This is the official sign-up post. Sign-ups will run until August 1, 2010 at midnight EST (so ending Sunday night). Sign-ups are for EVERYONE, including those with a reserved spot. Proxy sign-ups ARE allowed if you can't make that window, but as sign-ups are NOT first-come first-served, there's less urgency in signing up early. Assignments will be sent out on August 7th.
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If you have a RESERVED SPOT, please put RESERVED in the subject line of your comment. This will help us sort through all sign-ups for the lottery, and to crunch the numbers. Otherwise, there is no need to say you're trying for the lottery -- we'll know :)
Please fill in every required field, and if you are asking for art or have no preference please include some prompts that lend themselves to artistic interpretation. Give some visual scenarios/ideas, including if you've listed you'd like to receive either. Prompts are welcome, but your gifter is under no obligation to write/draw that specific story! So please make sure to be as detailed as you can in your likes/dislikes (and squicks) portions of the sign-up...vague sign-ups are a double-edged sword, my friends. Your gifter is given free license to do whatever they want, but if you don't like it you've no one to blame but yourself. ;-)
Proxy sign-ups ARE allowed, so if you are going to be away during the sign-up period, you may ask a friend (or the mods) to sign up on your behalf.
You MUST put your age/make an age statement. No one under the age of 18 can write/draw and/or receive NC-17 work. Those under 18, however, CAN participate. Please help us stay on LJ by following this rule!
Please note that you should use the field regarding Era/Epilogue/Next Gen preferences to note whether you'd like epilogue compliant fic, fic set during DH canon, after the end of the war but before the epilogue, etc. Basically give your writer/artist guidelines for how they should take into account Deathly Hallows canon when creating your gift. You are also free to note here that you'd like a complete AU fic that disregards DH altogether.
Last, but not least, as with every other year we do expect to have fic outweigh art by a considerable number. We ask that you try and be flexible in what you'd like to receive. I guarantee you that if you put 'art or fic' in that section, we will try and match you with an artist because we love them and want to use them! But there is nothing more disappointing than having only 10 artists and 15 'art only' requests.
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That's all, folks! Thank you again for showing such enthusiasm for yet another year of this fic exchange!
taradiane, dysonrules, bryoneybrynn, and byaghro