Announcement: The BlogClan Summer Gathering!

Three members of BlogTeam introduce you to the next big thing coming to BlogClan!

Josh: Hello, hello, one and all! Welcome to today’s announcements, thank you for tuning in! Myself, Flo, and Shiver will be introducing you to the next upcoming event on BlogClan.

I hope you’re ready, because it’s time for the next BlogClan Gathering! Our Summer Gathering, to be precise! In case you haven’t been around to see our past Gatherings, I’ll explain:

On BlogClan, Gatherings are our big community events where we’ll gather around live chat, divide into four teams, hold contests, and over the course of the day compete for points to find the Gathering victor. It’s always a friendly and exciting event, and this time we’ll be taking it into the big leagues! All of that, however, will be explained in due time…

Shiver: You may be confused as to how we are broadcasting this. How can three BlogClanners talk at once in a single BlogClan post? Is it magic in the air? Witchcraft? Did StarClan finally pull through? Depends. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

Anyway, another announcement! This is a very special gathering, possibly the spookiest yet. It’s a BlogClan first, and set to excite!

They say that everything comes in twos: StarClan and the Dark Forest, Josh and font changing, mods and speeding tickets.

That’s right, it’s a very special, very important, never seen before, two day Gathering! This will be the first Gathering to ever last for two days, and as such, it’s going to be our biggest Gathering yet! There’s more news to come. Take it away, med cat!

Flo: This nifty two day Gathering will have our usual contests, but wait- there’s more! First of all, something that will be highly appreciated, the fanfiction and fanart contest will be 2 days long. You’re welcome. As always, we’ll have our usual contests, such as Name that Book, Riddles, Name that Character and more, along with Guest-Hosted Contests, so stick around for that. More info will come! Anyways, I’m going to let the lovely Josh (pls tell him how great he is) take over from here.

Josh: This time, there’s more than contests! At the Summer Gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to show off your work at your very own BlogClan Booth. What does that mean, you ask? Well, as we head towards the Gathering, we’ll be seeking out members who want to share their fanfiction, art, or any other creations they’ve cooked up. At the Gathering, these members will be given a spot to share this work with the community and talk us through it. It’s an experiment for the new Gathering, and we’re excited to see how it turns out. Is there anything else left to mention, Shiver?

Shiver: Not to mention the day this is actually taking place on! We can’t have a Gathering without a date, can we?

The festivities of the Gathering will take place on August 5th and 6th!

Phew! I think that was the most important announcement of them all! I’m glad this was a surprise for everyone, and wasn’t leaked prior to this post in the slightest. 🙂

Flo: As the wise Shiv once said, “everything comes in twos.” Well this year, so do the Gathering teams. That’s right, the Stoats, Ferrets, Weasels and Otters are gone. We’re making 2 entirely new Gathering teams, and we’d love for you folks to help us out with that! What would you like as the Team names? Feel free to leave ideas in comments, we’ll be looking at all of ‘em.

Josh: Myself, Flo, Shiver, Iceflower and Russetfeather have all been working hard to bring you this Gathering and we hope you’ll enjoy it. There’s even more that we haven’t mentioned here, like a murder-mystery secret page hunt and a series of special Gathering emotes!

Over the next few weeks we’ll have more details to share, including organisation for the new teams, BlogClan Booths and Guest-Hosted Contests, so stay tuned as we head towards the biggest event on BlogClan’s calendar!

(Sidenote: if you’re looking to prepare a BlogClan Booth, now would be a great time to get cracking on some works to share, and we’ll be eager to hear from you once we open up for entries.)

Thanks for reading everyone, and thanks to Flo and Shiver for helping with this. And I’d be remiss not to give an equal amount of thanks to Iceflower and Russetfeather, who aren’t here today but have also been heavily involved in the organisation of the Gathering – you guys rock!

From all of us here on BlogTeam: we hope to see you soon!


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