writers have contacted me and said they would be late. If you are going to be late, please let me know.

Thank you all for writing!

Remember that in addition to the stories, we are inviting people to participat in an After Party. More on that tomorrow.

It's here at last!
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 2015 by Paian)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Our deadline for posting is in just a few days!

This year's fic should be posted on July 26, any time after midnight the night before.

You can post the entire fic here, behind a cut, or post it anywhere you'd like and link to it here.

Also, don't forget about the collection for this year's fic on Archive of Our Own. I will be posting instructions on how to use that shortly.

For this community on Dreamwidth, moderated posting is turned on, so post early here if you need to.

Please keep the secret of who you're writing for until the deadline. Don't post outside the comm earlier than the 26th.

I have had two writers request extensions, and am happy to do that. Just let me know ASAP.

Last, the posting format:

Subject Line: Fic: Story Title

Title:
Author:
Summary:
Word Count:
Rating:
Disclaimer:
Written For:
Prompt:
Notes:

Please use MPAA ratings for consistency. Use your judgment on how your story should be rated.

Stories should be tagged by author, recipient, genre, rating, and season. Use the tags provided. If the tag you need isn't there, drop us a note and the admins will make it for you.

So, a story from a few years ago would have looked something like this:

Subject Line: Fic: Misunderstanding
Tags: author:melayneseahawk, writee:faerie_mistress, genre:action/adventure, genre:romance, rating:nc-17, season:any

Title: Misunderstanding
Author: [personal profile] melayneseahawk
Summary: You're a much better damsel in distress than Carter. I guess it's because you have more practice.
Word Count: 3193 words
Rating: NC-17 (graphic m/m sex)
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Written For: faerie_mistress
Prompt: Requirements: Action/ adventure, the rest of the team should be involved in the plot line to some degree; Optional Request: Higher end rating (MA15+ or higher please), angst; Restrictions: No AU/ really OOC main characters, Neither Jack or Daniel should die (although Ascension doesn't really count as dying). Also, aliens did NOT make them do it.
Notes: Many, many thanks to trelkez for the extension, and to starkravingsane, brainofck, and theemdash for the beta-reading, for without them this fic would ne'er have seen the light of day.

If you have any questions, email me at princessofgeeks at hotmail dot com.

Can't wait! :D
princessofgeeks: (red donuts by sam gardener)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Just under two weeks shy of the deadline! I have had two writers contact me and let me know they would be late.

How are you doing? What is your panic level?

I have already done one beta for a very efficient writer!

I have to admit I have not started my narrative yet. I have some good ideas and a lot of notes. I should have plenty of time to write this week. So despite my late start my panic level is still Green. Perhaps my head is in the sand.

How are you doing? Do you need anything? Do you have any questions?

Thank you all for participating! It's going to be a great year. I am looking forward to the stories and the After Party!
princessofgeeks: (Ficathon 2015 by Paian)
[personal profile] princessofgeeks
Our posting deadline for stories is July 26 -- fast approaching!

Please comment on this post if you are looking for a beta, or if you would like to offer your services as a beta! You do not need to be a member of the community to comment here.

(A "beta" or "beta reader" is fandom's term for a volunteer editor or copy editor. The scope of what beta readers do for writers can vary greatly -- be sure not to assume your beta or your writer knows what is wanted or what is on offer. Be specific with each other to avoid misunderstanding or even hurt feelings. And be very clear with each other on the time frames. If you, the writer, need the story back in a few days, say so. If the beta won't be able to get to it for X number of days, say so. It's all about the communication.)

(Also, many writers also do beta work -- if there's a writer whose input you think you would benefit from, it's never out of line to simply ask them if they are available as a beta. They might not have time, but I can almost guarantee they won't mind being asked.)

Happy writing!

(PS... don't forget the After Party -- related fanworks with our stories as inspiration can be posted to or announced in this community starting July 27 through Sept. 7. All the writers have given permission for complementary works to be made.)

FYI

Jun. 18th, 2015 04:55 pm
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks
I will be away from the internet (mostly) until June 27. You can contact [personal profile] paian if a question about the ficathon should come up during that time.

See you on the flip side! I'm wishing you many fantastic plot bunnies!
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[personal profile] paian
From Princess of Geeks:

Emails with your story assignments for Ficathon XII have gone out. Please email Princessofgeeks at hotmail dot com if you did not receive your assignment. Alternately, you can contact princess via messaging on Dreamwidth.

Please do let me know if you have any questions or issues of any sort regarding your assignment.

Stories are due July 26. You may post your story anywhere you like, but be sure to announce it here on that day. Please do not reveal early. Let the mods know asap if you need to drop out or if you think you will need an extension of the deadline.

***

Remember this year we will be hosting an After Party for any sort of related fanwork that takes a ficathon story as a jumping off point. Those works can be posted anytime between July 27 and Sept. 7. Post them anywhere and announce them on this community.

There is an Archive of Our Own collection for the fanworks from this year's ficathon and After Party. [Note from Paian: You can post your story for this year to the AO3 collection and/or to this comm and/or to the Dreamwidth comm whenever you're ready. Let us worry about the reveal so you don't have to. :-D]

We have 20 writers this year! I think this is an enormous number and it makes me very happy.

J/D 4 Evah.

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