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31 March 2006 @ 06:06 pm
Ficathon?  
Encouraged by quietann in the discussion in the previous post, I wondered whether people would be interested in a Bujold ficathon?

For those who aren't familiar with ficathons, the idea is that people request stories they would like written, and claim another participant's request. The aim is for everyone taking part to get something written for them, and to write for someone else. Basically it's a story swap! (See, for example, the Earthsea ficathon here and here.)

Anyone interested? Just yays (or nays!) for the moment, please, to find out whether there's any interest: if enough people are interested, I can start a new entry where we can keep track of requests.
 
 
 
quietannquietann on March 31st, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
yes on both accounts (writing, and being written for)
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on March 31st, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Well, that makes two of us - which I guess would let us do a straight swap if nobody else wanted to take part, LOL!
Jedi Interdictor: renfaire by mejedishampoo on March 31st, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
I'd love to try my hand at Bujold fic! So yes for me. :)
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on March 31st, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Great! :-)
Could use a little more cowbell: milesbaffledthewhiteowl on March 31st, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
Tentatively interested, depending on my other commitments.
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on March 31st, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
Sympathy on commitments; I've pencilled you in.
philomytha: Let's see what happensphilomytha on March 31st, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
See icon ... yes, I'll give it a try. Hopefully it'll encourage me to actually complete something.
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on April 1st, 2006 10:19 am (UTC)
*greets icon* Great!
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Altariel: Gregoraltariel on April 1st, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
Understand completely about time constraints. All open to negotiation - it'll be best to have as many participants as possible.
BookWenchqueenbookwench on April 1st, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
I'd like to try it! I've written, but not posted, some Bujold-fic. I suppose I should try to get it out there, now that this lovely community exists. :)
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on April 1st, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
Great! :-)
philomythaphilomytha on April 1st, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC)
Let me encourage you to post some! I think this thread shows there's plenty of people who'd like to read it.
quietannquietann on April 1st, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
I like the idea of people posting requests only, and then assigning them/grabbing them. Writing "for" someone sounds really good.
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on April 1st, 2006 10:17 am (UTC)
That's what makes it fun, I think - you get to write for someone while someone is writing for you. And at the end, there's the whole set of stories to enjoy - can't lose, really! :-)
Raye: Occasionally I'm religiouswindtear on April 1st, 2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
Sign me up for both parts.

Do we email in our requests and the writer selected for each gets emailed back the request they're to do, to all be posted her on a particular date, or will we organise a different way?
Altariel: Gregoraltariel on April 1st, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Great :-)

Now enough interest has been shown, I'm going to make a new post inviting requests and offers: people can either respond to that post with their requests/offers, or else email me. I'll set a suggested schedule in that post too. (I hope that sounds a good plan - I have never organized anything like this before, so any suggestions will be very welcome.)