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Mods for the 2013 Camelot Remix fest are [personal profile] sapphirescribe/[ profile] sapphirescribe and [personal profile] venivincere/[ profile] venivincere. The lovely [personal profile] sophinisba/[ profile] sophinisba has agreed to stay on as our co-mod/consultant since she modded the last round of Remix.

If you have questions, concerns, issues, etc that are not addressed in the 2013 FAQ post (LJ|DW), feel free to PM [personal profile] sapphirescribe/[ profile] sapphirescribe or [personal profile] venivincere/[ profile] venivincere, email us at camelotremix AT gmail DOT com, or leave a comment here. Comments will be screened for anonomity. Just make sure you include the best way of contacting you in the comment.
camelotremix: Morgana (morgana by mrs-leary)
How's it going, Remixers? The deadline is coming up on October 9, two weeks two days from today. The minimum word count is 1000. We can do it!

Are you finished? Are you close? I know of one person who's their remix already. We'll try to get detailed posting instructions up this weekend, but if anyone's eager to post it should be pretty easy, especially if you've used the AO3 before. You go to the Camelot Remix collection, click on "Post to Collection", and fill out all the fields, including "Recipient" and the fields that come up when you check the "This work is a remix". Once it's posted you'll be able to see and edit it, but it won't go public until the mods unlock all the fics together.

Are you not finished? Have yet to start? You're not alone! I ([personal profile] sophinisba) had planned to set a good modly example and free myself up for pinch hits by finishing early. Instead I made a couple of short attempts that didn't go anywhere, and at this point I haven't touched it in two weeks and still don't know which story I'm going to remix. Um.

Need to freak out a little? Need a peptalk? Want to crow about how good it feels to be finished already? Have questions or helpful tips you want to share with the group? Here's the place for it. If you're afraid that what you want to say could give you away, feel free to comment anonymously (but please avoid dissing your remixer or their fics!). If you'd like to communicated just with the mods you can use the Contacting the Mods post (LJ|DW) or e-mail camelotremix at gmail.

Speaking of anonymity, someone asked if they should try to tone down aspects of their remix that would out them as an author. My opinion is that this is up to each author. I think people should be careful about staying anonymous before the fics go up and in things that are not the fic itself. If you post to your journal or comment here about how much you're enjoying writing epic femslash for the first time or if you ask for someone to beta 1400 words of Uther/Lancelot with crossdressing, you're kind of giving away the game.

On the other hand, if the fic itself has a lot of your kinks and quirks, readers who know you are likely to have fun recognizing them. I have three times been remixed by friends whose style I know and recognized (most recently by my co-mod [personal profile] netgirl_y2k) and each time it was really exciting to think, "Oooh, only she could have written that line." Some people get a kick out of trying to disguise themselves in anon exchanges, but I think it's not really necessary, especially in a remix where part of the point is making the story your own.

But, like I said to the author who asked about this, that's just my opinion and not any kind of Remix Rule. I'd love to hear other people's opinions and experiences with this. What have you done to try to keep the magic secret? Did it work? Was it worth it? (Or do you wish you'd told him the truth a long time ago?)

Have fun. I'll be offline most of the day but I hope you have some good discussion and we'll try to answer questions tonight.
camelotremix: Morgana (morgana by mrs-leary)
Hey everyone, don't forget that tomorrow (Saturday) is the last day you can sign up for [personal profile] camelotremix/[ profile] camelotremix. We'll be working on matching on Sunday and will do our best to get assignments sent out on Monday. So if you've been putting off signing up or updating you fic listing, please take care of that now!

We've had 28 people sign up so far and hope to get a few more tonight and tomorrow. We're so pleased with the interest in this and the mix of people getting involved. Thanks to everyone who's helped us get the word out, and special thanks to [ profile] mrs_leary for the banners and icons.

Since it looks like the matching will go fairly smoothly with these numbers, we wanted to open up the option for you to name the one person you really don't want to remix. This might be because you had a kerfuffle with them last year or (a more common situation) because you're close friends and don't know how you'll keep the assignment secret when you're on chat with them every night. Now, sometimes keeping your assignment secret from your remixee BFF is half the fun of a remix! But if you're really worried about this potential situation and want to make sure it doesn't happen, please comment on this post (comments screened) or e-mail us at before signups close.

Thank you!
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Have a question or concern about the challenge? Please comment here and let us know how you’d like us to get back to you. Comments on this post are screened. If you want others to see your comment, use another post such as Frequently Asked Questions (LJ|DW). If you’d rather contact us privately, e-mail camelotremix at gmail dot com.

Not going to be able to finish your remix by the deadline? Please let us know as soon as possible so we can find a pinch-hitter and they’ll have time to write a good story. You can comment here or e-mail us. If you’re not sure what to say in your message, “Hi, I won’t be able to write a remix of [remixee]’s fic so I’m dropping out of the challenge” is fine.

Your friendly neighborhood mods are [personal profile] sophinisba/[ profile] sophinisba, [personal profile] netgirl_y2k/[ profile] netgirl_y2k, and [personal profile] lilian_cho/[ profile] lilian_cho. We love remixes and this fandom and we want the challenge to be fun for everyone, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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