Nov. 1st, 2010


Minerva Fest: Anonymous Masterlist + Guessing Game

Dear Minerva fans,

The posting phase of the [info]minerva_fest has come to an end. But don't be sad! You still can have fun here by rereading/reviewing all the posts and participating in our guessing game. :-)

How the guessing game works: Below you will find a masterlist, which would be complete if it wasn't for the lack of author/artist names. All you have to do is to fill each blank field with the name of the person whom you believe to have created each piece. If you have no idea who created any given piece, fill the blank field with "I don't know." When you're finished, click on the "submit poll" button. On November 6th we'll publish the reveals, and you'll see how many right guesses you had.


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Here's the list of [info]minerva_fest participants, artists and writers alike. And just to make everything more challenging, you'll need to know that some people contributed more than one entry.

(List of Participants)

Oct. 31st, 2010


Minerva Fest Week 4 -- Sum-Up Post

Today's art entry marks the final posting in the 2010 [info]minerva_fest. Tomorrow, we'll post an anonymous masterlist as well as a guessing poll. The reveals will occur on Saturday, November 6.

If you haven't yet read all the excellent entries, we hope you'll have a chance to catch up during the week. And don't forget to drop the authors and artists a line!

Here's a round-up of Week Four postings:

Day 22 -- (Oct. 25) -- Free Falling (Minerva/Rolanda)

Day 23 -- (Oct. 26) -- Rekindled Relationship (Minerva/Severus)

Day 24 -- (Oct. 27) -- Witches Abroad (Minerva, Rolanda, Pomona)

Day 25 -- (Oct. 28) -- Un/Bound (Minerva/Wilhelmina)

Day 26 -- (Oct. 29) -- Dream Dance (Minerva/Albus)

Day 27 -- (Oct. 30) -- The Lost Country (Minerva, OFC, various canon characters)

Day 28 -- (Oct. 31) -- Special Delivery (Minerva/Sinistra)

Oct. 24th, 2010


Minerva Fest Week 3 -- Sum-Up Post

And so Week Three of the [info]minerva_fest comes to a close. Comments have fallen off a bit in recent days, which isn't surprising: your mods all know how RL can interfere with reading. But there are excellent stories here, so if you do read and enjoy them, please drop the authors a quick line.

We have another week of great entries to come before the Guessing Game (November 1-5) and Reveals (November 6). So there's still plenty of Minerva fun to be had.

Here's the Week Three Recap:

Day 15 -- (Oct. 18) -- The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Part I (Minerva/Alastor)

Day 16 -- (Oct. 19) -- The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Part II (Minerva/Alastor)

Day 17 -- (Oct. 20) -- The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Part III (Minerva/Alastor)

Day 18 -- (Oct. 21) -- Walks in the Hills (Minerva/Amelia)

Day 19 -- (Oct. 22) -- Fighting the Good Fight (Minerva, Griselda, Pomona)

Day 20 -- (Oct. 23) -- Gryffindor Courage (Minerva/Severus)

Day 21 -- (Oct. 24) -- Paying a Visit (Minerva/Bill)

The fourth week begins tomorrow...

Oct. 3rd, 2010


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! :-)


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")

Mar. 11th, 2010


Things you can post to this asylum

Besides the upcoming Minerva McGonagall Fest, this asylum is meant to host all Minerva-centric fanworks and recs the members wish to post throughout the year.

To learn more about what you can and cannot post here, please read this entry. Although it's been published on our primary LJ community, its content applies to this asylum as well.