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01 August 2016 @ 11:36 am
2016/2017 Info Post  

Welcome to the Stargate Atlantis Reverse Big Bang!

This is a challenge where artists make at least one piece of fanart, then authors write a minimum 1,000 word fic inspired by the piece that they've chosen. It's time to get the next round started, and things are much the same as last year but there are a few changes, so please do read over the info, even if you've participated before.




Info for Artists
Info for Authors


As above, artists make at least one piece of fanart, then authors write a minimum 1,000 word fic inspired by the piece that they've claimed.

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

This year artwork and stories can focus on any Stargate verse (SGA, SG1 and SGU 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.

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Artist sign-ups: August 1st - August 31st
Author sign-ups: August 1st - Oct 28th
Art for claiming due: November 4th
Claiming: November 11th, time TBD
Drop-out deadline for authors: Feb 1st. (If authors drop out after this date, they risk being banned from the next round)
Posting period:April 1st.

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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.

With your main art submission you'll also need to send in a preview from the image, either 300x300px or with either the width or height being 300px and no dimension exceeding that size.

You can either crop your main picture or reduce it in size overall. Only one preview is used, even if there's more than one artwork. Vids need a brief preview vid that can be linked to and played by claimants, and a still-frame preview image for the Claims page. If your main artwork is a moving gif, the preview should be a still-shot from that gif.

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What are the requirements for fics?
The fic must be a minimum of 1,000 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 Feb 1st, those authors risk being banned from participating in the next year's Reverse Bang. This is to discourage people from dropping out last-minute, to give the mods plenty of notice to enlist pinch-hitters, and to make sure that pinch-hitters will have a reasonable amount of time to finish their fics.

Do I need a DW account?
If you want to post your contribution on DW you will need a DW account.

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The claiming process will work the same as in previous years except the claiming will be done on livejournal.

A few days before November 11th, a members-only post will go up with previews of all the artwork so that authors can decide 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 November 11th, 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 first choice has already been claimed, they'll be given their second choice, then third, and so on. If all of an author's choices have been claimed, we would skip them and get back to them for the 2nd round of claiming, provided there is a 2nd round.

The 2nd round will start after all of the artwork has been claimed once. Then the mods will go back through the comments and assign first, second, third, etc., choices for authors who didn't get a claim in the first round, or for anyone who wants to claim two artworks to write stories for.

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Posting will work the same as last year. Authors and artists can  post their stories and artwork anywhere they want, and then post master links here at the community. This means that you can post your art/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 for you.

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

There will also be a template provided for posting master links to the community.

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Do I need a DW?
No. The claiming will be done on LJ.

Are crossovers allowed?
For this round we are allowing all Stargate (SGA, SG1 and SGU). Crossovers can only be with characters from these shows. For example. John Sheppard/Cameron Mitchell, Ronon Dex/Teal'c are allowed, John Sheppard/Dean Winchester is not.

However, after much discussion we've decided, monsters, robots, etc... (from shows/movies) don't count as actual characters and would be okay in art.

So, if you want to use a robot or giant monster(or whatever) then that's fine. When you submit your art don't worry about putting another fandom since it's only the monsters, etc.. used and it won't be counted as a crossover.

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.

Will check-ins be required?
Yes. This year the mods have decided that we will post a reminder/check-in entry to be used as both a reminder and to get an idea of any artist/author who thinks they will not be able to complete their art/story well ahead of time so that pinch hitters can be found and given ample time to complete their work. Don't worry, we aren't going to require a draft or outline, but we do expect you to be honest.

Do I need a beta?
Betas for stories are strongly encouraged. The mods and this community can't find you a beta, but there will be a beta post for those who want to give/receive help.

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rabidfan: moored boatrabidfan on August 3rd, 2016 10:46 am (UTC)
1,000 word?
angelus2hot: Stargate Atlantis city of the ancientsangelus2hot on August 3rd, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yes. 1,000 words. I'm hoping there will be more participation and less dropping out this round. :)
Will write for cakesgatazmy on August 6th, 2016 09:20 pm (UTC)
I am considering signing up the first time ever. Can you briefly explain how claiming works?
angelus2hot: Stargate Atlantis city of the ancientsangelus2hot on August 6th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC)
Sure thing.

Claiming is relatively simple. On Nov. 11th I will open up the claiming post (it will have all the artwork numbered) The authors choose which art they want to claim and post the number/title in the comment section.

It's based on first come first serve with a second round of claiming if needed/interest.

rabidfanrabidfan on November 11th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)

Can I add to a previous work as long as it can be read alone?

angelus2hot: Stargate Atlantis city of the ancientsangelus2hot on November 12th, 2016 08:28 pm (UTC)
You sure can. :)
outsideth3box: SGA Pegasusoutsideth3box on November 18th, 2016 03:53 am (UTC)
Oh, I have been writing along and it suddenly occurred to me to actually *ask* if crossovers are allowed... ?
angelus2hot: Stargate Atlantis city of the ancientsangelus2hot on November 18th, 2016 08:17 am (UTC)
Since that part of the info post didn't show up for some reason then yes crossovers are allowed this time.
annieb1955annieb1955 on December 30th, 2016 10:19 pm (UTC)
How do I let the mod know I need to drop out? I'm really sorry to do it but I've been sick for a couple of weeks and now I have to move house as well and I really just can't see myself getting my story done in time. Huge apologies. Just bad RL timing.

Edited at 2016-12-31 01:20 am (UTC)
angelus2hot: Stargate Atlantis city of the ancientsangelus2hot on January 1st, 2017 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting me know.

annieb1955annieb1955 on January 1st, 2017 06:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So disappointed but can't change things :( Hopefully will be kinder next time