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My Panel Schedule at Norwescon 2015

As I threatened/promised, here's my schedule for Norwescon. If anyone wants to chat about these topics in the comments, I would be happy to, as I am currently in fandom-related nerd overdrive. Also, I will steal your ideas and use them to make me look smart in front of strangers. Hooray!

Work In Progress
Thu 6:00pm-7:00pm - Cascade 6
Rosa Acicularis (M), Laurie Noel, Tartan, Mimi Noyes

Writing fanfiction can be a long and involved process, with stories often spiraling into the length of novels, if not a series of novels. For many writers that kind of work is hard to sustain without feedback and love from their readers, but many readers are wary of reading WIPs, lest they become addicted to it only for the story to be abandoned by its creator. We’ll be talking about the experience from both the side of the writer as well as that of the audience. How do you keep yourself inspired to finish your story? What do you do if you can’t finish it? What are the benefits of reading a WIP and how can you as a reader help support your favorite authors to finish their work?

Reclaiming & Recreating Popular Culture
Thu 9:00pm-10:00pm - Cascade 7&8
Rosa Acicularis (M), Jamie Bort, Rachael Sabotini, thatworldinverted, Minim Calibre

The writing, and reading, of fanfiction goes beyond simply individuals adoring a show or a book and wanting to play in that universe. The creation of fanfiction is the audiences of the world reclaiming control over the characters and stories that they love and recreating popular culture as they want to experience it, not as companies and corporations decide for us. Discover how fanfiction isn’t just people obsessing about the same thing over and over again, but about exploring new ideas, new facets, and aspects of characters and worlds that the popular media would never dream of exploring.

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oh LJ how I have missed thee

IMPORTANT NEWS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

1. I graduated from library school and was recently offered a full-time job in an actual library for actual humans! And actual dogs, because come on -- this is Portland. Dogs need books too.

2. The weather here has been disturbingly gorgeous. It is March and rain is not falling from the sky, so that means the end times, they are acoming. Make peace with your gods.

3. The first five seasons of M*A*S*H are on Netflix. If this list were in order of importance, that would have been item one.

4. I've been on tumblr a lot for the last two years? When I checked my LJ friendslist a few minutes ago I kept trying to scroll down to see more posts and was very confused when it wouldn't let me. I thought there was something wrong with my mouse.

5. There was nothing wrong with my mouse. Tumblr has rotted my brain. Yay tumblr!

6. Since I graduated I have slowly been pushing myself back into the writing habit. In the last few months I've been chipping away at long-time WIPs Arcana (Sherlock) and Tomorrow Is a Long Time (Doctor Who), but I've still got a ways to go before I'll be ready to post anything. Relentless perfectionism is a harsh mistress, and it's much easier to watch a thousand episodes of SNL on Hulu instead. (Oh my god I've been so obsessed with SNL lately why. WHY.)

7. I am going to my first con in April! Norweson in Seattle, and boy am I excited. And nervous. I'm on a lot of panels (which I guess I should post about in more detail here? is that a thing people do?) and I'm not really familiar with that situation in a non-professional setting. So if anyone has any tips about sitting on and/or moderating fandom-oriented panels, I would love to hear them. I've been doing a crap load of research, but that can only tell me so much.

8. Also, if anyone still around on my flist is attending Norwescon, let me know! We could be con buddies! And if you aren't going to Norwescon, just tell me what's been going on with you. What's the haps?

How are things, LJ? How are things?

Fic: Arcana 4c/4

Title: Arcana

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.

Also, this is apparently the longest chapter in the history of livejournal. Apologies for the multiple posts.

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Fic: Arcana 4b/4

Title: Arcana

Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)

Rating: Mature

Characters: Joanna (John) Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Harriet Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, James Moriarty, Original Characters

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.

chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter 4a

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Fic: Arcana 4a/4 (for now)

Title: Arcana

Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)

Rating: Mature

Characters: Joanna (John) Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Harriet Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, James Moriarty, Original Characters

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.

chapter one chapter two chapter three

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Sherlock Fic: Arcana 3/4

Title: Arcana

Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)

Rating: Mature

Characters: Joanna (John) Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Harriet Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, James Moriarty, Original Characters

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.

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Sherlock Fic: Arcana 2b/4

Because LJ loves to make our lives difficult, this chapter is split between two posts. See the first half here.

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Sherlock Fic: Arcana 2a/4

Title: Arcana

Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)

Rating: Mature

Characters: Joanna (John) Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Harriet Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, James Moriarty, Original Characters

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.

Chapter One

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Sherlock Fic: Arcana 1/3

Title: Arcana

Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)

Rating: Mature

Characters: Joanna (John) Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Harriet Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Anthea, Mrs. Hudson, James Moriarty, Original Characters

Dedication: This fic wouldn't exist at all without the unfailing encouragement, knowledge, and creative inspiration of tricksterquinn, who a lifetime ago asked me to write her a "Story with a capital S." If it even comes close to satisfying that request it's because of awesome beta readers like lalaithlockhart, pendrecarc, earlgreytea68, and eponymous_rose.

Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.


Notes: I've been writing this fic for more than three years, and while the larger story arc is not and may never be complete, I thought the AUness of it all may still be worth sharing. Thus warned, read on at your WIP peril. :)

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livejournal, i have seven words for you

orange_crushed. mutifandom comment ficathon. go there.



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