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So, browsing around the internet like one does, I find myself window-shopping for events that I'd love to see over in Dramione fandom! [community profile] fandomcalendar and [community profile] bigbangindex are great for fannish window-shopping, and here are some cool events that I'd love to see for our ship.

A Reverse Big Bang - Working off a piece of art, authors write a story of 10,000/20,000 words or more.

A Career Fair Fest - like the Harry/Draco Career Fair, where the theme is that the characters have to have unusual careers. No Aurors, Unspeakables, Potion Masters, etc, but instead things like lion tamers, bakers, etc. I love the suggestion in the H/D Career Fair banner: health inspector and pastry chef! :D

Fairy Tale/Myth/Folkhlore-themed Big Bangs - I've seen these more in Supernatural fandom, but I think they're neat ideas.

What are some types of events that you'd like to see?
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (harry potter: griffindor and slytherin)
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I saw that [personal profile] eevilalice posted over on [ profile] dramione about it, and I was just thinking/brainstorming about what it might take for it to get started again.

A couple of things I know aren't a problem:

1) Getting control of [community profile] dhr_news. [personal profile] terrayn appears to be gone from fandom, and I know that [staff profile] denise will transfer ownership of communities. I asked to have [community profile] theauthority given to me due to a missing mod, and after getting the OK from the community, Dreamwidth made me the administrator.

2) It looks like the person who owns [ profile] dhr_news is still around, so that wouldn't be a problem to bring on new mods.

3) Getting someone to post it on DW. If it remained a weekly thing, I know that at the very least, I could be persuaded to hit the 'post' button once a week on a pre-formatted thing. Probably the same with the LJ one, for a 'posting person.'

The problems:

1) The big, huge, cluster-@#$@# of work that comes with running a newsletter. I assume that it would remain weekly, because, well, too much @#$#@$-ing work. But otherwise, I'm not sure what could be done to make it useful and manageable. Thoughts?

I'm not stepping up and saying 'I will run this,' because that's a huge commitment. What I was mostly thinking is that 'what if it was possible to break this down into many smaller commitments.' Because if it was, THEN I think we (or a team of people) might be able to get this running.
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I'm seriously thinking about running a fic exchange for Dramione this year from January - March 2012. I know that's the old [ profile] dmhgficexchange slot, but it's really a great slot because it's right after Yuletide and other RL holiday ridiculousness, and most of the 'random fun' fests/exchanges (dramione_duet, deflower_draco, samhain_smut, kink_bingo, etc) seem to happen from late spring - early fall.

I don't want to look like I'm corpse-camping [ profile] dmhgficexchange, but on the other hand I totally want there to be another fic exchange that fills the same set of criteria that it did. Namely, a fic exchange that's a few months long, with potential matches between all participants, and with no limit on wordcount. [ profile] dmhgficexchange was so great that I don't want to see that kind of event vanish from D/Hr fandom.

I'd totally volunteer to run this thing, but I would only run it on AO3. Quite frankly, the level of work that AO3's infrastructure takes off of mods' backs is staggering. AO3 takes care of formatting issues, hand-posting work, excel-style tracking, does rudimentary matching, has a button set up to default with, and quite frankly automates a ton of the work.

Mostly, I'm kind of worried that people might be all 'what right do you have to take over the calendar slot for [ profile] dmhgficexchange' or otherwise be upset that someone's doing this. I have only been around the Dramione fandom for a few months, and I don't want to step on anyone's toes.

What do people think?

Poll #7923 Running a D/Hr Fic Exchange on AO3
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5

What do you think about an AO3 D/Hr Fic Exchange?

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I'd totally participate!
3 (60.0%)

I think people would be interested.
3 (60.0%)

I am neutral.
0 (0.0%)

I don't think people want another fic exchange.
0 (0.0%)

I have some other opinion I will explain in the comments.
0 (0.0%)

edit - Didn't realize anonymous commenting and OpenIDs were disabled for this comm, so I'm going to mirror this post over at [ profile] dramione. Sorry for spamming [ profile] dramione, [personal profile] musyc! D:

Cross-posted to [ profile] dramione: Gauging Interest in a D/Hr Fic Exchange on AO3