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This community calendar provides a place to organize events in [community profile] allbingo. Ideally, there will be periodic fests and challenges on different themes, organized by different people. If you would like to run an event here, please speak up! See the calendars from 2014, 2015, and 2016 for ideas.

Organizing an Event

This community is a low-traffic, low-pressure opportunity to organize an activity. Anyone can volunteer to host something. Two or more people can cohost the same event; this is a good idea if you want to participate but your availability varies. The requirements are pretty simple:

1) Pick a theme and a timespan. Ideally, aim for a month that doesn't already have an activity, but time-sensitive events may be allowed closer together as needed. If you're not sure of people's interest, you could post a query first and ask, especially if you have several possible themes or times in mind. Declare your interest so that your event can be added to the schedule.

2) Post details for the parameters of the event. This needs to include at least the beginning and end dates, along with the theme. It helps to mention any unusual bingo patterns, communities, or prompt lists that would suit the event. You may want to generate and include a "public" card that anyone can use. You can use < textarea > before the card code and < / textarea > (remove the spaces) after the card code to create a box of code that people can copy to put the public card on their own blog. The same code box can be used to offer a list of thematic prompts for anyone wishing to make their own card from similar motifs.

Typically the event host will make an advance announcement about two weeks before the fest opens, with such things as a public card or a suggestion of where else to get an appropriate card, so that people can start making content. Then make an "event open" post on the first day it's open.

3) Keep an eye on the activity. Ideally, answer questions about the event, encourage people to participate, cheer for the ones who post a bingo, etc. If an argument breaks out, remind people to play nice. You might want to do a little promotion in other relevant venues, but it's not required. It helps to make a wrapup post at the end of the fest too.

Community Calendar for 2017

Dark Fantasy fest from January 1-31 hosted by [personal profile] samuraiter

Valentines fest by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Posting will be February 1-29. There are 3x3 cards offered in the categories of Romantic, Erotic, Heartbroken, and Platonic.

Disability Bingo fest by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 
March is Disability Awareness Month.  This bingo session delves into all kinds of disabilities and the people who live with them.  It runs March 1-31.

Month of Rainbows by [personal profile] vexed_wench 
This fest will run April 1-30, featuring a wide variety of Crayola crayon colors.


Pagan Fest hosted by [personal profile] delacourtings 


This fest celebrates all the different identities under the  LGBTQIA+ umbrella.


Winterfest in July hosted by [personal profile] vexed_wench and [personal profile] spiralicious 
Celebrate the winter holidays in the middle of summer!


Cottoncandy Bingo fest hosted by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith 
This fest is all about light and fluffy things.


Pirate Fest hosted by [personal profile] erogurocandy 
Enjoy pirates and bandits.  Arr!


Halloween / Samhain Bingo Fest hosted by [personal profile] vexed_wench and [personal profile] spiralicious 
Celebrate all the autumn holidays.

Undecided theme hosted by [personal profile] innitmarvelous 

Amnesty Month hosted by [personal profile] vexed_wench  
Clear out your old cards before the new year!

April Please

Date: 2017-03-06 07:32 am (UTC)
vexed_wench: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vexed_wench
May I please have April for a month of Rainbows.

It will run from the 1st- 30th.

Thank you.

Re: April Please

Date: 2017-03-06 07:53 am (UTC)
vexed_wench: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vexed_wench
I have no clue what a quiltbag fest is. I'd love to know what it is. I have a list of crayola colors (10+ pages in word) of color names that anyone can use as they see fit.
Edited Date: 2017-03-06 08:00 am (UTC)


Date: 2017-08-01 07:15 am (UTC)
vexed_wench: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vexed_wench
I would love to claim December for an amnesty month. We can all clear off old cards before the new year.

Re: Please

Date: 2017-08-01 07:26 am (UTC)
vexed_wench: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vexed_wench
Than you! Starting the new year with less prompts from the old year sounds good. ;)


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