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Spook Me Multi-Fandom Ficathon 2019 Sep. 7th, 2019 @ 03:11 pm
It's that time of year again: Spook Me Multi-Fandom Ficathon 2019 is now OPEN!

The new Creatures for this year are: Pirates and Apocalyptic Survivors!

The schedule is:

September 6: Sign ups start.
September 16: Sign ups end.
September 18: Prompts sent out.
October 20: Reminder posted here - please friend if you want to get the reminder.
October 26: Master Post opens, stories are due!

You can sign up on Livejournal or on Dreamwidth

spook_me is a very laid back place, so come join the fun!

B/K Oz fic rec on AO3 Jul. 26th, 2019 @ 05:22 pm
Hey, is everybody reading the new WIP that's posted at AO3? It's called 'Irony, Cards Held, and a Harvard Sweater' and the author's name is diary. It's canon...ish. The bones of canon are there but it's defintely AU. The fourth chapter was just posted. Some of the characters are werewolves and shapeshifters and whatnot, but it doesn't dominate the story (not like the vampires in Dargie's 'Rough Trade'), at least not through the first three chapters. I haven't read the fourth one yet. It's really well-written. Go read it!

Oz Drabble Tree Comes on Little Cat Feet Apr. 3rd, 2019 @ 10:39 am
I was informed by trillingstar that it's been well over a year since the last Oz Drabble Tee! I thought, you know what? IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER OZ DRABBLE TREE!

Oz Drabble Tree Comes of Little Cat Feet

This is the place to leave comments for the writers, as well as ask questions.

Have fun!

It's time to sign up for Oz Magi! Oct. 27th, 2018 @ 09:01 am

A friendly reminder that the sign-ups for oz_magi are now underway!

Yes, it’s time for the annual exchange of Oz fanfic & art! You have until October 30 to sign up and make your wishes!

Sign up HERE at LiveJournal!
Sign up HERE at Dreamwidth!

All the cool kids are doing it! Don’t be left out!

New Oz Podcast! Jul. 10th, 2018 @ 12:49 pm
"Inside Oz: A Review Podcast" is a new podcast devoted to discussing our favorite show episode-by-episode! Its first installment discussing S1E1 (The Routine) is now available for listening on Soundcloud, Podbean, Stitcher, and Acast (and is supposed to be coming to iTunes in the near future). Here is the link at Soundcloud:


You can follow the account on Twitter @insideozpodcast for updates. I know that the person doing them has stockpiled the first four episodes and plans to release them in a weekly manner. (Or maybe it was bi-weekly? I can't remember for sure.)

Other than its introduction, I haven't listened to the podcast yet, as I was thinking of rewatching the episode beforehand, and maybe post some stream-of-consciousness notes about it to my LJ. Then I started thinking... maybe I should do a rewatch of the entire series this way. (I'm not one much for "binging," so maybe this is a speed I can work with.) Feel free to join me, if you wish!
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» Wherefore Art Thou, Oz Drabble Tree is now OPEN
trillingstar had a brilliant idea! Why not open a drabble tree for Valentine's? She even wrote the starter ficlet! So here it is:

Wherefore Art Thou, Oz Drabble Tree?

If you haven't play in an Oz Drabble Tree before, the rules are simple. There are also links to all of the old Drabble Trees.

Thanks for the ficlet, trillingstar!
» Spook Me Master List!
The Spook Me Multi-Fandom Halloween Ficathon 2017 Master List is live!

We have both Oz and Leeloni! Woot!

Spook Me Master List on Livejournal

Spook Me Master List on Livejournal

I expect a couple more stories in different fandoms to come in before Halloween, so check back if you can.
» Another Round?
There's a post up to gauge interest for another round of Magi.

Please weigh in HERE, by leaving a (screened) comment. This is not the sign-up post!

Hope to see you there :)

To commemorate this summer's 20th anniversary of the premiere of Oz, The Paley Center for the Media (NYC) is hosting a cast reunion on Sunday, October 15 as part of their 2017 PaleyFest. According to their website, PaleyFest is "a must-see pop cultural event produced by the Paley Center that brings fans together with the stars and creators of their favorite shows for panel discussions with audience Q&A." The Hollwood Reporter had a story about the announcement last week:

'Oz' Reunion, 'Black Mirror' Added to PaleyFest NY 2017 Lineup

Castmembers Edie Falco, Craig Grant a.k.a muMs, Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker and Dean Winters will join creator Tom Fontana for a panel looking back at the HBO prison drama.

The Oz team is getting back together — for one night only.

A reunion of the acclaimed HBO prison drama is among the shows that have been added to the lineup for PaleyFest NY 2017, set to run Oct. 6-16. Other newly announced panels include Black Mirror, Blue Bloods, Late Night With Seth Meyers, as well as a conversation with Black-ish star (and Emmy nominee) Tracee Ellis Ross.

Edie Falco, Craig Grant a.k.a muMs, Terry Kinney, Lee Tergesen, Eamonn Walker, Dean Winters and series creator Tom Fontana are confirmed for the Oz reunion panel, set for Sunday, Oct. 15. David Simon will moderate the panel, which is timed to celebrate the show's 20th anniversary.

"I'm thrilled that I'll be back on the Paley Center Stage and with some of the fantastic – and hilarious – castmembers of Oz,” said Fontana. “The Paley Center has always felt like home to me because everything we love about television is there.”

Previously announced panels for PaleyFest NY include Family Guy, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and Star Trek: Discovery.

“Since its inaugural run five years ago, PaleyFest NY has taken its place as the premier television festival of the fall,” said Paley Center president and CEO Maureen J. Reidy. “We’re thrilled to offer television fans this incredible lineup of shows featuring fan favorite comedies and dramas, cutting-edge late-night shows and new shows destined to become classics. And in keeping with the tradition of reuniting the casts of iconic television shows, we’re incredibly proud to reunite the cast of Oz, one of the most acclaimed shows of the past 25 years.”

Tickets are $50 and still available for purchase HERE. The Paley Center's main auditorium seats 200 people, so it's a relatively small venue.
» Oziversary Fest Master List
The 20th anniversary of the premiere of Oz has come and gone, but you can still celebrate the event via the Oziversary Fest at oz_wishing_well! Below is a link to the Master List of all the ozsome fic and artwork that was created for the fest. There was a wonderful, wide variety of works posted. Please check them out!

Oziversary Fest Master List

In addition, several articles about the show's anniversary were also posted this week. First and foremost was a FASCINATING "oral history" of the show using interviews with Tom Fontana and several cast and crew members. It was extremely informative and included many interesting little-known-facts. I strongly recommend reading it:

Return to ‘Oz’: An Oral History of the Pioneering Prison Drama, Yahoo TV

And here are links to a few other articles about the anniversary:

20 years ago, Oz locked down the prestige-drama formula, AV Club
Return to ‘Oz’: 20 years ago, HBO released a seedy prison drama that changed the rules of TV forever, Mic

UPDATE (11/12/17) with more interviews/acticles:

Anniversary Interviews with Lee Tergesen and Dean Winters posted at HBO:

Lee Tergesen Sees Horror and Romance in Oz
Dean Winters on the Lessons That Still Ring True

More articles related to the anniversary/PaleyFest reunion:

Oz Actors Reflect on 20 Years of Breaking the Rules (PaleyFest), HBO
'Oz' Reunion, CheatSheet
The Great 'Oz' (oral history), Esquire
10 Hardcore Facts About HBO's 'Oz', Mental Floss
Twenty Years of 'OZ': The Show That Changed TV Forever, VICE

... and, finally, my personal recap of the PaleyFest reunion can be read at my journal HERE.
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