What is the gilesxander OctoberFest?
Taking inspiration from the many 'seasonal' character and/or pairing communities in the BtVS/AtS fandom, this Fest is a multi-media event created to celebrate every aspect of the Giles/Xander pairing. Each day one talented writer and/or artist will post a or several Giles/Xander-specific offering(s) for the community's viewing and reading pleasure. Friendship and romance are both welcome.
Note: this is NOT a ficathon. You will not be assigned a particular request. Instead, you create fanfic or artwork about the pairing, anything that will celebrate Giles and Xander, and post it on the day you requested.
Just like last year, a list of daily prompts will be posted, the full list on September 1, and then one prompt daily once October arrives.
Signups start on August 25.
Signups end on
September 7; extended to September 12.
Masterlist posted by September 8.
Posting begins on October 1st.
Posting ends on October 31st.
How To Sign Up:
Preferred posting date: (I will do my best to give you your first choice)
Second preferred posting date: (in case your first choice is already taken)
What kind of Giles/Xander-y thing will you contribute to the Fest?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)
Would you be able to do short-notice backups if someone drops out?
You will be notified confirmation of your posting day. Make sure you join the community in order to be able to post when that day comes. Membership is currently moderated, so you will need to have your full date of birth in your LJ profile.
1) All posted material, be it fic or graphics or essays, must be about Giles & Xander together in some way or form. Friendship, romance, canon relationship, it is all acceptable, as long as Giles and Xander are present.
2) In accordance with the rules of the community, any fics or artwork depicting Xander as an underage character in situations rated FRM or higher must be locked to the community and labelled with appropriate warnings. Fics or artwork depicting non-consensual sexual situations with Xander under the age of 18 are not allowed.
3) There will be no swapping or switching of your posting days, unless cleared with me first. If you are not able to post on your given day and wish to swap with someone else, or see if there is an available date later on in the Fest, email me at soft.princess AT gmail.com. Please email at least 24 hours in advance when possible so that backups can be deployed.
4) Your contribution MUST be original. No linking to previously posted material will be accepted. On the other hand, if your contribution is a sequel or an additional chapter of a previously posted fic, that is totally acceptable. Please link to the previous work within the header of the new chapter/fic.
5) Absolutely NO bashing will be tolerated, no matter the recipient (be it another ship, a character, a fan, etc). This Fest is to celebrate the Giles/Xander love, not to bring down another ship or character. Members who break this rule will be banned without warning.
6) Label, cut, and warn. My holy trinity when posting fanwork. Label your post in the subject line; use an lj-cut for long posts and for graphics larger than a usericon; warn for any and all potentially offensive, adult rated, and NSFW material. See the community rules for more details on what needs to be warned for.
7) Please only post on the day assigned to you. Regular traffic on the community will be stopped for the duration of the Fest. This means: if you aren't signed up for the Fest, please wait until the end of October to post your fic or art. All previous activity will resume once the Fest is over.
8) Feedback is love. Feedback is the fuel by which authors and artists live. Please comment.
How to Post:
1) Label your post in the subject line as follows: [TYPE]: [TITLE], [PART], [RATING], i.e. FIC: What Happens In Vegas, 1/5, FRAO
2) For ALL graphics that are larger than Icon size (and for all icon posts with more than three icons), use an lj cut. Don't know how to use one? Look at the FAQ here.
3) Please tag your posts with 'octoberfest' to make all Fest posts easier to find and compile.
For any questions, please email me at soft.princess AT gmail.com
PLEASE PIMP THE FEST. THE MORE PEOPLE SIGN UP, THE MORE GOODIES WE GET. Feel free to pimp to any community where such a thing is allowed, and in your own journals.
Wed 1 - soft_princess
Thu 2 - cmk418
Fri 3 - xanphibian
Sat 4 - elayne222
Sun 5 - anyjay
Mon 6 - nwhepcat
Tue 7 - silentflux
Wed 8 - antennapedia
Thu 9 - silentflux
Fri 10 -
Sat 11 -
Sun 12 - anyjay
Mon 13 - soft_princess
Tue 14 - silentflux
Wed 15 - soft_princess
Thu 16 - katekat1010
Fri 17 -
Sat 18 - cmk418
Sun 19 - rosewildeirish
Mon 20 - mireille719
Tue 21 - fluffyllama
Wed 22 - soft_princess
Thu 23 - fluffyllama
Fri 24 - davinci_1985
Sat 25 - kargrif
Sun 26 - reremouse
Mon 27 - helenkacan
Tue 28 - marie2love
Wed 29 - pierson
Thu 30 - mireille719 & soft_princess
Fri 31 - drsquidlove & free-for-all