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Chat schedule


Winterfest Online 2018

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
Classic Topics: The Tunnel Community
12 pm EST
6 pm CET
Classic Topics: Vincent & Catherine

12 pm EST
6 pm CET
Farewell Europe Chat**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Welcome chat**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Con Q & A**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Masques**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Nor Iron Bars A Cage**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
Song of Orpheus**
2 pm EST
8 pm CET
Episode chat:
An Impossible Silence**
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
Catherine's Balcony Q&A**
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Labyrinths
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Dead of Winter*
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Chamber Music
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
China Moon
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Promises of Someday
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Brothers
4 pm EST
Episode chat:
Ozymandias
4 pm EST
BATB 20 Questions
4 pm EST
Episode chat: Once Upon a Time*
6 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
6 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
Father's Demeanor
7 pm EST
Episode chat:
A Kingdom by the Sea
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
7 pm EST
BATB music vids
7 pm EST
Pizza Party/
Episode chat:
The Watcher
7 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
6 pm EST
Devin's Jobs
8 pm EST
Spring Fling Q & A
8 pm EST
Writers' chat
8 pm EST
Catherine's taste in men
8 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
8 pm EST
Con Q & A
8 pm EST
Vincent's Cloak
8 pm EST
Treasure Hunt Hints & Help
8 pm EST
Feedback & suggestions for next year
8 pm EST
Farewell
Chat
9 pm EST
Lisa or Lena - who was worse for V?
9 pm EST
Origins of the Evil One
9 pm EST
Hide & Seek
9 pm EST
Father's successor
9 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately
9 pm EST
tv shows, movies, books w/V&C moments
9 pm EST
Likes & Dislikes
9 pm EST
Mouse's
Raccoon

10 pm EST
If I were a writer
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:
Chimes At Midnight*
10 pm EST
Fortunately, Unfortunately 18+
10 pm EST
Episode chat:
Invictus
10 pm EST
Zine Reading
[Skype]: Suggestions?

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

BATB music vids: Bring links to favorite BATB music videos and we'll watch together.

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

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?

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.

Father's Demeanor: 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.

Likes & Dislikes: A getting-to-know-you-better guessing game. Each of us logs in as anonymous (plus a number) and states 5 likes and 5 dislikes. Then we see if we can guess who is who.

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