I'm running quite late with this newsletter again, I'm afraid. Sorry! But for the month of April, in Forever Knight, in my corners of social journaling, here are the items that I spotted:
Ficathons, Fests and Communities
- fkficfest/fkficfest, the annual FK ficathon, posted its 2014 schedule! Sign-ups run May 21 through June 7. Stories come due on August 9.
- rarewomen, the fic exchange focused on underwritten women characters, continued busily throughout April (and has since released!).
- jukebox_fest/jukebox_fest, a multifandom music-inspired fiction exchange, has stories due June 16.
- not_primetime/not_primetime, a multifandom secret fiction exchange for medium-sized fandoms, has stories due July 3.
- Night on Fic Mountain, an annual fic exchange for small, rare and inactive fandoms, has stories due June 15.
- bestthingever, a fanwork recommendation community, is featuring erotica in May.
- As always, the recommendation communities fanart_recs, fancake and het_reccers could use reccing volunteers.
0 FK works on the AO3 currently show April 2014 as their publication date. (Happily, May has 3 stories so far.)
Meta (Discussion, Essays, Etc.)
- 4/05: greerwatson created more faction icons. This batch comes out of the recent FKFic-L War game.
- 4/23: pj1228 noted that I'd posted the schedule for this year's fkficfest/fkficfest and then mused on her FK fanfiction output in recent years, and on a recent FK fan get-together that she attended.
- 4/29: lastscorpion played the "Least Popular on the AO3" meme, in which she listed her least-hit, least-kudoed, least-commented stories. Sadly, that includes 3 of her fine FK tales: "Render Unto Caesar" (Janette), "After the End" (Janette and Lacroix), and "Vampire Pirates? More Likely Than You Think" (Nick, Natalie, Lacroix). (I don't know how to feel about this meme.)
- Geraint Wyn Davies is playing Antony in Antony and Cleopatra (8/03-9/20) and the Cook in Mother Courage and her Children (5/15-9/21) at this year's Stratford Festival.
- Nigel Bennet is on stage in The Last Confession at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto until 6/01. (Then the production goes on tour.) PJ links to a review and a schedule.
- The previous Uncle-Unlimited.org (updates on Nigel Bennet's career) has relocated to Uncle-unlimited.blogspot.de.