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Throw Your Name in the Hat to Host FallFest 2020

That’s right–it’s almost time for FallFest 2020 aka Simming Fall Festival X. If you’re interested in hosting & chairing the role playing world’s premier one-day community event, submit an application by August 28th.  FallFest has been held every year since our first festival back in 2011.

For those who may be new to Ongoing Worlds, FallFest is a one-day online convention held annually in Discord chat rooms for anything and everything simming and online role playing.  We remember our past and look to our future.  It generally runs for a few hours and includes provacative discussions, trivia games, and live role plays.  Originally intended to be a mini-SciWorld more friendly to European time zones, FallFest has since grown into much more!

We need a host & chair to make it all happen

The host is a club or fleet that partners with Ongoing Worlds to make FallFest a reality and success.  The chair is an individual from the host club who serves as the point person to coordinate the schedule, advertising, and logistics.  More specifically, the host and chair will work with the Ongoing Worlds staff to:

  • Select a date and time for festival (a Saturday sometime within September to December)
  • Design a unique 2020 festival logo.  Last year’s logo is above.
  • Recruit approximately 8-12 volunteers to run individual one-hour events.
  • Work with those volunteers to create unique and engaging events (discussions, sims, and trivia games) that represent and support the interests of the broader community.
  • Create or provide the Discord chat rooms.
  • Promote and advertise the festival.
  • Host opening and closing ceremonies on the day of the festival.
  • Attend all FallFest events (usually two at the same time) to ensure that they run smoothly.
  • Be ready to improvise when things don’t go as planned.
  • Post-festival, provide a list of lessons learned for next year’s team.

The host should be a strong, robust club willing to provide the chair with all of the required volunteers and resources.  Members of the host club/sim must be ready to attend the festival to help make it a success.  In short, the host must fully back the chair.

The chair must be highly organized, self-motivated, and possess superior attention to detail.  More importantly, he or she should be patient with others and willing to compromise when necessary.  It takes a special person and to run FallFest–it’s a HUGE job!

Application

Applications will be judged by the Ongoing Worlds Board of Advisors based on the above criteria.  Applicants should highlight their past experiences and capabilities and show how those traits make them the ideal team to plan & lead FallFest X.  The host & chair may be selected before the application window closes.  Unsuccessful applicants will not be revealed to the public.  I will notify all applicants of the selection before the official announcement.  Additional information may be requested from applicants before a decision is reached.

The application window will close on August 28th at 11:59pm EDT.  All applications should be emailed to star (dot) idf (at) gmail (dot) com.  If you do not receive a receipt confirmation email within 24 hours, please resubmit.  Requested information:

  • Host name (club)
  • Host URL
  • Year Host was founded
  • Chair (person)
  • Chair’s e-mail address
  • Year Chair began simming
  • Why should this host & chair be selected? (≤ 250 words)

FallFest is a special time for everyone, but especially for the host & chair.  For a few short hours, the entire simming and online role playing community will circle around you–It is the biggest event in simming.  Those memories will last a lifetime.

Best of luck to all applicants!  And for everyone else, see you at FallFest X!

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FallFest. Wow. See you Next year.

What a day! One week ago the entire role playing community came together for the 2019 Simming Fall Festival. it was a day full of provocative discussions, live role plays, and interactive trivia games.  It was outstanding from start to finish in every measure: A real testament to the power of our greater community.  Simply put, FallFest was incredible!

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2019 Simming Fall Festival

That’s right, FallFest 2019 is today. See you over there.

A special thanks to all our hosts and other contributors.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Attend FallFest on November 9th

As we previously announced, the 2019 Simming Fall Festival (FallFest) will be held this Saturday. We’re proud to have 22nd Fleet serve as host and Andrew Greenfelt as chair. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend on the 9th:

  1. The entire simming and online roleplaying community will be together in online chat rooms for engaging discussions, interactive trivia games, and live chat role plays.
  2. Basically, we share ideas, information, and energy! 
  3. You’ll get to rub elbows with many prominent members of our community.  In fact, some of the most successful and influential role players and simming leaders in history will be attending and facilitating events.  Learn from the best!
  4. You’ll hear about the latest and most innovative techniques and strategies for leading a successful role play.  Indeed, there will be multiple events dedicated to running better games.  Discover what’s working for others now!
  5. You’ll be able to role play with others from different clubs and genres.  With a diverse set of hosts and settings, you’ll experience a wide range of concepts and ideas.  Challenge the simming norms and help break barriers!
  6. You’ll have fun!  All simmers and online role players, regardless of rank or club affiliation, are invited to attend and participate.  There’s no better way to energize your sim than to come back with a fresh perspective.
  7. You can invite your friends!
  8. You can contact 22nd Fleet if you would like to host a one-hour discussion, trivia game, or role play.
  9. FallFest is something you’ll not quickly forget.
  10. You probably have a lot to share with the community as well.
    We want to meet and hear from you!

See you at FallFest IX!

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FallFest 9: November 9, 2019

That’s right, join us for the 2019 Simming Fall Festival (FallFest) on Saturday, November the 9th. We’re proud to have 22nd Fleet serve as host and Andrew Greenfelt as chair. They’re already putting together a fantastic program for us!

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Now Accepting FallFest 2019 Applications


It’s time to select a 2019 Simming Fall Festival (aka FallFest) host & chair!  If you’re interested in hosting & chairing the simming world’s premier one-day community event, submit an application by August 18th.  This will be our 9th festival since beginning the tradition back in 2011. Read More

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FallFest Always Delivers

It always delivers.  Every single time.  For those who may have unfortunately missed the 2018 Simming Fall Festival, it was a day full of provocative discussions, live role plays, and interactive trivia games.  It was fantastic from start to finish in every measure: A real testament to the power of our broader community.  Simply put, FallFest was a blast! Read More

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2018 Simming Fall Festival

That’s right, FallFest 2018 is today.  See you over there.

A special thanks to all our hosts and other contributors.

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Why You Should Attend FallFest Tomorrow

You heard it right: FallFest VIII is tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th.  Join us then at 5:00 PM GMT (London) / noon EST (New York) / 9:00 PST (San Francisco) for the Opening Ceremony.  Click here to find the schedule of events, the Discord channel, and much more!  Josh Hina and his leadership team from the TNU Project and other clubs have quite the extravaganza scheduled for us throughout the rest of the day.  Feel free to pop in anytime!

It doesn’t matter if you’re into Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who, or something else entirely.  Or if you prefer chat sims, play by e-mail, or message boards.  If you’re a simmer or online role player of any persuasion, there will be something there for you!  But what do you really get out of FallFest?  Here are 4 reasons you should attend: Read More

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FallFest 2018: Be There on December 15th

That’s right, the 2018 Simming Fall Festival is scheduled for December 15th!  Indeed, TNU Project has been selected as this year’s host, and Josh Hina will serve as chair.  We’re going a little different route this year as TNU is not a club in in the traditional sense.  Instead, they’re a member of Ascension Sims.  However, Josh and co. already have an outstanding line up events ready for December 15th. Read More