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Chat Schedule

Winterfest Online 2009

February 7 - 15
Catherine and friends chatting

When it comes to chat software, one thing we've learned over the years is that we can please some of the people some of the time, but we just can't please everyone. We had roughly equal feedback last year from people who loved Yahoo Messenger/hated the simple chatroom and those who loved the simple chatroom and hated YM. What's a candlemaker to do?

Once again we'll be using the
simple chatroom - though we certainly can't force you to use it. ;-) We received several suggestions last year for more themed chats. We have obliged and will be holding the themed chats in the simple chatroom. The (very) simple chatroom does not support voice however, so the talent show will be held in Yahoo Messenger, as usual. Of course, please feel free to use the simple chatroom at other times to visit with other Winterfest guests. (Note: for the episode chat, we all watch at home on our own tv or computer, starting at the same time.)

The group of B&B chatters who get together weekly use Yahoo Messenger and like it very much. Partly we think it's the idea of needing to be guided in by a helper that sort of fits with B&B culture. Being able to see when your friends are online is, of course, also a plus. In any case, should you decide you like the folks in chat enough to want to get together with them for the weekly episode chats, you'll have to break down and install YM. ;-)

Below is the schedule for the special chats. Please note that the talent show will take place on Yahoo Messenger, which supports voice. See below for more info about Yahoo Messenger.

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


4 pm EST
episode chat:
Dead of Winter


2:00 pm EST
talent show
8 pm EST
Welcome chat
 8 pm EST
How B&B changed my life
 8 pm EST
New Orleans con Q & A
8 pm EST
show content we wanted to see 
9 pm EST
3s episode chat 
8 pm EST
Treasure Hunt hints
8 pm EST
role play chat

8 pm EST
The First Time I Loved Forever
8 pm EST
 farewell chat

11 am Hawaii = 1pm PST = 2 pm MST = 3 pm CST = 4 pm EST = 9 pm UK = 10 pm CET =  6 am Japan =  9 am NZ
3 pm Hawaii = 5pm PST = 6 pm MST = 7 pm CST = 8 pm EST = 1 am UK = 2 am CET = 10 am Japan = 1 pm NZ

YM Chat directions

You will need Yahoo messenger in order to attend or participate in the talent show and/or the zine reading

YM download location

YM installation tips 


After you have installed YM, send a message including your yahoo id to the wfol yahoogroup to let us know you want to join the chats, or send a friend request to yahoo id vickychandler87 or jecris27.

In order to join the talent show chat, have YM loaded, logged in, and set to Available (or to anything you like, so long as you're visible) at the advertised time. We will send you an invite when we start, or if you have technical difficulties, we'll still invite you even if you're late. :-) Good luck, and if you run into trouble, send us a message.

Try one of these links if you need help converting to your local time zone.