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SGA Reverse Bang Mod ([personal profile] sgarb_mod) wrote in [community profile] sgareversebang2011-01-02 06:21 pm
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2011 intro post

First, say hello to [personal profile] chkc and [personal profile] reddwarfer who will be helping me mod this time around, under this mod account. A few things have changed from last year, especially for authors, so please read through the info before you sign up.

Also, I'll be revoking everyone's membership from last year so that only current participants will be members.

Artist sign-ups end: Jan 31
Author sign-ups end: Feb 20th
Art (used for claiming) due: Feb 20th
Claiming: Feb 28th
Author withdraw date without penalty: April 30
Final art and story deadline: May 22
Reveal date: May 31

How does this work?
Artists have from the time they sign up to Feb 20th to make at least one large piece of fanart. One piece of art will be used for claiming. Claiming is where authors will pick the art they want to write a story for. The art previews will be posted anonymously. After claiming, we'll pair up authors with artists, and you'll have more time to finish your fanworks.

Stories and artwork will be submitted by email and the mods will post them to both the LJ and DW communities in locked posts. On May 31st everything will be unlocked for the big bang!

General info
General rules for fanworks apply, ie no plagiarism, no 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.

All pairings, ratings, and genres will be accepted.

Warnings are required for implied and explicit depictions of: non-con, dub-con, minors (under 18) in sexual situations, suicide, major character death, and infidelity. 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.

Info for artists
For your main piece, any medium is allowed (manips, traditional/digital drawings, crafts, vids, collages, etc) as long as it's visual. Which means soundtracks are not allowed for the main piece, which will be used in claiming. But if you want to make additional pieces, absolutely any medium is fine. The minimum is one piece of fanart which should be a minimum of 500px either horizontally or vertically. Larger pieces are fine, but we might need to resize them if they are too large to fit nicely across the page.

The only restriction on the content of the fanart is that SGA characters have to be the focus of the artwork. But please keep in mind that, although you're free to include elements from other fandoms, authors might not be familiar with non-SGA fandoms, and are not obligated to write crossovers/fusions.

You only need to have one piece done for the claiming date. You can make multiple pieces, but they should be able to fit together into one hypothetical story, ie. all of your pieces will be claimed as a set and used as the basis for one story.

Info for authors
The minimum wordcount for this round is 10,000. You will have from when you sign up until May 22nd to finish your fic. If you need to drop out for whatever reason, you have to let us know before April 30th so we can arrange for pinch-hitters. If you drop out after April 30th you won't be able to participate in the next round. Also, please let us know as soon as possible if you need an extra day or two to finish.

For claiming, the art previews will go up a few days before Feb 28th so authors can figure out which pieces they want to claim. On Feb 28th authors (or their proxy) will be able to comment and claim the fanart. Claiming will happen on the Dreamwidth community, since it allows OpenID accounts to join communities.

You do not need a Dreamwidth account to participate. If you don't have one, please sign into Dreamwidth with your OpenID account and request to join the community. After that you won't have to do anything on Dreamwidth until the claiming date.

If you have problems logging in with OpenID or something, you can get a friend that has a Dreamwidth account or can login with OpenID to be your proxy. The previews will be posted on both LJ and DW, so you'll still be able to pick your top choices, and notices will be posted on the LJ comm for claiming as well.

Artist sign-ups are here.
Author sign-ups are here.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment here, or email the mods at
kazbaby: (NoblePaiting (Sheppard))

[personal profile] kazbaby 2011-01-03 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
I feel silly for asking this but I wasn't quite sure, but when we comment to sign up do we add our names on the sign up posts (for artist in my case) on both LJ and DW?


(Anonymous) 2011-02-04 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, I was wondering, are crossovers accepted? Specifically, my story is a crossover between Yu-gi-oh, SG-1, and Atlantis. Characters from all three are included.
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[personal profile] omg_wtf_yeah 2011-02-20 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
I feel silly asking - does art have to be at least 500 x 500px (or larger in either direction) or can it be say 400 x 500px?
omg_wtf_yeah: Omar Little in side profile, with the text "All in the game" over his head. (SGA - John Sheppard loves the Canadians)

[personal profile] omg_wtf_yeah 2011-02-20 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay! Thanks! :)