brightknightie: Janette leaning on the Raven bar (Janette)

The [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon 2011 Masterlist is up.  The game garnered 67 stories in 55 fandoms.  (As you know, by definition, all are gen and star canonically female characters.)

I read perhaps half.  No stories were submitted in my usual fandoms, so choosing what to read across the fest led me mostly to tales where I know the source material, but not the fanfiction.  Of those I read in this game, my favorites are:

Other fandoms represented that some of you might enjoy include Downton Abbey, Life on Mars, Tangled, Chronicles of Narnia, Firefly, and of course Doctor Who (which I can't read because I'm chronically a season behind and ducking spoilers).  My own submission was "Salt Its Tail" (PG, ~7K, Young Blades, Jacqueline).

I support this ficathon's goals, and it's been interesting as a writer and as a reader.  However, there is often a disconnectedness about multi-fandom games, not to mention non-exchange games, and this is both; I think it might benefit from a boost in community fellow-feeling, though I don't know how one would bring that about except by recruiting more writers, and chatting together about it more.

brightknightie: Nick, Natalie and Schanke looking at Nick's painting of his beast (Trio Nick Natalie Schanke)
  • [livejournal.com profile] oldschoolfic, the community for canceled fandoms, is currently polling for the timing of their annual winter exchange ficathon.  (At this time, "due after the winter holidays" leads with 73%.)  I've played every game they've had to date, and plan on playing again this time.  (I've written FK, HL and BtVS there; I've also listed myself for YB, original BSG, BATB, Doctor Quinn, MotG, BallyK, and some animated series.)

  • [community profile] last_writes, the community for canceled vampire fandoms, is running its second annual "Trick or Treatise" fest throughout October.  The prompts are recycled from last year, which means that all the FK prompts were submitted by, well, me.  Sorry about that.

  • HL did qualify for the next [livejournal.com profile] xover_exchange game; FK did not.  Sign-ups close on 10/10 at 10PM Central Time.

  • [livejournal.com profile] amilyn created a new fiction community: [livejournal.com profile] tropeathon.  Their first game is "pretending to be married/undercover as lovers."  At first, that didn't sound like any of my fandoms, but [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva submitted a Nick/Natalie prompt, and it occurred to me that there's no reason that Nick&Tracy wouldn't work, and in HL there are always flashbacks...

  • [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon is officially closed for 2011, but is laid-back about late submissions; some are still expected.  I'll have recommendations for stories from this game as soon as the masterlist goes up.  Nothing was submitted in FK or HL, unfortunately — my own story was YB — but the pieces I've read there have all been thoughtful and diligent, and a few have been inspired and amazing.
brightknightie: Schanke and Nick at a hot dog stand ("Eating his way across town") (Partners)

Recently in FK in my corner of the social journaling world:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

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Airings
Chiller will next air FK on Tuesday, November 15, at 9:00 AM (Eastern Time).


brightknightie: Lacroix and Nick playing chess in the 1940s (Games)
[personal profile] spook_me/[livejournal.com profile] spook_me, the pick-your-fandom prompt-style Halloween challenge, is open for 2011.  Sign-ups are 9/06-9/15; stories are due and will be released on 10/26.

[livejournal.com profile] girlsavesboyfic, a pick-your-fandom ficathon that runs with or without prompts, as you choose, is open for 2011.  Sign-ups are 9/01-9/09; stories are due and will be released from 10/01-10/14.

I will not be writing for either, personally — I have to finish my [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon story, among other things — but I'd love to get to read some FK in either of them!  (Or HL or YB. Or whatever ignites your imagination... and mine. ~g~)
brightknightie: Nick, Natalie and Schanke looking at Nick's painting of his beast (Trio Nick Natalie Schanke)

Recently in FK on my LJ F-List and DW R-Page:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

Fanfiction

Meta (Discussion and Essays)

Actors

  • 8/20: [Locked] linked a Windsor Star article about GWD.
  • 8/04-8/08: [Locked] recounted GWD's "Meet the Festival" event and reviewed Camelot and other Stratford presentations.

Airings
Chiller is showing FK in September! They'll have a mini-marathon on 9/20, 9AM-4PM.


brightknightie: Nick's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)

Recently in FK on my LJ F-List and DW R-Page:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • Many people chatted, publicly and locked, about their [livejournal.com profile] fkficfest/[community profile] fkficfest stories! Good luck to all! Stories come due July 16. Check out the beta-reading post (LJ and/or DW). Having trouble? Please contact the mods!
  • Current open-to-FK (all fandoms) fests you may wish to know about include [community profile] fanbingo, [community profile] hc_bingo, [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon and [community profile] kink_bingo.

Fanfiction

2 FK stories were uploaded to the AO3 in June 2011.

Meta (Discussion and Essays)

  • On 06/30, [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva shared that the DarkNN site is down; she's working on retrieving the files.
  • On 06/29, [Locked] shared that she is receiving positive feedback on her current FK fanfiction series.
  • On 06/29, [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva referenced FK in answering a writer's-block prompt.
  • On 06/13, [personal profile] havocthecat asked when Vachon and Tracy discussed the scent of blood.

Actors

  • On 06/22, [Locked] shared another Stratford interview with GWD.
  • On 06/21, [livejournal.com profile] waltd shared on forkni-l that the Ion cable channel will begin airing The Border (with CD and NB) in July. (Nobody has posted this news on LJ or DW yet. Odd.)
  • On 06/04, [Locked] shared another Stratford review mentioning GWD.
  • On 05/31, [Locked] discussed early Stratford reviews and linked to this one praising GWD.

Airings & Releases

  • On 06/04, [livejournal.com profile] pj1228 shared that she had received the second half of the German season-two DVD set, and that its booklet has biographical information on the actors and an explanation of syndicated airing.
  • On 05/31, [livejournal.com profile] pj1228 announced that she had received the first half of the German season-two DVD set, and described how it has more extras than the North American DVDs, including the blooper reel!
  • Chiller is not showing FK in July or August. ~sigh~


Femgenficathon 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011 09:27 pm
brightknightie: Jacqueline dressed as a woman in front of a fire, and in her musketeer's uniform with her sword (Other Fandom YB)
I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon, which is, as labeled, a ficathon of gen stories starring female characters.  It uses a variation of the prompt claiming model with quotations (each may be claimed twice), and it's "bring your own fandom."  I'm therefore strongly leaning toward writing Jacqueline from Young Blades or Tessa from Highlander, because no one ever requests them in exchange games, and I love them.  (Of course I might equally write Fleur or Urs or a dozen other Forever Knight women. Or Serena from the original Battlestar Galactica. You never know.)

The prompt I got is: Quotation #47 )

Interested?  Prompt claiming remains open through June 7.  The final date for story submission is September 8 (well after FKFicFest ends).

Addendum 07/08: Sign-ups are closed, but the unclaimed prompts have been released free-for-all style, if you later find you'd like to participate.
brightknightie: Three seasons of Forever Knight (Cast)

Recently in FK on my LJ F-List and DW R-Page:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest 2011 is on! 19 players have received prompts. Stories due: 07/16. The fest also now has an AO3 collection.
  • [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon, an all-fandoms female-character gen fest, has sign-ups 05/31-06/07. Deadline: 09/08. See the rules and sign-ups. The prompt method is "grab bag:" take a number and receive a quotation. (No FK or HL stories in the 6 years of this fest. ~sigh~)

Fanfiction
5 FK stories were uploaded to the AO3 in May 2011.

Meta (Discussion and Essays)

  • On 05/28, someone/locked shared a photo of a toy Toronto police car.
  • On 05/25, someone/locked included Nick and Natalie in a 5-things meme.
  • On 05/18, [livejournal.com profile] cousinmary reminisced about her active days in FK fandom.
  • On 05/02, [personal profile] sharpest_asp discussed her personal history with FK.
  • On 05/01, someone/locked shared a photo of a Metropolitan Toronto Police uniform patch.

Actors

  • On 05/25, someone/locked linked to another Stratford article (GWD) and videos from The Merry Wives of Windsor: this and that with GWD and another with NB.
  • On 05/24, someone/locked linked to a video of a GWD Stratford interview.
  • On 05/21, someone/locked shared a Stratford article, and noted that it also says that GWD will marry actress Claire Lautier this summer.
  • On 05/19, someone/locked noted the FK-fan-only meaning in the Stratford Camelot ad: "Bring your Family for Myth, Music, and a Wonderful Knight."
  • On 05/15, someone/locked observed that John Kapelos had appeared on the most recent Criminal Minds episode.
  • On 05/12, [livejournal.com profile] pj1228 linked to a video of GWD in the Stratford Camelot.

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