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[personal profile] musyc2017-01-24 12:29 am
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Looking Back Over Six Years (Mods, Questions, and Statistics)

A Brief Introduction

D/HR Advent began in 2011, after the closing of the dramione_advent community. The fest has been running for six years, from 2011 to 2016. It's inspired by seasonal Advent calendars, where one small gift is available every day from December 1 through December 24.


Mods through the years:

2011: Jela_Ow, kyri07, and Boundbooks.

2012: Jela_Ow, justamuggle, and Boundbooks.

2013: Boundbooks with daily posting assistance of SlytherinGurrl(Esgee) and Musyc.

2014-2016: SlytherinGurrl(Esgee) and Musyc.


Esgee is primarily responsible for:

  • collecting and counting nominations

  • sending invitations

  • verifying acceptances/declines/non-responses

  • assigning prompts

  • granting extensions


Musyc is primarily responsible for:

  • double-checking nomination counts

  • checking works – completion status, word count, formatting/HTML

  • verifying pinch-hits

  • doing the daily posts/weekly round-ups


All works are hosted and revealed on Archive Of Our Own. News, nomination period announcements, daily posts, etc. are all posted to LiveJournal, Dreamwidth, and Tumblr.


(NB: Any and all percentages in this post may have a small +/- variance due to how Excel rounds numbers. Or due to my usual method of begging someone else to do the math. I crunch numbers as a last resort. If there’s an arithmetic error, I apologize. -- Musyc)

Questions and Answers

Q&A )

Numbers and Statistics

N&S )

To conclude, Esgee and Musyc are very grateful to all our nominators, nominees, invitees, authors, artists, pinch-hitters, readers, commenters, rebloggers, reccers! We appreciate the Dramione fans who have been with the fest since the beginning and we doubly appreciate every new fan. Thank you so much for the past six years of the fest, and we hope you’ll join us in 2017! Nominations will start in September!

Nominations are Closed.

Thank you for nominating this year and taking the opportunity to involve Dramione writers and artists in this fest.

We had over 70 nominations this year but the top 24 writers and authors will be selected to either write or create a winter-themed piece. Invitations will be sent out ASAP.

Thank you again and we hope that you will join us in December to enjoy all the fanworks :)

Mark Your Calendars for D/Hr Advent 2016!

Dear Community,

We are pleased to announce that D/Hr Advent will be returning this year for another great round! Similarly to the past few years, we will be starting nominations earlier so that authors will have more time to create their works.

Timeline:
September 11 - September 25: Nomination Phase
September 25 - October 2: Invitations Sent
September 25 - November 24: Creation Period
December 1 - December 25: Posting

Please use this month to plan the Advent into your schedules if you plan on participating. Also, in releasing the timeline earlier, we hope that you will be able to choose your nominees wisely without being pressed for time.

Just like last year, we will still be posting to tumblr and in an effort to keep D/Hr Advent's tumblr the main resource (along with LJ and DW), we ask that all masterpost blogs reblog from our tumblr instead of the other way around.

We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you nominate and hopefully, participate in the Advent too, by either writing stories, creating art, or leaving kudos and comments over at AO3.

Best wishes,
[personal profile] slytheringurrl  and [personal profile] musyc 

Nominations are closed.

Thank you for nominating this year and taking the opportunity to involve Dramione writers and artists in this fest.

We had over 40 nominations this year but the top 24 writers and authors will be selected to either write or create a winter-themed piece. Invitations will be sent out ASAP.

Thank you again!

Nominate Authors and Artists for Advent 2015!

Nominations Phase:
The Nominations phase for D/Hr Advent has begun! Nominate your favorite D/Hr author or artist to write a seasonal one-shot or draw a Christmas pic. Use the comments below (which will be screened) to pick your favorite authors/artists. The ones that receive the most nominations will be invited to participate in this year's D/Hr Advent Calendar.

This year, you can nominate in two ways: through a poll at typeform or as a comment. Either way is fine but please stay honest and only nominate at one place!

Comment below using the following format:
Nominee:
Author or Artist:
Contact Information (Journal/Blog or H&V Author Page or Email Address):

You can nominate as many people as you’d like, but try to keep it to one comment. Keep in mind that the purpose of the nominations phase is to get your favorite authors and artists to participate in the D/Hr Advent Calendar. Please keep that in mind when posting your nominations.

Commenting at Typeform:

You can go to the typeform by clicking HERE. You can nominate as many people as you’d like. Fill out a new form everytime you nominate another author. 

You can nominate either on this post, on livejournal, or on tumblr, but please don't nominate on all three!

The Nominations phase will be closed on September 27, 2015!

Mark Your Calenders for D/Hr Advent 2015!

Dear Community,

I'm pleased to announce that D/Hr Advent will be returning this year for another great round! Similarly to last year, we will be starting nominations earlier so that authors will have more time to create their works.

Timeline:
September 14 - September 27: Nomination Phase
September 27 - October 5: Invitations Sent
September 27 - November 23: Creation Period
December 1 - December 25: Posting

Please use this month to plan the Advent into your schedules if you plan on participating. Also, in releasing the timeline earlier, we hope that you will be able to choose your nominees wisely without being pressed for time. This year, however, we're not sure as to how we'll nominate so please take the poll below! You don't HAVE to tell us why if you chose no for any of the options, but we'd really appreciate it!

Underneath are the questions for the poll (you can also take this at LJ
over here!) - please leave your answers in a comment!
Did you like how we nominated last year?
Would you prefer to nominate in a comment box?
Would you prefer to nominate using typeform or google docs?


Again, this year, we will not be doing story banners. However, participation banners will be given out at the end. This year, I (esgeee) will try my hardest to find someone to make story banners and I'll keep you updated on how that goes! If you know of any artists, leave a comment below! Also, just like last year, we will still be posting to tumblr and we again ask that in an effort to keep D/Hr Advent's tumblr the main resource (along with LJ and DW), we ask that all masterpost blogs reblog from our tumblr instead of the other way around.

We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you nominate and hopefully, participate in the Advent too, by either writing stories, creating art, or even leaving kudos and comments over at AO3.

Best wishes,
[personal profile] esgeeeesgeee (previously slytheringurrl) and [personal profile] musyc 

Reminder: Works are Due Soon

Hey, everyone!

Just wanted to send out a reminder that works are due on November 23, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

So far, we haven't gotten any requests for extensions, which is a very good thing, but if you need one, now's the time to ask!  We understand that as Thankgiving and the holiday season rolls around, people get busy with real life so if you do need a few extra days or want to drop out for any reason, let us know as soon as possible.  We won't bite - promise!

However, as the deadline comes colose, we are looking for potential pinch-hitters, even though we don't need them as of now.

If you're interested and able to pinch-hit on very short deadlines during December, please send us an email. If you're interested in pinch-hitting, but don't have an AO3 account, just send us the email and also ask for an invite. Email dhradvent@gmail.com with the following:

AO3 Username:
Author or Artist:


When you're ready to post, go to the 2014 Advent collection here on AO3 and post directly to the collection. Check out these posts here and here for more directions on how to post.  Artists, check out this post to learn how to host your image and post it to AO3.

If you have any questions whatsoever, leave a comment or email us.

Best,
slytheringurrl and musyc

Nominations are Closed

Thank you for nominating this year and taking the opportunity to involve Dramione writers in this fest.

We had a lot of amazing nominations this year but the top 24 will be selected to either write or create a winter-themed piece.

Invitations will be sent out in a few days.

Thank you again!

Mark Your Calendars: D/Hr Advent 2014

Dear Community,

I'm pleased to announce that D/Hr Advent will be returning this year for another great round!  This year, however, we will be starting nominations earlier so that authors will have more time to create their works.

Timeline:
September 15 - September 22: Nomination Phase
September 23 - October 1: Invitations Sent
September 23 - November 23: Creation Period
December 1 - December 25: Posting

Please use this month to plan the Advent into your schedules if you plan on participating. Also, in releasing the timeline earlier, we hope that you will be able to choose your nominees wisely without being pressed for time.

Again, this year, we will not be doing story banners.  However, participation banners will be given out at the end.

As you might know, the lovely [personal profile] boundbooks has retired from modding this comm.  Obviously, this had brought a few changes to the comm.

One of the major changes for this year can be seen over at tumblr!! Unlike last year, we will be fully using it.  Also, up until December 1, we will be posting old stories from the 2011 and 2012 Advents there.  In an effort to keep D/Hr Advent's tumblr the main resource (along with LJ and DW), we ask that all masterpost blogs reblog from our tumblr instead of the other way around.

We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you nominate and hopefully, participate too.


Best wishes,
[personal profile] slytheringurrl and [personal profile] ldymusyc

Participation Banners

Hi! I forgot to post these but if you want to share these in your 'trophy cabinets/ego walls', feel free to snag these writer/participant banners. I was not able to make individual story banners this year but I hope that you'll like these.  (The first two are really bad quality and I don't know why)

If you want your name or the year added to the top two, leave a comment.

Please don't hotlink these.  Save them to your own hard drive and post. Banners are organized alphabetically by penname.

lots of banners under the cut )
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (D/Hr Advent Mod)
[personal profile] boundbooks2013-12-06 09:21 pm

D/Hr Advent Promotion Banners for Journaling Sites & tumblr

Dreamwidth/LiveJournal/InsaneJournal/etc

D/Hr Advent December 1st - December 24th: Twenty-four days of art and fiction.
On tumblr | On Dreamwidth | On LiveJournal
D/Hr Advent has invited twenty-four authors and artists to create a short Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger one-shot or work of fanart. Starting on December 1st, one work will be revealed each day through December 24th.

HTML Code Beneath the Cut )

D/Hr Advent December 1st - December 24th: Twenty-four days of art and fiction.
On tumblr | On Dreamwidth | On LiveJournal
D/Hr Advent has invited twenty-four authors and artists to create a short Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger one-shot or work of fanart. Starting on December 1st, one work will be revealed each day through December 24th.

HTML Code Beneath the Cut )

tumblr

D/Hr Advent is at [tumblr.com profile] dhr-advent! Go here to see and reblog our promo banner on tumblr!

Note: Graphics were made by [livejournal.com profile] herbeautifullie and [personal profile] slytheringurrl.
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (D/Hr Advent Mod)
[personal profile] boundbooks2013-11-29 09:47 pm
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Seeking Potential Pinch-hitters

As the time for D/Hr Advent draws near, we're looking for potential pinch-hitters.

If you're interested and able to pinch-hit on very short deadlines during December, please send us an email. If you're interested in pinch-hitting, but don't have an AO3 account, just send us the email and also ask for an invite.

Email dhradvent@gmail.com with the following:

AO3 Username:
Author or Artist:
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (D/Hr Advent Mod)
[personal profile] boundbooks2013-11-28 09:34 pm
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D/Hr Advent 2013: Submission Instructions

How to Submit

Submission Instructions )

Graphical Tutorial for Submission

Pictures! )
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (D/Hr Advent Mod)
[personal profile] boundbooks2013-11-09 04:26 pm
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Moderators Found!

Thank you very much to everyone who's sent in inquiries about moderating! It was really great to have so many offers.

We have found our mod team for this year!

D/Hr Advent 2013 Mods: [personal profile] boundbooks, [personal profile] musyc, and [personal profile] slytheringurrl

Thank you much to everyone who inquired, it was much appreciated!
boundbooks: Zhang Ziyi (D/Hr Advent Mod)
[personal profile] boundbooks2013-11-04 09:35 pm
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Apologies! (And, yes, there is still Advent. However, there are no banners.)

Dear Community,

My sincere apologies for my extended absence. This last month, things were running the rather opposite of smoothly and I dropped the ball on D/Hr Advent.

That is absolutely my fault.

Invitations will be sent out tonight. I absolutely understand if many people have to decline due to lack of time.

In addition, there will be no banners this year. There is no graphic artist involved this year, and banners (and related banners-issues) ended up taking an unduly high amount of moderation time during the month of December 2012. As a result, I am cutting banners from the process.

Also, I am looking for co-mods! Unfortunately, none of the previous co-mods can make it this year, and I will definitely need assistance for remaining two months of the fest.

If you're interested in co-modding, you will need to have the following:

1) A Dreamwidth account
2) A Gmail account
3) A LJ account
4) An AO3 account (I can provide the invite)

Please contact me via email at seeking.boundbooks@gmail.com if you're interested in co-modding.

Again, my sincere apologies. I hope the rest of the fest will proceed smoothly from this point onwards.

Sincerely,
Boundbooks
justamuggle: (pic#5304322)
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Apologies

I wanted to reach out to everyone and offer my sincerest apologies for the missed reveal/posting yesterday. There were issues going on with being able to post here to the community and it wasn't fixed until just now. I had revealed the newest story yesterday as scheduled, but was not able to make it aware. Earlier today I posted the entry to [livejournal.com profile] dramione and [community profile] dramione hoping to make it known to everyone until I was able to post here.

Fortunately, everything is now fixed and going according to plan.

Thank you for your patience and hopefully this will not happen again!
jela_ow: (d/hr mod icon)
[personal profile] jela_ow2012-10-25 09:27 pm
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Looking for a mod

Hello everyone! Boundbooks and I were wondering if there was anyone interested to mod for this year's fest. Kyri, one of the mods from last year's fest, will be unavailable this year due to work and rl busyness. 

If you are up for the position, please leave a comment and Boundbooks and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you very much! :)