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16 November 2010 @ 09:04 am
FK and HL Eligible in Oldschoolfic Winter Game  
Both Forever Knight and Highlander made it into the Winter 2010/2011 oldschoolfic event!  So I'm in.  You?  Here are the other eligible fandoms, rules and sign-ups post and fandoms poll results.  Nineteen people voted, so that should mean at least nineteen stories exchanged!

Timeline
Submit Sign-Up:11/16/10 – 11/30/10
Receive Assignment: 12/01/10
Submit Story:01/31/11


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skieswideopen: FK: Janetteskieswideopen on November 16th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
Stargate made the list? Seriously? Okay, I realize it's not a rare fandom ficathon...but Stargate? I'm astonished. Especially since they extended it to Stargate Atlantis, which runs its own, massive, anything-goes holiday exchange.

I ended up signing up for Yuletide--and offering to write FK there--so I don't think I have time for this, but I'll keep it in mind for next year.
Amy R.: IBbrightknightie on November 16th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yep, their sole rule is that a fandom must be no longer in production -- no exclusions for being huge, or already amply supplied with games. :-) Assorted Treks have been in past games.

Given the voting rules -- "pick ten fandoms you can write" -- I believe that the fandoms with the very largest numbers in this particular poll are just the most widely familiar, not necessarily the most loved. (I feel relieved that FK made it, just barely, and sorry for some of the people who have played in every Oldschoolfic game so far, but whose best-beloved fandoms didn't make it in this poll -- e.g. Nancy Drew -- because of the big fandoms' vote-haul. I think that I will suggest that future polls measure interest in a different way...?)

>"I ended up signing up for Yuletide--and offering to write FK there"

I saw your post. I hope that you receive a request for FK! :-) I would like to read the result.
skieswideopen: SG: stargateskieswideopen on November 16th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yes, I can see how asking people to select ten fandoms would lead to problematic results. It does seem like encouraging people to ask for two or three that they really want rather than ten they're willing to write would be more likely to give people stories they really want and can't find elsewhere. But of course, then you run into the danger of not being able to match people up. It's a difficult balance to strike.

(Nonetheless, Stargate seems like a waste of a slot.)
Amy R.: Nick Solemnbrightknightie on December 2nd, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
two weeks later
So the assignments are out in the oldschoolfic winter game, and two-thirds of the people who voted didn't sign up to write. They skewed the vote results in favor of their fandoms, but then disappeared, doing no good for their fandoms or the people actually playing.

I'm not saying that Stargate's eligibility necessarily comes from the skew. But... skew. ~sigh~

Edited to correct an HTML tag. Sorry!

Edited at 2010-12-02 05:35 pm (UTC)
skieswideopen: FK: Janetteskieswideopen on December 2nd, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: two weeks later
Oh, wow! That's terrible! That seems very unfair to the people who actually want to participate, and who may have wanted a fandom that didn't end up making the cut.