• kairia

Reminder

Greetings and salutations, all! The last days of Ramzan are upon us and we'd like to remind you that the EKC challenge is in effect.

We are once again running the fanfiction challenge this year on Archive of Our Own. You may post fanfiction of any length to the Eid 2011 collection. Icons, vids, fanart &c can be posted or linked to in [community profile] eid_ka_chand/eid_fic If you do not have an AO3 account, feel free to ask for an invite.

We look forward to going through the contributions and we hope you enjoy the rest of Ramadan.
  • kairia

announcing the 2011 Eid Al Fitr Challenge!

The crescent moon has been spotted in various time zones across the world, & Ramadan has begun! Which means it's also time for our annual Eid fanworks challenge. We are not running a sponsored challenge yet but are open to suggestions.

Eid-Al-Fitr will be celebrated across the world on or around 30 August 2011, depending on local moon sightings. Our challenge asks for fanworks (fic, art, vids, icons, meta, picspam &c.) that focus on a fictional Muslim character. They do not need to explicitly focus on Eid or Islam, and can be about cultural rather than religious Muslims.

The master list of fictional Muslim characters is a good place to start looking for fandoms.

We are once again running the fanfiction challenge this year on Archive of Our Own. You may post fanfiction of any length to the Eid 2011 collection. Icons, vids, fanart &c can be posted or linked to in [community profile] eid_ka_chand/eid_fic If you do not have an AO3 account, feel free to ask for an invite.

Last year we had a tremendous response - let's do that again this year! Sign up and we look forward to whatever you have to offer.

Any questions or concerns can be directed via email: ekc [dot] mod [at] gmail [dot] com

Ramadan Mubarak!
eid ka chand

Admin: Money raised last year, and mod change

Hi folks - my deep apologies for not getting to this sooner!
I totalled the amounts in the reciepts forwarded to me by sponsors of the Eid-al-Thon that we held last year to raise funds for the survivors of the Pakistan earthquake, and, thanks to several generous doners who contributed more than their pledged commitment, we managed to raise...

45 Pound Sterling, 5,000 Yen, and $1,655!!!!

(It is possible that we have also raised an additional $72.50 - if you're one of the people whom I PMed yesterday asking for a copy of your reciept, just let me know and I can add your amount to our final tally.)

Once again, a huge thanks you to both all the generous sponsors, and the fan creaters who produced the many fanworks that helped raise this money.

Also remember, the collection at AO3 is open for submissions of fic centering around a fictional Muslim character all year round, and in addition has subcollections for each year of the Eid-al-Fitr challenge.

I'd also like to mention that the lovely [personal profile] kairia and [personal profile] azuire will be taking over as the mods of this comm since I need to step down, and will be running the Eid-al-Thon in August this year.

Once again, thank you everyone for your support of this comm!
eid ka chand

Eid-al-thon for Pakistan Totals and Numbers

We've finally managed to update our master list of fanworks for the Eid-al-Fitr 2010 challenge and together we have managed to produce - 44 fanworks! This includes 3 vids, 3 pieces of fanart, 2 meta posts and 5 wallpapers; all categories of fanworks we didn't even have a single contribution in the last four years.

And the amount of money these fanworks have raised (provisionally - we'll post again once reciepts of donations come in) is...

$1258.50!!!!!

You guys, do you realise how awesome you all are?!

Thank you so much, everyone who promoted, wrote, drew, vidded, talked and otherwise got this festival challenge to the place it reached this year.

We will be replying to all the sponsors in a day or two with the amounts their pledges reached. Many of the pledges got maxed out, which is utterly delightful, although meta, vids and fanart could still net us a couple of hundred dollars more. (If any sneaks its way in before we reply to sponsors, we'd be happy to still count it.)

Now that the challenge is over, please do take the time to enjoy the fanworks created, and leave some feedback for everyone who put in so much time and energy making them - they deserve to be appreciated on their artistic merits as well as for what they earned for charity. Consider writing up a rec post maybe, for your favourite fanworks to come out of it!

And do remember this community is open all year round to post about Muslim characters in the media around you!

kairia, [personal profile] azuire and I all thank you all once again for making our Eid so awesome!
eid ka chand

Eid-Al-Fitr 2010 Fanwork Challenge Masterlist

Master List of Eid-al-Fitr 2010 Fanworks

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Meta
eid ka chand

Last reminder: Eid fanworks will raise money for Pakistan!

It's around 24 hours to Eid depending on your time zone, and around 48 hours before we will close our challenge. And here are some really important numbers concerning our sponsorship for the Pakistan floods -

10 fanvids can raise $100
20 pieces of fanart can raise $100
10 pieces of meta can raise $100
25 fanfics of over 1,000 words each can raise $350

And 50 fanworks can raise - $625

Please, please help us reach this number. Persuade friends to write a short story. Ask them to draw your favourite heroine. Tell them to write up some meta about why a particular character or movie or book is awesome.

Our challenge is awesome and we love it, but being able to give some necessary aid to people devastated by the floods is even more awesome and important. And we have the ability to do this.

Please help us make this happen.

If you are writing fiction, post it to the AO3 collection. If you are making fanart, vids, meta or anything else, you can post it to your own journals, to this comm or both, just make sure to link to it in the master post of fanworks we will be making early on the 11th.
eid ka chand

Announcing the Sponsored Eid-al-thon for Pakistan

It is almost two weeks into Ramadan, and two weeks to Eid-al-Fitr. We hope your creations for our festival are going well!

We would also like to throw in our support of fannish fundraising efforts (such as help_pakistan) for the terrible floods that have killed over 1,500 people in Pakistan and displaced more than a million. What has been especially troubling for and me has been seeing a link between Islamophic perceptions of Pakistanis as 'terrorists' and 'honour-killing savages' and an apathetic desire to 'let them die'.

As you know, one very crucial goal of our fanworks challenge has been to increase the responsible representation of Muslims in fandom, because we know the real world effects of what distortions and erasures in the media we consume can have.

So we would like to encourage you to support this challenge, and at the same time support the much more pressing and urgent need in Pakistan, by signing up to sponsor our Challenge.

How it works:
  • You comment to this entry, making a pledge to donate a certain amount of money per fanwork generated. You can put conditions on your pledge, such as "I promise to donate $2 for every piece of fanfiction over 1,000 words", or "I will donate ₤5 for every fan vid, ₤3 for every fanart, ₤2 for every icon post", or "I will donate ¥1 for every fanwork up to a total of ¥30".
  • On September 11th we will post a master list of all the fanworks created for the challenge, with a breakdown by type.
  • By the end of September 12th, we will reply to your pledges telling you the amount you have committed to donating.
  • We ask that you, when possible, send us reciepts of your donations, so that we can post the actual amount of money raised by this challenge. You can email them to dhobikikutti@dreamwidth.org with private info blacked out; all information will be kept confidential.
  • The charities we are encouraging donations to are Edhi Foundation, Relief4Pakistan, or the organisations listed here.


Please do help us get the word out for this double challenge; we need both generous donors who will sponsor fanworks, as well as enthusiastic fans committed to increasing the number of fanworks in our challenge!
eid ka chand

Announcing the 2010 Eid Al-Fitr Fanworks Challenge!

The crescent moon has been spotted in various time zones across the world, and Wednesday the 11th of August, 2010, will be the start of the month of Ramadan.

Which means it is also time for the start of our annual fanworks challenge - this being the fourth year we've been running it!

Eid-Al-Fitr will be being celebrated across the world between 10th to 12th September, 2010, depending on local moon sightings. eid_fic's annual challenge asks for fanworks -- be they fic, art, vids, icons, meta, picspam etc. -- that focus on a fictional Muslim character.

Fanworks do not need to explicitly focus on Eid or Islam, and can be about characters who are culturally rather than actively practising Muslim.

The master list of fictional Muslim characters is a good place to start looking for fandoms you can create in.

We are running the challenge for fanfiction this year at the Archive of Our Own. Post to the collection there if you are create fanfiction of any length. We will be creating a master list of other fanworks generated that we cross-post to both eid_fic and [community profile] eid_ka_chand, so you can choose to post or link to icons, vids, fanart etc at the community of your choice.

Last year we had 12 stories and 5 icon posts... and not a single piece of fanart or vid. The visibility of Muslim characters in dominant Anglophone media is minor and one-dimensional. We really really hope that fandom can help us increase the representation, and join all of us who celebrate Eid!

Please sign up! We are looking forward to enjoying whatever you make!