Hurray! It’s International Fanworks Day, our annual opportunity to celebrate all things fanworks and fandom. As is now traditional every February 15, the OTW will be celebrating with a chatroom games marathon, hosted on Discord: you can find all the details below. And remember to check out our previous post for details of the rest of our #IFD2022 celebrations!
About the IFD games session
The OTW’s chatroom games session is a 30-hour party that lasts from 21.00 UTC on 14 February until 03.00 UTC on 16 February. The times listed below are in UTC, but you can click the time to find out how that converts to your own timezone.
The games will be hosted on our dedicated Discord server and moderated by OTW staffers throughout the day. Every hour you will be able to participate in a different fandom-themed game! The timetable and game descriptions are given below; if you want to join in, you can access the Discord server here. The games will be played and moderated in English.
21.00 Lyrics Round Robin – hosted by C Ryan Smith
22.00 That’s Life – hosted by C Ryan Smith
23.00 Linkee – hosted by Claudia Rebaza
00.00 List Builder – hosted by Claudia Rebaza
01.00 20 Questions – hosted by Julie Bozza
02.00 5 Things – hosted by Julie Bozza
03.00 That’s Life – hosted by Zoey
04.00 Lyrics Round Robin – hosted by Zoey
05.00 Trivia – hosted by Chrome
06.00 List Builder – hosted by Chrome
07.00 20 Questions – hosted by iManga
08.00 5 Things – hosted by iManga
09.00 Trivia – hosted by Anhaita
10.00 Lyrics Round Robin – hosted by Anhaita
11.00 That’s Life – hosted by Wishopenastar
12.00 List Builder – hosted by Wishopenastar
13.00 20 Questions – hosted by Jonny H
14.00 5 Things – hosted by Jonny H
15.00 That’s Life – hosted by Jess H
16.00 Lyrics Round Robin – hosted by Eskici
17.00 Trivia – hosted by SecurityBreach
18.00 List Builder – hosted by SecurityBreach
19.00 Linkee – hosted by Teo
20.00 20 Questions – hosted by Teo
21.00 5 Things – hosted by C Ryan Smith
22.00 Trivia – hosted by Izzy
23.00 Lyrics Round Robin – hosted by Izzy
00.00 That’s Life – hosted by Jess C
01.00 List Builder – hosted by Pokestine
02.00 20 Questions – hosted by Pokestine
How to Play: During this game, the host will name a topic and players in the room will call out examples from their favorite fandoms. This will repeat for at least 5 rounds. Be prepared to explain why your answer counts (maybe you’ll recruit someone new to your fandom!)
Lyrics Round Robin
How to Play: During this game, we’ll collectively write FANDOM lyrics to replace those of a familiar song. The host will choose the song and type out an alternate first two lines. Then those in the room will write the next lines until the song is finished.
How to Play: This is an RP game. Participants will first name a character that they know well for each round. Every round will consist of two random questions posted by the moderator. Participants share how the character they chose for that round would answer the questions as if answering from their point of view. For each round, participants will name a different character to answer the new questions.
How to Play: Like most trivia games, the host will ask a question and the first person to answer correctly wins that round. Because we’re online and you’re free to do searches we’re going to add another factor, which is time — you must answer within 3 minutes. But you can call out your answer as soon as you think you know. If you have the correct answer, the host will type your name and award you a point. At the end of the game, whoever has gotten the most points will be named the winner!
How to Play: The host will think of a person, place or thing. Your task is to guess what it is. The first person in the room roster (on the upper right side) gets to ask a question that the host will answer with a YES or NO. As soon as the host replies, the next person on the list can ask their question. Players can call out a guess at any time but the host will only answer if it’s correct so that the next person gets their turn. The game will continue until someone has guessed the person, place or thing.
How to Play: List Builder is a collaborative game in which players work together to come up with a list of items belonging to a particular genre, starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. Start at A and work your way through to Z (you can be as flexible as required on the difficult letters!)
How to Play: The host will read a clue and each player should guess (to themselves — shhh!) what the answer is that fits into the [BLANK]. The host will then read 2 more clues. After each one, players can call out a guess about what they think links the clues together. The first person to guess correctly gets a point. When we have completed all clue sets, the person with the most points wins.
We also want to hear from you about other celebrations taking place today. Leave us a comment here to tell us about what your fandom communities are doing!