Believe it or not, but we've already received a handful of inquiries pertaining to this year's fest - namely wanting to know if there will be one. Yes, there will.
2012 will, however, be the last and final year for hd_holidays.
I have discussed it at length with my co-mod dysonrules, and we both felt it was the best decision - one that wasn't made lightly, but was made nonetheless.
That said, we hope that you kind, obscenely talented people will continue to turn up in droves to participate in this final year of a fest that has had a successful six years (and seven rounds - hey, remember the year there was a summer edition?) and, hopefully, a successful seventh year. Seven is a good number to end with, no? Methinks that Rowling would approve seeing as she's so fond of that particular number...
Look for sign-ups to start on July 22nd (we anticipate keeping the same timeframes as last year in terms of sign-ups, assignments, and due date). Please take these next eight weeks to decide if you want to throw your hat in for the final year of hd_holidays. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please ask! As it is the final year, I will be bending the rules slightly for those who might otherwise be unable to participate (i.e. if you dropped out last year, that doesn't necessarily mean you cannot participate this year - we will look at it case by case). Additional info regarding rules, particpant caps, etc. will be announced closer to the start date, but at this point in time we don't anticipate any significant changes from last year (if any at all).
taradiane and dysonrules