2017 also marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s publication in the UK, and the 10th anniversary for the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
As such, we’ve got a ficathon to celebrate all three of these remarkable and exciting dates. You can write a fic, drabble or poem. For drabbles under 500 words, post them on the beta boards here. For fics and poems, post them on the archive and link to them in the comments below or on the beta boards.
“All was well.”
Your fic can be related to the epilogue, or be completely separate! The choice is yours.
Take another wizarding family who is farewelling a child on Platform 9 and ¾ on September 1st 2017, and write about them. They could be completely new Original Charaters, or it could be a minor character with their own Next Generation family whom we don’t often see in fanfic.
Alter your own canon timeline - what would Nineteen Years Later look like if something in the original series hadn’t happened.
What if Sirius never died? What if Voldemort won? What if Harry and Hermione ended up together?
Write a fic about what Ninenteen Years Later - September 1st 2017 - would look like in that alternate universe.
Write a fic about that day in the Potterverse. Voldemort’s second reign of terror was about to begin, Draco had his 17th birthday a little earlier in the month, Dudley also turned 17, Harry learned that Snape overheard Trelawney’s original prophecy, Harry and Dumbledore retrieved the Horcrux locket and Dumbledore was eventually killed.
A lot happened in June 1997 - let’s explore it.
Listen to this track from the film score and use it as your inspiration for a fic. You can find the music on Youtube, Spotify and iTunes.
+ Each prompt can be claimed multiple times. If two people have done the prompt before you and their entries have been posted then you can go full steam ahead - there are no limits.
+ If you write a romantic pairing, they do not have to be canon.
+ You may include OCs.
+ Fics can be one-shot or chaptered.
+ All ratings and warnings must comply with MNFF standards. If you are posting a drabble here on the boards, we will not accept anything over 6th-7th years or anything that contains graphic acts or language that are not suitable for the boards.
+ If you have any other questions then post in the comments below, or check out The Great Hall questions thread on the beta boards.
This ficathon will run from now until September 1st, 2017.
+ When you post your fic, please use the following form:
Title: (including link)
Prompt: (if using one)