November 26th, 2008


seeking banner customizers

Hey guys,

As many of you probably realize, voting for the 2008 awards ends on Sunday, at 11:59 PM GMT November 30. (Note that's GMT, not your local time zone.) That's the deadline for getting all your votes in, and also for changing any draft reviews over to hidden or final if you want them counted. On Sunday night the awards organizers and I will start working getting the results ready to share with the world.

Part of that is telling authors who have won, that they've won, and offering them use of one of the many banners our dedicated banner artists have made for this purpose - see all of their work at .

You'll notice that these banners don't display the award won - just "MEFA" or "Middle-earth Fanfiction Awards" and the year. This is where you can help. When an author wins they will be told to email a certain address with what banner they'd like to use, and a volunteer will customize the banner for them. We already have some volunteers but could always use more - that means less work for everyone involved. Basically you would be adding the place and category/subcategory to banners and emailing them out to grateful authors. If this sounds like something you'd like to be involved in, please let me know and I'll send you more information.

And whether you're interested in helping out in this way or not, watch this space for awards results (next week) and details on how to make suggestions for future years (once we've all had a chance to recupe a bit. :-D).