Percy/Oliver Fic Carnival

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Challenge
Name: Percy/Oliver Fic Carnival
Date(s): 25 August 2003 - 02 June 2004 (planned)
Moderator(s): Mizzy & DarkeStar
Founder: Mizzy & DarkeStar
Type: fanfiction and fanart fest
Fandom: Harry Potter
Associated Community: Percy/Oliver Writers Support Network
po_fics and po_art at Yahoo! Groups (defunct)
URL: http://percyoliver.sinfree.net (Wayback capture)
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The Percy/Oliver Fic Carnival was a Percy/Oliver fanfiction challenge modelled on the Fuh-Q Fest.

The idea of a Percy/Oliver Fuh-Q Fest was first suggested on the POWSN list by DarkeStar in July 2003 and was met with interest.[1] Mizzy suggested the "Fic Carnival" as a fresh spin on the FQF format.[2]

Stories written for the fest were posted in the files section of the fest Yahoo! group, which is now offline.[3] Plans to archive the fics created for the fest on the fest's website were not realized. Although there were plans for three "days" (waves) of the fest, prompts for the second and third days were also never posted on the website. However, it appears that plans for at least the second day proceeded on the fest Yahoo! group. Mizzy, who was in charge of the fest website, later stated that she had to leave the fest unexpectedly.[4]

Timeline

The planned "days" (waves) of the fest were as follows:

  • Day 1: August 25, 2003 - October 25, 2003, later extended by a month[5]
  • Day 2: November 15, 2003 - January 20, 2004
  • Day 3: February 24, 2004 - June 2, 2004

Sample Works

Some stories created for the challenge include:

  • Sonnet XXIX by carleton97. Prompt: Wizard's are real, ghosts,witches, monsters... Why not aliens? Aliens attack Hogwarts!
  • Matchmaking by Societal Casualty. Prompt: Percy and Oliver, unattached, attempt to match-make all over school, not realizing the school is trying to match-make them right back.
  • Newspaper Man by EnchantedOnyx

Fest Banners

References

  1. Message #1086 at Percy/Oliver Writers Support Network on Yahoo! Groups, posted 24 July 2003. (Messages are locked to members but membership is unmoderated.)
  2. Message #1101 at Percy/Oliver Writers Support Network on Yahoo! Groups, posted 27 July 2003.
  3. The group was deleted as of February 2005. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/po_fics/, archived 08 February 2005 by the Wayback Machine.
  4. Message #1698 at Percy/Oliver Writers Support Network on Yahoo! Groups, posted 15 February 2005
  5. Message #1295 at Percy/Oliver Writers Support Network on Yahoo! Groups, posted 13 November 2003.