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03 June 2010 @ 08:07 am
FKFicFest Closing Ceremonies Were Sunday  
The first fkficfest game closed on Sunday.  The game wrapped up with "party favor"/"door prize" 100-word drabbles for each of the on-time players.  Then "The Closing Ceremonies" posted, with the masterlist of all stories entered in the game, cheers for all the great writers, beta-readers and readers, and answers to some final admin questions.

Now, that's where I thought things would end!  However, my co-moderator, amilyn, threw a wild surprise after-party of additional drabbles, ficlets and short stories, so very generously contributed by those players who had time and inspiration, written to the prompts I had submitted myself.  Wow!  I am touched!  And astounded.  (amilyn, greerwatson, [personal profile] leela_cat, [personal profile] merfilly, natmerc, [personal profile] skieswideopen, twilight2000 and wiliqueen, thank you very much!  I've put feedback for each of you on those posts.)

I would like to thank, again, all the fkficfest writers, beta-readers and readers!  You were wonderful, and it was an amazing ride.  Fiction games are a huge part of our identity as FK fandom, from the preeminent FKFic-L "War" team games, to list challenges like "Forever Not," the "Song Challenge" and the "Card Challenge," to stories given as gifts, round-robins, and much more.  Thank you for making fkficfest such an FK experience!

Remember that all the stories are still up to read and comment on!  Feedback never goes stale. ~g~

Obsessing a bit, I'm concerned that the game's masterlist is not conveniently at the top of the community for visitors between now and the next game.  I've been trying to come up with a way to add a real "sticky post" at the top, but the current layout doesn't support it, and I'd hate to switch the community to an inferior layout.  (You cannot future-date community posts.)  If I can't come up with a better way, we may have one more admin post to get the linked list of your stories to where a new reader will immediately see it.

There is more to say -- people are posting recommendations! people are posting to fkfic-l! I am infatuated with the story my match wrote! -- but for now, just: thank you all.


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Athelas K. Weedmalinaldarose on June 3rd, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
For the time being, you could put a master list in the community profile. Of course that would only work until the next go-round before it got unwieldy.
Athelas K. Weedmalinaldarose on June 3rd, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Or put a link to the master list in the profile. That would work better.
Amy R.: Nickbrightknightie on June 3rd, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, I definitely plan to revise the profile very soon and include a link to the masterlist, and also to the tags page (for people who don't know where to find that). However, I would also like to have those links right at the top of the community for people who wander over from a link elsewhere. We'll figure it out!
skieswideopen: FK: Janetteskieswideopen on June 3rd, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
There are no comments on the masterlist, so you could just delete and repost it, unless you really want it dated for that Sunday.

Or, yes, link to it from the profile. I like communities that do that, especially when they've run more than one round.

Edited at 2010-06-03 07:24 pm (UTC)
Amy R.: Janette Againbrightknightie on June 3rd, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're right; I'll link to the masterlist from the profile when I update it (soon).

A few people have linked to the current post, though just as you checked, none have commented. If I can't figure out a sticky-post alternative, I'm thinking of a very brief, new post, with just the links and information most useful for this hiatus. Then I can repost that to top the community every time we need to make some sort of PSA. :-)

I hate to bother people with that on their f-lists, though. Which is why I want a sticky post... We'll figure it out! I'm supposed to be teaching myself CSS anyway...
PJ1228pj1228 on June 3rd, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
>Fiction games are a huge part of our identity as FK fandom, from the preeminent FKFic-L "War" team games, to list challenges like "Forever Not," the "Song Challenge" and the "Card Challenge," to stories given as gifts, round-robins, and much more. <

Although I've been a fan since 1994, I started writing quite late, in 2003. So I missed all those games and challenges while FK-fiction was in its zenith. I'm very glad that the games still continue and that I got the chance to participate. It's wonderful that 15 years after its cancellation FK still provides inspiration for stories to come forth. This seems truly eternal... :)
Amy R.: Partnersbrightknightie on June 3rd, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for playing with us! And yes, it's a delight and a comfort that FK still gives us so much... and still needs us so much, perhaps. ;-) Battle of Hastings! :-)