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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-08-21 12:02 pm
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[Round 6] Posting Begins Today!

 Hi everybody! Posting starts today, so if you need posting access make sure that you are a member of this community (there are a few that I noticed weren't members). If you're posting under a different account than the one you signed up on, please let us know. If you haven't chosen a posting date or are unsure of when you have to post, check out the posting calendar. And don't forget about our posting guidelines (aka one of my favorite posts to make all round)! If you let me know that you haven't heard from someone, I have contacted them and will keep you informed. 

We finally made it! Great job everybody, and I can't wait to see all of the awesome material everyone made!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-08-14 12:52 am
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[Round 6] Short Update

Hey guys! So it looks like the majority of people can post on the original timeline, but for the few that can't we're going to move the posting dates back one week starting on August 25th. The latest we will be posting is around September 15th. That gives us three full weeks for posting! Since I don't want to drop this on you unexpectedly, we'll do claims for the posting calendar on Monday. I didn't receive email alerts about any of the comments on the last post (which is strange since I tried to reset everything to go to the email so that I could better keep track of everything!) but I tried to read everything, and if this timeframe doesn't work for anyone let me know! There are currently only five stories without artists, and if at this point you are an author that has not heard from their artist or an artist that has not heard from their author, please let me know!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-08-04 08:32 pm

[Round 6] Comprehensive Update Hopefully

 Hi! I hope everyone has had a marvelous weekend! We're now into August and that means that stories should be done. Unfortunately, things are still a bit difficult on my end so if you're not done, don't worry too much about it. We use the honor system around here and if you say you're done or that you'll be done with it soon, we trust you. :) 

Note one: What I mean by "complete" is that your story should be completely written. If you still need to do some minor re-writes, some editing, or beta-ing -- that's absolutely fine! Also, I've been pretty spotty lately so if it isn't complete -- that's absolutely fine too! I know that you'll get there!

Note two: For archival purposes, we would love if authors sent us copies of their stories once they're "post"-ready but this is not mandatory. If you want to send us a copy of your story, email it as an attachment to scifibigbangmod at gmail dot com with "Final Draft from USERNAME" in the subject line. In the body, please include your username, the names of the artist and beta reader(s) you are working with, the story title, fandom, rating, and a story summary.

Something we still need to discuss is posting dates. If authors and artists feel like (even with all of my late announcements) they can have their work ready by the original start of posting on August 21st, then I'll draw up a calendar for those dates. If not, leave a timeframe in the comments that better works for you. That being said, I'll still be posting the Posting Guidelines later tonight, so that either way everyone knows what to expect!

Finally, there are still 6 (five and a half) awesome stories that have not been claimed, so head on over to the art claim post if you're interested :)

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, or if I missed anything let me know!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-07-23 10:32 pm
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[Round 6] Tiny Update

Hi guys! There are currently eight stories in need of artists, so let's get those claimed!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-06-25 04:15 pm
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[Round 6] Art Pre-Game Claiming Post

How will art claiming work this year?

Artists: On Tuesday, July 1st, a post similar to this will go up. Please reply to the post with your top three picks. You will be given one of those choices on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to list three stories if you're not interested in doing art for any of those stories.

Claiming will end either on July 7th or after every signed up artist has made a selection/every story has been claimed. Claiming will resume the next day. At this time, artists will be able to choose any of as many of the unclaimed stories as they want. If there is sufficient interest and all stories are claimed, claims may be opened so that stories may be claimed by a second artist.


The Pre-Game Claiming Post

Artists: this is not the art claiming post. Use this post to let us know whether or not you're still participating, or to just take a look at what stories will be available with art claiming begins on Tuesday. You can also check out the snippet tags (LJ or DW) to get a peek at some of the stories that are being written.

Please pay special attention to the numbering. When the official art claiming post goes up, if an author has dropped sometime between now and Monday, their summary will be deleted but the numbering on the surrounding summaries will remain the same.

The official post will go up on Tuesday, July 1st at or around 10 A.M. PDT. Convert to your local time zone here. If this time is inconvenient for you or you will be away during claiming, please let us know.

Authors: Please take a moment to make sure that all of your information is correct.

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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-06-22 09:01 pm

[Round 6] Summary Reminder Correction

Due to the power outage I experienced, summaries are actually due tomorrow. So there's one more day to get them in if you haven't yet!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-06-21 09:46 pm
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[Round 6] Summary Reminder

Reminder: If you have not turned in your summary, now is the time to do so! Summaries are due tomorrow (23 June), so let’s hurry up and get those in! If you’re not sure about your summary, check out our FAQ or contact a mod with questions!

Summaries can be turned in on LJ // DW // Submit

Participating Writers:

If you do not see your username -- or your username is here but you have dropped out -- please contact a moderator through PM. If your username appears twice, it means that you have signed up to write two stories and we are expecting two summaries. Let us know if there are any errors with this list.

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Updated Timeline:

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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-02-23 12:30 pm
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One final push (for authors)

Just a reminder, author sign-ups close on the 28th at 11:59 PST, so there's less than a week to sign up!

 

Please, please, please promote to your f-list, comms (as long as you have the mod's permissions), and, if you have a Tumblr, reblog. The more insanity, the merrier. :D :D

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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-02-01 02:26 pm
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[Round 6] Sign ups are now available!

So, as many of you have seen, author and artist sign ups have begun *throws confetti* Time to get those creative juices flowing! 

We're going to start promoting to communities on Livejournal and Dreamwidth, but due to the wide scope of this challenge we may not do a lot of promotion on Tumblr. So we could use your help to spread the word! There are many promotional banners over here. If you would like one for a specific fandom or character that we don't have, just let us know and we'll be happy to make one :)

If you do promote somewhere, please let us know here so we can keep track.

Thanks so much, everyone and as always, happy creating!

[Author Sign Up] [Artist Sign Up] [Livejournal] [Tumblr]


 

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[personal profile] scifibbmod2014-01-28 09:03 pm
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[28 Jan] Participants, start your engines!

image background: a starry sky, text reads: mod postHello, everyone! Hope you had a safe and restful break because sign ups for the Sci-fi and Fantasy Big Bang starts February 1st (this Saturday)! As you've probably noticed, the timeline and FAQ are already up and available for your viewing. Due to the popularity of the 10k mini-bang last round, we have decided to do it again this year! That's right: you can do the 10k mini-bang OR the 25k big-bang!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at the mod email or through any of the places we can be found at!



We look forward to seeing everyone that participates in this new round, and we hope everyone has a wonderful time this year!


Andy and Jess

The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Big Bang

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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-08-17 05:21 pm
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17 August 2013 - This is it

All right, artists: pencils down, mice in the away position. The art period has ended! :D :D

Artists: read more... )
If you are an artist or an author and you need an AO3 invite code, please drop me a PM at my YappiChick account. Feel free to add your fic and/or artwork to the collection from past year's Big Bangs, if you haven't all ready done so. Artists, if you want to include your artwork in the collection, please feel free to do so.  (Here's an example of what it might look like.)

2009 Big Bang Collection
2010 Big Bang Collection
2011 Big Bang Collection
2012 Big Bang Collection
NEW: 2013 Big Bang Collection

We will be giving authors access to post to the comm the day/evening before the posting date.  If, for some reason, you do not have access, please drop a PM to this account.

As always, we are super thrilled and excited to see what awesome work this year's challenge has in store! You guys absolutely rock!

Posting Calendar (Let us know if there are any mistakes!): 
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7 August 2013 - Posting Guidelines

Subject line should include: Story Title, Fandom (or Original Fiction), Rating

Title:
Author:
Beta Reader:
Artist:

Fandom (or Original Fiction):
Characters/Pairings (Optional):
Genre (Optional):
Rating: (If you are having trouble rating your story, try the MPAA Ratings or the Fan Rating System. Either is fine.)
Warnings/Enticements (Warnings non-optional, enticements optional):
Word Count (Optional):
Summary:
Link(s) to Story: (Can be organized other ways)
Link to Media:
Author's Notes (Optional):

Example Post:
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Reminder of Posting Schedule:
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-07-01 12:32 pm

Art Selection 2013

Important Notes

Note One. Make sure you have signed up. We cannot count your claim if you have not filled out a sign up form. As soon as you sign up, you are eligible to select a story unless we say otherwise. Sign up forms are here.

Note Two. Please reply to this post with your top three picks. You will be given one of those picks on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have three picks, you do not have to list three picks. If you signed up but nothing interests you, you do not have to select a story.

Note Three. This post is on LJ and DW. Even if you are the first person to sign up for something on LJ, someone could have beaten you on the DW site (or someone on DW beaten to a story by someone on LJ), so please check both posts.

Note four. This post will be updated on a nightly basis with the exception of tonight; meaning that claimed stories will be crossed out, and rough drafts and contact information sent to artists tomorrow night and every night following it.

Note five. Selection will end either on July 7th, after every signed up artist has made a selection, or after every story has been claimed. If every story is not claimed at this time, a second round of selection will begin the next day. At this time, artists will be able to choose any of as many of the unclaimed stories as they want until all stories are claimed. After this, if there is sufficient interest, claims may be opened so that stories may be claimed by a second artist.

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Authors: This is the final list of who all is participating. If you do not see your name on this list or any of the information is wrong, please let us know.
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-07-01 01:32 am
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Last call for Rough Drafts!

Oh no! We have a few summaries missing rough drafts! If you have not received a confirmation email from the mod email saying that we've received your rough draft, granted you an extension, or if you're unsure about your status, please contact us as soon as possible. There's still a few more hours to get rough drafts in!
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-06-24 05:06 pm
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Art Pre-Game Claiming Post 2013

How will art claiming work this year?

Artists: On Monday, July 1st, a post similar to this will go up. Please reply to the post with your top three picks. You will be given one of those choices on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to list three stories if you're not interested in doing art for any of those stories.

Claiming will end either on July 7th or after every signed up artist has made a selection/every story has been claimed. Claiming will resume the next day. At this time, artists will be able to choose any of as many of the unclaimed stories as they want. If there is sufficient interest and all stories are claimed, claims may be opened so that stories may be claimed by a second artist.


The Pre-Game Claiming Post

Artists: this is not the art claiming post. Use this post to let us know whether or not you're still participating, or to just take a look at what stories will be available with art claiming begins on Monday. You can also check out the snippet tags (LJ or DW) to get a peek at some of the stories that are being written.

Please pay special attention to the numbering. When the official art claiming post goes up, if an author has dropped sometime between now and Sunday, their summary will be deleted but the numbering on the surrounding summaries will remain the same.

The official post will go up on Monday, July 1st at around 10 A.M. PDT. Convert to your local time zone here. If this time is inconvenient for you or you will be away during claiming, please let us know.

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Authors: This is the final list of who all is participating. If you do not see your name on this list or any of the information is wrong, please let us know.
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-06-22 10:59 am
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Reminder: If you have not turned in your summary, now is the time to do so!

Summaries are due tomorrow, so let’s hurry up and get those in! If you’re not sure about your summary, check out our FAQ or contact a mod with questions!

Summaries can be turned in on LJ // DW // Submit
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-06-17 10:32 pm

Author Check:

If you do not see your username -- or your username is here but you have dropped out -- please contact a moderator through PM. If your username appears twice, it means that you have signed up to write two stories and we are expecting two summaries. Let us know if there are any errors with this list.

Current List of Participating Authors:
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List of People We Aren't Sure About (please let us know whether you're participating or not):
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Updated Timeline
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-06-17 10:21 pm

Summary and Rough Draft Turn in 2013

How to Submit Your Summary:
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How to Submit Your Rough Draft:
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A few notes on rough drafts:
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[personal profile] scifibbmod2013-03-01 11:03 pm
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March Update: Writing Period Begins

Author sign ups are now officially closed, and the writing period has begun! Sharpen your pencils, start your word processors and begin!

If this is your first year participating, drop us a line and we'll send you an invite to the Support comm on Livejournal or Dreamwidth!

Here's a reminder of some of our most important rules and upcoming deadlines:
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Welcome to the fifth round of the Sci-fi and Fantasy Big Bang! Good luck everyone!

As always, if you have any questions let us know!