Levi wrote::( I live way too far away.
Oh, hey, it was yesterday. How did it go?
(I can tell you live far away because it was actually still going on when you posted this. Maybe you could organize one on your continent?)
It was fun! To start off, we all sorted ourselves into Houses by means of colored dots on our nametags. Naturally, the Hufflepuffs claimed to be Ravenclaws to try to fit in, the Ravenclaws claimed to be Slytherins to try to impress everyone, and the Slytherins claimed to be Hufflepuffs and Gryffindors because they're sneaky bastards. There were a few honest Gryffindors, I think. The Author initially chose Ravenclaw, but then blacked out his dot and declared himself a member of Harry's House O' Doom.
After we discussed our House credentials, it was mostly a meandering mass discussion of the fic. We got to see The Author's many different kinds of poker faces in response to the various bits of speculation everyone threw out. He did drop a few bits of info, and asked for help in developing one minor plot point.
I was urged to continue my Rationalist Hamlet fic, from the omake, which was gratifying. I've been plotting it out and I have a few lines written but I thought people might prefer it as a one-off so I've been hesitating over whether to finish it.
The high point may have been a discussion of whether a wizard could deliberately trigger 'accidental wandless magic' by putting himself in potentially humiliating situations.
"...and then it turns into slash!"
The Author: "I promise you, Chapter 42 is the most slash you're ever going to get in this fic."
"So you're saying slash is the Ultimate Answer to Fanfiction?"