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Oct. 13th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 10 -- "The Conference" (Minerva/Severus)

Title: The Conference
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Prompt: Albus makes Minerva and Severus attend some sort of teaching or other professional conference together as Hogwarts' representatives. Neither wants to. Sex and sarcasm ensue.
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3560ish
Characters and/or Pairings: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall
Summary: The prompt says it all, really. Set at the end of Harry’s second year at Hogwarts.
Warnings: Author chooses not to warn.
Disclaimer: All JKR’s.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my awesome beta!

("The Conference")

Oct. 12th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 9 -- "The Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot" -- Part II (Minerva, Rolanda, Amelia)

Title: The Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot (Part 2/2)
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Prompt: Minerva and Amelia were lovers in the past, but by the time of OoP and HBP, they aren't, because one left the other for Rolanda Hooch. Take it from there. How might they deal with each other if they have to work together in some way? Maybe the one who left now regrets it, or maybe the left one is still bitter, or maybe they've both moved on, but tension remains. Maybe something happens to bring them back together for a night -- what are the consequences? Etc.
Rating: R
Word Count: ~11,400
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Rolanda Hooch, Amelia Bones
Summary: Minerva McGonagall may be able to bend the laws of physics, but where there is steam, there will always be pressure. The question is what to do about it.
Warnings: Author chooses not to warn.
Disclaimer: J.K. Rowling and licensees own the witches and the world of Harry Potter, but I'm keeping the owl.
Author's Notes: Thank you, my patient and helpful and downright fantastic betas, for being so patient and helpful and downright fantastic, and thank you, Kelly, Grande Doyenne of Old-Lady Fic, for a truly spellbinding prompt!

Part I | Part II

("Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot, Part 2")

Oct. 11th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 8 -- "The Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot" -- Part I (Minerva, Rolanda, Amelia)

Title: The Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot (Part 1/2)
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Prompt: Minerva and Amelia were lovers in the past, but by the time of OoP and HBP, they aren't, because one left the other for Rolanda Hooch. Take it from there. How might they deal with each other if they have to work together in some way? Maybe the one who left now regrets it, or maybe the left one is still bitter, or maybe they've both moved on, but tension remains. Maybe something happens to bring them back together for a night -- what are the consequences? Etc.
Rating: R
Word Count: ~11,400
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Rolanda Hooch, Amelia Bones
Summary: Minerva McGonagall may be able to bend the laws of physics, but where there is steam, there will always be pressure. The question is what to do about it.
Warnings: Author chooses not to warn.
Disclaimer: J.K. Rowling and licensees own the witches and the world of Harry Potter, but I'm keeping the owl.
Author's Notes: Thank you, my patient and helpful and downright fantastic betas, for being so patient and helpful and downright fantastic, and thank you, Kelly, Grande Doyenne of Old-Lady Fic, for a truly spellbinding prompt!

Part I | Part II

("Thermodynamics of the Moka Pot, Part 1")

Oct. 10th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Week 1 -- Sum-Up Post

Dear Minerva Fans,

Your mods thank you for a great first week of [info]minerva_fest. Keep those comments and recs coming, folks! (You've all been so kind about reccing that every entry so far has been a "Hot Rec" at [info]daily_snitch.) Don't forget to click here to let us know whenever you rec an entry from our fest. *__*

We also want to thank [info]vaysh11 for the v-gift sent to our mod account at LJ! :-)

Here's what's been posted to our fest so far:

Start-of-Fest Feast (Oct. 3) -- Overheard at Hogwarts. . . (A Conversation with Minerva and Friends)

Day 1 (Oct. 4) -- I'll Be There Before You (Minerva/Amelia Bones)

Day 2 (Oct. 5) -- All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays (Minerva, Minerva [gen])

Day 3 (Oct. 6) -- Through Another Light (Minerva/Severus)

Day 4 (Oct. 7) -- Dark and Fearsome (Minerva/Walburga Black)

Day 5 (Oct. 8) -- A Charming Man (Minerva, Gilderoy Lockhart [gen])

Day 6 (Oct. 9) -- His Eulogy, Her Goodbye (Minerva/Severus)

Day 7 (Oct. 10) -- Colourful Minerva - Animated Icons (Minerva [gen])

Week 2 of the fest starts tomorrow...

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Minerva Fest Day 7 -- "Colourful Minerva - Animated Icons" (Minerva)

Title: Colourful Minerva - Animated Icons
Artist:
Prompt Author: [info]vane_nt
Prompt: Colourful repetitions
Rating: G
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall
Description: 20 animated icons (100x100). Made with PhotoScape.
Warnings: None, unless you don't like blinking images.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter belongs to J.K. Rowling and her licensees.
Artist's Notes: These animated gifs should be used only as icons at LiveJournal or InsaneJournal; do not use them in any other way or place. Comment if you take any of them. Please, don't hotlink. Credits should be given to the community [info]minerva_fest (when uploading an icon, fill the "comment" field with Icon credits: <lj comm=minerva_fest>). You can add my username later when the mods post the reveals, but that's optional. Thank you mods for hosting this fest!

(Colourful Minerva - Animated Icons)

Oct. 9th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 6 -- "His Eulogy, Her Goodbye" (Minerva/Severus)

Title: His Eulogy, Her Goodbye
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]lokifan
Prompt: Minerva gives the eulogy at Snape's funeral; among other things, she talks about their relationship. Afterwards she remembers how it really happened. Minerva privately thinking sourly of mini!Snape; a moment where she really tells Dumbledore off for his behaviour. If you go for a relationship, I'd like Snape to surprise her with a bit of take-chargeness (though I Am So Dom-ness)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4542
Characters and/or Pairings: McGonagall/Snape
Summary: Minerva has to eulogize her friend, but she would rather keep her memories to herself.
Warnings: angst, character death
Disclaimer: This all belongs to J.K. Rowling.
Author NotesThis was written for Minervafest from the prompt list above. I was away from my computer when I wrote it, and when I returned I realized that I didn't stick as closely to the prompts as I normally would. I ended up liking the story and decided to keep it, so I really hope that this doesn't disappoint you! Thanks so much for an awesome idea, I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. Also, I would be remiss if I did not sing the praises of my enormously talented beta, L, without whom which I would be nothing. You know I love you more than I can say.

(His Eulogy, Her Goodbye)

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Minerva Fest Day 5 -- "A Charming Man" (Minerva, Lockhart)

Title: A Charming Man
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]queen_of_snapes
Prompt: "Minerva has the ungrateful task to interview Gilderoy Lockhart for the Defence against the Dark Arts teaching post."
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Gilderoy Lockhart.
Rating: G
Summary: Gilderoy tries to charm Minerva during his job interview.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: ~1600
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made.
Author Notes: Thank you to A for the beta!

("A Charming Man")

Oct. 7th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 4 -- "Dark and Fearsome" (Minerva/Walburga)

Title: Dark and Fearsome
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]kelly_chambliss
Prompt: Minerva/Walburga: Approach this any way you like, but I can't imagine that it would have been a very happy relationship, or if it started out that way, the happiness probably wouldn't last. (Or maybe it would; it's up to you, as long as everyone is IC.)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~3,400
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Walburga Black
Summary: Nothing is more dark and fearsome than love.
Warnings: Nothing to speak of but references to codependency and existential anxiety.
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter names, characters, places, incidents et al. herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and her legal licensees, including but not limited to Bloomsbury/Scholastic, etc. No copyright or trademark infringement is intended and no money is being made.
Author's Notes: Dear [info]kelly_chambliss, thank you for your fascinating prompt. Writing this story was a challenge and a pleasure. I hope you find it to your liking. Many thanks to my marvellous, attentive, kind, brilliant beta, B, whose spectacular efforts made this story much better. You are the best, B!

(Dark and Fearsome)

Oct. 6th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 3 -- "Through Another Light" (Minerva/Severus)

Title: Through Another Light
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]rebism
Prompt: Minerva/Severus: Use the pairing as your prompt and do what you like with it -- friends, lovers, lifelong foes, small-scale, comical, passionate and intense, whatever! Any era.
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~3,500 words
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape
Summary: Minerva is busy trying to follow her agenda and avoid Snape's portrait enquiries.
Warnings: Author chooses not to warn.
Disclaimer: Harry Potter belongs to J.K. Rowling and her legal licensees.
Author's Notes: Many thanks to my beta, S.


(Through Another Light)

Oct. 5th, 2010

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Minerva Fest Day 2 -- "All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays" (Minerva and Minerva)

Title: All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays
Author:
Prompt Author: [info]mothwing
Prompt: Minerva, aged 85, goes back to 1995 to inform herself of the things to come.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2569
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva
Summary: Minerva is old, headmistress and not content. Wondering about things past, she toys with the possibility of going back and changing everything but when she gets there, does she have the guts to go through with it? Will her past self even believe what she has to say?
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I own nothing and make no profit.
Author's Notes: With thanks to S, who once again looked over a fic that wasn't in her fandom. I hope [info]mothwing likes it.

(All Tomorrows Come From Yesterdays)

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Minerva Fest Day 1 -- "I'll Be There Before You" (Minerva/Amelia Bones)

Welcome to Day 1 of Minerva Fest! We'll have posts every day (usually between noon and 2:00 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time [-4GMT]), with artworks and a sum-up post on Sundays. (And if you missed the Start-of-Fest Feast, the house elves tell us they're still serving.)

Today for your reading pleasure, we offer our fabulous inaugural story featuring Minerva and Amelia Bones.

(I'll Be There Before You)

Oct. 3rd, 2010

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Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010: Rec Collection Post + Comment Guidelines

Dear Minerva fans,

If you rec any of the entries submitted to the first Minerva McGonagall Fest, please leave a comment here. Don't forget to include a link to the post where we can find your rec (unlocked posts only, please). When fanworks get 3 or more recs, they qualify for being listed as Hot Recs at the popular HP newsletter [info]dailysnitch. This is why we ask that you let us know whenever you rec a Minerva Fest entry.

Recs are welcome, encouraged and loved. So, go ahead and rec, rec, rec, rec, rec! And then rec some more, more, more, more, more! *__* But please, pretty please, do not spam any journals or communities, all right? We don't want to give our beloved Professor McGonagall a bad reputation. ;-)

Comments are very welcome as well. Our writers and artists will be delighted to read your reviews! ^__^

However, as this is meant to be a friendly fest, we know we can trust you to avoid flames, character-bashing, personal attacks, and the like. We don't want to have to remove anyone's comments or even worse, ban anyone from the fest. We also recommend that if you have significant concrit to offer, you wait until after the reveals, so that the authors can respond.

We look forward to hearing from you--respectful comments are love! :-)

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Start-of-Fest Feast

Dear Fans of Minerva,

Your intrepid mods ([info]vane_nt, [info]kellychambliss, and [info]thamy) have been at Hogwarts this past week to make sure everything is set for the [info]minerva_fest. While searching for an unmoving staircase, we overheard an interesting conversation. Luckily, one of us happened to have a Quick Quotes Quill with her, so we were able to transcribe everything verbatim.

We've posted the results below. In true Hogwarts tradition, you can consider it your Start-of-Fest Feast.

("Overheard at Hogwarts")

Apr. 16th, 2010


[info]vane_nt

Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 - Prompt claiming has begun!

Would you like to claim a Minerva-centric prompt? Visit the entry Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 - Claim a Prompt Here: Prompt Masterlist. Read the full list (it contains 107 items!), pick your favourite one and follow our instructions to post your claim.

Although we centralise the prompt claiming process at LJ, remember that IJ users are more than welcome to participate! :-)

Apr. 1st, 2010


[info]vane_nt

Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 - Prompt claiming directions

Prompt claiming will begin on April 15th, 2010. But we understand that some of you may be curious about the next phase of our Minerva McGonagall Fest. So we have prepared a special post for you: Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 - Prompt claiming instructions and tips. Please read it to learn more about the claiming process.

Don't forget to contact a mod if you have any questions or need any help. You can reach us via email (minervafest[at]gmail.com) or PM. :-)

[info]vane_nt

[CLOSED] Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 - Prompt Posting Entry

***Prompting is closed now!***

Would you like to participate in the Minerva McGonagall Fest 2010 by posting prompts? Then this entry is for you.

Behind the cut you will find the prompt template you should use. Full instructions and tips can be found here. Yes, they've been posted to our LJ community, but they also apply to this IJ asylum. ;-)

Click here for the prompt template! )

Any and all prompts posted here will be added to our upcoming masterlist, which will be publicly available as soon as the prompt claiming period begins--i. e., on April 15th, 2010.

Happy prompting!

Mar. 28th, 2010


[info]vane_nt

Minerva Fest 2010 - Please, read the rules!

The rules for the first Minerva McGonagall Fest are available here. Although they've been published on our LJ community, they are also valid for fans who plan to participate in the fest via IJ.

Feel free to send your questions and/or general comments to the mods by PM or email (minervafest{at}gmail.com). ^__^

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