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06 November 2010 @ 06:47 pm
Oldschoolfic Winter Ficathon Fandoms Poll  
The moderator of oldschoolfic, the community for fanfiction in canceled fandoms, has posted the fandom eligibility poll for its annual winter ficathon.  If you plan to play, please vote!  (She didn't mention how long the poll will be available.)  Both Forever Knight and Highlander are on the ballot, along with the original Battlestar Galactica, Robin of Sherwood, Blood Ties, SG1&SGA, and many others.

This community holds two or three ficathons a year.  Past games have had from 8 to 17 participants.  It once experimented with "claiming," but returned to the "exchange" model.  Here are the most recent game's rules; here are the 2009 winter game's rules; and here is their profile.  They seem to have a late-January deadline in mind this time.  In past games, the Buffyverse has been the most frequently written, followed by Veronica Mars, HL and FK (in a three-way tie), then Firefly and The West Wing (two-way tie), and so on (see their tags).

I've played in all their games, producing, fwiw, "Present Company" (HL), "In a Family Way" (FK), "What Remains has Always Been" (BtVS), "Fearful Symmetry" (FK), "So This is Home" (HL), and "A Delicate Balance" (FK).  As you can see, I've usually been very lucky in the prompts I've received!

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PJ1228pj1228 on November 7th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Here's me again with the question that shows why multi-fandom fications are quite an obstacle for me. Does it make sense to try to participate if I am limited to writing in one fandom only? Or should I rather lean back and hope for stories to be written in that particular fandom so that I can read them?
Amy R.: Castbrightknightie on November 7th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
I recommend asking larah33, the moderator of oldschoolfic.  I seem to remember that in the past, she has said that she needs a minimum of two fandoms per person in order to make matches in a multi-fandom game, but it is possible that I may be misremembering, or that she may have changed her mind.

(If neither FK nor HL win a place on the final slate of eligible fandoms, I will probably pull out of the game. While I can write in more fandoms, and have done so, and am willing to roll the dice, there's little attraction if there's no possibility at all of getting to play in one of my home fandoms.)
PJ1228pj1228 on November 7th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
>I recommend asking larah33, the moderator of oldschoolfic.

Thanks. Just did this. Let's wait and see.

>...there's little attraction if there's no possibility at all of getting to play in one of my home fandoms.<

My sentiments exactly. Plus, I simply can't write in a fandom when I haven't seen the episodes in English to get a sense on how the characters sound in the original, which I haven't for most other fandoms on that list. I could write Star Trek in German, but that would make little sense here. LOL