The con is going to be ten days of celebrating what's brought you all to this post - fandom! We're going to have some challenges, a couple of panels, a couple of events, and hopefully some exciting good times.
To head off the inevitable question: no, you do not need to be an OTW member in order to participate in the fun! We want everyone and anyone in fandom that finds their way here to enjoy themselves.
That said, let's get underway! We'll start out with a fun icebreaker type challenge, and get going with our themed challenges and events tomorrow. All of the challenges in this community will last for the duration of the convention, but we'll be offering multiple challenges as we go along to spice it up and offer some variety. So if one particular challenge isn't necessarily your thing, hopefully the next one will be!
We’ve become increasingly multi-fannish as our f-lists and friends expose us (sometimes, unwillingly!) to different fandoms. This initial challenge in otw_onlinecon is to celebrate the fact that if we were ever stopped on the street and asked to name a character on television shows we’ve never watched, and win a million dollars, many of us totally COULD. It’s also a great meet and greet type of challenge, because I’ve spread the prompts out in random order, so you’ll maybe even stumble across something you didn’t even know you longed to read!
How the Hodgepodge Challenge Works: I’ve set up a *huge* list of prompts that I’m going to post in the comments here. In case you are wondering if you are crazy because you're getting a sense of deja vu, you're not. I'm totally copying all of this from a challenge I ran before, and keeping it mostly the same because I liked the way it worked so much. *g*
When I say 'mostly', there is one change. You'll find a few more inanimate objects in these prompts, and we're going to encourage you to be especially creative in these. For example, if you see a set of characters - SGA - John, Rodney, Thin Mint, the natural progression just might be to change John into a Thin Mint. (Except this is only an example, seeing as how that has already been done in SGA fandom.) Otherwise, you can go the other routes - John has to sell Thin Mints. Rodney eats Thin Mints. Rodney is deathly allergic to Thin Mints. John is forced to marry a box of Thin Mints on an especially wacky off-world mission.
In other words: Go. Wild.
1. Pick the drabble/ficlet you want to write (anywhere from 100 words to whatever the LJ maximum is for *one* comment) and claim it by commenting in response that you're taking it. Then post your response in the same thread.
2. All of the prompts must be taken before people can double up on prompts. Bribe/blackmail people on your flist to take something!
3. If you finish a prompt and want to take another one, feel free!
Try to write your prompt within one day of selecting it, since we’re going to be rolling right along on challenges in this community! If prompts are taken especially swiftly, no worries, we can always add more.