||[Oct. 28th, 2008|11:48 pm]
Ace Lightning Obsessors, Slashers, Ficcers & Fans
Yuletide is an obscure fandom fic exchange, the idea being that one makes requests and signs up to write obscure fandom fic with stories due by Yuletide, with about a zillion different canons available from LM Montgomery to Girl Genius to Shakespeare's plays. Last year, Ace was one of the nominated fandoms...and this year, it's also been nominated. Nomination only lasts a few more days.
See Yuletide FAQ, yuletide_admin, and yuletide for more detail! The basics, from my fairly inexperienced view as a participant last year:
Nominations. List six fandoms you'd like to request/write for this year's Yuletide. Participation is optional for people who plan to later sign up, but if nobody nominates a fandom, it's not available for that year's Yuletide. The Yuletide Masterlist is all the fandoms ever nominated, not the ones available for 2008. It's also allowed to nominate obscure fandoms not on that list.
Signing up. This is totally separate from nominations. If you didn't nominate any fandoms, sign up and you'll surely find heaps of fandoms you love anyway; if you did nominate fandoms, signing up means you still have to submit your requests and writing offers. Go through the giant list of fandoms nominated; you'll only need to find three or four that you want to request stories in, and at least three you feel comfortable writing for. (The hardest thing will probably be crossing things off your gigantic lists.) Requests will be in the form Fandom/Characters/Details (eg. "Ace Lightning/Googler/Please make him play a fun game with Sparx"); offers to write are in the form Fandom/Characters. Fortunately, there's no upper limit for offers to write.
Assignments and writing. You will be randomly assigned to a fellow fan who's made at least one request in a fandom and characters you offered to write, and must do your best to write a story for them by Yuletide. Someone else, of course, has also been assigned to write one of your requests. Stories go live on December 25.
Crossposted (with less detail) from the board.