FSF Announces New Directorship

The FSF is pleased to announce the introduction of a new directorship position—communications. This position will be responsible for placing news items on the front page and on the message boards, advertisement content, and a wide array of communication activities.

Filling this position will be FSF”s own, Cosmo Nefarious of Alpha Fleet. Nefarious has served the FSF previously as a member and as a host before being tapped to become the Communications Director.

All announcements for the front page will now be handled by the Communications Director and all queries should be directed to FSF Nefarious.

Writing Contest Winners!

The results of the writing contest are in!

The FSF is pleased to announce the winners of its” 2007 Wintry Writing contest. In first place, Cmdr. Taverain “Talon” Ramius, USS Crazy Horse of Delta Fleet; second place Captain Cody Matthews, Lt.Lochlann MacArdry and Civ. Heather MacArdry all from USS Magistrate of Alpha Fleet; and in third place Naranda Roswell of Space Fleet”s USS Pegasus.

The winners were chosen from a field of twelve finalists, narrowed from dozens of submissions and chosen by a vote of FSF members. The top 3 entrants received valuable MyPoints!, which can be redeemed at the FSF store for prizes, gift items and more.

FSF staff congratulates all the participants and winners!

1st Place:
Single Post – Entry 5

By: Cmdr. Taverain “Talon” Ramius
USS Crazy Horse
Delta Fleet

2nd Place:
Joint Post – Entry 1 (Alpha Fleet)
3rd Place:
Single Post – Entry 9 (Space Fleet)

Winners! 2007 Blog Awards

The winners of the 2007 Blog Awards have been announced! Congratulations!

Best Blog
The Nef Lab – fsf nefarious

Best New Blog
The Linds” Short Shorts – fsf linds

Best Individual Blog
Another Morse – fsf esrom

Best Humor Blog
Skittles!!!!!!! – fsf margo

Best Comic Strip
Writer”s Block – the writer

Best Photo Blog
A Dictator”s Misadventures – admshuni

Best Culture Blog
FSF BK”s European Adventures – fsf bk

Best Diarist
Kaelia”s real life blog – fsf kaelia

Best Gossip Blog
My Dark Corner – fsftruce

Best Original Design
The Nef Lab – fsf nefarious

Best In-character Blog
Captain Josh”s Logs – fsfjosh


Winners will receive a notification email soon.

FSF Communique Launches

After a very long hiatus without a FSF-wide newsletter, we finally have a new one! It”s called the FSF Communiqué and is filled with quite a bit of interesting news from all of the fleets. Some of the articles will be recurring columns, like Trinity”s Hot Seat and Fleet News. Other articles will vary from month to month. You can check it out at it”s new website, http://www.sb254.com/communique/. Any ideas, suggestions or critiques you might have are more than welcome. Send such suggestions to FSF Trinity.

Enjoy this first issue!

Update: You can now download a barebones PDF copy of this First Edition Communique in the FSF Library.

Wintry Writing Contest 2007!

It”s time for the Wintry Writing Contest 2007! Every sim and every fleet have nominated dozens and dozens of logs in the last 2 weeks. The list has been narrowed down to two nominations in each of the six FSF fleets. There are 12 entries now up for voting for this prestigious member-chosen writing contest!

Members will read the 12 entries and vote on their favorite. The absolute highest winner will receive a writing award on their record. The top 3 people will get several hundred My Points! and every submission will get 10 points as well. The winning player will get top mentions on the front page, including the fleet and sim name they hail from.

So the contest is on! Drum up some support, read over the logs and have a good time! Vote for your favorites, today!

Nominated Writings:
Joint Post – Entry 1 (Alpha Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 2 (Alpha Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 3 (Epsilon Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 4 (Epsilon Fleet)
Joint Post – Entry 5 (Delta Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 6 (Delta Fleet)
Joint Post – Entry 7 (Omega Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 8 (Omega Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 9 (Space Fleet)
Joint Post – Entry 10 (Space Fleet)
Single Post – Entry 11 (Gamma Fleet)
Joint Post – Entry 12 (Gamma Fleet)

2007 Blog Awards

The first ever (and hopefully annual) FSF Blog Awards for 2007 are on! We are currently taking nominations for 11 categories. Any FSF blog is eligible, just submit your choice as a NOMINATION for each category. Next week, we”ll have open voting on a short list of nominations for each category to determine the winners!

It”s on! Nominatations currently closed. Voting will open soon!

Categories
Best Blog
Best New Blog
Best Individual Blog
Best Humor Blog
Best Comic Strip
Best Photo Blog
Best Culture Blog
Best Diarist
Best Gossip Blog
Best Original Design
Best In-character Blog

Check out the list of FSF blogs today!

The Commander”s Table – Anniversary Issue

Welcome to the First Anniversary issue of the Commander’s Table. When I first approached Admiral Shuni with the idea of doing this, I wasn’t so sure he would approve of the idea and I, certainly, never thought that there would still be interest in it a year later. Yet, here I am, introducing yet another FSF Host who wants to tell their stories in a broader venue than their own sims. Thank you to all of you for making, what I thought was a hairbrained idea, into such a success. Here’s to hoping for many more issues to come.

Without further ado… You can download the PDF file here or visit the new website here. The website has the current and all previous issues on it.

This issue”s storyteller is: FSF Esrom