First and foremost, I'd like to introduce my lovely co-mod, jamie2109 who has kindly agreed to help me coordinate everything, so as not to lose my mind. She is the Queen of all things organised and, as I'm sure we all know, one bad-ass H/D-er :P. So you'll be seeing lots of info posts from both her and me in the coming weeks and months. We are still going to be putting together a team of volunteers to get us through the busy posting month, so those of you who already put your hands up have been duly noted, and we'll be recruiting you a little further down the line.
Here's what you really want to know, though: dates. Sign-ups will run from February 19 - 26, with assignments going out as soon after that as we can manage, but no later than the first week of March. You will have nearly three months to work on your assignment, which will be due May 20. The fest will run from June 10 - July 10, thus bypassing all the hooplah of OotP coming out on the 13th, Sectus running the following week and then HP&tDH releasing on the 21st.
Jamie and I realise that there were some issues with the last round of hd_holidays, but we promise you that we will do our best to provide some H/D love for all, with as little hiccups as possible. It's not easy running a fest, period, let alone for such a big ship, and we want to thank legomymalfoy for starting this fantastic comm up and giving us so much to work with :D
So look for sign-ups on the 19th! We will be posting the newly revamped sign-up form shortly so you can get to work on your requests and have them ready to go as soon as sign-ups open. In order to keep things manageable, we will be capping participation at 90, with all subsequent sign-ups past that on our list for pinch hits. So if you're ready and sign-up early, you will be guaranteed a place in the fest!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either Jamie or me. And, yes, we are still wrapping up the winter fest, so look for a master list soon!