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alexcat ([personal profile] alexcat) wrote2017-06-19 12:52 pm

OEAM Big Bang signup's coming in July

What is a Big Bang?
A Big Bang is a challenge in which you have 4 months to write a 20,000 word story. You have a second choice - a 10,000 word Mini Bang.

For those of you not writers, there will also be an art challenge to create art for the stories in the challenge.

Beta readers will also be called to help get those stories ready for posting!

What fandoms can we write?
This is the list:
Arthurian Legend
Babylon 5 (all)
DC Comic Universe
Dr. Who
Legend of the Seeker (TV series and The Sword of Truth books)
Marvel Universe
Pirates of the Caribbean
Real Person Fiction
Queer as Folk
Sherlock Holmes - all
Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood (NEW)
Star Trek (all)
Stargate (any)
Other: Fiction about fandoms that actors in the main fandom, Tolkien, are in. For example, Sean Bean was in Game of Thrones so that fic counts as well.
Real Person Fiction (of listed fandom actors, writers, etc.)

The usual rules apply.

When is the Big Bang?
Here is the schedule:

6th Annual OEAM Big Bang
July 1 - 31, 2017 – Signups are open.
August 1, 2017 – Writing Begins
September 1 – November 30, 2017 – Beta reader signups
September 1, 2017 – 1st mandatory check in
September 15, 2017 – Snippet Post
October 1, 2017 – 2nd mandatory check in
November 1, 2017 – 3rd mandatory check in
November 1 – 31, 2017 – Artist signups
November 31, 2017 – Writing time ends, sign up for posting day.
December 15, 2017 – Drafts due to mods for distribution to artists
December 15- 31, 2017 – Editing
January 15, 2018 – Beta’d stories due
February 1, 2018 – All work should be done and posting will begin
Questions? Send me a message.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2017-06-20 11:15 am (UTC)(link)
Can I be simple and ask what OEAM stands for? I assumed it was Of Elves and Men, but then you have a list of other fandoms, and now I'm just confused.
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[personal profile] st_aurafina 2017-06-20 12:58 pm (UTC)(link)
All is revealed! Thank you!
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[personal profile] eustacia_vye28 2017-06-21 06:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooooh. This seems so very tempting. Real Life is really hectic, so I'm a bit leery of promising things. That being said, if I have an idea I can bang out 20k words with no difficulty at all. I haven't written Firefly in ages, so it might be fun to dip my toes back in those waters. :D

Is there a DW version of the comm, or do I have to sign the TOS of doom over at LJ in order to participate?
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[personal profile] eustacia_vye28 2017-06-26 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
*peering between fingers* I'm going to join up. And sign up, hoping Real Life will cooperate. :)