Author has written 40 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries.
The DeadPan Contest is done and WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!
PLEASE now go to the author's site and leave them a review of the story(ies) you enjoyed so the feedback transfers to their own profile.
Continue to support our group of gals who lend themselves so tirelessly to all our entertainment. Their efforts are enormously appreciated.
--nycsnowbird and Pixiegiggles
Here's the list of winners ...
1st Place Comedy — 1,001 Louisiana Nights — congrats Nyah
1st Place Drama — Secret Life of Eric Northman — congrats VampLover1
2nd Place is tied, both are Dramas.
The Case of the Stackhouse Demon — congrats BathshebaRocks
the Dexter parody - Darkly Dreaming — congrats moxie.mo!
3rd Place is a comedy. 50 First Bites — congrats greenlemons and elbly
Judge's Award goes to: Love in the Office — congrats to Jabey
for author reveals, go here:
UPDATE: THE POLLS ARE UP! In order to figure in ranking, we've set this vote up into 2 polls ... don't forget to vote in both! You can access them here:
Polls will stay open until Friday, June 11.
THE FINALISTS ARE IN!
And it was very, VERY, VEEEEERY close!
There were so many phenomenal stories … making this list was quite torturous! Some of these stories were only a fraction of a percent above their competitor. Okay, okay. Enough whining. But we just wanted to let y'all know that because the scores were so close on some of the stories, we had to include 12 in the final list instead of 10.
Unfortunately, we still had to cut some amazing stories that came sooooo close … we wish we didn't have to … but we had to
After separating the stories into dramas and comedies, we narrowed it down to the six top scoring entries from each category.
You can access the poll at http:/forum . fanfiction . net/forum/Dead_Pan_Contest/75639/, and it will remain open until Friday, June 11th.
That's two whole weeks for you to read, review and vote for your favorites!
So, without further ado, here's the list:
You are allowed FOUR total votes: one for best drama, one for best comedy, and your last two votes can be for either drama or comedy. The fic's category is denoted in parentheses next to it on the poll.
The winners will be announced by June 15.
We will be awarding prizes for the following:
Reader's choice, best drama
Reader's choice, best comedy
Reader's choice, 2nd place
Reader's choice, 3rd place
The first place winners will get to choose which of the following fantabulous prizes they would like:
Autographed 8x10 photo of Alexander Skarsgard with certificate of authenticity
Original artwork of Eric Northman from esteemed artist Sarah Silva
Eric Northman wristwatch
silver chrome cigarette case/wallet/credit card case
Eric Northman computer mousepad
And just added! Signed copy of SVM Book 10, Dead In The Family
Please keep in mind that the contest MUST remain anonymous for the duration of the vote. We appreciate everyone's cooperation with this up to now, and ask that y'all please keep your lips sealed until the winners are announced.
Oh, and did we mention? Read & review! Read & review! Read & review!
nycsnowbird & pixiegiggles are proud to present:
THE DEAD PAN CONTEST
Barmaid! There’s A Fly In My Spoof!
Yep, a new writing contest with a twist. We’re looking for your best parodies set in the SVM/TB universe that is Eric-centric, preferably with E/S as lead characters. Your parody can be culled from books, TV, films or even cartoons. Lemons are optional but droolingly encouraged. We’re giving a generous 15,000 word limit, too.
UPDATE: The poll results are in, and we have a clear winner!
Due to popular demand, we've decided that entries to the contest will be posted as their own stories under the Dead Pan contest profile. Please sign up for an author alert if you haven't already done so!
Entries can be submitted to us beginning April 1st, but no later than 11:59 CST on May 15th.
This contest is going to be anonymous, so please DO NOT PUBLISH THIS STORY ON YOUR PROFILE!
Please e-mail all entries to deadpancontest(at)gmail(dot)com, and include your story as an attachment (MS Word .doc/.docx).
EACH ENTRY SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING HEADER:
The Dead Pan Contest
Pennames: (fanfictiondotnet pennames please)
Summary: Please include that this is an entry into the Dead Pan Contest
Teaser: a passage from the story of up to 500 words of your choice
Your entry will be validated for grammar/punctuation and for compliance with contest rules when we receive it. Once it is approved, all identifying information will be stripped and your entry will be posted as a story under the contest profile.
We will send you an email to let you know when your entry is approved. If your entry is disqualified for any reason, you can edit and resubmit it, as long as we receive it by the submission deadline.
When your entry is published, we will also post a pimpalicious announcement, along with a teaser, on the contest’s forum thread. So, don’t forget to choose a passage of up to 500 words for us to post!
Telling your readers which entry is yours will result in the expulsion of your entry from the contest. However, pimping of the contest (and mentioning that you have written something for it—just not what) is allowed and enthusiastically encouraged. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping this contest truly anonymous!
Public voting for the finalists will be announced at the end of the contest. You will have two weeks to vote for your favorites before we announce the winner.
The contest will run from April 1st to May 15th.
Each entry must be able to stand on its own as a one-shot and must be a new story but may be continued into a multi-chapter fic after the contest ends.
All entries must be a Minimum of 2,500 words. Max 15,000.
All those who want to continue their stories may do so once the contest has ended.
All entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Entries must be rated T or M based on the guidelines set forth by fanfiction.net.
Entries can be canon, AU, AH, (alternate universe, all human) and can be any genre (romance/humor/angst/etc - please just no rape or incest).
Collaborations are allowed and encouraged.
Unlimited entries accepted by any single author. The idea here is to get lots of interesting stories submitted and not limit your creativity. It’s a win-win for everyone. Entries can be from any character’s POV but each entry must feature our favorite loveable Eric Northman. While we encourage creative interpretations, as well as AH and AU, Eric must be cast as the hero. (That is, the boy who wins the girl's heart -- Rhett, Rick, Westley.)
All entries must be beta'd. No exceptions! Judges cannot serve as betas for any of the contest entries. Your stories will be subjected to judging that will include rating for grammar and punctuation. So please use a beta, please spellcheck!
You will also be rated on writing style, diction, dialog, story structure and creativity. Each category is assigned a numeric value which all total 100 points.
No incest, rape, cutting, etc. Entries that are deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. If you think something in your story may require a warning for some readers, put it in your Author’s Note at the beginning.
Any story that doesn't adhere to the rules above will result in the expulsion of said story from the contest.
Your Esteemed Judges:
Saluki (from myvampfiction)
Please DO NOT contact the judges with questions. If you have any questions you can PM this account, pixiegiggles, nycsnowbird, or email us at deadpancontest(at)gmail(dot)com
Winners must be willing to provide nycsnowbird a mailing address so the prize(s) can be awarded.
The list of prizes include:
Autographed 8x10 photo of Alexander Skarsgard with certificate of authenticity
Gorgeous frame-worthy original artwork of Eric Northman from esteemed artist Sarah Silva in mixed media on Bristol paper (acid free).
Banners will be created by our illustrious Zigster for all winning entrants.
--NEW! NEW! NEW--
We will be awarding two 1st prizes of autographed Alexander Skarsgard photos with certificates of authenticity to the Best in Drama AND to the Best in Comedy as well as a 2nd and 3rd winner for best comedy/drama combined, PLUS a judges’ pick.
We're super-excited to let y'all know that we've teamed up with MyVampFiction on this contest! And, the judge's pick will be be a featured story on MVF for the month of June.
We've set up a contest thread over at the Sookieverse forum.
Here are the Beta reader volunteers for the Dead Pan Contest:
Huge Viking sized thanks to all our Beta volunteers! If you'd like to be added as a beta reader, please just let us know!
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