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[personal profile] referees2016-09-03 09:48 am
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SASO 2016: FINAL RESULTS AND PARTY POST

Results and Party Post


This is it! The end of the road! You've officially survived SASO 2016. We hope the last three months have helped you make new fanwork, new friends, and some wonderful new memories. Let's look back and see how everyone did!


Statistics Party )

Final Standings )

Banners )

Superlatives )



LOOKING FORWARD


Unfortunately, SWAG was a one-time-only deal; it will not be returning to our event schedule. However, we are moving IHX to become our winter event! It will probably run around January-February.

Thank you to those of you who came back for a repeat of this wild fandom ride. We hope you had fun again this year too. If you were new this year, we hope you had a good time!

The whole event, we mods couldn't help but gushing to each other over all the amazing fanwork we saw. You did an amazing job this year. Whether you made a hundred fanworks or just one, we know that you pushed outside your comfort zone and really did your best. You've helped to enrich and support your fandoms. We hope you're seriously proud of yourself, because we are seriously proud of you.

Congratulations!! Feel free to reply this post and party. We hope to see you again at SASO 2017!
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[personal profile] referees2016-08-31 09:18 pm
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SASO 2016: re:Talkback

Talkback


This post is a response to the comments left on this post.

You guys said a lot of stuff! In addressing everything, this post became super long. Sorry!

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[personal profile] referees2016-08-30 11:11 am
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SASO 2016: Main Round One Rankings

SASO 2016 MR1 Rankings


The top fifteen ranked teams in Main Round One were:


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[personal profile] referees2016-08-27 04:44 pm
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SASO 2016: Talkback

Talkback


This post is closed; thank you for your feedback. If you would like to provide constructive criticism, please contact the mods directly. All further replies to this entry are screened.

The mods still plan to reply to the topics listed at the bottom of the post.


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This is not the final wrap-up results/etc. post—that's coming in a couple of days. But while the mods tabulate final scores and create prize graphics, now's a good time to look back and reflect on your SASO 2016 experience.

Please leave comments giving us feedback on the event this year! What did you like? What did you dislike or find frustrating? What can we improve for next year, and how can we improve it? What was your favorite part of the event? Least favorite? Would you participate next year or not? Why? If you could mention your team when making your comment, we'd appreciate it.

If you would prefer to submit your comments in private, you can e-mail us at anime.espn@gmail.com or send us a Dreamwidth PM. We would prefer it if you'd put "Talkback" in the subject line.

Here's what the mod team plans to improve for next year:
  • Voting program reliability. We'd like to apologize again for all of the server dowtnime, and definitely plan to make it much more stable for next year. The voting system in general, though, will remain the same.

  • Bonus round program reliability. We think we got most of the kinks out during this year, but want to keep it stable for next year too.

  • Dreamwidth capability for NSFW cross-posting. We didn't have time to implement it this year, but next year it should be ready to go.

  • Clarifying the rules, especially on what "popular culture media" is acceptable to include in SASO work.
We also wanted to thank you again for being patient with us this year. We had a lot of technical hiccups, and you were all so kind while our heroic codermods worked out the kinks. We really appreciated your support.

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[personal profile] referees2016-08-18 08:50 pm
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Final Vote: Main Round Two

SASO 2016 MR2 FinalVote


Congratulations to our top 15 finalists! This vote will decide the winning team for this round, as well as how the top teams will rank in terms of points.

All participants can vote (including Team Grandstand).

Voting is open until August 25 @ 7PM (countdown).

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[personal profile] referees2016-08-07 06:13 pm
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Preliminary Vote: Main Round Two

SASO 2016 MR2 Preliminary Vote

You've made it through the second round! Now let's enjoy what we've created and vote for our favorites.

All participants can vote (including Grandstand).


Voting is now CLOSED.

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[personal profile] referees2016-08-04 08:49 pm
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Bonus Round 7: Recs

Bonus Round 7: Recs


You've created so much during this event, so here's a round to celebrate each other's achievements!


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 24 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-08-04 08:49 pm
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Bonus Round 6: Remixes

Bonus Round 6: Remixes


The event's almost over, and you've made it this far, congrats! This round encourages you to look back at everything the SASO has made and use it as inspiration.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 18 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-07-21 08:53 pm
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Bonus Round 5: Myth & Lore

Bonus Round 5: Myth & Lore


Summer's a time for swapping stories around the campfire. With that in mind, this round draws inspiration from the stories humanity have told each other over the centuries.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on August 4 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-07-13 08:55 pm
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Final Vote: Main Round One - CLOSED

SASO 2016 MR1 FinalVote


Congratulations to all the teams who made it to the top 15! This vote will decide the winning team for this round, as well as how the top teams will rank in terms of points.

All participants can vote (including Team Grandstand).

Voting is now CLOSED.

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[personal profile] referees2016-07-07 08:59 pm
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Bonus Round 4: Quotes

Bonus Round 4: Quotes

A shipping olympics favorite, this round uses quotes of all sorts to fuel your creative endeavors.


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on July 21 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-07-02 08:59 pm
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Main Round Two: Circuit

SASO 2016 MR2


In a race, a circuit is a route that starts and finishes at the same place. In that vein, this round challenges you to tell a story that ends in the same place that it begins.

Deadline: 7:00 PM EDT on August 1. (Countdown Timer.) Late entries earn your team participation points but are disqualified from final vote.

Posting Community: [community profile] saso2016_r2 (will be opened one week before the round closes).


Rules:
(Please read all of these links!)
  1. Your entry must be a brand new creation by the members of your team. Click here for more info.
  2. Keep your entries anonymous. Don't make us penalize you.
  3. Remember to adhere to the Main Round Limitations or you may get disqualified from final vote.
  4. If you have any questions, just ask.


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[personal profile] referees2016-07-02 07:12 pm
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Preliminary Vote: Main Round One - CLOSED

SASO 2016 MR1 Preliminary Vote

Congratulations to everyone who got an entry in! Now it's time to enjoy the works and cast your votes.

All participants can vote (including Grandstand).

Voting is now CLOSED.

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[personal profile] referees2016-06-23 08:59 pm
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Bonus Round 3: Gift Tags

Bonus Round 3: Gift Tags


Feeling generous? In this round, you get to give creative gifts as prompts.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on July 7 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-06-09 08:58 pm
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Bonus Round 2: Images

Bonus Round 2: Images


Back by popular demand, this round uses official canon artwork as fodder for speculation and extrapolation.
Please read the rules carefully before posting!

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on June 23 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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[personal profile] referees2016-05-28 09:52 am
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Main Round One: Duality

SASO 2016 MR1


There are two sides to every coin. This theme is about opposites: light and dark, truth and lies, left and right, compare and contrast...you get the idea. For the next month, we challenge you to create fanwork that has duality as its core theme!

Deadline: 7:00 PM EDT on June 26. (Countdown Timer.) Late entries earn your team participation points but are disqualified from final vote.

Posting Community: [community profile] saso2016_r1 (will be opened one week before the round closes).


Rules:
(Please read all of these links!)
  1. Your entry must be a brand new creation by the members of your team. Click here for more info.
  2. Keep your entries anonymous. Don't make us penalize you.
  3. Remember to adhere to the Main Round Limitations or you may get disqualified from final vote.
  4. If you have any questions, just ask.


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[personal profile] referees2016-05-27 10:01 am
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Bonus Round 1: Memory

Bonus Round 1: Memory


Let's start our summer by looking at the past—things that happened in canon, or maybe in an AU, or maybe just as wishful thinking...


This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on June 9 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.

Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. (There are changes from last year!)



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[personal profile] referees2016-05-20 09:57 am
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Bonus Round 0: Graphics

Bonus Round 0: Graphics


Hello, sports fans, and welcome to SASO 2016! For our pre-game show, we'd like to start by creating graphics for your fellow teams.

This round is CLOSED as of 7PM on May 26 EDT. Late fills may be posted, but they will not receive points.


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