Flashathon 2012

Flashathon 2: Electric Boogaloo.  Ah sequels.  They’re often pale immitators of the original, cynically produced in a hopes of cashing in on ongoing popularity.  Sometimes they take ideas and expand on them, grow them into something bigger and better.

Here’s hoping for the latter as we get into Flashathon 2012.

The details are sparse right now.  Right now we’re aiming for October 27, 2012 as our date.  This is a little later than last year, but still falls in that magic zone between Capclave and Nanowrimo.  We’re changing up the hours, however.  The idea will be for the event to include 18 hourly prompts instead of 12.  Oh, don’t worry, the goal of the event will still be the production of 12 original short stories, this will instead allow participants to decide what hours work best for them.  And while the emphasis will still be on completing 12 consecutive hours, it also allows for an hour off for meals, or a mulligan when the creative juices just aren’t there.  If we do 18 hours, they will run from 9am-3am Eastern Time (6am-midnight Pacific Time).

Keep checking this page for more details on the event as I have them!

And always watch the skies!


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    #1 by Day Al-Mohamed on January 30, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    I’m putting in my request now for an “Over-Achiever” badge for those poor foul beings (like me) who have the ridiculous notion to Flashathon for the full 18.

    Come on you fools! I know you’re out there ready and willing to join in the madness. Let’s take the challenge to the next step!

    (And DL, you know if it wasn’t me, SOMEONE would bring up the idea…)

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      #2 by DLThurston on February 2, 2012 - 11:38 am

      I’m thinking next year achievements instead of blog badges. Which never got made anyway. Over-achiever is a fantastic one.

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    #3 by Day Al-Mohamed on October 23, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Will there be a Flashathon 2013?

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      #4 by DLThurston on October 23, 2013 - 5:34 pm

      I hadn’t put any thought into it, unfortunately, until you mentioned selling last year’s story. At this point, I think it might make more sense to push it a few months, perhaps into early 2014, so that it can be properly planned.

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