FEE3 2021: Recruitment
Hello one and all,
I’m pleased to announce that organization for FEE3 2021 has begun in earnest! Planning is still in its infancy and the actual show is still many months out, but this year we aim to make the process as streamlined as possible and are getting an early start on things. This year, a team of myself and Alusq will be spearheading organization of the event, while depending on all of you for support & assistance.
For those who may not be familiar, Fire Emblem E3 (FEE3 for short) is an over decade-long tradition in the Fire Emblem hacking community wherein Fire Emblem romhacks and fangames are showcased in a concentrated fashion in video form to display what the community has been working on over the past year. The formal mission statement for FEE3 is as follows:
We aim to: showcase original creations & developments of the FE community to each other and the broader community.
For a taste of what FEE3 is like, a link to the playlist for last year’s event can be found here.
As an introduction to this, I’d like to speak a bit about my own personal experiences with FEE3. I’ve enjoyed FEE3 immensely over the years, and this event is actually what piqued my interest in trying my hand at hacking after a years-long exodus from the hacking community. The energy of the event is something that I have not seen in any other internet community, and I’d love for that to stay true for many years. I hope that the event can be just as successful as
The following provides a rough timeline of the planned proceeding of events for FEE3 2021:
|May 15th - June 15th|
|Initial Recruitment Phase|
|Bring on volunteers to determine roles and responsibilities.|
|June 20th - July 31st|
|Project Sign Up Phase|
|Details for submitting projects will be posted to a separate thread.|
|Patch Submission Deadline (if using volunteer LPer)|
|All submissions must have signed up by now. Any submissions requesting a volunteer LPer must provide a playable .UPS patch or demo by this date.|
|Aug. 1st - Sept. 15th|
|LP Recordings Phase|
|Volunteer LPers will be given their assignments, and videos will be created.|
|Video Recordings Deadline|
|Deadline for LPers and creators submitting their own videos to have their recordings sent in.|
|Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th|
|Quality Review Phase|
|All submissions will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness of content. Creators will be contacted if there are issues with submissions, and this time will serve as a buffer period if re-recording is necessary. Schedule will also be made.|
|FEE3 Schedule Released & FEE3 Commences|
Those of you who are familiar with FEE3 in the past may recognize the familiar periods for submission of projects and creation of videos, but may be surprised by the period for recruitment of volunteers. As the community has exploded over the past few years, the event has grown far beyond its humble beginnings, and we will be asking for volunteers from the community to contribute in various manners. We will be recruiting for the following FEE3 committees:
Let's Play Committee / Volunteer LPers
- Responsible for managing intake of LP requests from project submitters. Works with team to record videos on behalf of others, while also providing guidance to users who request assistance or recommendations in how they should showcase their project. Enable self-service while providing a high bar of quality in their own recordings.
Quality Control Committee
- Creating guidelines for LPers to follow, as well as reviewing project submissions and videos for quality. Quality is inclusive of appropriateness of content and video.
- Creation and maintenance of brand assets surrounding the identity of the event, including, but not limited to, templates for recording, thumbnails, banners, and other FEE3 promotional materials. Responsible for visual identity of FEE3.
Community Transparency Committee
- Responsible for communications and outreach. Liaising with other Fire Emblem influencers and communities to promote the event and increase viewership and engagement. Responsible for updating threads and communicating with users on event status, as well as charity promotion, targets, achievements, and any other updates.
The link to the volunteer application form can be found here. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from all of you soon! All of you creators in the community are what make this event so great.