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Stargate Atlantis Gen Ficathon
Annual genfic festival
28th-Jun-2012 09:59 pm - AO3 invites available
Since this was the Genficathon's first year at AO3, I requested invitations on behalf of participants who weren't yet members there. At the time the archive was issuing batch invitations in groups of ten, and four-or-five of those were used, which means I have five completely unused invitations. With the drama at Fanfiction.net and AO3's tightened invitation schedule, I have no good excuse for just sitting on them.

I know there are clearinghouses for invitations, but since I requested them for this community, I wanted to offer them here first. If multiple people are interested, precedence will be given in this order:
- Authors/artists who posted works in this year's event before this post went live
- Authors/artists who signed up but did not ultimately participate
- Anybody else

To request one of these invitations, let me know the email address to send it to by comment here, by PM, or by email.

This offer expires either when the five unused invitations are taken (only one or perhaps two per requestor, please) or ... let's say 4 July, since that's a US holiday.
I think the presumption of this fest has been that associated works (such as art for posted fics) is fine without prior permission, at least during the fest's "open" period. However, I know not all authors feel that way, at least not necessarily about all works.

Therefore: Authors and artists of the main event, if you're willing, please leave an explicit statement here regarding what permissions you offer or decline for works inspired by yours. I'll leave the first comment as an example.

Authors and artists of later works: You can announce your associated works here! Please keep in mind, however, that not all authors/artists are entirely comfortable with associated works, so consider whether you should check with that author/artist before basing a new work on theirs.
The authors and artists are now revealed! The master list is now updated.

Authors and artists, you may now cross-post as you please. If you do so, you can also leave a comment here with your links, and I'll add those links to the master list. If you choose to post meta about your fic or the process, you can link that here as well, and I'll add it to the list unless you indicate I shouldn't.

Artists, if you have modified final versions of art, please let the authors know the links. Authors, if you need help updating your links to art, add me to the AO3 fic as a coauthor and send me the updated link, and I'll add that link for you before removing myself as coauthor.

The only person to post guesses was tridget, who got every single one correct. Congratulations!
No one submitted anything formally for the "bonus round". However, the collection includes an extra fic that was turned in a few hours after I announced the closure of the collection: Anicient Ghosts by chimeradragon. I've revealed this work with the rest of the collection, so there's one more story this year than originally announced!
This was my first year as mod of anything, and it's certainly been exciting. There were definitely mistakes, confusion, problems, and disagreements, but I think everything worked out in the end, and I can emphatically state it's been a learning experience.

I want to thank every single author, artist, and co-mod for participating and for having patience with me. My particular thanks go to those who provided pinch-hits, created art for multiple works, fought through complications with my handling or with AO3, or kept me informed early of statuses. Thank you!
I finally have a working computer again! To celebrate, I'm announcing a future announcement: I will reveal this year's authors on Monday 25 June. I'm picking this date as a combination of the "about a week" responses I got from the prior poll, waiting through AO3's busier weekend activity, and personal convenience.

(Folks said that, in part, they'd like time to make guesses. So ... go! Guess!)

Incidentally, as I mentioned, I've had computer problems lately; if you're waiting for a response from me, you may want to poke me. I'll eventually be going through my email to catch up with any prior comments, but that may take rather a while. I apologize for any delay and inconvenience.
15th-Jun-2012 10:47 pm - 2012 Bonus Round!
Genficathon Team Sunshine
This post serves as the bonus round collection point for the 2012 GenFicathon.

The bonus round will close whenever the authors are revealed. Uncertainty: exciting, right?!

To participate, create a gen fanwork of any kind. Then announce it by responding directly to this post according to the format and rules below. Only anon comments are screened, but I will also manually screen any comment that doesn't follow the rules (in my sole judgment).

You can post to your own journal or any favored archive (FanFiction.net, Wraithbait, AO3, etc.). You can also post straight to the AO3 collection, but the collection settings will hide the work until I notice the comment and un-hide it. I will also remove the anon flag on AO3 bonus-round works when revealing them.

The Rules for the Bonus RoundCollapse )

By the way, you can also post a prompt in the hopes someone else will fill it; in that case, enter <strong>Prompt</strong> [or Prompt: in richtext) at the start of your comment. Responses to prompt comments must follow the above-listed rules and format.

If anyone has any questions, concerns, clarifications, requests, etc., please ask. However, I would like to try to keep any responses here actual bonus-round content, so to ask by comment, please go to the author-date-poll post I've linked at the top here.

And finally: Art for "Hot Springs and Cotton Candy" would be especially welcome, as that fic was artist-matched but the art hasn't come through. ETA: We now have a couple, and I'm cross-linking and updating the author (since I'm no longer listed as a co-author for editing purposes). Thanks, clwilson and theeverdream!

Let's get some gen up in here!
15th-Jun-2012 10:19 pm - Poll: When to reveal authors?
Genficathon Team Sunshine
You may notice the lack of a typical poll here. I figure the answers could be wide-ranging enough, it's better to do this as text.

When do you want me to reveal the author names?

I figure this could be anywhere from Monday, 18 June, to Sunday, 1 July. I'm not really choosy about when. So, those authors who were included in the main event, what are your thoughts? Please answer in the comments, which are not screened. You can indicate that you don't care, that you think I should wait at least a week from the last fic that posted, that it should/shouldn't be date X, or any other variation on the theme.

In addition, artists, do you want to be revealed now, before the artists, or with the artists?

Other folks can weigh in, of course, but the responses of official participants will be given greater weight.
15th-Jun-2012 03:11 pm - 2012 closed! | Author guessing post
Genficathon Team Sunshine
The 2012 Genficathon (main round) is now closed! You can see the full collection here, or you can follow the direct individual-work links below. This post will also serve as the master list; once authors are revealed, I'll update this listing with names. [ETA: Names added 25 June 2012.] At that point, once folks start cross-posting, I'll also add alternate-location links here if they're provided to me.

I will post details on the bonus round, as well as a poll asking when to reveal the authors, later this afternoon or tonight; I'll try to have that posted before midnight US EDT.

If you've enjoyed a fic or its art, please don't forget to let the author/artist know! (Each artwork has its own page for this fest.)

Authors and fics below the cut ...Collapse )
Genficathon Team Sunshine
(I'll post an update this afternoon on whether this is the last fic or if there will be one more.)

Category: Action/Adventure
Title: Hot Springs and Cotton Candy
Prompt(s): Where have you been?; Cotton candy
Additional Content Notes: Female Friendship
Wordcount: 3658
Summary: Elizabeth, Kate and Teyla enjoy a day off.

Story: Hot Springs and Cotton Candy
Pinch-hit art #1: title graphic by theeverdream; story graphic by theeverdream
Pinch-hit art #2: by clwilson2006
Genficathon Team Sunshine
tridget just pointed out an interesting and rather annoying phenomenon: If direct work links are used, the art and fics at AO3 are generally available; but if the "expanded" collection link is used, folks not logged in at AO3 may get 404 errors.

This is not something I anticipated (certainly not something I planned). I had thought I was using direct links, but for two three ("The Bridge" and its art, "Grit" and its art; "Land of Shadows"), I inadvertently linked the collection version.

The difference is this:
Direct link to "Grit": http://archiveofourown.org/works/420972
Collection link to "Grit": http://archiveofourown.org/collections/SGA_GenFicathon_2012/works/420972

The sharp-eyed will notice that the difference seems only to be the insertion of collections/SGA_GenFicathon_2012/ in the link address.

So if you're getting 404 errors and the link you've gone to is the expanded version, please try stripping out that part. I've gone back to fix the links in the LJ comm, and I'll fix the links at the DW mirror and the Noticeboards once I'm out of my training class at work. I apologize for any confusion or fic inaccessibility.

Revised links:
The Bridge
Art for The Bridge
Art for Grit
Land of Shadows

For the curious: We have either one or two fics left for this year's fest; I'll know more by this evening (US EDT), and I'll indicate which in tomorrow's reveal.
14th-Jun-2012 08:28 am - 2012: Team, Week 2: The Best Man
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Team
Title: The Best Man
Prompt(s): Silver machine; Dark, dank and spooky; Universal truths
Additional Content Notes: n/a
Wordcount: 9871
Summary: In the aftermath of Enemy at the Gate, team Atlantis discovers that it has a little more mopping up to do.

Story: The Best Man
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Angst
Title: The rusty wire gives way
Prompt(s): [Freestyle]
Additional Content Notes: Angst, Apocalypse, Nuclear Warfare, Dark, Post-Canon
Wordcount: 2721
Summary: How do you move on when your own history proves you don't need to?

Story: The rusty wire gives way
Genficathon Team Sunshine
(Slight last-second schedule tweak, sorry.)

Category: Humor
Title: Five Things Rodney Learned (while held against his will)
Prompt(s): Five things
Additional Content Notes: Angst, Humor
Wordcount: 2107
Summary: Rodney keeps getting into situations - and keeps learning from them!

Story: Five Things Rodney Learned (while held against his will)
Art: Art for 'Five Things Rodney Learned (while held against his will)'
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Friendship
Title: Chipping Stone
Prompt(s): [Freestyle]
Additional Content Notes: [Background canon pairings], Divorce, Friendship, Pre-Canon, Episode: s04e15 Outcast, Family, Dysfunctional Family
Wordcount: 3572
Summary: "Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others."

Story: Chipping Stone
11th-Jun-2012 09:01 am - Today's fic post delayed
As a general rule, I've been trying to reveal each day's fic (or fic + art) post before 10am US EDT. (Actually, I've been aiming for between 7am and 8am, but see icon.) I chose this time in part because it gives a good overlap between European and US waking-hours exposure (sorry, Australia and Southeastern Asia) ... but I also chose it to give the works a good amount of exposure time before AO3's recurring State of Overwhelm during US late-afternoon-and-evening hours. That window, as well as Sunday in general, has been their peak demand period.

I've never before gotten 502s at AO3 on a Monday morning, much less only 502s.

[ETA: I meant to mention: They're aware of the overload, and they're working on it. The most recent spikes are likely due in large part to Fanfiction.net's recent purge and the scramble by folks to rescue their fics; the waiting-for-an-invitation queue is at 17,000 right now, while the invitation rate is held to something like 100 per day to try to prevent just such problems as they've been seeing lately.]

Because I can't get into the archive, I can't "reveal" the fic, so even if I had the direct link (which, thanks to poor planning, I don't), it wouldn't work.

Please rest assured that we do have a Friendship Week 2 fic to enjoy. I'll keep trying throughout the day, and as soon as I'm able to update the fic status to "revealed" and grab its URL, I'll post the links here and at the noticeboard.

I'm sorry for the delay.
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Supporting Character Appreciation
Title: Write Her Name in the Sky
Prompt(s): [Freestyle]
Additional Content Notes: Family, Post-Series
Wordcount: 2332
Summary: Meredith was going to have a lot of explaining to do.

Story: Write Her Name in the Sky
9th-Jun-2012 09:03 am - 2012: AU, Week 1: Land of Shadows
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: AU
Title: Land of Shadows
Prompt(s): The shadow of the past; Who cares for the caregivers?
Additional Content Notes: Alternate Universe, Team, Adventure
Wordcount: 4404
Summary: The Carter-O'Neill Expeditionary Force was looking for the greatest treasure of the ancient world. John and his team found it.

Story: Land of Shadows
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Action/Adventure
Title: Grit
Prompt(s): Like death warmed over
Additional Content Notes: Team, Hurt/Comfort, Whump, Friendship
Wordcount: 10,534
Summary: When a routine mission goes wrong, John and his team find out that sometimes in the wilds of the Pegasus galaxy, you’re not always on the top of the food chain.

Story: Grit
Art: Art for 'Grit'

[Edited 14 June to use more-direct links to works.]

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7th-Jun-2012 06:26 pm - "Gen" and explicit content
Genficathon Team Sunshine
For those who are not aware — as I was not fully myself until quite recently, because I've been turning off comments comment notifications for announcements — one of the posted fics has sparked quite the discussion regarding the nature of gen over at the announcement post. Those comments now include my (michelel72) explanation of what happened with fic decisions this year, so if you happen to be curious about that (or interested in participating in the discussion), well, there you go.

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Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Team
Title: Toast - cut five ways
Prompt(s): "Five things"
Additional Content Notes: Hurt/Comfort, Friendship, Team
Wordcount: 7140
Summary: Ficlets-5 ways Sheppard and his team (but mostly Sheppard) are ... toast (1); eating toast/not hungry (2); toasty (3); raising a toast (4); toast of the town/celebrated (5).

Story: Toast - cut five ways
Art: Team ... toast!

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6th-Jun-2012 08:34 am - 2012: Humor, Week 1: Stayin' Alive
Genficathon Team Sunshine
Category: Humor
Title: Stayin' Alive
Prompt(s): [Freestyle]
Additional Content Notes: Seventies, mustaches, Humor, Action/Adventure, Team, Porn
Rating: Explicit. This gen fanwork includes explicit sexual content.
Wordcount: 13719
Summary: Trapped in 1972, John gets an offer he can't refuse, and the pornstache he's always wanted. But what happens when the whole team goes back to the Seventies to rescue him?

Story and art: Stayin' Alive

ETA 07 June 2012 2247 US EDT: Anonymous comments are now screened, because the discussion here has been linked at external locations.

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