January 31st, 2009


That's a wrap!

We've officially finished posting for the first ever HP Next Gen Fest! Without a doubt the success of this fest exceeded our wildest expectations. All the participants worked hard to produce outstanding pieces, and the readers did a fantastic job of being constructive and keeping the fest wank-free. This fest wouldn't have survived the initial planning stages if it weren't for you guys, so THANK YOU! ♥

Now onto more specific thank yous! Thank you to our amazing pinch hitters, twitchthom, curia_regis, snegurochka_lee, and abusing_sarcasm, for generously stepping in when they were needed (and, in some cases, doing so without receiving anything in return). Also, thank you to mockingbirdq, who submitted not just her original assignment, but also an additional one. Our volunteer proofreaders, too, deserve a great deal of praise for putting up with my nagging: twentyfourhours, queenb23more, and especially midnight_birth, who went above and beyond her duties and helped out with modly things when needed.

Also, a huge thank you to the wonderful participants who so kindly agreed to go along with whatever crazy schemes I dreamed up in the process of reassigning dropped assignments. It couldn't have been easy putting up with the volatility of the participant list, but you guys took everything in stride.

Last but not least, thank you to my two fabulous co-mods, bewarethesmirk and tiger_flame! Not only did they help keep this fest organised and running smoothly, they were also there to reassure me and fill in for me every time I wasn't able to do something.

Reveals will take place a week from now, on Saturday, February 7. In the meantime, make sure to catch up on anything you missed, and feel free to guess who wrote what in the comments on this post. Also, we are still collecting recs here, so if you haven't yet shared your rec posts, do so now!

Once again, thank you to everyone for a fantastic fest!

~ _pinkchocolate, bewarethesmirk, and tiger_flame

Gift for sirra_scribbles!

Title: A Sunny Saturday Afternoon
Author: essie007
Recipient: sirra_scribbles
Pairing(s): James/Scorpius
Rating: PG-13, to be safe.
Warnings: Its pretty clean. Some language, and some kissing.
Summary: James confronts Scorpius about the nature of their non-relationship.
Word Count: ~2,500
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's notes: Thank you so much to my beta and the fest mods, who were obscenely patient with my inability to turn in a completed fic by any time even resembling the deadline.

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