17 August 2013 @ 05:21 pm
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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07 August 2013 @ 03:30 pm
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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01 August 2013 @ 09:17 pm
Today is July 31st and that meanst the writing period has ended! We use the honor system around here, so if you say that your story is done we will take you at your word. :D :D

Note one: What we mean by "complete" is that your story should be "completely" written. If you do some minor re-writes after today, a little editing, a little beta-ing still needs to be done -- that's absolutely fine!

Note two: For archival purposes, we would love if authors sent us copies of their stories once they're post-ready. 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 and put "Final Draft from USERNAME" in the subject line. In the body 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.

Note three: If you are posting to tumblr or posting to LJ/DW but potsing a link on tumblr, let us know and we'll reblog it from the mod account. If you do not have a tumblr (or do not plan on linking on tumblr), let us know if you would like us to make a tumblr post for you!

Note four: More information about posting (including the posting format) will be up August 5th.

If there are ANY problems, concerns, or questions, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can address them!

Updated Timeline:
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08 July 2013 @ 08:39 pm
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 two 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. Claiming will end after every story has an artist.

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. If you have claimed a story but have not received the rough draft, please contact a mod. Please double check claims, so we know you have the right story.

Unclaimed Stories:
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01 July 2013 @ 12:32 pm
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.
 
 
24 June 2013 @ 05:06 pm
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.
 
 
17 June 2013 @ 10:32 pm
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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17 June 2013 @ 10:21 pm
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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12 June 2013 @ 04:31 am
Remember: All stories must be beta reader by someone other than the author.

Authors -- if you are not working with a beta reader at this time, please fill out the following information. After commenting, if you begin working with someone (through here or otherwise), please comment again to let us know.

Preferred way of contact (email/IM/PMs):
(For the above, you only have to list the preferred method.)
Fandom:
Characters/Pairings (if applicable):
Rating:
Summary:
Any other information/enticements/warnings:

Betas -- if you are interesting in more information for a particular story, please reply to the author's information.
 
 
02 June 2013 @ 11:04 pm
Hi guys! I am so, so sorry that this is late, but here is the third and final author check-in. All authors need to check in by June 10th. Just leave a comment stating whether or not you are still participating. If you have made the first two check-ins but miss this one, we will assume that you are still participating unless you tell us otherwise. If you have missed both of the previous check ins and do not respond to this one, or have missed a single check in and also do not respond to this one, we will assume you are not participating. So please make sure that you get in contact with us guys!

And here are the Other Mod Notes.. )
If you have any questions, any comments, or any concerns do not hesitate to contact a mod. If you need some help whipping your story into shape, a little extra encouragement, or you're worried you won't meet the deadline, please talk to us! I swear we're totally cool. We're not like regular mods. We're cool mods.

 
 
02 April 2013 @ 01:34 pm
 It's time for the first author check in of 2013! Please send some kind of signal to the mods (be it here, LJ, tumblr, or email) that you are still participating. It can be as simple as a yes or no, or a full rundown of where you are with your story. We're always happy to hear from you guys :)

All authors must check in by April 10th to be counted. If you miss two check-ins, you will be automatically dropped so don't forget to respond!

Good luck and happy creating!
 
 
01 February 2013 @ 08:43 am
Artists:

1. You will need to create at least one piece of art to accompany the story you claim. You are more than welcome to create additional pieces!
2. Art can be of any media you wish: drawings, digital manipulations, fanmixes, original songs, videos... you can mix and match mediums!
3. Art must be made for this challenge, must be made for the claimed story, and cannot be posted until the posting date.

Comments are unscreened.  (If you are uncomfortable with dropping your email in the comments, just send us a PM.)

<b>Username:</b>
<b>Artist name (if different):</b>
<b>Email:</b>
<b>Medium:</b>
<b>Preferred Fandom(s):</b>

The fandoms so far: (Please note, these fandoms might change and are listed just to give artists an idea of what fandoms are being represented.  Some stories may include crossover elements as well)
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01 February 2013 @ 08:41 am
The Rules:

1. You must join and watch the comm. We cannot give you posting access if you don't join the comm. Watching will allow you to see any updates.
2. Your story must fit in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. If you're not sure, ask on our FAQ. If you are writing for the Big Bang, your story must be a minimum length of 25,000 words. If you are writing for the Mini Bang, your story must be a minimum length of 10,000 words.
3. There is no posting anywhere before your assigned posting date.
4. Stories must be beta read.
5. All stories must have proper warnings (ratings, non-con warnings, etc.). If in doubt: if you wouldn't let your mother read it, then slap a warning on it.
6. A rough draft of your story is due by June 30th at 11:59 PST.

Comments are unscreened. (That way people can look at/by inspired/cheer on the ideas. If you are uncomfortable with dropping your email in the comments, just send us a PM.)

<b>User Name:</b>
<b>Author Name (if different): </b>
<b>Big Bang or Mini Bang?</b>
<b>Fandom: </b>
<b>Email address: </b>
<b>Do you need a beta? </b>
<b>Are you on Ao3?</b>
 
 
29 January 2013 @ 12:55 pm
Who would believe it was 2013 already? And here we are again for our fifth year of the madness that is the [community profile] scifibigbang!

And on with the details...

The Timeline )

The Info )

The FAQ )

If you have any questions, leave a comment here or email at scifibigbangmod [at] gmail [dot] com.

We are available on [Livejournal] [Dreamwidth] and [Tumblr]
 
 
28 January 2013 @ 03:25 pm
 Hello, everyone! Hope you had a safe and restful break because sign ups for the Sci-fi and Fantasy Big Bang starts February 1st (this Friday)! Watch out the next few days because we're going to start posting information about the upcoming round, such as the timeline and FAQ. There are a few changes this year -- what with this being our fifth year of Big Bang goodness! -- including a limited time addition of a 10k Mini Bang!

We'd also like to take this moment to announce that we will be taking submissions for our header this year! Any header submitted must be 850px wide and submitted to the mod email at scifibigbangmod [at] gmail [dot] com on or before February 22nd. The new layout will be revealed on February 1st and the new layout with its new header will be revealed February 28th!

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 (listed below)!

We look forward to seeing everyone participate in this new round, and we hope everyone has a wonderful time this year!
Andy and Jess, The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Big Bang @ [Livejournal]  [Dreamwidth]  [Tumblr]