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05 September 2016 @ 09:00 am
feeling mushy about hp_crossgenfest  
You guys, I am filled with feels.

hp_crossgenfest posted reveals a week ago, and i swear, each year this fest is more and more awesome.

I adore all the fests I mod, but this one will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first fest I modded, a comm I created from scratch and a fest I pretty much built from the ground up. I solo-mod this one, which has been stressful at times, but generally has been totally fine, because it's a pretty chill fest, and the past two years in particular, people have been great about communicating and submitting.

Every year the fest has run (3 years now) there have been more submissions than the last. I mean, for a smaller fandom, the fact that this rare-pair fest has shown marked growth is really freaking awesome.

This year was particularly great, with so many different pairings and pairing types, short fic and long fic, fluffy fic and smutty fic and dark fic. And art! Such glorious art! *happy sigh*

And. AND!! So many recs! Reccing is generally down in fandom (or it seems to be) but this fests always seems to bring reccers out from hiding. 16 of the 33 submissions qualified for a hot rec this year. SIXTEEN! That means that nearly half of all submissions received two or more recs, which makes me so freaking happy. I love seeing submissions be well received. :D

Anyway, I know a large part of this success has to do with my lovely flist. Many of you have supported the fest by participating or pimping or commenting or reccing (or all FOUR!) and I am really pleased and grateful for the support and enthusiasm. It's made modding this fest such a pleasure. <3
 
 
 
Bring forth the tale of dicks: flappingbirdsofshore on September 5th, 2016 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oh grace, it was wonderful!

And I've had so little time this week, but I'm halfway through YOUR fic from the fest and really enjoying it!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 5th, 2016 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for taking part!

And yay! I hope you enjoy!<3
nia_kantorka: HGnia_kantorka on September 5th, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
I loved the fest, and had great fun to read all the entries. And there were at least three fics with pairings I'm normally not keen to read, but enjoyed them immensely here. :D
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 5th, 2016 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for participating and all your lovely comments! Yes, there were a number of pairings that I read and enjoyed that don't normally do it for me. :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on September 5th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
You know how much I love this fest, and seeing it growing every year makes me so happy! :)

You do a brilliant job with this and all your fests, Grace. <33
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 5th, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
<3333
Jaeenchanted_jae on September 5th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
You're a modding rock star!
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 5th, 2016 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon! <3
Avid Supporter of the Booty Floolq_traintracks on September 5th, 2016 11:14 pm (UTC)
What a great post! It's an awesome fest, and you do a lovely job with it. <3

wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 5th, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)


Thanks, hon! It's been great to see people's enthusiasm for the fest. <3
Melissa Rose: DracoGif1_melodic_ on September 6th, 2016 03:02 am (UTC)
It was probably one of the best fests I've been in and certainly yielded so many amazing fictions. Oh my God definitely including yours but you don't need me to rave anymore about that ha ha do you? I'm so impressed with how you mod so many fests! I've never even modded one although it does intrigue me but I imagine it's so much work! I'm also really looking forward to next GEN… My story's all finished and is just awaiting my beta work and I'm sorely tempted to claim another prompt ha ha
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 6th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
Aww, yay! I'm so glad participating was an enjoyable experience for you! I'm so happy you were able to participate, and that you were able to support the fest with such lovely comments! :D

And yay Next Gen! LOL, this fest seems to be really inspiring people this year to claim multiple prompts!
hikarievandar: Bellatrixhikarievandar on September 9th, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the late comment - I was on holiday. I love this fest so damn much. The prompts are always incredible with so many to choose from, and the submissions are just...this year in particular was absolutely fantastic.

You do such a great job as mod, and the results of your effort are so very worth it. Really looking forward to more CrossGen next year <3
wicked smut goddess: HP: Glassesgracerene on September 10th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
Aww, I'm so glad you enjoy this fest so much! I love all of your submissions and your enthusiastic support is amazing!

<3
wicked smut goddess: HP: Glassesgracerene on September 10th, 2016 11:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm so glad you enjoy this fest so much! I love all of your submissions and your enthusiastic support is amazing!

<3