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2010 Master List and Notes

Yuletart is officially over! It's been a bit of a bumpy year, but we hope that the experience has been rewarding for all of our artists. The mods offer their sincere apologies for any confusion that may have happened this year—Our main organizer for previous years and total goddess, glockgal, was unable to give much time to Yuletart this year, and our first goal was to have the fest happen at all (It almost didn't!). You know how it is when you sit down at someone else's computer and it feels strange? Well, we were kind of figuring things out as we went along, and we appreciate everyone's patience as we worked to make Yuletart happen.

In the coming year, the mods are going to sit down and evaluate the fest's entire process from top to bottom to try and figure out ways to make things more smooth for everyone next year. Two important changes we know for sure we'll be making will be:
  • Eliminating the separate "what you want to get" and "what you can give" sections on the sign-up form. Instead, there will be one section for "art you are willing to give and/or receive" and another for any additional fandoms you are willing to give but don't want to get. We had to occasionally make matches this year using the "what you want to get" section due to a lack of more obscure fandoms, and the resulting confusion over that was our biggest issue this year.

  • Additionally, part of next year's confirmation process will be you listing at least 5 artists from the sign-up post you'd like to give art to. Making matches is a tricky process, and we hope that this combined with the above will both make it easier on the mods and better ensure that you guys are getting the assignments you really want.

We also plan to post more reminders so that the fest doesn't slip your minds. Just as we do every year, we invite you to offer ideas for how you feel the fest can be improved. We can't promise that we'll use every idea offered, but we will definitely take them all under consideration. Please keep in mind, however, that running a fest is hard work and none of us get paid for it! We'd especially like ideas on how to revamp/better the fandom nomination process, as it remains somewhat unwieldy.

Thanks very much to everyone who participated, especially to those of you who submitted art on time and/or were pinch hitters. Fellow mod thoracopagus was a pinch hit star, stepping up to do 3! We only had a handful of pinch hits to make, though, so we count that as a big win. Have a wonderful 2011, and we will see you next fall!

- bzzinglikeneon, for the Yuletart Mods (thoracopagus, glockgal)

2010 Master List

Alphabetical by Fandom

A B C D E F G H I - M N O P - R S T - V W X

Artists, please check to ensure your art is correctly labeled both here and on its post.


Avatar: The Last Airbender
Axis Powers Hetalia



Bedazzled (film)

Being Human

Bon Cop Bad Cop


Chronicles of Narnia
Code Geass


The Dark Crystal

DC Comics

Death Gate Cycle


Doctor Who

Due South


Earth's Children


Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem
Fullmetal Alchemist


Ghost Hunters

Good Omens



Harry Potter

How to Train Your Dragon
Howl's Moving Castle

The Hunger Games




MS Paint Adventures

Marvel Comics

Merlin BBC
My Chemical Romance




News - Real & Fake

The Nightmare Before Christmas


The Once and Future King
Ouran High School Host Club


Pan's Labyrinth

Panic! At the Disco


Phryne Fisher




Revolutionary Girl Utena


Sailor Moon


Scott Pilgrim

Sherlock BBC
Slings and Arrows

Stargate Atlantis

Street Fighter




Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


The Vampire Diaries


White Collar




( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 5th, 2011 04:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the hard work this year! I thoroughly enjoyed this round and hope to see you guys again next year! ♥
Jan. 5th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Couple o' things:

1) THANK YOU MODS ♥ ♥ ♥ The fest was wonderful this year, you all did a great job! I look forward to the fest all year and it was great fun, I appreciate the hard work y'all do to make it fun for everyone :)

2) The amazing cathybites is listed here on the masterlist, but hasn't been listed as the artist on the actual art post.

3) Curious about the decision to list artists you would specifically like to give gifts to. Seems to defeat the spirit of a mystery gift exchange, though I can see how it would be useful to make matches if all other methods fail. I think the Dear Yuletart letters are a better idea as a requirement so that people have a better idea what to create for strangers.
Jan. 5th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
I honestly cannot express how difficult making matches is. It's INCREDIBLY difficult, especially when we have so many smaller fandoms (I used to run a HP art fest, and matching obscure pairings for that was worlds easier than this). Also, no one would know who you listed as wanting to give art to but you and the mods, so I don't really think we're losing much mystery there.

Oh, and also, THANK YOU for the heads up, I fixed Cathy's post. :)

It's occurred to me that maybe I should better clarify: The list of artists you'd like to give art to is something you'll provide in your confirmation email. It's not a list of friends or what have you; after sign ups close, we're asking everyone look over the application post, make a list of people who list fandoms/prompts that excite them, and then send that along to us. The idea is that you might have a list 5 people long or 50, but this helps ensure everyone gets to create art that they're excited about.

I hope that made sense. XD

Edited at 2011-01-05 05:24 am (UTC)
Jan. 5th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! Sorry, I misunderstood the bit about it being in the confirmation email rather than the signup post, that makes loads more sense! Sorry for the confusion, that sounds like a great idea :Db
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:07 am (UTC)
It's not a list of friends or what have you; after sign ups close, we're asking everyone look over the application post, make a list of people who list fandoms/prompts that excite them, and then send that along to us.

From the way you put it in the post I was iffy on the concept, but this sounds like a great idea.
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
I agree. With the Additional explanation that sounds like a fabulous idea.
Jan. 6th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
agreed! This sounds like an excellent idea. I couldn't participate this year, but I may have more time next year. I look forward to it, and know it will continue to be awesome!
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
Thank you mods! I really appreciate all the work that goes into this. I had a blast this year and loved all the great art. Though now I have to go say thank you to all the nice comments I got :D (LIFE IS SO HARD)
Jan. 5th, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
It was an awesome fest. I had a lot of fun!
Jan. 5th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hard work mods, this was a lot of fun to participate in!
Jan. 5th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
YAYYYYYYY OMG thank you my Fellow Mods for being SO SPECTACULAR and streamlining the process from my clunky system, ahahahah. I'm all feeling excited and geared up for next year now - y'all are the BEST.

I looooooove the idea of the 'five+ recipient wishlist'! Given how Yuletart is very much a blend from super-popular to really obscure fandoms, having a system like that during the confirmation process would be absolutely ideal for everyone. CLEARLY YOU GUYS AREN'T JUST PRETTY FACES. *bum pat*

And thank you to all the participants who made this Yuletart fun and unique and an excellent pick-me-up during my hermitage! What an inspiration it was this year to be surprised and delighted with each new entry. And I got to take home some technical artistic technique notes as well. WIN.

Jan. 5th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
As someone who really likes fanart and would like to see much more of it in all fandoms, yuletart is one of the high points of the year. So I'm incredibly grateful to all of you for all the hard work you put in. Thank you!!!
Jan. 5th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks mods! This was my first year doing Yuletart and it was a blast. I can't even imagine the work that goes into such a big exchange.
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
I had a wonderful time! Thank you, mods, for rising to the challenge.
Jan. 6th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
As always, Yuletart was a ton of fun. I really can't thank you guys enough for giving me an extra day.

The explanation for the artist's artist list (?) idea sounds great. I know I tend to forget fandoms to list during sign-ups, and a lot of times looking at other artist's wild-cards will remind me of them.

Unless my math is wrong, next year will be the fifth year of Yuletart! I am even more excited. ♥
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
My name isn't on the top of my art, btw (Harry Potter/omens).

This was excellent fun, mods; thank you! <3
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
All fixed!
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D!
Jan. 7th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
Thank you mods, for this fantastic round! Had a lot of fun <333

PS My name is also not added at the actual entry yet (here!)
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to tank you all and let you now that this is the fest I look forward to every year. It's always great fun to see all the art that come out of it and to be exposed to fandoms I'm not usually part of. Y'all's dedication and work also make it the nicest and friendliest and most smoothly run (from our perspective) fest anyhow.

I was a little confused by what you meant by pick 5 artists (because I was like wait my friends? I don't know a lot of people and naming my 5 friends seemss..odd) but bzzinglikeneon's explanation in the thread cleared all that up and I think it's a great idea and can see where it would make things easier :)

Thank you all so much!

Edited at 2011-01-08 03:40 pm (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
Excellent fest as usual! I love coming here and seeing all the different fandoms especially since I'm such the one track mind. This gives me a look at different artists as well and it's completely wonderful and spectacular!
Thank you for all your hard work!
Jan. 10th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
This was my first year and I had a lot of fun! Thank you so much for putting all this together and running it. <3

I was curious about the "listing artists" part. Then I saw up there how you clarified it for someone else and I really love the idea. =)

My name also wasn't yet added on the top of my post. Thank you!</a>
Jan. 10th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Jan. 10th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
Thanks you guys, the fest was a real life saver for me this year with stress and big exams; it was something to really look forward to and enjoy in the inbetween times.

I really liked the timeline of this year's fest (I don't know if it was any different from previous years, but for whatever reason, the pacing just felt perfect this year). And just the variety of fandoms, there was seriously a little bit of everything this year, and lots of stuff I'd never heard of which is awesome and intriguing.

You mods are awesome for organizing all this, and I'm so glad you guys seem all pumped and ready to do it again this year. I can't wait! :)
Jan. 10th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
This was my first year doing Yuletart and it was awesome experience. Thank you Mods! :DDD

Oh, and my name is not added at the actual entry yet.
Jan. 10th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC)
Jan. 11th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
Thank you mods for all your hard work!
The artist's artist list idea sounds good.
Oct. 5th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Is this going to be on this year?
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