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16th-Apr-2013 12:01 am - OFFICIAL ARTIST/AUTHOR CHECK-IN
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This is your OFFICIAL Artist/Author Check-in

Authors please comment here if you ARE or ARE NOT participating. IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU BY FRIDAY 19th WE WILL ASSUME YOU ARE NOT PARTICIPATING. We will not be chasing up any non-responsive authors and will reassign your artist.

For those still participating please send in what you have of your draft and preliminary art.

Artists, if you have not heard from your author by now, we will be contacting you soon to hopefully reassign you. Thank you so much for your patience and participation in the big bang! ♥
13th-Apr-2013 06:17 pm - Just a nudge!
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A reminder that all authors should have made contact with their artist by this point, and that your next MANDATORY check in is on this Monday the 15 of April! So please be ready to let us know how you are doing when that post goes up!

Authors, you should have already shared your progress and drafts with your artists. We ask that you please share this information with the mods as well.

Artists, we'd love to see any preliminary sketches you may have done or at the very least, please let us know what scenes you will be creating for.

We have followed up on all the artists who have not been contacted by their author, and responded to this post. If you STILL have not heard from you author please let us know, again. Thank you!

If we have not heard from you or you have not responded to the mandatory check-in post by Friday the 19th, we will unfortunately have to assume that you are not participating anymore.

We hope to hear from you all soon!
7th-Apr-2013 02:30 pm - Author/Artist Contact!
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Just a quick reminder that all authors should have contacted their artist by now. Artists if you have NOT heard from your author please comment to this post and we'll chase it up.
11th-Mar-2013 12:48 am - Story Summaries for Artist Claiming
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Artists, here is your chance to pick the story you'd like to create art for! Please comment below with your choices! (If you can create for more than one author, please let us know! That would be so very helpful!)

You don't have to be signed up already to participate as an artist! If you'd like to jump in and join us now, we definitely won't turn any artists away!

Edit to add: Authors/Artists will receive a confirmation from the mods for your matching on or before March 18!

If you have any questions you can ask them here or email us at nextgenbigbang at gmail dot com.

Please use this form when commenting:

Story SummariesCollapse )

(If you are an author and you don't see your summary here, we don't have it in our records. Please contact us asap and we will add it!)

Thank you!

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17th-Feb-2013 02:49 pm - Update on the nextgenbigbang!
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Hello! This is your round 2 mod, kitty_fic!

I'd like to apologize for the lack of updates on the nextgenbigbang. If you know me at all, you know that I am active on LJ and I have plenty of experience modding, and hopefully you know that I'm really not likely to flake out on this community! However, I do have to admit that I'm much more used to modding fests and that I've struggled a bit modding this big bang. It's definitely been a bit of a learning curve for me!

Nonetheless, I can guarantee that as long as we have authors who want to participate, the fest will happen!

drarryxlover is our other active mod. She has been huge help with the email correspondence and other organizational things. So, weplan to be better about updating the community and keeping things running smoothly and on schedule!

Even before the holidays (and before the mods took a bit of an unplanned hiatus), we unfortunately did have some authors who weren't sure they were going to be able to complete the challenge. We've known for awhile now over at ngbb_writers that we were pushing back our schedule. Unfortunately, I was remiss in posting that note to the main comm!

So, in response to requests by our participating authors, we have pushed back the timeline.

Here is our new timeine:

March 10: [Anon Summaries Posted for Artists]
March 18: [Artist/Author Matching] (Writers must begin to share all their work/rough drafts with their artist at this point.) (Author's are encouraged to have 10-15k written by this point.)
April 15: [Mandatory Artist/Author Check-in.] (To establish that things are running smoothly and the allotted artists/writers are working together on their submissions.)
May 1: [Final Check-in] [Author and Artist Rough Drafts Due to Mods] (Should be complete other than edits or small additions allowed.) (You will need to confirm your final participation at this time.)
May 10: [Posting Schedule Posted]
May 15: [Posting Starts]

We are also considering adding a mini-bang option for those who would be interested in joining in for a smaller challenge. It doesn't look like there will be a next gen prompt fest running this spring, so, maybe we can help fill the gap in next gen fic in this way? There would be no artist matching for this option, but we may offer some other incentive to writers (possibly a story banner/graphic).

Poll #1897007 MiniBang NGBB

Would you be interested in participating in a mini-bang option for the nextgenbigbang?

Yes! Definitely!
This doesn't work for me.

What should the word limit be for the mini-bang?

anything over 1k
5k mini-bang
10k mini-bang
Something else

Mini-bang posting should be...

right before the bigbang
at the same time as the big bang
right after the big bang
Something else

If you have any comments, concerns, inquiries, Howlers, etc, please comment here or direct them to: nextgenbigbang@gmail.com.
10th-Dec-2012 01:13 am - Update!
MOD // ngbb
Due to some concern from the participants on the timeline, we are going to adjust our schedule around the holidays a bit.

We were hesitant to do this at first as we've already given 6 months of creation time, however we recognize that maybe it wasn't the most convenient time with the holidays in the middle of it all...

We still have fabulous writers and artists participating (plus a few that thought they might have to drop out but will now hopefully be able to stay with us with the help of a few adjustments to the schedule.)

Please do not fear the nextgenbigbang is still happily under control! We are just making a few modly adjustments to the schedule based on this poll at our support comm. We want to offer the most support and help that we possibly can to help all of our participants succeed!

Please continue to write and work on your stories and enjoy your holidays! We will have more information coming soon about artist matching, scheduling, etc!

Thank you!
11th-Nov-2012 03:30 pm - MANDATORY CHECK IN TWO
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Hi all it's that time again!

This time we require something a little different, we need you to send in a summary of your fic so we can post them for the artists to choose who they want to draw for. Please email these to us at nextgenbigbang@gmail.com along with a word count and a confirmation of your participation.

Also please take the time to fill in this poll over at ngbb_writers

26th-Oct-2012 09:45 am - BETA SIGN UPS NOW OPEN
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It's time for BETA sign-ups, please fill in the form and we'll get back to you.

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If you're name's on this list you didn't contact us about the Mandatory Check-In last week, if you don't respond we're going to assume you're not participating. If you are still participating, let us know either by email: nextgenbigbang@gmail.com or at The MANDATORY CHECK-IN on the NextGenBigBang Journal or NGBB_Writer's Journal.

13th-Oct-2012 04:14 am - NextGen Discussion #6
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NextGen Discussion #6

When did you learn to love the epilogue and nextgen characters? Have you always appreciated it or did it slowly grow on you?

There are a few writers that we have not heard from yet for the first mandatory check-in! Please comment asap! We'll be posting a list of MIA participants in the next few days. Thanks!

It's not too late to join us for the nextgenbigbang! We will still happily welcome both ARTISTS and WRITERS!
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