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    Obviously, this is going to be the second annual awards ceremony, and we have to surpass the first. I had an awesome time the last time around, but I want to make this round better for you guys. So I was wondering if you had any ideas or suggestions on how to make the ceremony itself better.

    I am looking for ideas on mid-ceremony entertainment, ideas on how to present the awards, etc.

    I was contemplating asking for volunteers to write intros for each of the categories so that we have different "presenters" for each award, perhaps one of the previous winners? And that way everyone can write their own snazzy little intros, heh.

    Also, last year, I posted new winners in new posts. And it got a bit hard to find them. So how about I edit the next category winners into the original thread topic? Would that make it easier for viewing?

    Obviously we have a lot of time to go, there's still months left! But, I just wanted to get the ideas thread open to get the ball rolling, so that by the time it comes to putting the ceremony together I will be a lot more prepared than last time!

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    SJ
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    Ball rolling anyone? Lol.

    Yes, I'm spamming my own thread, but it's been months and I would like some ideas if anyone has them!

    SJ
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    • #3
      I guess I could write up an intro. It may be potentially craptastic though. I'll take best composition, I think, if that sounds fine by you.

      And yes, I like the idea of editing the announcement of winners into the first post. You can just reply as normal to let us know when they have been updated.
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      • #4
        I thought it was a good idea in theory, but because of the number of awards I'd be giving out for some groups (ie. group 7 with 105 awards total to be given!!!) it might still get a bit long, :S don't know if there's anyway of doing subsections in here for when the event rolls around, you know, like one for each grouping maybe? I have no idea if that works or not, but hey!

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        • #5
          You should drop Nikki a PM a see what her take is on it. She knows more about how the forum works and whatnot. Maybe she has an idea of what would be a good way to keep this organized and uncluttered but not too big at the same time.
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          • #6
            Good idea... although I reckon this is going to be 'big' whether I like it or not, heh. The sheer number of wallpapers nominated is unbelievable. :S
            Oh well!

            SJ
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            • #7
              I hear you. Though I meant big as in the AFA subforum being too big. Though, it's not like it's up all year round. You just need it for a few days.

              And it did get crazy in here last year! So many people posting as if it were a chat room. Or more like 20 chat rooms. It was fun though!
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              • #8
                I wasn't around for last year's ceremony to know how it worked and I think Jenni Lou just mentioned this, but maybe the ceremony can have its own board. You can make a thread for each grouping and than it will all be contained in one board, so it would be easy to find. After the ceremony is finished, the board could remain on the forum for another week or so for anyone that might have missed it, and than it can be achieved or something.

                As far as mid-ceremony entertainment, maybe a game? Name that fanartist, hangman that is specifically for the AFA or something...*shrugs* I know everyone made special AFA avatars and signature last year, so many a mini contest can be formed from this (besides best dressed). Or a speed fanart contest, give everyone a picture and have them make something quick from it. Deadline would be when all the awards have been announced and then a special prize can be given to whoever does the most creative thing with the image provided.

                I don't really know. Just some suggestions to shoot out since this thread seems a bit bare. I'd also be willing to help with the ceremony in anyway I can. Whether it be hosting a game or being a presenter. Just let me know.

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                • #9
                  Your suggestion is pretty much EXACTLY how it was done last year and it was a nightmare!
                  This was the board for the event last year, this little section here, there was a thread for each grouping, and then the awards were posted in those threads over about 3-4 hours as the ceremony continued.
                  But the problem was, because I didn't want to follow the order of the awards in their group order, I wanted to mix it up, and that meant there were several posts between the last lot of awards posted and the next lot. And it all got jumbled up in the same thread. It was hard for anyone coming in later to figure out where the awards were actually posted, and for those catching up the next day.

                  What I had thought was having subsections for the groups this year:
                  Groups1&2, 3&4, 5&6, 7, and then 8
                  And then do each new award post in the relevant sections to keep it tidy and that way awards would always be the very first post.
                  However, I don;t exactly want to clog up poor Nikki's board! I've sent her a PM to ask about running the event this year, so we'll see if Nikki has some awesome suggestion to help save me from another headache! :P

                  To make matters worse, last year the highest number of awards given out for any grouping was 40 in total, this year grouping 7 will have 105 awards to be given out.... *EEEP* So you can see why I'm trying to avoid the catastrophe that was last year :P

                  SJ
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                  • #10
                    Ah, gotcha. Well, unless you figure out a better way to do it, I think the new way you explained it would work best. Editing the new awards posted into the first post of the thread seems logical. That way you can see all the awards that have been announced right away (for those of us that are impatient, like me :P ) and than scroll down to read the rest of the thread.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [erin nicole] View Post
                      Editing the new awards posted into the first post of the thread seems logical. That way you can see all the awards that have been announced right away (for those of us that are impatient, like me :P ) and than scroll down to read the rest of the thread.

                      Yes, but the reason I went against that was because of the 100+ awards to be given in out in ONE grouping (group 7) and then there are over 50 awards for group 6... :S
                      Having all of that in one post would take forever to scroll through!!

                      I posted the award totals in another thread in here if you want to see how many awards will be given for each group

                      SJ
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                      • #12
                        What if each grouping had their own board or sub-board, and each category had their own thread. It might be alot of boards and threads, but then it would be easy to find what you are looking for.

                        You can also still edit the first post with awards as they are announced, and use spoiler tags so you can open and close the listings and you wouldn't have to scroll forever to see what everyone is talking about.

                        Again, these boards can than be achieved or deleted some time after the ceremony is all done.

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                        • #13
                          Actually, I think that is what SJ was suggesting before. She's probably running this all by Nikki to see how she feels about it.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by slaycandy View Post
                            Yes, but the reason I went against that was because of the 100+ awards to be given in out in ONE grouping (group 7) and then there are over 50 awards for group 6... :S
                            Having all of that in one post would take forever to scroll through!!

                            I posted the award totals in another thread in here if you want to see how many awards will be given for each group

                            SJ
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                            Hmmm....perhaps it would be less cluttered to have one thread for each award grouping & a separted thread for each grouping's reactions. So that the awards were the only thing posted in the award thread, there wouldn't be any clutter - but then there could be a reactions thread that corresponds to each awards thread, if that makes sense....
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LRae12 View Post
                              Hmmm....perhaps it would be less cluttered to have one thread for each award grouping & a separted thread for each grouping's reactions. So that the awards were the only thing posted in the award thread, there wouldn't be any clutter - but then there could be a reactions thread that corresponds to each awards thread, if that makes sense....
                              I was thinking about that too... like, no comments to go in the actual award thread? But each award will have it's own "reactions thread" so to speak?

                              That way, especially for those who can't participate in the ceremony, they can easily find the awards later on and also, if they want, go in and read people's comments in the other thread.

                              It may be confusing. I remember last year though, each thread became just a spamming thread, with people talking and I often didn't realise that a new awards thread had been posted... so if it's a seperate thread for comments, then it may be too much to keep track of?
                              >> and we want s p e c t a c u l a r v i e w s if we're to stay for the w e e k e n d <<

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                              • #16
                                Okay. I'm sticking to my original idea, I have spoken to Nikki, and this is basically how it's going to be done:

                                SUB-SECTION 1 - GROUPINGS 1&2 Supernatural, BtVS, Angel
                                SUB-SECTION 2 - GROUPINGS 3&4 Other Series & Twilight
                                SUB-SECTION 3 - GROUPINGS 5&6 Extras & The Emotions
                                SUB-SECTION 4 - GROUPINGS 7&8 The Techniques & Main Event

                                Each sub-section will have a thread started for each category when those awards are being posted.

                                Sub-Section 4 will have 9 threads, one for each category in group 7, and also a thread for best artist, and another thread for best wallpaper.
                                Sub-Section 1 will have 6 threads, 3 for the SPN categories and 3 for the BtVS categories.
                                (Etc.)

                                And then the first post in each thread will be the awards post. Nice and easy to find.

                                If you are looking for awards in particular, just click on the group they were in, then look for that category listed as a thread. Awards will be the first post.

                                That way people can reply in those threads about the awards that have been posted, as I really enjoyed seeing the comments about all of the award designs, and the winners last year, and at least this way we'll know what one's they are talking about.

                                And I noticed someone mentioning spoiler tags? There were spoiler tags used last year to hide all of the designs and their winners, and I'll be doing the same again this year, so everything I have been discussing so far has been based on using those tags!

                                Hope that helps everyone.
                                I've basically figured this out now, so I think we can put these discussions to rest now... on with some new ideas for the event!!!!

                                *hugs*
                                SJ
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