nitwit

ADMIN - end of nominations approaching

Hey guys,

Just a friendly reminder: if you want to nominate a story for the 2011 MEFAs, you need to get it in soon.

--- Nominators: You MUST submit your nomination by June 30.
--- Authors: You MUST finish the form for your story by July 6. Preferably a few days earlier, in case there are any errors that need working out.

And remember, all deadlines are based on Greenwich Mean Time, not your local time. For instance, I live on the US east coast, which means I'm four hours behind GMT. So the MEFA day ends, not when my clock says 11:59 PM, but when it says 7:59 PM. You can see exactly how much time you have left by going to http://www.mefawards.org/ and checking out the countdown in the top-right corner.

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)
nitwit

hard to reach authors - June 19

Hey guys,

The following authors (a) have stories that have been nominated at least a week, and (b) have neither started their forms or contacted their liaisons to let them know they've been nominated.

Eldalie (liaison: Maethril, warriorprincess01fanficATgmailDOTcom)
Jay of Lasgalen (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)
Permilea (liaison: elliska, elliska67ATyahooDOTcom)

If you know any of these authors, please have them get in touch with the noted liaison. If they have trouble reaching the liaison - or if they just need help logging in - have them drop me a line at supportATmefawardsDOTorg.

On a related note, I'd really like to encourage people to nominate their favorite pieces. At this moment we have 330 pieces nominated in the 2011 MEFAs, of which 181 are completely ready to compete. That may sound like a lot, but given that there's just about a week and a half to go in nominations we are lagging a bit behind previous years. Some of that is undoubtedly the fact that the Tolkien fandom has slowed down a bit as time has passed from the movies, and that's fine. But I know there's a lot of good fanfic still being produced, and I would hate for it not to be nominated. In light of that, it might be fun to give yourself a little challenge. Think of your three favorite Tolkien pieces you're read in the last year - stories, poems, essays, drabbles, whatever. Then check whether they've been nominated yet, and if not, go ahead and nominate them. It's a great way to make the author's day and contribute to the MEFAs at the same time.

Remember: nominations close at 11:59 PM GMT on June 30. If you need help getting started email me at supportATmefawardsDOTorg.

Marta
MEFA Admin.
nitwit

ADMIN - nominations + temporary accounts

Hey guys,

A few days ago I posted an educational post about the different types of accounts people can have at the meawards.org website. One of the main points was, if you had a temporary account you could vote for stories nominated but you could not nominate stories. (Temporary accounts are mostly for authors who aren't also members of the MEFAwards Yahoo group, and only last a single year.)

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mefa

ADMIN - getting in, and getting help

Hey guys,

Every year during the awards I send out educational posts about how to do things at the MEFAs every week or two. Granted, we're a little late getting started this year - nominations season is half over already! Still time to get some nominations in, though. To do that you need a membership, and not just any membership but a particular kind. That's what I want to talk about today: how do you become a member of our website, and how do you use that membership.

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nitwit

Suggestions for 2012

If you have a suggestion for 2012, please make it below. Include the following information, if applicable:

Name used at MEFA:
Email address:
URL of webpage affected:
Suggestion:

All changes will be discussed at the post-mortem after the 2011 awards conclude, and (if accepted) will be implemented for the 2012 awards.

Comments are screened, btw. The site admin (me) should be the only one who sees your email address.
mefa

calling all volunteers - again!

Hey guys,

The 2011 awards will start soon, and we're still a little short on the volunteers. Here are the jobs I still have available, listed more or less in how badly we need people to carry them out.

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Before, I asked people to sign up by posting over at an LJ post,

http://mefas.livejournal.com/264837.html

You can still do that, but if that's difficult for some reason, you can also email me at supportATmefawardsDOTorg.

Oh, and if none of this sounds sufficiently appealing, remember that you can always help out just by nominating stories. Start thinking about what you want to nominate, and once you decide, why not contact the author so they know the MEFAs are getting ready to start?

Elen Sila Lumenn Omentielvo,

Marta
(MEFA Admin.)