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Chat schedule


Winterfest Online 2014

Catherine and friends chatting


Our chatrooms this year are called Games, Intl, Theme, and Visit. Play games in the Games room. Themed chats will be in the Themed room. And of course, use the Visit room for freeform visiting. For chats in languages other than English, use the Intl room.

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.

7 and 11 pm time slots in the Games room; others in the Theme room (except the Talent show)

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday


10 am EST
4 pm CET
Favorite 1 episode characters
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Episode chat:
Orphans
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Episode chat:
When the Blue Bird Sings
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Episode chat:
Shades of Grey
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Episode chat:
Masques
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Episode chat:
A Happy Life
10 am EST
4 pm CET
Catherine’s clothes: best/worst
10 am EST
4 pm CET
What B&B has meant to me




2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Kristopher: Alive or Dead
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Who’s the better friend: Jenny/Nancy
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
What if: suggest a change and discuss
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Favorite themes in the show
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Catherine’s changing apartment
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Talent Show
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Minneapolis
Con Q & A
4 pm EST
Welcome chat
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
Mouse's
Raccoon
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
BATB 20 Questions
7 pm EST
Vincent's Cloak
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
B&B Trivia
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
Hide & Seek
8 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
8 pm EST
Getting the most out of fandom: tips for newbies
8 pm EST
If I were a writer
8 pm EST
Minneapolis
Con Q & A

8 pm EST
Fandom then and now
8 pm EST
Treasure Hunt Hints & Help
8 pm EST
Keeping the dream alive
8 pm EST
Favorite activities & suggestions for next year
8 pm EST
Farewell
Chat
  9 pm EST
Episode chat:
Labyrinths
9 pm EST
Episode chat:
Down to a Sunless Sea
9 pm EST
Episode chat:
Promises of Someday
9 pm EST
Episode chat:
A Time to Heal
9 pm EST
Episode chat:
Brothers
9 pm EST
Treasure Hunt Hints & Help
9 pm EST
Humor in B&B

11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately


11 am Hawaii = 1pm PST = 2 pm MST = 3 pm CST =
4 pm EST
= 9 pm UK = 10 pm CET =
(next day) 5 am AWST = 6 am Japan = 8 am AEDT = 10 am 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?)

B&B Trivia: Answer questions about the show.

Catherine’s clothes: best/worst: Don’t you love shoulder pads! Catherine had taste. (It helps to have money!) What outfits did you love most? What clunkers did she wear?

Catherine’s changing apartment: Have you noticed how her apartment changes almost as frequently as Catherine changes clothes? What changes have you noticed?

Catherine’s clothes: best/worst: Don’t you love shoulder pads! Catherine had taste. (It helps to have money!) What outfits did you love most? What clunkers did she wear?

Con Q&A: Je will give us information and answer questions about this summer's annual convention.

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

Fandom then and now: How has fandom changed over the years? How has your involvement changed over the years you’ve been in fandom? What has had the greatest impact on fandom in your opinion? What has been lost in fandom that you wish could have been kept? Where do you see fandom going in the future?

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.

Favorite 1-episode characters: Some characters who were introduced in the series were only on one episode but managed to make an impression. Which characters caught your attention? Why were these characters so memorable?

Favorite themes in the show: B&B was such a richly themed show. Which themes were your favorites? Which would you like to have been used more often?

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.

Getting the most out of fandom: tips for newbies: Fandom can be overwhelming to a newbie. What tips would you offer to help? Where do you spend the most time that you might suggest to a newbie? What pitfalls would you warn a newbie about? What are your favorites?

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.

Humor in B&B: Where did we see it? Where could there have been more, or would that have been a good thing?

If I were a writer: Here is your chance! How might you change the characterization of an existing character? What new character would you introduce for what purpose? What new plots would you introduce? Any characters you’d like to rub out? What existing plots would you change?

Keeping the dream alive: How do we keep fandom alive and well? What can one person do to contribute? Why is it important to keep the dream alive?

Kristopher: Alive or Dead: Well, is he or isn’t he? Come prepared with your best arguments to support your position!

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 a new 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.

Welcome chat: Sign in and introduce yourself! What city are you from? How many years in fandom? When did you first watch the show? Which character is your favorite? And anything else you want to say about yourself!

What B&B has meant to me: Why do you love the show so much? What has it meant to your life? How has this experience changed you?

What if: suggest a change and discuss: Use your imagination and suggest a scene or a particular event from an episode and propose a change. What impact would that have had on the show if it had happened?

Who’s the better friend: Nancy/Jenny: Vincent says Catherine is alone on her side of the river. Which of her girlfriends would you nominate to be her confidant? Be prepared to defend your nomination!