April 23rd, 2016



Welcome to the 2016 summer_of_giles! We hope you're ready to once again celebrate two months of Giles-y goodness! Remember, from June through July this site will be devoted to Rupert Giles, our favorite Watcher, librarian, sometime magician, smart, occasionally sarcastic, warm-eyed, sexy and protective man from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you're hesitant about signing up (say you had a date last year but you didn't make it, or you're feeling shy) - please sign up for a day! We welcome everybody! Especially if you want to get your toes wet for the first time in making something fandom related!

This year we are also accepting contributions posted on tumbr. Please see below for details.


Sign Ups start - Now!!!
Sign Ups end - May 30th, 2016

Master List Calendar: Check it out here!

Posting Begins - June 1st, 2016
Posting Ends - July 31st, 2016


How To Sign Up:

So, you'd like to join and do something (fic, icons, headers, drabbles, vid, meta) for summer_of_giles? YAY! We're happy to have you!

1) Just check out the master list calendar to see which days are open HERE
We are allowing two people to sign-up for every day (so don't be afraid if your chosen day already has a name).
We are also allowing each person to sign up for up to THREE days if you want to. (Just 3 though, ok?) You *do not* have to sign up for three days - one is great!

This year we are also accepting email sign-ups for users who aren't on LJ but wish to participate via tumblr. Our email address is summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.

2) Comment to this post or email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com with the following information:

Tumblr poster only: Yes / No
Preferred posting date:
Do you want a second day: Yes / No
If yes, 2nd Preferred posting date:
Do you want a third day: Yes / No
If yes, 3rd Preferred posting date:
What kind of Giles-y thing will you do?: (graphics/manip/icons? drabble? fic? meta?)

3) You will be notified of confirmation of your day. To post on LJ you will need to join the community (so you can post on your days) and friend it (so you can see other contributions)! To post on Tumblr please tag the account @summerofgiles so we can reblog it and put a link on LJ too.

4) Go, create! Write, draw, icon, vid something, anything about Giles.

5) Post your creation on the day you requested.

6) Feedback other creators, have Gilesy discussions, and bask in the reflected Giles-love!

Quick links:
If you have any questions at all, please email summerofgiles @ gmail dot com and we will be happy to help.

Summer starts here...

Yes! It's that glorious time of year again when we open sign-ups for Summer-of-Giles!

And so our 11th festival of Giles begins. Fiction, graphics, videos, fanmixs, meta, etc etc. Every original contribution of any kind is welcomed and given a comfy seat. Please check out the sign-up post for details of how to arrange your posting days and the Master Calendar to see what is available. We remain primarily a comm on livejournal but will be pimping on tumblr as well as accepting sign-ups from people who are only on tumblr.

Your mods for this year are il_mio_capitano and littleotter73 . The most efficient way to get in touch if you have any questions is by emailing us at summerofgiles @ gmail dot com.

Lovely banner for this year is kindly provided by saxnfoos