Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Elves, Men and Amnesty Day

The Elves and Men categories have closed. There were quite a few votes, though still a minority of the members of the group. Only 4 stories, I believe were left without any votes. Hobbits and Orcs will be closing after tomorrow, and meanwhile, Rohan and Numenor have opened. Humor and Adventure will open after Hobbits and Orcs close.

But we've added something new! Since I was left with one extra day in Voting Season (October 31st was not occupied by any categories as The Hobbit and LOTR will close on October 30th), and there were still Elves and Men stories I hoped to read, I created Amnesty Day and the members of the group seem to like this idea. Amnesty Day is a day for any last votes, in any category. It's a free-for-all for any story or author you haven't already voted on, a last chance to get some votes in. So there's hope for those 4 Men stories and any others that don't yet have votes.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Voting Season has started!

The Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards have finally reached the pinacle stage: voting! It opened at midnight last night. Members of the MEFAwards YahooGroup can vote on their favorite (nominated) stories in the Men and Elves categories. The other categories will follow, two at a time, until all the voting is done by October 30th. It's not too late to join up and get your votes in! Each set of two categories will be open for 10 days. So if you want to vote on Men and Elves stories and authors, you need to join up and get cracking before September 26th.

In other news, the same exhibit I saw in London last year is coming to the US this year and the next! It is presently showing in Boston, and I'll be there next month to see it. Then in 2005, it will be in Houston and Indianapolis! Heck, I might try to make it to both of those!

And the word is that the ROTK Extended DVD should be out on the 7th of December!

Kind of sad that it's all coming to an end, in a sense, isn't it? I suppose we can all cross our fingers and hope Peter Jackson does The Hobbit!