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How about a Fan Force Europe/UK Newsletter - made by the fans for the fans?

Discussion in 'Europe General Archive' started by timbolton, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Good idea. :)
     
  2. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    It makes a lot of sense Moose ;)

    So any thoughts on who you all want to lead this endeavour?



     
  3. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, this whole thing is your idea, tim... :)
     
  4. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I think the RSAs should organise the regional contributions and then take it in turns to put it together. That way it won't be just one person responsible for it all the time.
     
  5. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That could work better, yes.
     
  6. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Well, for first few issues I am ok now to be project leader (as it were) until we are smoothly off the ground. Plus I don't mind going pestering people to get on with it when we need articles in lol.

    So as well as the chapter sections - where I think CRs will be the best contact points tbh, since I know RSAs have enough on their plates without me adding this to their schedules - though any RSA wishing to contribute/help out/lead is more than welcome to - we can have people writing on what's out there and coming out for SW collectors (incl. books/comics/games/etc), plus we can exhibit fan art and fan fic. I'll ask the mods in those areas if they mind me posting about this idea in their respective areas. And other sections too.

    Just got hold of a pdf program that will allow me to merge pdf files (something I need elsewhere to) - called CutePDF Professional. So we are just about set up to push onwards with this.

    Please post below how you want to contribute (FF updates, writer, artist, fan fic writer, etc). Thanks :)
     
  7. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So is this going to be something like a trial issue?

    Oh and, I have a fanfic to contribute... :)
     
  8. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    We definitely need to be doing a trial issue, just see how well it is received :)

    Great, adding you to the start of the list. Chapter Contributers, Fan Artist, Article Contributor, etc also available (any other positions you can think of?).

    Project Leader: timbolton
    Fan Fic contributor: Amon_Amarth

    Any other roles you want Amon?

    I am in two minds to which fic we publish - partly because some fics are quite long, and we don't want weighty pdf files - either excerpts of established fic on the Fan Fic area and a "See more here ..." tag at the bottom, or just short stories, word limited perhaps? I guess that should be down to the contributors, but maybe we need to discuss a word limit.
     
  9. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I can also do fanfic. I think the word limit should be something like a side of A4 if it's going to be in A4 format. If the fics are really long they could be split up into sections and done over a few issues.
     
  10. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I also think short stories is the way to go.
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I like this idea, it will work well methinks.
     
  12. MsLanna

    MsLanna Jedi Master star 6

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    FanFic (all sizes) and articles.
     
  13. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeah, that could be the way forward :)

    One other way, we poublish part of each fic in the magazine, but we then refer readers to go online to finish the story. That work? Keeps the link of FF with the boards we inhabit.
     
  14. Marani

    Marani Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm definitly in for FanFics :) and maybe articles, too

    Just tell me what you need, I'm going to have lot's of free time at hospital
     
  15. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have numerous old 'fics I can contribute to this :)
     
  16. Darth_En_Ghedi

    Darth_En_Ghedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Our Fanfiction Blog needs a boost. We can supply our own fanfics published there, plus more to come.
     
  17. Darth_En_Ghedi

    Darth_En_Ghedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [Palpy's voice] You want this, don't you?
     
  18. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I agree. Also, publishing longer fanfics may be a good opportunity for teh ultimate cliffies! :D And then tim, or RSA, or whoever the editor is, will have the opportunity to use those funny, colorful, extra bold comic book fonts and write:
    -- Will our heroes survive the Death Star explosion in the NEXT ISSUE of FANFORCE Newletter?!?

    :p

     
  19. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Speaking of fics...

    Done Chapter 4 yet, Heda? :p

    And I would contribute something to it, but it'd either be a) too long, b) too dark, c) too silly, or d) against the TOS :p
     
  20. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [face_blush]
    Nope.
    I did chapters 5&6 though. ;) CH4 is just...a black hole in my fic. :( :p

    but by contributing, I was thinking of my Visions fic. It's short.
     
  21. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, send me Chapters 5 & 6 to beta then, it might take me long enough to do them that you can fill in the gaps :p

    And Visions is good, so that'd work :p

    I think the shortest thing I have is that silly A/P fic, or the Malak story. One is too poetic, the other too silly/gory for any magazine :p
     
  22. Darth_En_Ghedi

    Darth_En_Ghedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    how about our fics? Interested? I'm post two new ones today

    Check link in my signature...
     
  23. Krande

    Krande Jedi Youngling

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    I really love he idea :)

    Hi everybody!
     
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