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Chat Schedule


Winterfest Online 2013

Catherine and friends chatting


We have a new chatroom to try this year. So far, we like it better than simple chat, but you can form your own opinon and let us know. Many of the scheduled events will take place in the new Main room, but we'll still be using two of the simple chatrooms this year as well.

Most scheduled chats 
last an hour or less. We ask you to try hard to stay on topic, until you run out of things to discuss anyway. The talent show will take place in another venue which supports voice. The talent show, like the farewell chat, has been known to last much longer than an hour.

When no chat topic is scheduled, invent any topic you like, or of course, feel free to just visit. Not every scheduled chat will necessarily have a moderator. You're all adults - you probably don't really need one anyway. :-)

Below is the schedule for the themed chats.

In the Main room, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday





2 pm EST
BATB
20 Questions
2 pm EST
Cleveland con
Q&A
2 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
2 pm EST
Hide  & Seek
2 pm EST
multi-lingual
Mouse's
Raccoon
2 pm EST
Talent Show


4 pm EST
Introduce Yourself
4 pm EST
episode chat:
Dead of Winter





4 pm EST
episode chat: Once Upon a Time
7 pm EST
BATB
20 Questions
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
 BATB
20 Questions
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
Hide  & Seek
7 pm EST
Vincent's Cloak
7 pm EST
BATB
20 Questions
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
Hide & Seek
8 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
 8 pm EST
Mouse's
Raccoon
 8 pm EST
fanfic writing
tips & tricks
(bring yours!)
8 pm EST
Cleveland con Q&A 
8 pm EST
artists' chat
8 pm EST
 Treasure Hunt hints & help
8 pm EST
Introduce Yourself
8 pm EST
favorite activities & suggestions for next year

  9 pm EST
episode chat:
Song of Orpheus
9 pm EST
episode chat:
An Impossible Silence
9 pm EST
episode chat:
Everything is Everything
9 pm EST
3S epi chat:
Chimes at Midnight
9 pm EST
episode chat:
Ozymandias
9 pm EST
Treasure Hunt
hints & help
9pm EST
Devin's
Next Job
9 pm EST
 Farewell Chat
10 pm EST
zine reading
[Skype]
      10 pm EST
zine reading
[Skype]
 

 
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

Try these links if you need help converting to your local time zone.
http://www.24timezones.com/
http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc


A little explanation about some of the chats:

BATB 20 questions: someone thinks of something and the others try to guess by asking yes/no or similar questions (Animal, vegetable, or mineral? Above or Below?)

Con Q&A: Laura Goist will give us information and answer questions about this summer's annual con!

Episode chat
: We all watch at home with our own DVD, starting at the same time, after a 10 second countdown.

Farewell Chat
: Close and lasting friendships have been formed at past Winterfest chats. Those who are reluctant to bid goodbye to WFOL often chat well into the night.

Fortunately, Unfortunately
: A game, played in turns, eg, Person 1: Unfortunately, an intruder came to the tunnels: Person 2: Fortunately, he was caught in one of Mouse's traps. Person 3: Unfortunately, the trap didn't work and the intruder quickly escaped. Person 4: Fortunately, a sentry spotted him and sent the message on the pipes. Person 5: Unfortunately...  This works a little better with an odd number of people, so they trade off with fortunately and unfortunately.

Hide & Seek
: One person hides and the rest try to find her/him by asking questions about where they're hiding, similar to 20 questions.,

Introduce Yourself: If you haven't already introduced yourself yet, stop by and

Mouse's Raccoon
: Mouse's racoon is... Person 1: adorable; Person 2: active; Person 3: affable; Person 1: brilliant; Person 2: bratty; Person 3: boisterous; Person 1: cute... Those who can't come up with an adjective in a reasonable time are out. (Make the game more interesting by substituting other nouns for, eg Vincent's Cloak or Devin's Next Job.)


Talent Show
:  Past performances have included songs, and readings of poetry and short stories.

Treasure Hunt hints & help
: For those who may be stuck doing the treasure hunt, pop in and ask questions.