Superskirmish July 10, 11, 12 Host Schedule

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What is a skirmish? A timed writing session to a prompt. What is a super skirmish? A series of skirmishes, usually over a weekend. This video (by long time FAWM/5090'er) @plainwhitetoast helps explain a skirmish and superskirmish.

My initial thought is to spread it out a bit more to cover three days, initially schedule in my observation of historic more active posting times, and utilize two already posted skirmishes. Here is a suggested schedule. I haven't organized one for a while and had to peek at the last FAWM SS so I am welcome to corrections on the labeling, time zone times, and tagging nomenclature. The schedule is subject to change depending on whoever wants to volunteer to host and when. To convert start times anywhere in the world use the world clock converter: . Please post in this topic if you are interesting in hosting or if you have any questions or comments.

ss071020a: Friday July 10, 2020 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT, 9 pm GMT host @johnstaples
ss071020b: July 10, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT, 11 pm GMT host @Donna Devine
ss071020c: July 10, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; July 11, 2020 1 am GMT host @coolparadiso
ss071020d: July 10, 2020 8 pm PDT, 11 PM EDT; July 11, 2020 3 am GMT host @metalfoot
placeholder (for any in-between volunteer hosts) for e, f
ss071120g: Saturday July 11, 2020 7 am PDT, 10 AM EDT; 2 pm GMT host @Scubed (Note: this is scheduled as a two hour skirmish)
ss071120h: July 11, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT host @IA
ss071120i: July 11, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT host @JWHanberry
ss071120j: July 11, 2020 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT; 9 pm GMT host @yam655
ss071120k: July 11, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT; 11 pm GMT host @coolparadiso
ss071120l: July 11, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; July 12, 2020 1 am GMT host @Vegansongs
placeholder for m, o
ss071220p: Sunday July 12, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT host @wacha
ss071220q: Sunday July 12, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT host @corinne54 (Note: this is the regularly scheduled Sunday skirmish)

Each individual skirmish above will be posted as a separate forum topic. Feel free to use the example template below, or modify to your choosing:

Friday July 10, 2020 SuperSkirmish A: Start 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT, 9 pm GMT
A "Skirmish" is a group songwriting sprint. A time is announced, a writing prompt given, and then everyone has 1 HOUR to write a song. After you finish your song upload it, then post a link to it in this thread below. Part of the fun is to listen to and comment on the other participants songs. If it takes longer than an hour or if you start late, then please post and comment anyway. The main goal is to encourage each other to write new songs that would not otherwise exist while having fun. The writing prompt will be posted here at the announced start time.
Tag it: ss071020a
The Skirmish writing prompt is:"______"

I'd love to take ss071120j! Smile

I'll take i or k.

@AndyGetch thanks for setting this up! I’ll keep the two-hour turnaround on my slot to give people a breather during the marathon. Smile

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EDIT No wait!
I can do like noon GMT.
EDIT No yea I understand, more participants. Uh, scratch the above.

Gimme the H, please!

Just gotta write it on my calendar.

I'll take ss071020a

happy to take ss071120k

@AndyGetch, thank you for organizing it!

@AndyGetch, please put me down for this one.


I’d like to do the @Scubed 2 hour skirmish (as mentioned in the other thread Smile
Never done this before, I dunno what to expect.. :o
But nonetheless I’m looking forward to it!

hi @nerdjealous to fill in some of the blanks regarding expectations. There will be lots of individual skirmishes that will pop up on the forum throughout 50/90. Each of of the above super skirmish events will be like an individual skirmish in that each skirmish has a separate forum topic. There will be regular skirmishes like the every Sunday afternoon skirmish hosted for many years by @corinne54. I highly recommend that one and most likely it will start Sunday July 5th. There will also be impromptu skirmishes, which anyone can start. While everyone is encouraged to start on time and post their song within the hour, some start late, some take longer than an hour, and some write multiple songs in the hour. It took participating in a few skirmishes for me to get the hang of it.

@AndyGetch so these are individual skirmishes, and you suggest I do the Sunday skirmish instead? Probably would be a better suit for me than the Sat one listed.... will that be a group thing? Or individual as well?
Edit: closed captioned the @ mention
Edit #2: seen the impromptu suggestion as well. This is a lot to take in :o so are the impromptu ones doable by multiple people at once?

yes @nerdjealous here is a sample where you can see how a Sunday skirmish went earlier this year in February Album Writing Month FAWM. Same idea.
I suggest trying whichever skirmish(es) fit your time schedule and a good way to write a lot in one day.

Sign me up for slot C or D I guess Smile

As a bump and reminder there are now (EDIT: two open hosting slots (C and P)) up for grabs. I would like to hold those (thru Tuesday EST) for someone who has not volunteered to host yet and open those up to anyone on Wednesday. However, if someone feels the urge to volunteer to host a second skirmish sooner I left letters for four potential additional slots (E, F, M, and O) during the overnight/early morning Friday and Saturday EST hours. If there are more volunteer hosts we'll make it work. If for some reason C or P are not filled I can create the forum topic and provide a prompt. I am also just as happy to just write and not host. We shall skirmish thanks to all the volunteer hosts!

none of the remaining times suit for hosting - but will hopefully participate!!

Thanks Andy - Will handle the hosting duties for the last skimish on 7/12 Smile

You're welcome and thank you @corinne54 for running the weekly Sunday (afternoon EST) skirmishes. @Sw1n3flu thanks for the note and for hosting the last FAWM super skirmish from which I borrowed the numbering nomenclature. This one seems to be filling up fast.

I can do the L

If its still open

This one?
ss071120l: July 11, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; July 12, 2020 1 am GMT host TBA

@Vegansongs thanks I have added you!

if near time you get no taker i can do as second one - ss071020c

thanks @coolparadiso (EDIT 7/7/2020:) I have added you as host to ss071020c!

I can take ss071220p: Sunday July 12, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT host TBA