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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-30 12:46 pm

Guess The Equinox Vidder! (and one other important note)

Hi all!

One quick thing before we get to the guessing post: It's been brought to our attention that the fandom list is not showing all the fandoms that have been vidded. We think it may be an issue with fandoms that have noncanonical tags, so please make sure to look at all works in the collection in order to see all the vids!

Onto the guessing post business!

Now that Fall Equinox Exchange 2017 is live, it's time to play Guess the Equinox Vidder!

Remember: if you already know who made the vid, don't reveal the vidder; inside information ≠ a guess. And if someone guesses you correctly, don't comment to say so! (At least, not until after reveals.)

If you want an idea of how this has worked previously, here is the guessing post from Spring Equinox 2017.

Guesses, anyone?
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-30 10:19 am

Fall Equinox 2017 is LIVE!

We are live! There are 51 vids in 36 fandoms. Enjoy!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-26 07:51 pm

New Deadline for Treats

Hi all!

I'm sure many of you will pleased to hear that the deadline for treats has been extended until Saturday, 9/30 at 10AM UTC. Check to see what time that is where you are, but as a quick reference, that is 6AM in New York and 11AM in the UK.

We hope this extra time helps. Good luck, and see you Saturday!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-17 04:49 pm

Pinch Hit #3

Edit: This pinch hit has been claimed!

Hi all,

We have a third pinch hit! Pinch Hit #2 is also still open.

What you need to know before claiming this pinch hit:

- Pinch hits are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and anyone is welcome to claim one. You do not have to have signed up for the exchange to claim a pinch hit; just comment on this post (comments are screened) to say you'll do it, and provide your email address and AO3 username so we can assign it to you. When the pinch hit has been claimed, the post will be edited.

- Pinch hits must meet the requirements of a standard assignment vid (mainly, being at least a minute long and being made to one of the recipient's requests).

- This pinch hit will be due on Wednesday, September 27th.

Pinch Hit #3 Details: )
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-16 01:07 pm

Deadline Tomorrow

Hi all!

Two things:

In case you missed it, Pinch Hit #2 was posted last night. Please comment on that post or e-mail us at equinoxvids@gmail.com if you're interested in claiming it.

Secondly, the deadline is technically tomorrow at 11:59PM UTC, however, we will not be checking in vids until Monday morning ET. If you need to use Sunday night as a grace period, please feel free to use that time.

Thanks!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-16 02:24 am

Equinox Pinch Hit #2

Edit: This pinch hit has been claimed!

What you need to know before claiming this pinch hit:


- Pinch hits are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and anyone is welcome to claim one. You do not have to have signed up for the exchange to claim a pinch hit; just comment on this post (comments are screened) to say you'll do it, and provide your email address and AO3 username so we can assign it to you. When the pinch hit has been claimed, the post will be edited.

- Pinch hits must meet the requirements of a standard assignment vid (mainly, being at least a minute long and being made to one of the recipient's requests).

- This pinch hit will be due on Monday, September 25th.

Pinch Hit #2 Details: )
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-14 08:27 pm

Reminder: Deadline is this weekend!

Hi all!

Just a reminder that the deadline for assignments is this Sunday, September 17th at 11:59PM UTC (click to see what time that is where you are). Please keep in mind that you must have a full vid uploaded and posted to the AO3 collection at this point. Partially complete vids will be considered a default.

If you will not be able to finish your assignment vid, please e-mail equinoxvids@gmail.com as soon as possible.

If you are working on treats, don't worry -- you still have plenty of time! The cut-off time for treat submissions is Friday, September 29th at 12PM UTC.

Thanks! 
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[personal profile] elipie2017-09-07 09:24 pm

Equinox Pinch Hit #1

Edit: This pinch hit has been claimed!

What you need to know before claiming this pinch hit: 

- Pinch hits are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and anyone is welcome to claim one. You do not have to have signed up for the exchange to claim a pinch hit; just comment on this post (comments are screened) to say you'll do it, and provide your email address and AO3 username so we can assign it to you. When the pinch hit has been claimed, the post will be edited. 

- Pinch hits must meet the requirements of a standard assignment vid (mainly, being at least a minute long and being made to one of the recipient's requests).

- This pinch hit will be due on Sunday, September 24th

Pinch Hit #1 Details: )
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[personal profile] elipie2017-08-30 12:20 am

Check-in ending soon

Hi all,

Just a reminder that the check-in period ends on Thursday, 8/31. Please make sure to drop us a comment at the check-in post or send an e-mail to equinoxvids@gmail.com to let us know you're still in.

Please remember, those who do not check in or cannot be reached shortly after the check-in period ends will be assumed to be in default.

Thank you!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-08-20 02:53 pm

Equinox Fall 2017 Check-in

Hi All!

It's time for mandatory check-ins for all Equinox vidders! If everything is still good on your end, you can leave a "still in!" sort of comment here or email us at equinoxvids@gmail.com. If you know at this point that you will not be able to complete your assignment, please let us know. All vidders must check in by August 31st at the latest; we'll try to contact you if you don't, but if we're unable to reach you, you'll be assumed to be in default.

Comments on this post are screened.

Also, posting is open! If you need help posting, there's a visual guide in the Rules & Guidelines, or you can contact us for assistance.

Thanks!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-08-12 10:53 pm

Check-in and Treat Information

Hi all!

It's almost time to check in already! A mandatory check-in post will be made here at Dreamwidth on August 20th, and the check-in period will run until August 31st. If we don't hear from you during that time and cannot get in touch with you, we will assume you have dropped out and will post a pinch-hit. After that, the official low-penalty default deadline is September 10th.

We also wanted to let you know that if you're looking to make treats, you can see the list of requests here on AO3! There is also a list of Dear Equinox letters available.

There is detailed information about deadlines, check-ins, defaulting, and treats at our Rules & Guidelines page.

Thanks! We are excited to see what vids you create for our Based On Books theme!

Assignments are out!

If you signed up for Fall Equinox, you should have an assignment email from AO3! If you didn't receive an email, your assignment doesn't match what you offered, or you have any other concerns, email us as soon as possible at equinoxvids@gmail.com.

The full rules and guidelines for this season can be found here. As a reminder, the deadline for vids is September 17th.

The mandatory check in for all vidders is Sunday, August 20th. Until then, happy vidding!
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[personal profile] elipie2017-07-25 11:46 pm

Dear Equinox Letters

Hello all!

If you haven't already, you may want to post a Dear Equinox letter. These are entirely optional, but can be fun! If you'd like to see some examples, the Dear Equinox post from the Spring has plenty of links in the comments.

Letters are for the vidder assigned to you, or anyone who might want to make you a treat. They should at least contain your requested fandoms and any character or relationship tags in your requests, and are a good place to fill out your requests by adding more details, likes/dislikes, music preferences/suggestions, and so on.

You can also include trigger information in your letter if you wish to do so. Your letter is a good place to get that information to treat vidders; including it is in no way required, and you should only do what you're comfortable with, but mods won't be able to communicate directly with treat vidders like we can to your assigned vidder.

Letters can be posted to DW, LJ, Tumblr, your Wordpress blog, your Twitter 140 characters at at time (...maybe not that last one), wherever. When you have a letter up, link it here in the comments, along with a) the name you signed up with, and b) a list of the fandoms you requested.

If your assigned recipient did not include a Dear Equinox letter link in their sign-up, make sure to check the comments on this post! They may have chosen not to write one, but it's also possible they forgot to include it or didn't write it before sign-ups closed.


Have fun, and as always, you can reach the mods at equinoxvids@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Fall Equinox sign ups are open!

Sign ups for the Fall Equinox 2017 vid exchange, "Based on Books," are now open! Sign ups close at 11:59PM UTC on Sunday, July 23rd.

Sign Up Page On AO3

The full list of approved fandoms for Based on Books are viewable on the tag set pages:

Safety Fandoms

Non-Safety Fandoms

The full rules and guidelines for Fall 2017, including screenshot guides to signing up on AO3, can be read here.

If you have any questions, run into any technical problems, or just need to contact us, please email equinoxvids@gmail.com!
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[personal profile] trelkez2017-07-14 07:50 pm

Fall Equinox sign ups open Saturday!

Reminder: Fall Equinox - Based on Books sign ups open tomorrow, July 15th!

The complete tag sets for the Fall 2017 exchange can be viewed here:

Safety Fandoms (240 minutes or fewer, max. 2 episodes/films/parts)
Non-Safety Fandoms (241+ minutes, 3 or more parts)

The complete rules and guidelines for Fall 2017 are here.
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[personal profile] trelkez2017-07-02 12:03 pm

Fall Equinox - Based on Books nominations are open!

You can nominate up to 10 safety fandoms and 10 non-safety fandoms here:

Fall Equinox Safety Fandoms Tag Set Nominations Page - for fandoms that are 240 minutes or less, and have no more than two films / episodes / separate parts within the scope of the nominated fandom tag.

Fall Equinox Non-Safety Fandoms Tag Set Nominations Page - for fandoms that are 241+ minutes in length (total), and/or have three or more films / episodes / separate parts

The full rules for what fandoms qualify as "Based on Books," what safety fandoms are, and how nominations work are in the Rules and Guidelines for Fall 2017. Please read over the rules before nominating fandoms.

If you have questions about nominations, particular fandoms or fandom types/genres and whether or not they qualify, or anything else, you can leave comments on this post or email us at equinoxvids@gmail.com.

Fall Equinox 2017 begins July 2nd!

It's time to start gearing up for Fall Equinox 2017! (We know, we know -- but in vidding time, October isn't all that far away.)

The theme is Based on Books, as voted on by participants back in April.

The Fall schedule is:

July 2 - July 8: Nominations
July 15 - July 22: Sign-ups
August 20: Mandatory check-in
September 10: Default deadline
September 17: Deadline for primary assignment vids
September 29: Final deadline for treats at 12:00PM
September 30: Vids go live

Nominations open tomorrow, July 2, and will run for one week. Please read over the fandom eligibility rules for this season and let us know at equinoxvids@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Rules & Guidelines for Fall Equinox 2017

These are the rules and guidelines for Fall Equinox 2017! This is a comprehensive guide to participation. If you have any questions, you can contact the mods at equinoxvids@gmail.com.

General Information: mods, schedule, and platforms )

Seasons, Themes, and AO3 )

Fandom Eligibility and Safety Fandoms )

Nominations )

Sign Ups )

Assignments )

Gift Requirements and Outside Source/Crossovers )

Pinch Hits and Treats )

Uploading and Posting )

Check In and Defaulting )

Go Live, Anonymity Period, and Reveals )

Accessibility: content notes/warnings, subtitles )

Harassment )

If you have questions about any aspect of the exchange guidelines or anything else to do with Equinox, you can contact the moderators at equinoxvids@gmail.com.

Entry tags:

Vidders are revealed!

Hey all -- the Spring Equinox vidders have now been revealed! You can see who made your favorites & if your guesses were correct on the Archive of Our Own collection listing. Thank you to all our vidders and vidwatchers for making this first Equinox exchange a success!

Reminder: Vidder Reveals on April 29th

Only two more days to go before we reveal who made what in Spring Equinox 2017: Vids in Space! Reveals are happening on Saturday, April 29th about mid-morning (Eastern Time).

If you have any last-minute guesses to make, now's the time to do it in the Guess the Equinox Vidder post.