NOVEL UPDATES FORUMS' 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - INTEREST THREAD Yes it's nearly that time already! Our NUF is turning 2 on the 21st of October and we have come together again to host a celebration for all to enjoy! This time we would to like invite everyone to join us in preparing for this event to make it even more special. Be it lurkers coming over from reading novels on NU or just your average stalking member, all are welcome to join in our events. Events Events will be held for both teams and individuals so we can get as much people to join the celebration! These are the events that we have planned so far. These are subject to change and we are open to suggestions. Details of the events will be released throughout the month. The list is as follows: Timeline overview. Team Events: Submissions + Announcement thread Original Avatar Art Contest (Host: @blee8 ) From 4th to 21st Sep. Details Team Cheer (Host: @BlancFrost ) From 4th to 17th Sep. Details Chat Stories (Host: @blee8 ) From 25th Sep to 8th Oct. Details Scavenger Hunt (Host: @OverlyFriendly + @Das ) From 9th to 15th Oct. Details Depends on how challenging we want to make this. We will ask 40-50 volunteers to hide an image and write a clue that describes that member. They can either hide it in a spoiler in the About Me section of their profiles or to make it even more challenging they can hide it in any of their profile or thread posts [they can include that in the clue]. Each team or individual contestant will pm the host as soon as they find the image. The first that completes it wins. Team Chess (Host: @brasca123 ) From 2nd to 21st Oct. [credit @yuzuki] Details to come The rule is that you can't go twice in a row on the same team so something like this: Team A Member 1 Team B Member 3 Team A Member 2 (Anyone except member 1 can go) Team B Member 1 (Anyone except member 3 can go) Team A Member 4 (Anyone except member 2 can go) Team B Member 3 (Anyone except member 1 can go) Team A Member 2 (Anyone except member 4 can go) Individual Events: King and Queen of NUF It has started! From 11th Sep to 21st Oct Any member can nominate who they think should be the King and Queen as well as "NUF's Best/Most ...", this is something similar to what @Kiwionwheels did before in this thread: http://forum.novelupdates.com/threads/nuf-annul-awards.18941/ There is already a list of categories to nominate members for, this will be released on the 11th of September. NUF Best _______ It has started! From 11th Sep to 21st Oct There is already a list of categories to nominate members for, this will be released on the 11th of September. Scavenger Hunt (Host: @OverlyFriendly + @Das ) From 16th to 21st Oct. Depends on how challenging we want to make this. We will ask 40-50 volunteers to hide an image and write a clue that describes that member. They can either hide it in a spoiler in the About Me section of their profiles or to make it even more challenging they can hide it in any of their profile or thread posts [they can include that in the clue]. Each team or individual contestant will pm the host as soon as they find the image. The first that completes it wins. Poetry Contest (Host: @Pyoo ) Submissions from 4th to 18th Sep. | Judging from 18th Sep to 1st Oct. Details Original Art Contest Submissions from 18th Sep to 8th Oct. | Judging from 9th to 21st Oct. 1 A4 page of original art drawn with a theme. (theme now released) Details Individual Chess (Host: @brasca123 ) From 4th Sep - 1st Oct. Details Spoiler: Interest Registered Chess People @GamingIce @checkman123 @Robofs740 @Havisu @erichninja @A5G_Reaper @SimplyAShadow @markro1248 @NZPIEFACE @chencking @Mikey @L4 Short Story Contest (Host: @Arcturus ) Submissions from 1st Sep to 1st Oct | Voting from 1st Oct to 15th Oct. Details Details The events held will be mainly for teams but individuals will have the chance to participate as well! For now we are putting together confirmations of interest and the teams for the events! Teams: Will consist of 5 people maximum. (TBD) Group yourselves into 5-member teams and assign a Team Captain and Vice [preferably from different timezones] If you want to join a random team, let us know and we'll help find a spot for you. Each team will have a team color which will be assigned to them at registration [you can just number yourselves for now]. Points will be earned by each team as they complete the activities but the team with the most points at the end of the competition wins. Individuals: For those who just like working by themselves Will be awarded points separately to the teams. There is no deadline for registration for participants in the individual section but you will need to register for certain events when the time comes. Registration of Interest Team events registration will be open from today till Sunday 3rd of September 12am UTC -12. The events will start on Monday 4th of September and run till October 21st. Individual events have different registration dates so please make sure to check the dates to join in. Spoiler: Team registration now closed This is the template for Team registration, once your team is full you can tag one of the organizers and we'll add it to the first post as confirmation of registration. Team 1 Captain Vice-Captain 1st Seat 2nd Seat 3rd Seat N.B. You don't have to join the same team. If you want to be in a different team to those who have already registered it's fine too. So put down your name and away we go /o/ Registration Example (Team): Just state which team you want to join and quote the list from the most recent post by other members. That way it is easier to keep track of who has joined which team. After a team is full, tag one of the organizers and it will be confirmed. Spoiler: Registration Example Post Team 1 Captain - @BlancFrost Vice-Captain - @blee8 1st Seat - @brasca123 2nd Seat - @Das 3rd Seat - @Pyoo @Organizername Team is full now! Other Events We will also be hosting other events that are not part of the competition: Debate It has started! Commences 8th Sep and runs to 21st Oct. Please register your interest for the debate. Whether or not we go forth with this event will depend on whether we have enough people to make up two 3-member teams and volunteers to host and judge this. @kyuukestu is the host for this event. Those that are interested parties tag kyuukestu and say which debate you're interested in joining, along with any other suggested debate topics. (Please do that in this thread here.) Judge/s: @Arcturus, @shad12ow Guidelines Spoiler [credit @yuzuki] Form a team of 3-4(?) people. The debate would be like a game between Team A and Team B. Each team alternates posts: Opening Statements: 500 words maximum Rebuttals, Cross-examinations, etc: 250 words maximum Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Closing Statements: 300 words maximum The rules would be as follows: There is a maximum word count per post (e.g. 300 words). Please post the word count with every post. This is analogous to having a timer in a formal debate. The individuals on a team cannot post twice in a row. Everyone on their own team must go before they can post again. This is to prevent one single individual from dominating the debate. Topics to choose from: Is it better to be a public otaku or a "closet otaku" (who hides their interests)? Should NUF ban clone accounts? E-books or physical books? Is it better for translators to prioritize fast translations or high quality translations? Should mods receive an allowance? in nuffies of course! Other suggestions? Ask Me Anything (AMA): It has started! There will be one overall thread and all AMA's will be held in that thread. Please only post questions for the speaker that it currently accepting questions that week. The invited member can choose the number of questions to answer per day as well as the duration of the AMA. It's ok to skip questions you don't want to answer. NUF Gambling Den Team winner betting: 4th Sep to 1st Oct. | NUF's Best ___ winner betting: 18 - 24th Sep (part 1), 9 - 15th Oct part 2). Bet on the winners of the NUF King and Queen + Best of _____ winners. Details Prizes Spoiler Donations are welcome and appreciated! Group 1st Place: 15,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 10,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 5,000 nu£ Individual Scavenger Hunt: 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£, 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Debate 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Team Debate (not associated with the team events) 1st Place: 6,000 nu£ NUF's Best ______ Each category winner will receive 100 nu£ each. There will be 12 categories in total (TBD) Short Story (TBC) 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Chess 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Poetry Contest 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Art Contest 1st Place: 2,000 nu£ 2nd Place: 1,000 nu£ 3rd Place: 500 nu£ Organizers Spoiler @Arcturus @BlancFrost @blee8 @brasca123 @Das @kyuukestu @Pyoo @Lady Luck This is just an interest thread. We want to hear from you! Comment below if you're interested in joining and if you have any questions, suggestions, feedback, etc. If you don't want to join the contests but would like to be a part of the celebration we also need volunteers to help us host the events. We plan to run the events for a month starting in September and culminating on the day of the anniversary, which is on the 21st of October. Come and join us! Let's have fun FAQ Q1. Is one person allowed to participate as both a team member and an individual A1. Yes. You just need to express your interest in which individual event you would like to participate in. Q2. Are we allowed to use different types of mediums for the art contest? A2. Yes. You can use whatever medium you want. Edit: Happy @NUF 2nd Anniversary !!! That day has finally arrived! We also have a special present from @Tony which can be found here.