31 October 2014 @ 09:59 pm
Happy Halloween to those that are celebrating it!

The due date for the 2014 Snarry Mini Games is upon us! We will be accepting (links to works) up to the end of day, November 1, 2014 (any time zone).

Once we have received all the links we will then proceed to make the Snarry Games Polls, which will be here in Livejournal, but linked to all of our other journals.

⇨ Here is the post with the Headers for each category

⇨ Here is the FAQs/Rules/Details post if you have any questions, but please do not hesitate to email the mods or message/ask us in this entry.

⇨ Please send us a separate email for each entry (maximum of two). The links to your works should be emailed to the MODS at snarrymod AT gmail DOT com. Please add your Artist/Author Name(s) and the TYPE of category each entry is for (Drabble/Ficlet/Fic/Art) in your subject line for the mod's sanity.

If you wish to post to the Snarry Games collection at Archive of Our Own, instead of a journal, please make sure to add it to the following collection once you upload it: Snarry Games 2014 Collection

You are welcome to send us your links early, as long as you remember to make your entries "Public" once the voting begins.

When the polls are finished, we will send by *return email* a link back to the poll that pertains to them. Please edit add these links to your entry so that your readers/watchers can vote for you. (Kudos at AO3 will *not* be counted in the polls).

We will post more details regarding the polls at the end of the weekend, and then they will be up for nearly two weeks for voters to take their time to see all the wonderful creations that Snarry fans have made for these reunion Games!

⇨ Don't forget to join in the reunion (or the 'I never left but welcome back you guys!') festivities over at the [info]hp_reunion during the two weeks the polls are up.

Snarry fans! Start your engines!
Current Mood: chipper
13 October 2014 @ 08:16 pm
FAQs - 2014 Snarry HP Reunion Mini Games  
Frequently Asked Questions

Deadlines, Poll FAQs, Warnings and Headers!

The Snarry Author & Artist Games will officially begin posting on November 1, 2014.

The Polls will be up by November 3, 2014 and will remain up until November 15th.

Voting/Polls )

Community Rules on Chan, How to Post, and warnings )

What header information do you require?

We would appreciate the following to be included in the header for your entry:

For DRABBLES - 100 words per drabble, max of 10 drabbles per entry (1000 words max):

FOR FICLETS: Mini-fic from 500 to 2000 words max; poetry and filk acceptable for this category.

For FICTION: Story from 2000 words and up (no limit). Story can include original art/fanvid done for this competition (see collaborations).

For ART: All types/forms of original art accepted. Fanvids are allowed (see fair use). NO: manips (of other's works/or photos), no playlists (songlists).

Please cut and paste from the appropriate text box.


  • Please use an lj-cut/read more when posting, and spare your f-lists.

  • You can post your entry under a private lock until the November 1, 2014 entry date.

    Please send the link to the mods as soon as possible so we can gather them up for the polls. Even if you post at the moderated AO3 account, please email the mods to tell us you have done so, so we can keep track on our Spreadsheet of Doom (tm)

  • I hope this answers some of your questions, feel free to ask on this post if we did not address a concern or question you have.

    You can always email the mods at snarrymod AT gmail.com or send us a message via the community email (see above)

    Thank you all, and good luck in the Games!

    DJ & the Mod Squad
    Current Mood: accomplished
    13 September 2014 @ 11:33 am
    Announcing the 2014 HP Reunion Snarry Mini Games - Who What Where When Why and How!  

    ANNOUNCING 2014 HP Reunion Mini Snarry Games!

    Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca

    (Banner art by [info]glockgal!)

    WHY )

    WHO )

    WHAT )

    WHERE )

    WHEN )

    HOW )

    And there you go! The 2014 Snarry Mini Games are off and running!

    Handy links:
    Snarry Games IJ
    Snarry Games DW
    Snarry Games LJ
    Snarry Games Tumblr

    HP Reunion 2014
    HP Reunion Tumblr

    Also, to help find those lost or inactive (Harry Potter fandom) Alumni, if you could spread the word about the The Games, the reunion, whether it is via your journals, emails, tumblrs, twitters, or even your neighbourhood cafe, the HP Reunion team would be most thankful! You can always nudge your friends.


    DJ & The Mod Squad
    Snarry Games 2014

    ♥ If anyone wishes to help the Mod Squad this time around, or wants to contribute icons, banners, headers, or similar, to the Mini Games or the Reunion, please comment and we will be in touch! Thank you!
    Current Mood: ecstatic
    02 May 2008 @ 10:12 pm
    A large portion of the readers are new to the Games, and some previous judges may require a friendly reminder or refresher, so we are reposting some important information about the RULES FOR VOTING IN THE SNARRY GAMES.

    You can find these Rules in our FAQS.

    SPECTATOR/JUDGES POLL/Rules & Regulations

    WHO CAN VOTE: Everyone who is a spectator and has an insanejournal or OpenID.

    You can only vote once, but you can go in and change your original vote right up until the polls are locked for the final tally (just click on the poll, then click again on "Fill Out Poll", which will give you your previous numbers). Other than seeing your own numbers, the poll results will be visible only to Mods.


    CURRENT Team Dragon and Phoenix Members and Alternates, Snarry Games Mods, and those who do NOT have a Insanejournal account or OPenID (IJ does not support anonymous voting). However, anyone can review and comment! And pimp. Pimp your favourites and your teammates' entries far and wide!

    Please vote responsibly. The mods work very hard counting all the polls up manually, and we do not appreciate the extra time it takes to delete Null votes and Troll votes. Thank you.

    **IMPORTANT NOTE** The first two questions must be judged impartially. You can find an entry not to your personal tastes, but still appreciate that it was well representing of its genre(s) and/or prompt(s). Be fair when you consider these criteria, and judge responsibly. The last question is subjective; How much did YOU like this entry overall?. Here, and only here, is where your personal tastes and preferences should be part of the judging process. For more info, please see below: WARNINGS.

    The Snarry Games always warns for character death*, Under 18, and extreme content. We simply use a format where the warning is invisible, like this:

    Warnings: Drag mouse over space if you wish to know: * Major character death. Torture. Extreme violence. Harry is 17 in this Fic, Infidelity, MPREG, etc etc etc *

    This way prevents anyone from seeing anything that they do not want to see, be it spoilers or the content in the story in question. PLEASE do not force yourself to read and vote on an entry you would normally not want to read. Please HEED these warnings.

    If you cannot vote fairly on a story because of the content that you've been warned against, you should not be reading or judging that story. It is not fair to the author, the team, or the mods, who work very hard to count the polls.

    Thank you!

    The Mod Squad.

    *Character death warned for is untimely, or other than: natural, old age, or having already happened in canon.
    19 April 2008 @ 07:27 pm
    2008 Snarry Winter Games are about to begin!  
    2008 Snarry Winter Games are about to begin!

    2008 Snarry Winter Author Games )

    Our 2008 Snarry Games Champions and their chosen Prompts and Genres )

    Poll Rules and Regulations )

    FAQs )

    Any questions, comments or concerns? Please comment to this post. Thank you!

    We wish both Teams the best of luck in their battle to win GOLD.

    Alone, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

    On that note....


    Thank you, and enjoy!

    Snarry Games Mod Squad.
    02 April 2008 @ 12:29 am
    Just dropping in to remind folks who may be having trouble getting membership status to the [info]snarry_games for the F-locked NC17 (Art) posts - you must have an age statement or the year of your birth in your user info, because you must be over 18 to view adult rated content. You can still watch/add this community (public posts only) without joining it, if you are not.

    Thank you!
    14 April 2007 @ 12:26 pm

    Original poster: snarrymod

    2007 Winter Snarry Games: FAQs, RULES, and POLLS, MASTER LIST OF TEAMS AND PROMPTS


    Now, get ready, because the Games are about to begin!

    Thank you,
    Snarry Games Mod Squad.
    17 August 2006 @ 07:39 am

    Original poster: snarrymod

    In all my excitement about this project, one thing I had not considered with regards to art was the issue of chan and photographic manipulations.
    One of my trusted mods thankfully brought these important subjects up, causing me to rethink our strategy. Hence our poll.

    In a Snarry story where Harry is ages 16 through 18, most people don't even bat an eyelash, but in art...a bit of a double standard, really. The results are conflicted, but our Champions are of mostly one mind, leaving us to make an executive decision.

    Community Rules on Chan )

    Another legal issue is the question of Photo Manipulations. Walking The Plank does NOT accept photo manipulations for legal related reasons.

    Community Rules on Photo Manips )

    Well. Now that all those heavy things are taken care of, how about those prompts?

    We have decided, thanks to input from our Spring Authors, that the pressure of posting the same prompt against one another on a daily basis is too much, and can cause unneccessary burdens on both participants and moderators.

    Therefore, we have compiled a LARGE list of prompts (of which a great many were *pilfered* from various Art comms, thank you), and ask only that you pick one, or even several, and list them here in comments, so we make keep track of which you have chosen.

    However, choosing a prompt will NOT delete it from the list. There may be several people who choose the prompt that you do, perhaps even from your own team. You might have to work a little harder to make sure your take on the prompt is better. *grins*

    Also, we ask that you join your respective team communities, [info]teamangst or [info]team_romance, as soon they will be released to you, thanks to the generosity and forethought of the 2006 Winter Champions, our esteemed authors. . *NEW* [info]teamangst_art and [info]teamromance_art!

    Thank you!



    Current Mood: pensive
    10 April 2006 @ 06:07 pm

    Original poster: snarrymod


    *Begins to hear the Theme song in the background*

    Current Mood: excited
    25 September 2006 @ 01:51 pm

    Original poster: djin7


    Unfortunately, it appears we may need a pinchitter or two. May be either team (TBA). The art would have to be done in less than 10 days. The Prompts are yours to choose.

    Any brave souls takers?

    Please comment here if you can guarantee quick art turnaround, and if you prefer a team. Thank you!

    *ETA: comments screened for privacy.

    Son of ETA: We have several volunteers, including some Champions who have already finished their entries! Thank you all.
    02 May 2006 @ 09:58 am
    FAQs, Closing Games and more  

    Original poster: djin7

    Is everyone enjoying the Games so far? I certainly have. I would like to thank Team Romance and Team Angst for all their glorious work so far. And it has been glorious, folks.

    I have been asked several questions during the recent week I would like to address.

    1. When are the Games over?

    We anticipate the last of the Team entries to be posted no later than Tuesday, May 9th - barring complications with late submissions. ETA: There has been complications. We are running behind 2 full days, perhaps more.

    2. When will the voting stop?

    Once the last prompt is posted, the mods will wait for at least 2 full days for voting to continue, then pull the polls down for tallying. We hope to have all the votes processed within 2 days.

    3. What will happen then?

    On or about the 15th May, we will have the Medal Award Ceremonies. After which, we will have our Closing Games, which include the drabbles done by future Snarry Champions, either those who missed out on the lottery, or Team Alternates who did not get a chance to write, and are automatically invited to the next Winter Games, after our Summer Art Gamess (TBA August 2006). Those drabbles are due by May 7, for any of you who are participating. We have already received many, and they are wonderful!

    4. Can the Teams *pimp* their stories anywhere during the Games?

    Absolutely! It says so in the Comm User Info, but I will reiterate it here.

    Teams/authors may post or pimp their own stories wherever, but while the Games are on, they need to directly link to this community to enable the polling voting process for their teams's numbers. Failure to do so will threaten their team's chances of success!

    ETA: It has come to my attention that many people are linking to off-site stories DIRECTLY. PLease do not while the games are on. Doing so will skew the author's votes! Please link to the community when reccing these stories! Thank you!

    5. When can I post my story on my archive, or journal?

    Anytime after the Medal Ceremonies.

    6. Will the Judges Poll numbers be released to the public?

    Overall Team numbers will be released during the Medal Ceremony. If an author wishes to know their individual tally for their team, they can email the mods with the request at the comm email, and we will provide it.


    Thank you to everyone so far for participating, both writers and readers, and making this inaugural 2006 Snarry Games a success!

    Any more questions? Comment here.

    Current Mood: busy
    26 September 2006 @ 12:52 am

    Original poster: snarrymod

    Thank you very much to all people who stepped forward and volunteered to pinch-hit! We do not need anyone more right now, and hopefully until the end of the Games.

    You're all awesome! :)