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Schedule
Sign ups open: March 10th
Primary rough drafts due: June 10th June 17th (fanworks must be 80% complete) (How long do I have?)
Primary claims period: June 11th - June 18th June 18th - June 25th
Primary and complement final drafts due: September 10th (How long do I have?)
Posting: September 12th - September 19th

Primary Minimum Requirements
Fic: 20,000 words
Podfic: 20,000 words (cover art optional)
Mix: 40 songs + track list and write up (cover art optional)
Art/Crafts: something you've spent 40-60 hours on
Vid: 4 minutes

Complement Minimum Requirements
Fic: 10,000 words
Podfic: 10,000 words (cover art optional)
Mix: 20 songs + track list and write up (cover art optional)
Art/Crafts: something you've spent 20-30 hours on
Vid: 2 minutes

Rules are here
Sign ups are here


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So it looks like there's enough interest to run another round, and most people seem okay with the overall way things are set up, so yay! If you took the time to answer the poll, thank you!

Some important things I wanted to bring up before posting the rules, and the sign-ups.

Read more... )

Coming up next, the rules. <3
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So?

It's clear that Bandom has quieted down significantly on the journaling platform side of things; we didn't have any problems with claims for Wave One in 2015, but for Wave Two there were several primary works that didn't get claimed by complement creators, and that was very disheartening, not only to the mods, but for the creators who participated as well.

So, maybe we need to change things up a little bit. My thoughts are this:

  • Have only one wave of BBB (with previous Wave One requirements: story of 20k+ words, podfic of 20k+ words, mix of 40 songs, art you've spent 40-60 hrs on, 4 minutes of vidding)
  • Sign ups start March 10th, claims for complements around June 10th, final fanworks due September 10th (note the longer creation period).
  • Continue allowing both primary and complement fanworks to be in any format (writing, art/crafts, mix, podfic, vid).
  • Monthly check-ins (just to keep everyone on track - the creation periods are longer with this schedule).

    So, here's a poll! Anyone can participate, please signal boost this as much as possible, because I need to know if there's enough interest to sustain a BBB this year.

    I'll keep the poll open for a week, so don't put off taking it. It's short, and I'd like to hear from a wide range of people.

    And that's a thing, too. If you have a Tumblr and are active on the platform, please follow the Bandom Big Bang Tumblr account and reblog our posts. We don't seem to be reaching a lot of Bandom Tumblrites, and I'd like that to change.

    If you have questions, concerns, or comments, please email the mods at bandombigbang @ gmail

    -aka!mod

    ETA:

    One thing I do want to point out is that in the past, the timing has been:
  • Wave One (higher requirements), a bit under 4 months for 20k words and the equivalent for primary fanworks.
  • Wave Two (lower requirements), a bit under 3 months for 10k words and the equivalent for primary fanworks.

    For 2016, we're looking at a bit under 6 months for 20k words and the equivalent for primary fanworks. A few people seem to think that the schedule is tougher for 2016, when it's actually more time to get your fanwork completed.
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    Under the cuts are all the amazing fanworks produced for the Bandom Big Bang Challenge 2015. Thanks to all the participants who helped make this a successful year.

    Please take the time to check out the great fanworks and let the creators know how awesome they are.

    Participants, please consider adding your fanwork to the AO3 Bandom Big Bang 2015 Collection. [Note that there are two collections for 2015 - one is for this community, the other belongs to someone/something else - choose the collection bandombigbang_2015]

    Please comment with corrections, if necessary.

    *twirls everyone, throws confetti*


    Wave One

    Wave One under here... )

    Wave Two

    Wave Two under here... )
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    It's a little less than a month until primary rough drafts are due. That means that your primary fanwork needs to be 80% complete (see the rules here for further details).

    Now is not the time to panic.

    Some people are very organized creators, and they have everything done well in advance of deadlines. Others, including this mod, are usually frantically creating right up until minutes before the deadline.

    So keep going. That's the key, really. Some days you'll get a lot done on your project, and other days you won't be so lucky. But keep going.

    If you feel like it, comment with a snippet from your story, or show us a bit of what you've arted, or tell us a little about what you're creating. No pressure, just share if you want.

    And if you feel like you need help of some sort, please feel free to comment as well. Sprinting partners, people to cheer you on, people to nag you over chat, that kind of thing we can totally help with.

    \o/
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    A little more than a week into sign ups and we've got a bit over 30 primary and complement creators signed up. If you've been hesitating, there's still time to join in.

    If you want to help promote the community, here's a banner to share. We'd love to see more people sign up.




    We're going to be starting up some activities, starting with a friending meme. A few people have been asking about betas, so that's going to be coming up fairly soon, as well. If you have other areas of concern or interest, please feel free to leave a comment (or an Ask on Tumblr) and we'll be glad to try to incorporate it into our plans.
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    So here are the revised rules for the Bandom Big Bang challenge. It's long, but there are a lot of details. We've managed to hammer out changes that will benefit the challenge, make it more accessible to a variety of fanwork creators and hopefully attract more participants.

    We tried to take into consideration all the input people have given us, but we didn't implement all of the suggestions. This is the first year with a new format and we might be tweaking the rules over the next few years to get this closer to perfect.

    That being said, this is the post to comment with any issues or problems you may have with the new rules. We make no promises to change things for this year, but there's always next year.

    Please take the time to review the rules. We will put up some promo banners in the next week so we can spread the word and get people interested in the challenge.

    We hope you're as excited about the changes as we are.

    Bandom Big Bang, 2015 Edition )
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    Okay, so one of the things that [personal profile] lucifuge5 and I have been tossing around is the idea of opening up [community profile] bandombigbang to other fanworks. In the past, the focus of creative fanworks was fixed on writing. But now, other forms of creative fanworks have become fannishly mainstream, and Luce and I are excited about bringing those fanworks to the Bandom Big Bang.

    Details under here )
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    All right, awesome peeps, your fic, mix, and art are all due on Friday! As long as it is Friday, August 29th in Alofi, you are good to go.

    As of right now, we will assume any artist/mixer that hasn't responded to the check-in email is a drop out. Authors: we assume that if you turned in a rough draft, you will turn in a final draft.

    Authors, remember that the posting period is September 1st through September 6th. If you have any days you can not post, let us know when you turn in your fic!

    Behind the cut you will find your submissions guidelines for fic, mixes, and/or art. Clickety-click )
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    Okay, that's a wrap for both Waves One and Two. And we can see the end of Wave Three in the distance. Give yourselves a pat on the back if you've made it this far.

    Take some time to check out the fanworks that have been created so far. The stories and art and mixes have been phenomenal. And remember to leave a kudo or a comment for the creators.

    Wave One Master List

    Wave Two Master List


    Additionally, the claims posts for Wave Three is up. There are plenty of summaries to choose from, and we could use some more mixers and artists participating.

    Artist Claim Post

    Mixer Claim Post

    Keep an eye out for Wave Three announcements. *twirls everyone in this bar*
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    Drafts are due today. As long as it's still the 25th in Alofi, you're good.

    If we don't get an email or a draft from you by the end of the 25th, we will assume that you've dropped out of Wave Three. There's no consequences for dropping out, no hard feelings Life happens, and we hope to see you around.

    ...the deets.... )
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    The 2014 Bandom Big Bang Challenge - Wave One - has started with a bang!

    Please take a moment to not only check out the stories, but the bonus materials as well. Everyone - authors, mixers and artists - has worked hard to create fanworks for this challenge. Show your appreciation by leaving a comment, or rec the fanwork to your friends. Spread the love.

    There will be 2-3 fanworks posted per day until Monday, so there's plenty of exciting things to come. Have fun!

    If you're a participant and you have any questions about the posting process, send an email to the mods and we'll be glad to help you out.

    ETA: If you're posting your fanwork to the Archive of Our Own, don't forget you can add it to the Bandom Big Bang 2014 collection here.
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    All right, awesome peeps, your fic(s), mix(es), and art(s) are all due in today! As long as it is Sunday, July 20 in Alofi, you are good to go.

    As of right now, we will assume any artist/mixer that hasn't responded to the check-in email is a drop out. Authors: we assume that if you turned in a rough draft, you will turn in a final draft.

    Authors, remember that the posting period is July 23 to July 27. If you have any days you can not post, let us know when you turn in your fic!

    Behind the cut you will find your submissions guidelines for fic, mixes, and/or art. Clickety-click )
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    Okay, the deadline for Wave Three is approaching - so let's get a quick head count. Leave a comment if you are fairly confident you will have a rough draft of at least 10k words by July 25th. You don't have to sign in, just an anon comment of "Yes!" is fine.
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    Okay, folks, here we go. Everyone who was supposed to check in for art and mixes has checked in. Right now, there's only one summary that needs a pinch hit (either art or mix, or both) - if you are interested in helping out, shoot an email to bandombigbang at gmail.

    Beyond that, there are three stories that don't have a mix and four stories that don't have any art, and it would be really nice if every story got a mix and art. So if you've finished your assignment, or you haven't snagged a claim, it's not too late. Art claims here, mix claims here.

    Wave One final due date for authors, artists and mixers: July 20th
    Posting will be happening July 23rd to July 27th

    Wave Two final due date for podficcers, artists and mixers: July 25
    Posting will happen July 28th

    Any questions? Leave a comment.
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    *Wave One stories are now into DOUBLE claims for MIXES, so if there was a fic you wanted to claim, now's your chance. Go here to stake your claim.

    *Wave One stories for ART are still in SINGLE claims. If you signed up for art, claim a fic. Go here to stake your claim.

    *Check in for artists and mixers is July 7th. We just want to make sure everything is going swimmingly. If it isn't, let us know.

    *If you need help, give a shout. Otherwise, keep going. The end is in sight!

    Update!

    Jun. 25th, 2014 12:15 am
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    *All assignments for Wave One Mixers and Artists are out. If you don't have yours, please check your spam folder before emailing us. If there's something wrong with your assignment, please let us know.

    *Wave One stories are now into DOUBLE claims for MIXES, so if there was a fic you wanted to claim, now's your chance. Go here to stake your claim.

    *Wave One stories for ART are still in SINGLE claims. If you signed up for art, claim a fic. Go here to stake your claim.

    *Wave Three authors' sign up deadline is today, June 25th. If it's still the 25th somewhere in the world, you can still sign up. This is your last chance. As always, there's no penalty for dropping out. Go here to sign up as a Wave Three author.

    *We're still looking for ARTISTS for Wave Two. If you signed up, please go here to stake your claim.
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    Drafts are due on Monday, June 16th. As long as it's still the 16th in Alofi, you're good.

    If we don't get an email or a draft from you by the end of the 16th, we will assume that you've dropped out of Wave One. You might want to consider finishing up your story for Wave Three, instead. Either way, there's no consequences for dropping out, no hard feelings Life happens, and we hope to see you around.

    ...the deets.... )
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    And wow, does that subject line really date me, or what?

    Anyway there's a little over a week left until the rough draft due date. Which is Monday, June 16th. As long as it's still the 16th in Alofi, you're good.

    THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO START PANICKING.

    Seriously. )
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    There are less than a dozen performers signed up for Wave Two and I know a few have had to drop out. And the deadline for podfic was yesterday, so let's try to get things going again.

    At this point, you need to have a podfic rough draft done, which is a podfic that is at least 50% done or 1 hour completed. If you've managed to get that far on your BBB podfic, congrats. Send an email to bandombigbang at gmail with a screencap of the exported file in iTunes or the raw file in your recording software as proof.

    Include a summary of the story - remember that this is so that artists and mixers can decide if they want to chose your podfic. If the story requires warnings, please include them in the summary.

    Rough drafts are due today, Saturday May 31st. As long as it's still the 31st in Alofi, you're still good.

    If you have to drop out, for whatever reason, don't feel bad. Life happens. If you want to send an email saying so, that's fine. But if we don't get some kind of communication from you by the end of today we will assume that you've dropped out. No hard feelings, bb. *hugs*

    If you have other podfic issues not covered by this post, feel free to comment or email. The comments are screened.

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