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Here is the second check in post, mirrored on our Tumblr.

This is an optional activity, with no deadlines. Answer now, answer later, or skip it completely.



No matter what kind of fanwork you're planning on creating for this challenge, at the heart of it is a story that you want to tell. And until you have an idea of what that story is, it's hard find the inspiration and creativity to start on your fanwork.

So that's the first step. Think about the story you want to tell. It can be detailed and specific (I want FOB as werewolves!) or more general (I want band-as-chosen-family FEELS!) You can tell more than one story, combining them into a sticky sweet concoction of trope-y goodness. You can have a theme, a idée fixe, a narrative kink.

Comment to this post, or reblog on Tumblr, and:

1. tell us what is your favorite type of drink
2. tell us a little bit about the story (or stories, if you haven't settled on just one) you want to tell
3. comment to someone else's comment and cheer them on

Remember, you're not being graded; there is no wrong answer, because all answers are right.

Let's kickstart our creativity!
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tl;dr friending memes are a good way to make new friends, but also help develop creative relationships with people who will keep you focused on your Bandom Big Bang fanwork.

Important things to remember:

•You don't have to have a DW to participate - just comment anonymously.
•You don't have to be signed up as a fanwork creator to participate.
•The official BBB Tumblr ([tumblr.com profile] bandombb) and Twitter ([twitter.com profile] bandombigbang) are only for announcements, but there is an inspirational Tumblr that you can contribute to at any time by joining the [tumblr.com profile] bbb-network.
•If you are signed up as a fanwork creator, you can opt to be poked and prodded by mod email.


Friending meme tl;dr part! )
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We've gotten a couple of questions about whether BBB 2017 is happening, so we've got the usual interest poll here.

Just as a reminder of the schedule and requirements:

Schedule
Sign ups open: March 1st
Primary rough drafts due: June 1st (fanworks must be 80% complete)
Primary claims period: June 7th - June 14th
Primary and complement final drafts due: September 1st
Posting: September 7th - September 14th

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

Welcome!

Mar. 16th, 2016 02:41 am
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Wow, we've had a great turn out so far, it's been lovely seeing some familiar names, as well as new ones. Hello, everyone!

Once you confirm your email, you'll be sent a link to a small survey to see what kind of support you want and need from the community to get your Big Bang project done.

One of the things we're looking at doing is a weekly post for cheering/checking in/inspiration/venting/etc, mostly likely on DW and mirrored on Tumblr. If you are interested in "hosting" one of these check in posts, please email the mods.

Sign ups will continue to be open, and in the meantime, let's get going!
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Welcome to the sign up post for people wanting to participate in the 2016 Bandom Big Bang, either as a primary or complement creator!

Here is a reminder of the schedule and requirements:

Schedule
Sign ups open: March 10th
Primary rough drafts due: June 10st (fanworks must be 80% complete)
Primary claims period: June 11th - June 18th
Primary and complement final drafts due: September 10th
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

Please make sure you have read the rules and the FAQ before signing up. By signing up, you are agreeing to follow the challenge rules. Please direct any questions or concerns to that post or to bandombigbang at gmail dot com.

Sign up with the username you want to be known by, what platform you use most (Tumblr, LJ, DW, etc), and your email address. If you are planning to create more than one fanwork (e.g., one solo and one with a collaborator, or one fic and one art, please make sure that each sign up is a separate comment).

Here is a helpful template for you to cut and paste into the comments:



You should receive an email within a couple of days of signing up. Please responding simply by hitting reply. We want to ensure that emails are getting through to everyone. If after two days you haven't received an email, please check your spam folder before notifying the mods.
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Are you an artist? Perhaps podficcing is more your thing. Or maybe you can create fanmixes that will blow people's minds!

If so, you might want to check out this post with a list of Wave 2 fanworks ready to be claimed for complementary works. At present time, there are 6 awesome fics and 1 great podfic rarin' to be snatched up by anyone who'd like to create a complementary fanwork.

So, go ahead and check out the list. We're feeling pretty sure that there might be a fanwork or two that strikes your fancy. :D!
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Hello, [personal profile] lucifuge5 here!

As of today, everyone who has signed up for Wave 2 has 28 days to create fanworks before the hard deadline of Saturday, July 18th.

Is your podfic rough draft ready? Are you happy with the way your mix has turned out? Then, you don't have to wait until July 18th to turn in.

If, on the other hand, you're still sketching out your art pieces or writing out as much of that wonderful plot bunny in your head as you can, then keep going. This is not the time to panic. Remember, you still have 28 whole days to send in your rough draft.

Do you need a few "you can do this" vibes sent your way? Hugs? Cookies? Drop a comment below. We know you can totes get to the finish line. :D!
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Hi, everyone! [personal profile] lucifuge5 here!

As of today, everyone has 31 days to finish their fanworks before the hard deadline
of Monday, May 18th.

We wanted to not only give you a (semi-gentle) reminder, but also the choice to check-in on the state of your Wave One fanworks.

Some of us could be putting on the finishing touches on our art pieces or running through our fanmixes to make sure everything's A-OK. If you're in this group, that's great! Feel free to turn in your completed fanwork anytime before now and May 18th.

On the other hand, some of us might be tusslin' with our fics or pushing our hardest to get that podfic to the finish line. If this is you, don't panic! You still have a whole 31 days to make the deadline.

Deadlines can seem terrifying and huge. In some ways, it really depends on how you approach them. Here are a few things to consider:

* Have you contacted your co-creator? If you're feeling isolated or stuck on a particular thing, having someone else (to bounce ideas of) is a fantastic way to keep yourselves motivated.

* Do you need a beta (if so, for what kind of fanwork?)? Post a comment below!

* Is a cheerleader, rather than a beta, what you want? Drop a comment!

All of you are incredibly talented. Your [community profile] bandombigbang Mod Team can't wait to see the finished products.

So feel free to drop a line if you're up to it. :)
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Y'all intrepid creators, we've got 17 days before check in on March 21st. But don't fret! Need a little pick-up? Some encouraging words? Hand-holding with some care and feeding? Just drop a comment below.

And hey, have you gotten everything sorted out? You made it to the end and got that draft nailed down or the finishing touches on that art, worked out that epic mix and recorded that podfic? Go you! You are amazing! Spread some of that cheer to help your other creators struggling to finish.

For those of you close to a finishing your draft, instructions for turning them in will go up next week.
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One of the things your [community profile] bandombigbang Mod Team wanted to make happen was a super-mellow way for Bandom peeps to interact. Even though some of us might already know each other, this could be the first time participating in a BBB for the rest of us.

And so we bring you this Friending Meme! *does jazz hands*

In all seriousness, creating fanworks for a Big Bang usually depends on stamina, stubbornness, and support. We can tell you from experience that there's nothing like having someone who can cheer you on during those moments when you want to give up, getting enthusiastic feedback to keep the creativity's momentum going or simply, squeeing about Pete, Lindsay, Travie, Ryan, Z Berg, Spencer, Ray...

If you want to play, copy and paste the code below in your reply. #Sosimple




Participation is not only absolutely optional, but also open to everyone in Bandom (whether or not you've signed up for Wave One).
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Welcome to the sign up post for people wanting to participate in Wave One, either as a primary or complement creator!

Here is a reminder of the schedule and requirements:

Schedule
Sign ups open: January 31st
Primary rough drafts due: March 21st (fanworks must be 80% complete)
Primary claims period: March 22nd to March 29th
Primary and complement final drafts due: May 18th
Posting: May 25th to May 31st

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: 5,000 words
Podfic: 5,000 words (cover art optional)
Mix: 10 songs + track list and write up (cover art optional)
Art: something you've spent 20-30 hours on
Vid: 1 minute

Please make sure you have read the rules and the FAQ before signing up. By signing up, you are agreeing to follow the challenge rules. Please direct any questions or concerns to that post or to bandombigbang at gmail dot com.

Sign up with the username you will use throughout the challenge and your email address. If you are planning to create more than one fanwork (e.g., one solo and one with a collaborator, or one fic and one art, please make sure that each sign up is a separate comment).

Here is a helpful template for you to cut and paste into the comments:



You should receive an email within a couple of days of signing up. Please responding simply by hitting reply. We just want to ensure that emails are getting through to everyone. If after two days you haven't received an email, please check your spam before notifying the mods.
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Fair warning, but we're hoping to encourage a lot more cheerleading and other activities in this community, so if you just want to know about important announcements, you might want to follow the Twitter account [twitter.com profile] bandombigbang instead, which will only tweet sign-ups, deadlines, calls for pinch hits, fanwork posts, etc.) Our Tumblr account [tumblr.com profile] bandombb will be somewhere in between, we'll post the important announcements over there, but will let people know about activities taking place here at Dreamwidth as well.
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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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Okay, everyone, thanks for helping make this another successful Bandom Big Bang. *twirls you all* So many awesome fanworks to partake of. Master lists of awesome: Wave One, Wave Two, Wave Three.

On Monday we will be putting up a couple of posts for feedback and input on the future of the Bandom Big Bang, so please be sure to check those out and signal boost.

A few reminders:

  • Authors, please remember to thank your mixers and/or artists. Take a moment to appreciate everyone who created fanworks for your story.

  • Creators, make sure you give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it.

  • If possible, leave a kudo or a comment for the creators. Bandom isn't the huge fandom it used to be and it's nice to know the fanworks are appreciated.

  • Please leave extra super special thanks to our pinch hitters: [personal profile] dapatty, [tumblr.com profile] dizzyondreams and [livejournal.com profile] adashofcyanide. They swooped in to help ensure that this big bang was successful. Also much thanks to those who claimed more than one summary, ensuring that every story had bonus material (looking at you, [personal profile] truthismusic!)

  • Some applause for your mods, please: [personal profile] chimneythunder, [personal profile] dapatty, [personal profile] happilyappled, [personal profile] lucifuge5, and [personal profile] romantical. Without them, this challenge would have never gotten off the ground.

    Thanks again for being awesome, everyone!

    <3,
    aka
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    Emails have been sent out. If you didn't receive one, please check your spam folder and then contact the mods.

    Writers, please confirm your posting dates ASAP

    Wave Three starts posting on Monday. Get excited!
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    Hello, wonderful peeps!

    So it happens that we've got three stories that need pitch-hitters (talented artists and/or creative mixers). Check them out and claim one for artifying and/or creating a mix. :)?

    The deadline for turning in the art and/or mix is Friday, August 29th.


    Seriously, thanks to the people who stepped forward to help out. *smishes all of you* The deadline for pinch hits is September 5th, but sooner is good, too. :D

    Behold the fics )
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    Okay, artists and mixers, check-in emails have been sent out. If you signed up for arting or mixing, please check your mail and respond accordingly.

    We're looking for some pinch hitters, so if you have some time for arting or mixing, please email the mods - bandombigbang at gmail dot com

    Everything is due on Friday, August 29th. As long as it is the 29th somewhere in the world, you are okay. And by everything, we mean stories, art, mixes.

    In the next couple of days a post will go up explaining how to turn your fanworks in. In the meantime, keep going, everyone! We're almost to the end!
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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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