18 November 2008 @ 07:14 pm
There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.  
Dear Friends of Snarry:

Hi. My name is [info]djin7, and it's time that we begin to say goodbye to the 2008 Snarry Games.

This was an amazing year, and the Art Games once again showed that the most talented people are still within the Snarry fandom. We had 50 truly exquisite pieces of art, and as always, great 'crack art' & interviews. We were able to post twice daily for nearly a month, and we have a great group of artists to thank for that.

Also, many Champions, past and present, helped this round of the Games with pimping and reccing, and commenting. Our hope always has been to help facilitate a sense of community in this fandom, hoping to keep the SS Snarry sailing on happy waters. When we see how fantastically supportive past champions are, whether author or artist, it makes all our hard work worth every minute spent. Thank you, all!

I ran across a quote that reminded me of fandom; and of Snarry in particular:
"What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
(Eugene Delacroix)

No matter what the poll results, each artist brought something brand-new to Snarry, and gifted us with an ever deeper appreciation for the fandom we love. Severus Snape and Harry Potter continue to inspire us all in new and exciting ways: may we always be this rich with inspiration!

Before we announce the medalists for the 2008 Summer Art Games, I would like to take this time to thank some people who really went above and beyond the call of duty for this round )

The scores are great, but the real reward for our artists are the wonderful, thoughtful comments from the readers )

The Snarry Games was invented to celebrate the rebirth of Walking The Plank )

Stay tuned for the final announcements! Our third annual Snarry Games Art Tribute Video, a fabulous concept provided by our most illustrious Snarry Vidder extraordinnaire and Snapecast Editor, [info]chaeche. You will also find posting instructions for Walking the Plank, final mod notes, some closing Games art as a tribute to both Team Dragon and Team Phoenix, and of course, the moment you've all been waiting for: The 2008 Snarry Art Games Medal Ceremony!

Thank you!

Current Mood: accomplished
18 November 2008 @ 08:10 pm
2008 Art Games Medal Ceremonies!  
Today we recognize the hard-won achievement and dedication of artists and their teams who strive for excellence in fanart and Snarry. I know that every Champion worked hard for the good of their team and they all deserve highest marks for their efforts. We were all lucky to have won something during these Games.

However, in the competition we set out to do, the Snarry Games Judges (you, the readers) have voted to score these teams, both having shown up to these Games with the most stellar of performances, allowing one to edge out the other for Gold.

Ladies and gentlemen, our GOLD MEDAL WINNERS, with a total of 606 out of a possible 675 points:

Team Dragon!

Congratulations to our 2008 Snarry Art Games Gold Medal Winners!

Team Dragon )

And our SILVER MEDAL WINNERS, with a total of 590 out of a possible 675 points:

Team Phoenix!

Congratulations to our 2008 Snarry Art Games Silver Medal Winners!

Team Phoenix )
Current Mood: satisfied