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Second round of prompt claiming is open over at [profile] sshg_promptfest

SSHG Prompt Fest
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Now accepting prompts, woo-hoo!

SSHG Prompt Fest
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I think I might have run across one or two that are bingos all on their own lol

delphipsmith: (this is a vampire)
Seriously. They're looking for Buffy fanfic. Go go go go go!!!
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[community profile] hp_darkarts

Prompting: 22 January to 3 February
Claiming: 6 February
Submissions: 3 April
Posting: From 25 April
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[ profile] mywitch has embarked on 25 days of fan art. Today she picked MY prompt, and gave me half-dressed Lucius. Go. See. Marvel.

Hubba hubba!
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This. That is all.
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[ profile] teddyradiator tagged me with this meme, for which I thank her most sincerely since it's gotten me to sit down and do an LJ entry after far too long.

Fandom Meme )

Writing Meme )

And now, I tag [ profile] mundungus42, [ profile] amorette, and [ profile] anna_bird.
delphipsmith: (grinchmas)
Signups are open over at [ profile] hoggywartyxmas!!
delphipsmith: (KellsS)
Go on, you know you want to :) And don't forget to grab a banner to help spread the word!


Sign Ups begin Sep 7 at [ profile] sshg_giftfest

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Trek Class, the Fun and Free Course on the Science and Fiction of Star Trek! I'm so excited :)

"As Captain Picard once said, “We have no fear of what the true facts about us will reveal,” and it is this spirit that inspires our mission to think critically about not only the 23rd and 24th centuries of Star Trek, but also the realities and issues of our own time.

For some students, this course will be an introduction to strange new worlds, alien civilizations and unusual concepts. Others may be acquainted with some or all of the Star Trek universe but discover new ways of interpreting and discussing the many forms of Star Trek media. Whether you're a seasoned fan or just making first contact with the franchise, #TrekClass has been carefully planned to tell the story of Starfleet in a way that is approachable for the first-time viewer and delightful for the lifelong Trekker. In #TrekClass, you will explore the human experience through the lens of the Final Frontier. Along the way, discover Star Trek's incredible impact on popular culture, space exploration, scientific discovery and technology innovation..."
delphipsmith: (BA beta)
Just got back from the SAA conference in Cleveland (if you ever get a chance to eat at this place don't pass it up it is To Die For) and my little fangirl heart is very happy. There was a great lightning round (where lots of people talk one after another very quickly) on collecting fandom, and then later three of us did a panel discussion on archival and primary source material in dystopian/horror fiction. Fabulous.

Pursuant to that, Archive of Our Own recently announced that they'll be importing en masse yet another archive of fanfic, this one relating to Seamus Finnegan and Dean Thomas of the Harry Potter books:

The Seamus/Dean Forever Archive was a Harry Potter archive which was active from approximately 2002-2005...Open Doors will be working with Miss Cora, the moderator, to import Seamus/Dean Forever into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, both its fanfiction and fanart will be hosted on the OTW's servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages.

I'm happy to say that this isn't the first time AO3 has taken on a preservation role for fanfic collections. They've imported others in the past, as part of their Open Doors project. They're also encouraging people to document the stories surrounding fan communities via the Fanlore site.

So if you know a fan archive that's become -- or about to become -- defunct, or if you have an archive you can't or don't wish to maintain any more, contact AO3. If you have a story to tell about a fan community, or about how you got into fandom, visit Fanlore and preserve it for posterity.

And please spread the word: what we do has value, don't let it get lost!
delphipsmith: (grinchmas)
And leave some prompts!

[ profile] mini_fest 2015 Schedule:
Prompting: August 10
Signups: August 20
Submissions Due: November 20
Posting Starts: December 1
delphipsmith: (BA beta)
The University of Iowa is digitizing its massive collection of fanzines and other fan works. As a fan, as a librarian, as an archivist, as someone who has been involved in six-figure digitization projects and knows just how complicated and expensive this is (and what a huge long-term commitment is involved), I am practically giddy with excitement. Best of all, they're going to open it up for crowdsourced transcription, so you can read fanfic and help future readers/researchers/fans all at the same time. Is that squee-worthy or what??

Thanks to [ profile] ennyousai for alerting me to this project :)

...Peter Balestrieri, Curator of Science Fiction and Popular Culture Collections for UI Libraries, and his colleagues are working to preserve the writings and records of fan communities. While these fandoms have become increasingly accessible and well known since the advent of digital communication, they are nearly as old as the genre itself—and in some cases, nearly as storied.

“Our collecting emphasis on fandoms and fan-created/related materials is solid and ongoing, as is our connection to fan communities and our dedication to helping them preserve and provide access to their histories for research and pleasure,” Balestrieri [said]...Now, the pulps and passion projects alike will be getting properly preserved and digitized so they can be made accessible to readers and researchers the world over...Once the titles are digitized, they’ll become the basis of a searchable database that UI is counting on volunteers to develop through crowdsourced transcription...

Read the whole fabulous story ====>
delphipsmith: (McBadass)
[ profile] minerva_fest always results in a bouquet of fabulous stories, so run on over and leave some inspiration :)



(banner by [ profile] featherxquill; art by Kit466 [used with permission])


28 May 2015 08:05 am
delphipsmith: (McBadass)
Prompt posting begins June 1 :)



(banner by [ profile] featherxquill; art by Makani)
delphipsmith: (BA beta)
Today is the first International Fanworks Day!! Created by the Organization for Transformative Works (the folks who brought us AO3), it's a day to celebrate the creativity that abounds in fandom. Both The Mary Sue and AO3 have great suggestions for how to celebrate it, so pour yourself a glass of wine, pat yourself on the back, and enjoy!
delphipsmith: (BA beta)
Reveals are up all over the place, so I can now admit to being the author of the following fics:

Title: True Lies (LJ) (AO3)
For: [ profile] kerravonsen
Fest: [ profile] sshg_giftfest
Summary: Snape's voice and his cutting words have always been his most flexible and potent weapon. What happens when that weapon turns against him?

I co-modded this fest with [ profile] amorette and is was just a pure pleasure. I loved writing every word of this. My gift that I received from the talented [ profile] toblass was also just fabulous (thank you, thank you! I have been remiss in not raving about it sooner, but out-of-town intervened) -- go and marvel at Sunday Afternoon"!!

Title: Chizpurfle in a Pine Tree (LJ) (AO3)
Fest: [ profile] mini_fest, prompt by [ profile] candamira
Summary: Getting the Yule tree turns out to be a bit trickier than either Hagrid or his students expect.

Chizpurfle has a bonus: A Hogwarts version of the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" :)

Title: Matches in the Snow (LJ) (AO3)
For: [ profile] miss_morland
Fest: [ profile] hoggywartyxmas
Summary: Sometimes it takes more than just a letter to get someone to Hogwarts

Matches in the Snow was so well received, I was just overwhelmed. It got mentioned on [ profile] hp_diversity, was an Editor's Pick on [ profile] quibbler_report, and was a Hot Rec on [ profile] daily_snitch. I'm thrilled that the story touched so many people's hearts -- thank you!

Whew. That was a busy December, folks!
delphipsmith: (snape applause)
The Unbearable Solitude of Being an African Fangirl

Striking, illuminating, and poignant. The author, Chinelo Onwualu, is a young Nigerian author, graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop (more proof, if any were needed, that Clarion is the gold standard for speculative fiction writers). You can read one of her stories here on Ideomancer: Tasting Gomoa


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