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The Apocalyptothon is a fic exchange for apocafic. It was started by apocalypsos in late 2005. soundingsea came on to assist with moderating in 2009. Several hundred stories have been written for the four rounds undertaken to date.
"No matter how perfect or wonderful a fandom might be, I think we can all agree that one thing that can improve any mythology is to blow it right the fuck up. Or, you know, kill everybody. That can be fun, too. Nuclear attack, asteroid collision, world-altering pandemic that kills off pretty much everybody but a select, angst-ridden few ... this is what apocalyptothon is here for."
Stories must be over 1000 words long and "set before, during, or after the apocalypse. The apocalypse can be naturally occurring (the ice caps melting, an asteroid striking the planet, the Yellowstone caldera exploding), manmade (nuclear war, biological warfare), mystical (whatever that might entail in your particular universe), or whatever works within the confines of the request. Any other plot details are fair game."
The ficathon begins each year with a 'vote', in which people nominate fandoms they want to request/write for. A list of the 40 or so most popular fandoms is produced. Entry is made by commenting in the following format:
Livejournal user name:
Request 1 - fandom:
Request 2 - fandom:
Request 3 - fandom:
Request 4 - fandom:
Request 5 - fandom:
Fandoms you will write (at least 5):
Things you will not write:
Can you pinch-hit in case someone drops out?:
If so, which fandoms can you pinch-hit for?:
"For obvious reasons, post-apocalyptic destruction, violence and character death may not be on [the list of things you don't want/can't write]."
- Submissions/list of fandoms for the first round (December 2005- June 06)
- Submissions/list of fandoms for the second round (April - July 2007)
- Submissions/list of fandoms for the third round (April - September 2008)
- Submissions/list of fandoms for the fourth round (April - July 2009)
[by someone who reads apocafic ;P]
- The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Westley and Buttercup by Atra. Princess Bride. Written for the 2009 challenge