As always, both members and non-members are welcome to claim prompts. We ask that you please claim only one prompt at a time; however, you may claim as many as you can do over the course of the month. If you wish, you can claim your own prompt.
Each prompt may be claimed only once.
We also invite both members and non-members to submit entries for the Fest that are not based on any of the prompts, if you have an idea that does not appear on the list of claims.
As always, gen stories and artwork of any length, size, rating,
The Fest will end April 30th and a masterlist of entries will be posted May 1st.
ETA: Collaborations between artists and writers or between writers or artists are welcome.
ETA (4/1/2007): Added links to completed claims.
1. Weird Sisters cover art (how do wizards listen to music? Records? Charmed figurines?)
2. Observations from the Forbidden Forest, by Firenze
3. A design for the replacement statue in the atrium of the Ministry of Magic
"A series of children's' books now banned in the wizarding world because they have been found to cause nausea, sometimes to the point of actual vomiting."
7. Chocolate Frog Cards from ten years after the fall of Voldemort (so ones with Harry, Hermione, Snape, etc)
10. Interviews by Eldred Worple for his book (Blood Brothers: My Life Amongst the Vampires)
11. The most current edition of Prefects Who Gained Power. What does it have to say about Tom Riddle and how little they knew of his accomplishments after Hogwarts. Percy Weasley too, perhaps.
17. Guide to drawing a wizarding portrait (step by step process)
18. Chapter 7 of Bill Weasley's memoir Curses! Foiled Again!: The Curse of Princess Ankhenesmerire
19. Rita Skeeter's My Life as a Reporter or How I Got the Real Scoop Baby!
20. Unauthorised bios of Lucius Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, The Black Family History(unembellished), Cornelius Fudge and Nicholas Flamel. Done in the style of Kitty Kelley would be good.
21. An adverts page in the Daily Prophet or another media
22. An extract from an accounting book of a small wizarding business or something like this. I mean, not only columns of Galleons and Sickles but where and what was ordered, how delivered, the conditions of the goods etc, maybe including their mail
23. Quidditch catalogue
24. The History of the Triwizard Tournament
25. Fan letters to the Weird Sisters
26. Kwik-Spell lessons
27. Kwik-Spell advertisements
28. Catalogue of wizarding toys and board games (not from Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes)
31. Reports or foreign papers about an economic war: flying carpets vs flying brooms, how England gets to protect his market
32. Art detailing the editions of wizard currency
33. Harry Potter: The Unauthorised Biography
34. The inner regulations of Gringotts: rules, Goblin laws, economy textbooks applying to the interaction of Muggle and Wizarding currencies, cursebreaking tools, etc.
38. Madam Pomfrey's diary, with tips on magical healing
41. The "Which Wizard" entry for Rupert "Axebanger" Brookstanton
42. Court proceedings of the Wizengamot
44. The draft version of Lockhart's biography, co-authored by Gilderoy and Hermione (or similar pedant [most of the time] about things truthful) ==> a field day with strike-outs or 'track changes.' :)
45. 6th Year Potions - The Half-Blood Prince's copy.
47. A History of the Wizarding World.
49. A chapter from a book about magical history discussing the Goblin Rebellions--including why the Goblins rebel so frequently.
50. Prospectuses for Hogwarts, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons
51. A handbook about Muggles written by Arthur Weasley
52. Sybill Trelawney's written application of the post of Divination Professor.
55. The Twelve Uses of Dragon's Blood by Albus Dumbledore
58. (possibly graphic) A tapestry of a great moment in Wizarding history (pre-1981), with a short, museum-like explanation of its weaver, assumed date of origin, what it portrays, what it may have symbolized to the weaver, and/or contemporary and historical reactions to its interpretation of the event in question. One can of course include other details as well.
59. Hogwarts: A History. Chapter Two: The Architectural principle of interwoven spell-work in stone constructions, as applied by the Founders in the Great Hall.
60. Durmstrang: A History (esp. chapter re the teaching of DADA, or DA...?)
61. The preface to Nature's Nobility: A Wizarding Genealogy
62. Paperwork associated with the Triwizard Tournament, including the agreement the School Heads signed
67. Excerpts from a book on childcare
70. Owner's manuals for various items from Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes (possibly for items sold in the "adult" section)
73. A script of a wedding ceremony of characters of your choice as if written by a professional wizarding ceremonymeister
74. A History of the Black Family
75. Cover of The Quibbler with headlines and teasers
76. A how-to-defuse Dark Artifacts handbook
80. An advertisement for the post of defense Against the Dark Arts post at Hogwarts, Harry's 7th year
81. Letters to the editor of The Quibbler
83. A sample of poetry from Sonnets of a Sorcerer, the book that cursed all of its readers to speak in limericks for the rest of their lives ;)
84. The Obituary column from the Daily Prophet
85. Accounts of Stan Shunpike's arrest and detention from the Daily Prophet and the Quibbler.
86. The Quibbler's "Rotfang Conspiracy" article
87. Alastor Moody's Advice for Young Aurors
90. The latest catalogue from Borgin and Burkes
91. Some of Filch's punishment records (preferably for someone other than MWPP).
92. Transcript of Snape's Trial before the Wizengamot after the first war
94. Some full-page plates of a magical herbarium
95. Ministry Auror Application Form
96. Dumbledore's obituary in the Daily Prophet
97. Filch's complete list of banned items (numbers 437 objects as of GoF)
98. Transcripts of the Inquest into what happened at the Quidditch World Cup.
99. Sirius's pardon.
101. Walden McNair's official report on how he managed to lose an entire Hippogriff which he was supposed to be executing.
102. Eyes Only Auror File #673: Borgin and Burkes Safety Deposit Box care of one 'T.M. Riddle'.
103. Azkaban Employees Handbook, on regulations
106. Those pet care/encyclopedia type books (e.g.: "The encyclopedia of the cat" that gives history of the animal, popular breed profiles, general pet care and sometimes breeding / genetic info). One of these but for a magical creature such as a Kneezle, Dragon or Hippogriff.
107. Extracts from the Muggle Studies textbook
108. The Goblin Manifesto
109. Eyes Only Auror File #569: Case History: The Grindelwald Crime Wave 1930-1945
110. A chapter about Muggles, their history or their inventions from the Muggle Studies textbook.
114. Question cards from the wizarding edition of Trivial Pursuit
115. Transcript of Wireless color commentary on the Triwizard Tournament
116. A collection of Hogwarts graffiti
118. A book of wizarding conspiracy theories
120. A Wizarding joke book, to include such atrocities as:
Q: What kind of witch can you eat? A: A sandwich.
Q: Where was Merlin when the candles went out? A: In the dark.
121. Case files from the Australian Auror Bureau on the rash of kangaroo killings in the late 70's (see the Lexicon timeline)
122. An excerpt from Death Omens: What To Do When You Know The Worst Is Coming
124. Severus Snape's DADA OWL
127. A guide to wizarding Diseases & Ailments
129. A full and detailed map of Hogsmeade village, circa 1975
130. The Illustrated Guide to Dragon Dung and Its Many Exciting Uses
131. Commentary for the October 15, 1983 Quidditch match between the Wimbourne Wasps and the Holyhead Harpies (which lasted a total of twenty-one minutes, in the pouring rain)
133. The Wizarding Worst Case Scenario Guide
134. The notes of a psychiatrist sitting in on a class at Hogwarts (perhaps also Beauxbatons and Durmstang) - could be for various reasons - research for a book on magical education, perhaps the the pros and cons of coed or single sex education - or a teachers manual... probably easiest to make this the notes of any person sitting in on a class at Hogwarts in a professional capacity
138. ART - pages from The Adventures of Martin Miggs, the Mad Muggle the comic book Ron has in his bedroom at the Burrow
139. Acceptence Speeches for the Order of Merlin, from Dumbledore, to Fudge, to Lockhart - perhaps excerpts from these speeches in an essay about wizarding awards
140. Kinsley Shacklebolt's auror reports during his posting as the Muggle prime minister's secretary