Last chance for icons!

Aug. 2nd, 2015 08:05 pm
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[personal profile] par_avion posting in [community profile] vividcon
Icon requests are still open, but time is running out. Please get your requests in tonight!
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[personal profile] renenet posting in [community profile] vividcon
Greetings, VividCon friends! I hope you are all getting excited for VividCon at the end of this coming week! I know we sure are here at VividCon headquarters! I have a late-breaking minor schedule adjustment to announce re: Friday night's Club Vivid festivities, so please listen up:

The cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will begin at 7:00 p.m. this year (not 6:30 as in the past) and the bar will run until 10:00 p.m. (instead of the previous 10:30 time). We arrived at this decision too late to change the time printed on the programs and schedule cards, so we'll announce the correct time several times at the con to remind everybody.

The hors d'oeuvres will also be quite a bit less plentiful than you may be used to, so we recommend that you grab a real meal during the dinner break rather than rely entirely on Club Vivid food for your dinner. It will not stretch that far this year, sorry! Eating dinner is especially important if you plan to consume alcohol at the Club Vivid bar with your pre-purchased Club Vivid bar wristband. Please don't drink on an empty stomach! /yer mom

Club Vivid vids and dancing will begin as usual at 7:30 p.m., so be sure to practice your Joxer Dance between now and then!

Joxer dance video, featuring Jace, below the cut )

Club Vivid lasts until 11:00 p.m. for those hardy souls who can survive that much fun! See you there!
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
The Wiki Committee
Firstly, we would like to apologize for missing the June newsletter; we hope that this longer-than-average one will help to make up for it!

Though we currently have a full committee of 10 staffers, several of us have been unavailable or on break, including one of the committee's co-chairs, Tiyire, who's on official hiatus until the end of August. This means that our usual cases and outside requests have been taking a little longer than usual. If you're awaiting a reply from the Wiki Committee, we apologize for the delay and promise we're working on it!

June Bloom
Our first ever June Bloom challenge was a blast—we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We counted over 300 new pages created during the month, and they all look fantastic. Thank you again to everyone who participated!

Want to relive the excitement? Here were our weekly June Bloom challenge posts:

We would love to hear your thoughts on our challenges and challenge formats, especially as we prepare for our next month-long challenge, Stub September! Do the challenges inspire you to contribute to Fanlore? What do you like, and what could be done better? Let us know in the comments below, via our contact form, or at our August editing chat (see below)!

Fanlore downtime
We had some brief scheduled downtime in early July, but you may have noticed some additional, unexpected downtime on both Fanlore and AO3 this Wednesday. Though the issue should be resolved for now, the OTW's Systems team is still investigating the details. You can follow [ profile] AO3_Status on Twitter for more information.

What's to come?
In August, the Wiki committee has a lot to work on behind the scenes, including our next month-long challenge, Stub September. This challenge will focus on (as the name implies) expanding Fanlore articles that are currently stubs.

We were thrilled to see that Fanlore passed two different milestones in the last couple months, reaching 600,000 total edits in June and 35,000 articles in July! All thanks to wonderful, amazing editors like you.

To celebrate, we would like to invite you to a Fanlore editing party on Saturday, August 8th at 7:00PM UTC (What time is that where I am?) in the Fanlore chatroom on Campfire. We hope to see you there!

As of July 31, 2015, Fanlore has 35,296 articles which have undergone 607,710 edits. We hope to see you on the Recent Changes page!
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[personal profile] renenet posting in [community profile] vividcon
You guys, look!

It's the VividCon 2015 llama on a t-shirt! Yes, in honor of Leonard Nimoy's passing earlier this year VividCon will feature a Spock llama on this year's program cover. T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, stickers, greeting cards, etc. with this image and the corresponding catchphrase "Live long and vid" are now available at our new VividCon Online Store at (NB: We refer to the 2015 llama as the "Science Officer Llama" on the Zazzle site because reasons, but you understand!) We'll be setting up our previous years' designs over there soon, but we did not want to wait to share our 2015 designs with you.

See also our 2015 products celebrating VividCon's first time offering fandom-specific programming (this year's selections are: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Due South, Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer): VividCon 2015 products featuring fandom programming.

If you order now I bet you can find a shipping option that will get your items to you before VividCon! And right now Zazzle is offering 20% off on all orders placed by Thursday 7/30 using coupon code JLYCHRISTMAS!

We think you'll like how much you can customize your purchases at our new Zazzle store. Basically, any design you see on an item can be purchased on any other similar type of item. We set up only a few t-shirt items, but there are dozens of other shirt styles and colors you can apply the design to for your own order. Even add your own additional text or images to your item, if you like!

Still, there are plenty of product types available from Zazzle that we aren't offering (yet), so let us know if there's something you'd like us to make available and we'll work on it as soon as possible. I can't promise it will be available in time for the con, but we can definitely make things happen in the long run. Please direct such suggestions/inquiries/requests to us via the "Merchandise" topic on our website's Contact Us page and the fabulous Shoshanna will be glad to work with you.

One final note: Some items remain available at our old Cafe Press store, but unfortunately they pulled most of our designs recently. If you can still see it there, you can order it for now, but we'll be transferring most of our older designs (including the stuff that's currently missing from the old store) to our new Zazzle store as soon as we get through the upcoming con! We'll see many of you there soon!
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[personal profile] dorinda posting in [community profile] milk_and_orchids
Time for the last couple stories in "Trouble in Triplicate"! I find them enjoyable, with interesting wartime and post-war details, and some great character stuff.

Also, take a look back at the book club post for the first story in the collection, "Before I Die", and see if you have any comments for that as well!



Sorry to go on and on, but these stories have a lot that grab me. What do you think? Anything you noticed, in the plots, the characters, Wolfe & Archie, etc.? Anything you particularly like or don't like?

Icon Stickers! Little squares of joy

Jul. 23rd, 2015 07:03 pm
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[personal profile] par_avion posting in [community profile] vividcon
VividCon is rapidly approaching!

Post a comment here and I will make you an icon sticker or two for your VividCon badge.

I will print up any two social media icons, but it's a bit more useful if one of them is an icon that is strongly identified with you, like your default or vidding icon. Alternatively, a favorite character, pairing or fandom makes a good conversation starter!

Please don't reply to other comments with icons you want. Thanks. (It's easier for me if none of the requests end up in collapsed comment threads.)

DW FAQ explains how to add images to a comment, but feel free to just point to the icon(s) you used to make your comment(s). It is totally what I would do.

LJ version of this post is here.

Book Club Sign-Up Post and Schedule!

Jul. 23rd, 2015 01:46 am
aris_tgd: "This story is a murder mystery--the mystery of MURDER." (Lyttle Lytton Murder Mystery)
[personal profile] aris_tgd posting in [community profile] milk_and_orchids
Okay, so I've been a bit ad-hoc about things, but I'd like to open the floor to other people and get volunteers for the next, proper book club posts!

Since there weren't any disagreements to the plan proposed by [personal profile] liviapenn in the last post, the next couple posts to the community should go like this:

Next week (Sun Jul 26-Sat Aug 1): Trouble in Triplicate: "Help Wanted, Male" and "Instead of Evidence". - [personal profile] dorinda, thank you!
Following week (Sun Aug 2-Sat Aug 8): Catch-up post: And Be a Villain, The Second Confession
Following week (Sun Aug 9-Sat Aug 15): In the Best Families

And then I think we should regroup and decide if we want to do the stories in Curtains for Three as individual stories or in one post.

Who would like to post the discussion posts for each of these? They just have to go up sometime during the week! I offer myself as backup host if necessary.

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