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14 August 2016 @ 01:16 pm
Here we are! Here's a nice little banner to advertise the claiming!


CLAIMING is OPEN at interhouse_fest! Claim a prompt until Sept. 1!


 
 
14 August 2016 @ 08:35 am
It’s that time again! Prompt claiming for interhouse_fest 2016 is now OPEN!



Before we begin, let’s go over some important Things to Remember:

★ Sign-ups will run from August 14 - September 1.

★ Prompts can only be claimed ONCE. We will cross prompts off once they are claimed!

★ However, that will be done approximately once a day, on gelsey-mod time. gelsey-mod works nights and has a crazy schedule, but we guarantee she will get it done at least once a day, or katmarajade-mod will throw things at her. So when you sign up, you will list your top three prompt choices. If someone has already claimed your first prompt choice (and we didn't get it marked off fast enough), you will be given your second prompt!

★ Prompting is first come, first served.

★ Prompt numbers are the numbers that are large, bold, and in red. You really can’t miss them. ;D

You will receive an e-mail confirming your prompt. We will do this as promptly as we can, but once again - crazy schedules, real lives. Please allow 24 hours before you e-mail us asking about your sign up!

★ You are allowed to pick your own prompt. Obviously, we would prefer if you didn't -- because isn't that half the fun, challenging yourself with something that wasn't your idea? However, if nothing tempts you, you can choose your own prompt.

★ As this is a laid back fest, we are pretty relaxed with extensions -- and we still plan to be. However, the maximum number of extensions allowed will be three one-week extensions.

★ If you drop out without alerting us, you will not be allowed to sign up for the 2017 round.

★ Stories will be due no later than Monday, October 24th.

★ You are under no obligation to sign up if you prompted. Likewise, you don't have to have prompted in order to sign up! Remember that with new mods comes a clean slate so previously banned participants are welcome to try again this year. (Just don’t leave us hanging!) We welcome everyone, so spread the word!

★ All right, that's everything! Ready?

To peruse a list of available prompts, click here


TO CLAIM A PROMPT, CLICK HERE!



As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, check out our rules and FAQ -- we probably already answered your question there! If we didn’t, you can direct those to InterhouseMods@gmail.com.
 
 
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13 August 2016 @ 07:44 am
Prompting closes tonight so please get us all your last minute prompts!



TIMELINE
Prompting: July 25 - August 13 
Sign-ups: August 14 - September 1 
Due Date: October 24
Posting begins: October 31


To submit a prompt, click here


To see all the prompts submitted so far, click here


Prompting is open to anyone. You don’t have to plan on writing if you want to submit a prompt. Please limit prompts to one per spreadsheet! You’re more than welcome to leave as many prompts as your heart desires -- just fill out a separate spreadsheet for each one!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave us a comment, or shoot us an e-mail at InterhouseMods@gmail.com.
 
 
05 August 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Hello, everyone! We've got just over a week of prompting left, so please leave us ALL THE DELICIOUS PROMPTS! Thanks to everyone who has already prompted, and we hope to see lots more in the coming week!



TIMELINE
Prompting: July 25 - August 13 
Sign-ups: August 14 - September 1 
Due Date: October 24
Posting begins: October 31


To submit a prompt, click here


To see all the prompts submitted so far, click here


Prompting is open to anyone. You don’t have to plan on writing if you want to submit a prompt. Please limit prompts to one per spreadsheet! You’re more than welcome to leave as many prompts as your heart desires -- just fill out a separate spreadsheet for each one!

Share with your f-list or community!


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave us a comment, or shoot us an e-mail at InterhouseMods@gmail.com.
 
 
25 July 2016 @ 09:09 am
Dear goodness gracious, I hope I've done this right! Do please let me know if I mess it up, it's the first time I've ever used this kind of form thing! *shivers in her ... pajamas*

But HERE WE GO! Prompting for interhouse_fest 2016 is beginning! It should be as simple as clicking a little linky!

Please remember to review The Rules as well as the FAQ. A handy dandy list of characters can be found HERE.



TIMELINE
Prompting: July 25 - August 13 
Sign-ups: August 14 - September 1 
Due Date: October 24
Posting begins: October 31


To submit a prompt, click here


To see all the prompts submitted so far, click here


Prompting is open to anyone. You don’t have to plan on writing if you want to submit a prompt. Please limit prompts to one per spreadsheet! You’re more than welcome to leave as many prompts as your heart desires -- just fill out a separate spreadsheet for each one!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Leave us a comment, or shoot us an e-mail at InterhouseMods@gmail.com.

Happy prompting! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Want to spread the word? Share the banner below!

 
 
 
24 July 2016 @ 08:28 pm
Hello, my darling pretties! Oh my gosh, how time has gotten away from me! Look at the time, it’s almost time for Interhouse Fest to kick off for another year! We’re ever so happy to be hosting it, even if it seems like we’re dragging just a bit. gelsey-mod here fell into a hole of solitude for a few weeks, thus a delay. But we’re here, and we’re excited!

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The schedule for the fest is as follows:

Prompting: July 25-August 13 
Claiming: August 14-Sep 1 
Due Date: October 24
Posting Starts: October 31

This gives us 3 weeks for the prompting and 2 ½ weeks for the claiming, though if you claim a second prompt you can, of course, do that after submitting your current story! We’re looking forward to seeing what all you all come up with!

I would ask you kindly to review The Rules as well as the FAQ. We’ve updated them slightly, added some information you might feel pertinent considering the release of The Cursed Child as well as the upcoming Fantastic Beasts.

If you have any remaining questions, please feel free to contact us at interhousemods@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

Look out tomorrow (hopefully early! We’ll see how work treats me) for the prompt submission post! 
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12 February 2016 @ 06:49 pm
Interhouse-loving ladies and gentlemen, our Poll and Suggestion Box post will remain open throughout the weekend. We look forward to your feedback both about the poll questions and any other items you would like us to know about/consider. (Comments on poll/suggestion post are screened.) Poll will close Monday. Thanks!

Your mods,
katmarajade and gelsey
 
 
08 February 2016 @ 07:30 am
This poll is closed.

The timeline of this fest should

remain the same (Aug prompting, late Oct due date, Nov posting)
29(63.0%)
move forward approximately one month (July prompting, late Sept due date, Oct posting)
17(37.0%)

For the purposes of this fest, JKR's Twitter announcement that Sorted Teddy (Hufflepuff) and James Sirius (Gryffindor) should be

accepted as canon
32(62.7%)
ignored
19(37.3%)


Please leave a comment (screened) with any additional suggestions, comments, or concerns regarding the fest! We'd love to hear your feedback and ideas!
 
 
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
25 January 2016 @ 10:37 am
Hello, all! We wanted to take just a minute to introduce ourselves as your new mods here at interhouse_fest. This has been a favorite fest for both of us, and we are thrilled to be taking the reins and continuing the Interhouse love.

In the next few weeks, we will be putting up a poll regarding possible changes—probably very minor—that you might like to see. We've still got some time before the next round is upon us, but keep watching!

Your very excited new mods,

gelsey and katmarajade
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21 January 2016 @ 07:00 am
“The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings..."

In 2011, we inherited this newbie community from its original founders. It was our first experience running a full-fledged fic fest, but we were both excited and ready for the challenge at hand. As lovers of rare pairs, the niche market filled by interhouse_fest called to us, and we were so overwhelmed by the response in our first round as mods. We went from 18 participants in 2010 to over 65 in 2011 -- talk about setting the bar high! And that success is due to you. Your participation and enthusiasm helped make Interhouse as successful as it has been.

That was nearly six years ago. While we still deeply love this community, neither of us are in the same position we were when this all began. Both of us are much more entrenched in our careers than we were then, and both our work and personal lives take up a great deal more time than they did when we were in our early 20s. After a long conversation, we have decided to step aside as the mods of interhouse_fest. It was a difficult decision, but we feel it is necessary.

However, as sad as we are to say goodbye, we're both thrilled to have two great new moderators lined up to take the reins. We're very confident that under their leadership, this community will continue to be a hub of high-quality interhouse fic and art.

From the two of us, thank you. It has been our pleasure moderating this community for the past few years, and we hope to see it grow and thrive after we're gone. Thank you for writing and reading alongside us. We've enjoyed every step of the journey.

- fiery_flamingo and leigh_adams
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