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May 5 will be the 25th anniversary of "Dark Knight," the Forever Knight series premiere. May 18 will be the 21st anniversary of "Last Knight," the Forever Knight series finale. If you want to play, 2017 will be our 8th FKFicFest!

Should we play this year? If so, when? And how?

This year's poll is on Dreamwidth. (Join us there! Or see the text version below and reply in the comments here.) The poll will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on Friday, February 3, 2017. (Final decisions remain with the moderator.)

Please speak up! Share your ideas and insights! Thank you!

10 questionsCollapse )
Would you like to play FKFicFest this year? I'll post our poll soon!

2017 would be our 8th annual game. It's the 25th anniversary of Forever Knight's premiere, and the 21st of its cancellation.

If we play again, and if you'd like me to moderate again, I plan these changes, about which the survey will ask:

Play in the spring, not summer or fallCollapse )

Play on DW and the AO3, and minimize LJCollapse )

Require recipients to acknowledge their writersCollapse )

Let me know what you're thinking about what's best for you and for our community? I'll see you soon with that poll!


Master list. Here's the linked, alphabetical list of all stories posted in the FKFicFest 2016 game. Please also try the community tags (LJ/DW) or the search/filter sidebar on our AO3 collection to help you find just the story that you'll most enjoy!

2016 Master ListCollapse )

Three cheers! The 2016 FKFicFest game is now officially closed. The stories and the players have been delightful! A standing ovation for all our diligent writers, insightful beta-readers, and glorious readers! Hooray! Yay, Forever Knight fans!

Posting elsewhere. You may now post the story that you wrote for this game elsewhere as well (for example, FKFic-L). Where appropriate, please mention fkficfest/[community profile] fkficfest when you do.

Endless, forever... Please continue reading and replying to the fest stories! This year's, and all seven years so far! It's never too late for feedback! (You don't need an account to read, comment or click the "Kudos" button.) Please also keep writing, reading and replying to all new FK fanfiction everywhere throughout the year! We're a small and sleepy fandom at this end of history, but we're still here, still inspired by our favorite vampire homicide cop, and his friends, enemies, lovers, rivals, coworkers, and car!

When's the next game here? For now, we're on hiatus. Whether 2017 brings another round will depend on player interest. Stay tuned!

Crossposted on DW

04 October 2016 @ 07:11 am
Title: "The Best-Laid Plans... "
Prompt: Wildcard. Stonetree. "You sure that’s a good idea, Detective?"
Length: 3,783 words
Rating/warnings: General audiences

"The Best-Laid Plans... "

Title: "Life... or Something Like It"
Author: gnosticdiva
Recipient: greerwatson
Prompt: M/F. The Schankes. "A cop's life, a cop's ... spouse."
Length: 1,801 words
Rating/Warnings: General audiences. Highlight to view: * Major Character Death *

"Life... or Something Like It"

26 September 2016 @ 05:05 pm
Title: Festival of Festivals
Author: greerwatson
Recipient: brightknightie
Prompt:Gen. Characters: Your choice, but must mention Schanke if he does not appear himself. Prompt: The big, red-carpet premiere of the Alix Logan movie that's being filmed in the second-season episode "Amateur Night." (Could be set before, after, or instead of "Black Buddha, Part 1.")
Length: 2831 words
Rating/Warnings: G. Highlight to view: *Set after the events of "Black Buddha".*

"Festival of Festivals"

05 September 2016 @ 11:31 pm
Title: Broken Ties
Author: pj1228
Beta-Reader: argentum_ls
Recipient: nicholas_lucien
Prompt: How would LaCroix react if he thought Nick had died?
Length: 4490 words
Rating/Warnings: Highlight to view: * This has Lacroix reacting to an extreme situation. Proceed with caution.*

"Broken Ties"

30 September 2016 @ 07:25 am
Title: "Curios-ity"
Author: waltd
Recipient: dlyt
Prompt: Gen. Nick. "It took Nick forever to dust his curio cabinet..."
Length: 1,167 words
Rating/warnings: General audiences


29 September 2016 @ 07:23 am
Title: "A Shared Passion"
Author: [personal profile] nicholas_lucien
Recipient: pj1228
Prompt: Pairing. Nick/Lacroix. "Despite their violent past, Nick values LaCroix's eclectic taste in art and music, which matches his own like no other's."
Length: 5,568 words
Rating/warnings: Mature audiences

"A Shared Passion"

28 September 2016 @ 07:11 am
Title: "The Time Will Come"
Author: brightknightie
Beta-Reader: batdina
Recipient: Sharpest_asp | Merfilly
Prompt: Gen. Janette. "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all."
Length: 2,513 words
Rating/warnings: G. No warnings apply.

"The Time Will Come"

Title: Burn
Author: [personal profile] lastscorpion
Beta-Reader: Conflagrationette
Recipient: [personal profile] melissatreglia, aka gnosticdiva
Prompt: Character: Nick
Crossover Fandom: any -- Fear the Walking Dead
Literary Prompt:
My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
It gives a lovely light!
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1920)
Length: 1875 words
Ratings/warnings: Highlight to view: * violence & death *

26 September 2016 @ 07:09 am
Title: Encounter in the Hills
Author: [personal profile] sharpest_asp | (AO3) Merfilly
Beta-Reader: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Recipient: waltd
Prompt: Gen: Stonetree and Nick: "Okay, these two seem to be more familiar with each other than boss and employee. Nick is very casual with Joe sometimes. What gives?"
Length: 1713 words
Rating/Warnings: General Audiences

We're on the verge of stories! 9 fascinating new Forever Knight fanfiction tales await us this week and next!

I see gen and ship, humans and vampires, suspense and comedy! They range from ~1K to ~6K words, from General to Mature audiences. Along with our favorite leads, I see tags for such minor characters as Alma, Aristotle, and Alix Logan, as well as Myra and Jenny Schanke.

Stories begin releasing tomorrow, Monday 9/26, as scheduled, and continue one per day up to the final "Master List" ("Closing Ceremonies") post on Wednesday 10/05. Frequently Asked QuestionsCollapse )

With only 9 players, matching was tough. Several writers really stepped up, boldly and generously tackling challenging prompts outside their usual preferences! You guys are the best.

Yay, FK! Yay, FKFicFest writers and beta-readers! Yay, FK fans! Ready, set...

Crossposted on DW


We're on the verge of stories! Please submit all 2016 FKFicFest stories to the "2016_FKFicFest" AO3 subcollection by tonight, Saturday, September 24, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. (The optional LJ/DW announcements need not meet that deadline, though it would be cool if they did.) We already have 5 stories queued on the AO3! Outstanding! bonus grace periodCollapse )

Stories start releasing on Monday, September 26, one per day as long as they last. As always, yes, you can polish your story while it waits unreleased on the AO3! But it should be finished and ready when you load it.

Thank you, all, for your wonderful participation this year! Thank you for tackling new themes and new adventures with our dearly loved characters! Thank you for keeping FK's flame alive in all our imaginations!

This is going to be great.

Tools and tips:
  • beta-reading post ( DW / LJ )
  • posting instructions ( DW / LJ )
  • post-to-collection shortcut ( AO3 )

Crossposted on DW

Wow! 4 stories are already in our queue on the AO3! (They range from 1.2K to 4.5K words.) Congratulations to these outstanding authors! Best of luck to the rest of us!

And when are stories due? Tomorrow, Saturday, September 24, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time). They'll start releasing, one per day, on Monday, September 26. (If we need pinch-hitters, I'll recruit on Sunday, September 25.) Of course we all have all day Sunday to polish our stories in the queue on the AO3.

Tools and tips:
  • beta-reading post ( DW / LJ )
  • posting instructions ( DW / LJ )
  • post-to-collection shortcut ( AO3 )

Crossposted on DW