HAPPY EIGHTH BIRTHDAY DEVIANTART!deviantART will celebrate it's 8th magical year of world wide web dominance this Thursday, August 7th! Two years shy of a decade baby! Eight years on and still going strong. The 8 year mark sees us with over 8 million deviants, over 60 million deviations and record breaking amounts of commentary from all across the site. This year also saw the launch of Version 6, as well as deviantART's first forays into the convention circuit with Anime Expo and next week will see us at SIGGRAPH as well.
So come one, come all, to forty eight hours of Birthday shenanigans! That's right, 24 hours is simply not enough time for us to express the glee and giddiness of this glorious gala! For two days we will be having events all across the site, so stop reading this and read the rest of the article so you know where to go!
MN@ - MESSAGE NETWORK ADMINISTRATIONThe MN@ will be hosting a fun thumbnail game called crAzyEights and also a scavenger hunt on dAmn!. Check out $Tachy-On's journal for specific details and where to be! In addition, myself and the MN@'s will be hosting many many many many random give aways, impromptu trivia contests, tests of skill and daring, and of course public humiliation all in the name of prizes! Be sure to drop in #devart and #seniors on August 7th and 8th!
CEA - COPYRIGHT & ETIQUETTE ADMINISTRATIONIn celebration of deviantART's eighth birthday CEA is sponsoring a deviantMON contest.
Everyone knows about the deviant Type selection on your settings page where you can choose to label yourself as a certain kind of deviant and the selections range from the upstanding right on through to the downright weird. In this contest you will get to illustrate these deviant types in the form of a deviantID badge, assign strengths, weaknesses, abilities and right a write description of how they act, where they come from or any other weird and wondrous fact about them.
Take away up to $100 in devCash! Please see the journals of $realitysquared, $damphyr and $y2jenn on August 7th for more details and rules!
HD - HELP DESK ADMINISTRATIONThe Help Desk team ($Hexentanz, $ewm and $Stykera) will be hosting a FAQ Scavenger Hunt. Scour through the FAQ seeking the red words expertly hidden throughout. Once you've found all the words, put them together to form a phrase found in one of the FAQ entries and win a prize!
Check out the journals of $Hexentanz, $ewm and $Stykera on August 7th for more info!
AR - ARTIST RELATIONSArtist Relations will be hosting a veritable plethora of activities! Be sure to keep up with $moonbeam13's journal for moar updates!
- Fella's 8th Birthday Party - Ring Master
- Articul8 - deviantART Related
- 8 Track - Anime/Manga
- 8th Letter of the Alphabet - Digital Art
- 8 Days a Week - Fan Art
- Chase Hunt - Fractal
- Manipul8 - Photomanipulation
- 8 Faces of Text Art - Text Art
- Swatches - Vector
- 8 Years - 8 Layers - Vexel
- The Dawn of Your Eighth Year - Literature
- 8 Legged Freaks - Macro & Animals, Plants & Nature
- 8th Dimension in Nude - Artistic Nude Photography
- Guilty Pleasures - The 8th Deadly Sin - Fetish Photography
- The Glamorous Life of Agent 008 - Glamour Photography
- Primary Fear - Horror & Macabre Photography
- Pieces of Eight - Resources
- Paint by Numerology No. 8 - Traditional Art
PRINTS TEAMAs part of the birthday celebrations, the Prints Team would like to invite you to join us in a trip down memory lane. We've selected some of the finest and most popular pieces of artwork by print artists, and hope you enjoy remembering the years gone by! Check it out: Prints: 8 Years of Art.
Be sure to pick up one of these fine coaster sets, mouse pads or mugs that commemorate the 8th Year bdAy! These awesome products will only be available till August 31st, which makes them more collectible than your mom's Faberge Eggs and Elvis plates! And hey, stop by dAmn and you just might win one!