[personal profile] ekc_mod
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/ [livejournal.com profile] 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 as a PM to this mod account, or via email: ekc [dot] mod [at] gmail [dot] com

Ramadan Mubarak!
dhobikikutti: Crescent moon in pink dusk sky over mosque (eid_ka_chand)
[personal profile] dhobikikutti
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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [personal profile] kairia 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!
dhobikikutti: Crescent moon in pink dusk sky over mosque (eid_ka_chand)
[personal profile] dhobikikutti
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. [community profile] eid_ka_chand'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 [community profile] eid_ka_chand and [livejournal.com profile] eid_fic, 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!
dhobikikutti: Crescent moon in pink dusk sky over mosque (eid_ka_chand)
[personal profile] dhobikikutti
Ramadan has started, everyone! (Even if your mods were scatterbrained enough to not post on the first day... sorry.)

And this is the official post to sign up and commit to posting something - a drabble, a vid, a batch of icons, an epic, doorstopper novel - to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which will fall between the 19th and 21st of September, 2009, depending on time zones and moon sightings.

The only requirement is that your work feature a fictional Muslim character in a significant way.
And there are many sources you can choose from: take a look at our list for inspiration, and feel free to add to it.

We will be hosting this ficathon spread over this community and the [livejournal.com profile] eid_fic community on Livejournal, so we will link to everything that does not get cross posted.

Please do spread the word about this ficathon as widely as you can, because we really hope more people can join us in our goals to both celebrate a festival that is important to many people, and to increase the presence of Muslim characters in fannish conciousness.

Ramadan Karim!

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