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SGA Reverse Bang Mod ([personal profile] sgarb_mod) wrote in [community profile] sgareversebang2012-01-04 12:49 pm
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2012 Info Post

It's time to get the next round started! There are a number of changes from the previous years, so please do read the info, even if you've participated before.


General Information
Info for Artists
Info for Authors


Welcome to the Stargate Atlantis Reverse Big Bang! This is a challenge where artists make at least one piece of fanart, then authors will write a minimum 10,000 word fic inspired by a piece that they choose.

Participants are required to have a LiveJournal or a Dreamwidth account to participate.

Artwork and stories must focus on Stargate Atlantis and its characters (see the FAQ for more information on crossovers). Any ratings, genres, pairings, and moresomes are allowed.

General rules for fanworks apply, ie. no plagiarism or stealing, and give credit for resources.

Art and fic should be made specifically for this challenge. Sequels/prequels/additions to existing series are allowed as long as the fic/art can stand alone.

Warnings are required for implied and explicit depictions of: non-con, dub-con, minors (under 18) in sexual situations, suicide, and major character death. Warnings will be greyed out so you don't have to worry about them spoiling your fic/art. Use other warnings at your own discretion.

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Artist sign-ups: January 1st–31st
Author sign-ups: January 1st-February 29th
Art for claiming due: February 29th
Claiming: tentatively March 4th, time TBD
Drop-out deadline for authors: May 13th. If authors drop out after this date, they will be banned from the next round.
Posting period: Roughly June 1st to 30th, depending on the number of people signed up.

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What types of fanart are allowed?
For the primary piece (ie, the one that will be used for claiming), pretty much any medium is fine as long as the artwork can be used to inspire a story. If you’re planning to do something really unorthodox, please check with the mods before you get started on your artwork.

Additional artwork can be any medium.

The artwork submitted must be new, or at least it cannot have been posted on the internet before.

How many pieces can I submit?
You can make as many pieces of fanart as you like, but all of the pieces should be able to work together as one story.

How big does the artwork have to be?
For drawings and manips, the canvas size should be minimum 500x500px. Vids should be at least one minute long. For other types of fanart, please get in touch with the mods.

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What are the requirements for fics?
The fic must be a minimum of 10,000 words long, and it should be inspired by the artwork that you’ve claimed.

What’s with the drop-out deadline?
If authors drop out after May 13th, you will be banned from participating in next year’s Reverse Bang. This is to discourage people from dropping out last-minute, and to make sure that pinch-hitters will have a reasonable amount of time to finish their fics.

Do I need a DW account?
No, you don't, but the claiming post will be on Dreamwidth, so if you don't have a DW account, you will have to join [personal profile] sgareversebang as an OpenID account. You can find more information about logging in with OpenID on DW here.

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The claiming process will work the same as in previous years.

A few days before March 4th, a members-only post will go up on the Dreamwidth community ([personal profile] sgareversebang) with previews of all the artwork so that authors can decide on which artwork they’d like to write for. The post will be closed to comments.

This is an example of what an art preview will look like:

preview image of artwork
Character(s) and/or pairing(s):

On March 4th, exact time TBD, comments will be turned on so that authors can reply with their top few choices. If an author can’t make the claiming time, they can arrange for a proxy to comment for them.

Claims will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If an author’s 1st choice has already been claimed, they’ll be given their 2nd choice, then 3rd, and so on. If all of an author’s choices have been claimed, I will skip them and get back to them for the 2nd round of claiming.

The 2nd round will start after all of the artwork has been claimed once. Then I’ll go back through the comments and assign 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc, choices for authors who didn’t get a claim the first round.

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Posting is going to work differently this year. Instead of the mod posting artwork and stories to the communities, authors and artists will be posting their stories and artwork anywhere they want, and then post masterlinks on the community. This means that you can post your stories on just your LJ, just your DW, your website, the AO3, tumblr, deviantART, anywhere is fine as long as it can be viewed publicly.

If you only have an LJ or only have a DW account, the mods can mirror the link posts on the other community.

There should be one post on the community for each art/story pair.

When it gets closer to the posting time, I will put up a “Posting Date Claiming” post. Authors and artists should decide beforehand which days they can/would like to post on, then reply to the entry with their choices. Posting dates will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will also be a template for posting masterlinks to the community.

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Do I need a DW account?
Artists don't have to worry about anything DW-related. However, the claiming post will be on DW, so it will be easier for authors if they have a DW account. If you're an author and don't have a DW account, you will have to join [personal profile] sgareversebang as an OpenID account. You can find more information about logging in with OpenID on DW here.

Are crossovers allowed?
Crossovers with Stargate SG–1 and Stargate Universe are allowed, but the focus of the piece must be on the Atlantis characters. Artists, keep in mind that if your crossover is very specific, it could make it more difficult for an author to claim your piece. Also, authors are not obligated to write crossovers with other fandoms. This is an SGA challenge, so authors can’t be expected to be familiar with other fandoms.

Can the art/fic be part of an existing series?
Yes, as long as it can stand alone and be understood without seeing/reading the other parts.

Do I need a beta?
Betas for art and stories are not required, but they are encouraged. The mods and this community won't be able to help you find a beta.

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tielan: (SGA - Teyla 2)

[personal profile] tielan 2012-01-31 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Can I sign up as both an artist and an author? (Obviously not picking my own art for authorship.)

[identity profile] 2012-02-16 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm afraid I have to drop out as an artist. Is there another place I should comment to let the mods know?

Thank you very much,


[identity profile] 2012-02-19 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you. I'm sorry I can't participate. I look forward to seeing all the art and pictures. :)
lar_laughs: (SGA - OT4 team)

[personal profile] lar_laughs 2012-04-27 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
I'm going to need to drop out of this year's Reverse Bang.
touchofstrange: (SGA - Atlantis)

[personal profile] touchofstrange 2012-06-21 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Not sure if I need to notify of this - but I'm scheduled to post today, and I don't think I'm going to be able to make it in time today. I'll definitely post during the amnesty period - but I wanted to let you know (I've already informed my artist).