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Chat schedule


Winterfest Online 2017

Catherine and friends chatting


We have 3 rooms again this year, a Theme room, a Games room, and one for general Visiting. Conversations in languages other than English are permitted and welcome, though you may like to choose a room that's currently quiet.

Most scheduled chats last an hour or less. We ask you to try hard to stay on topic, at least until you run out of things to discuss. The talent show is tentatively planned to take place in Skype, unless we find a better solution before next Saturday. The talent show, like the farewell chat, has been known to last much longer than an hour.

Note that there is now a web version of Skype. If you've skipped the Skype chats in the past because you didn't want to install anything, this might be worth a try.

Not every scheduled chat will necessarily have a moderator. Just jump in and start discussing, or in the case of episode chats, someone volunteer to do the count.

Below is the schedule for the themed chats.

Look for chats highlighted in pink in the Games room; others are in the Theme room (except the Talent show and zine readings).

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Welcome chat**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Mouse's Chamber**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Fortunately, Unfortunately**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Hide & Seek**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Role Play**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
BATB 20 Questions**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Vincent's Chamber**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Fortunately, Unfortunately**
11 am EST
5 pm CET
Hide & Seek**
12 pm EST
6 pm CET
BATB 20 Questions**


12 pm EST
6 pm CET
Farewell Europe Chat**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Welcome chat
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Classic Topics
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Ashes, Ashes**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
A Happy Life**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Ozymandias**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Everything is Everything**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Shades of Grey**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Talent Show [Skype]
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Changing Below
4 pm EST
Con Q & A
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Dead of Winter*
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
A Children's Story
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
China Moon
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Labyrinths
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
To Reign in Hell
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
The Watcher
4 pm EST
Classic Topics

4 pm EST
Episode chat: Once Upon a Time*
6 pm EST
BATB 20 Questions
6 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
Mouse's
Raccoon
7 pm EST
Episode chat:
Arabesque
7 pm EST
Vincent's Cloak
7 pm EST
BATB music vids
7 pm EST
Pizza Party/
Episode chat:
When the Bluebird Sings
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
6 pm EST
Devin's Jobs
8 pm EST
Potential Helpers
8 pm EST
Writers' chat
8 pm EST
Someone Else's Possibility
8 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
8 pm EST
Con Q & A
8 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
8 pm EST
Treasure Hunt Hints & Help
8 pm EST
Feedback & suggestions for next year
8 pm EST
Farewell
Chat
9 pm EST
Kristopher: Alive or Dead
9 pm EST
Vincent Above
9 pm EST
Match Making
9 pm EST
The Bond
9 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
9 pm EST
The Bond in Your Life
8 pm EST
Hide & Seek

10 pm EST
30th anniversary September online con
10 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
10 pm EST
Episode chat:
In the Forests of the Night
10 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
10 pm EST
Episode chat:
The Reckoning*
10 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
10 pm EST
Episode chat:
Legacies
10 pm EST
Zine Reading
[Skype]: Sleepless in Providence

11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
11 pm EST
Role Play
11 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+

* Chats at 4pm EST Sunday, 2:30pm EST Tuesday, and 10pm EST Wednesday take place every week on Skype.
** Expect chats during European "prime time" to be in multiple languages. Others may be as well.

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:

B&B Discussion

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

The Bond: Discuss the nature of Vincent and Catherine's bond.

The Bond in Your Life: Do you have any fun/interesting/touching Bond! moments from your own life to share?

Changing Below: If there were one thing about the Tunnels you could change, what would it be?

Kristopher: Alive or Dead: Well, is he or isnít he? Come prepared with your best arguments to support your position!

Match Making: Romantic pairings we wish had happened

Potential Helpers: Who in Catherine's life would have made a good helper? Why?

Someone Else's Possibility: In God Bless the Child, what was Vincent talking about? Did he have feelings for Lena, however briefly?

Vincent Above: What are some additional ways Vincent could go Above? Think of new ways, or discuss favorite fanfic ideas.

Writers' chat: Fanfic writers talk about writing

Other Discussion

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.

Feedback & suggestions for next year: How did things go this Winterfest? What suggestions do you have for next Winterfest?

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!

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.

Games

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.

Devin's Jobs: Play is the same as Mouse's Raccoon.

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.

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.

Vincent's Cloak: Play is the same as Mouse's Raccoon