- mtgat wrote Vampires! Dragons! Spaceships! And Sad Clowns! for 13 points
- budclare wrote Come Along With Me for 15 points
- randomblade wrote the untitled adventures of Leafwit for 23 points.
- qian wrote Pereira and the Angel of Clocks for 18 points.
- phoenikoi wrote And also, Pasta for 21 points.
- ashnistrike wrote The Ultimate Crossover for 25 points.
- giddygeek wrote Xunldelfiday for 21 points.
- dracostella wrote a creepy vampire sacrifice drabble for 13 points.
- shadowglider wrote Infodumps, murder, and a master plan for 26 points.
- lacewood wrote a long way to sangre for 24 points.
I am both amazed and amused. Trying to judge this was tight and hard-fought -- points were stretched on all sides, as I think is only appropriate for this particular challenge *g*; to keep things fair, I added three to those who hadn't counted the vampire/dragon/spaceship in their totals. There were several very close together in the 24-26 range, and I have been so late posting this because I have been at a loss how to decide! In the end, though, I think the prize goes to lacewood, for including a ton of cliches not even mentioned in the original challenge, and for writing a "serious" story within the constraints of getting up to that point level.
Also, because I really can't bear to decide, I will also award a special second prize to ashnistrike, for getting the highest point total within the drabble word limit -- she gets an autographed tpb rather than a hardcover -- appropriate, I think, as it's same content in smaller package. *g*
Winners, e-mail me at naominovik at livejournal with your addresses, and I'll get your prizes in the mail!
I am off to Boskone as we speak -- here's my schedule:
Friday 8pm Scotty, I Need More Bandwidth: Managing Information Streams
Friday 9pm Building Worlds with History
Saturday 11.00 Writing for Games
Saturday 12.00 Food -- Great and Terrible -- in SF and Fantasy
Saturday 2pm Kaffeeklatsch
Saturday 4:30 pm Reading
If you're going to be there, stop me in the halls and say hi! I'll be carrying around a Temeraire tote bag for easy identification. *g*