International Fanworks Day Fanlore Challenge

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Event: International Fanworks Day Fanlore Challenge, usually abbreviated to IFD Fanlore Challenge
Participants: Fanlore
Date(s): the week of International Fanworks Day, 2018 - present
Type: Fanlore editing challenge
Fandom: multifandom
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The International Fanworks Day Fanlore Challenge is Fanlore's International Fanworks Day celebration. It is held on the week (Monday to Sunday) of International Fanworks Day.

Each day of the week, there is a challenge suitable for editors at any level, plus a bonus challenge for more experienced editors (or adventurous beginners!). Editors can complete either or both of the day's tasks to earn a badge.[1]

The challenge was first held in 2018.[2]

For other Fanlore challenges/festivals, see April Showers of Fannish History, the Fanlore Bingo Challenge, June Bloom, and Stub September.

2018

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The IFD 2018 Fanlore Challenge was held from 12–18 February. The banner and badges were designed by Amyl.

Daily editing challenges

  • Day 1—Create a Fanlore account, or write a bit about yourself on your user page.
  • Day 2—Fandom pages: add some example ships, or add some meta or links to fan communities.
  • Day 3—Relationship pages: In honour of Valentine's Day, add to your OTP's page: add fanwork recs, or write about some common fanon tropes.
  • Day 4—Fanworks: For International Fanworks Day, add your favourite classic works to the Fandom Classic page, or make a new fanwork page for that work.
  • Day 5—Trope or Genre pages: add some fanwork examples, or add more detail to the page about your favourite trope or genre.
  • Day 6—Character pages: add some fanon details, or create a brand new character page.
  • Day 7—Stubs: add to a stub, or add a whole new section to a stub.

2019

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The IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge was held from 11–17 February.[3] The badges were again designed by Amyl, with a new banner design by Linfin.

Daily editing challenges

  • Day 1—Create a Fanlore account, or write a bit about yourself on your user page.
  • Day 2—Trope or Genre pages: Add some fanwork examples, or add more detail to the page about your favourite trope or genre.
  • Day 3—Character pages: Add some fanon details, or create a brand new character page.
  • Day 4—Ships: In honour of Valentine's Day, add some example ships to any fandom page, or add some fannish links to any ship page.
  • Day 5—Fan communities: For International Fanworks Day, add to the page for a fan community that is meaningful to you, or create a new page for a fan community that you are, or were, a part of.
  • Day 6—Stubs: Add to a stub, or add a whole new section to a stub.
  • Day 7—FanloreProjects: Edit any page that is part of a FanloreProject, or add yourself to any FanloreProject member list and edit multiple pages.

2020

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The IFD 2020 Fanlore Challenge was held from 11–16 February.[4] The badges were designed by Carnwennan B312 and Jercy Dee on a Roaring Twenties art deco theme, with a banner by memorizingthedigitsofpi.

  • Day 1—Create a Fanlore account. Bonus: Add some information to your user page.
  • Day 2—Challenge: Add some fanwork examples to a fandom page. Bonus: Add some meta links to a fandom page.
  • Day 3—Challenge: Add fan reactions or responses (e.g. comments or reviews) to any fanwork page. Bonus: Create a brand new fanwork page. You can always ask a friendly Gardener for help creating a new page if you're unsure.
  • Day 4—Challenge: Add an example to any fannish meme page. Bonus: Add examples to three different meme pages.
  • Day 5—Challenge: In honour of Valentine's Day, add some fandom information to any relationship page - this can include platonic or family relationships! Bonus: Add some fandom info to any polyamorous/moresome ship page.
  • Day 6—Challenge: For International Fanworks Day, add to the page for a fan community that's meaningful to you. Bonus: Create a new page for a fan community that you were a part of.
  • Day 7—Challenge: Edit any page that's part of a FanloreProject. If you're unsure about what counts, feel free to ask on that project's Talk page! Bonus: Join any FanloreProject (by adding your name to the Project's member list section) and edit multiple pages. Bonus: Join any FanloreProject (by adding your name to the Project's member list section) and edit multiple pages.

References

  1. ^ Help:IFD 2018 Fanlore Challenge
  2. ^ Introducing: The International Fanworks Day 2018 Fanlore Challenge!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ The IFD 2019 Fanlore Challenge Has Returned!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Celebrate International Fanworks Day with our 3rd annual IFD Fanlore Challenge!, fanlore.dreamwidth.org, February 10th, 2020.