Happy New Years To Ya!
I have been wanting to do another event for some time, but I have been completely unable to get things together enough to start or run one. I think as a result, my motivation and muse in general has suffered, and I have gotten some requests to run one again. So I'm going to.
So, let's discuss this! I've done regular gift swaps, ala Secret Santa, I've done themed gift swaps, ala Charnival, I've done the more specific, character-driven swaps, ala Masquerade, and I've done just regular writing swaps and group writing events.
What would y'all like to do? I believe that while Masquerade was the biggest of the events, that the Charnival had the highest entertainment value for those participating. I've also had a few suggestions to have some sort of 'entrance bar' - a litmus test of quality that people have to pass in order to participate. While it goes against every grain in my own fiber (or however that's said) to be exclusive to ANYONE who legitimately wants to participate, regardless of skill, I would be willing to allow people to restrict the people that they interact with, so if you want to join with your own particular circle of friends and only allow each other to choose each other, I can do that without any real issues.
I've also been asked by artists to not be given stories - which makes some sense in that some of the participating artists do not speak english as a first language and thus can not enjoy written work in the same way as others. (Haven't had any blind authors yet, though.)
I'm not going to allow anyone to say, "I only want to be able to be given gifts by A-list artists!" though.
So what are your thoughts? Would you prefer a completely blind swap? would you like to be able to choose "circles" to be in, such as, "giving and receiving art only", "castration only", "artists with more than 1000 watchers only", etc?
I do these things for YOU Guys, so PLEASE give me any feedback or criticism you want. Or note me with it and I'll anonymously post it here for you!
7 years, 3 months ago
02 Jan 2012 01:24 CET