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 Hey everyone!

It's time for our first check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged. We're just seeing how everybody's doing, if there are any concerns we need to be worried about, etc. Comments on this post are screened, so nobody else can see your comment, so feel free to vent as much as you need to. But please let us know how you're doing with that WIP. Any closer to done? Even if it's only a couple of words to assure us you're alive, please check in! :)

Next check point will be April 30th.
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There have been some requests in previous years for a post where authors can discuss the fics they're writing for the bang. So this is your chance! You can comment here to talk about your story, get feedback, entice prospective artists, exchange ideas, etc. Feel free to comment on others' posts even if you're not writing for the bang, the more the merrier. This post will remain open for the entire round, so if you decide to change your story in a few weeks or just see this post late, you're still welcome to comment. And if you want to hear more about everyone else's fics, you might want to track this post too.

This is totally optional, but if you'd like to post about your fic, we'd like to listen!

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 The sign up period for authors has come to an end! We had 180 people sign up, which is about the same as last year. If you signed up and haven't received a confirmation email, please email us at wipbigbang@gmail.com with your username so we can confirm your sign up. As per requests last year, a post will go up in the next few days where you can discuss your fic if you'd like some community support/involvement/etc. I'm so excited to see the awesome fics you all finish this round :)

We still need artists though! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th. If you know any artists who might like to create art for the bang, please point them our way!
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This is your reminder that author sign ups close today, April 7th, at 11:59pm CST. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have a little time, so get to it! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th.
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This is your reminder that author sign ups close tomorrow, April 7th, at 11:59pm CST. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time, so get to it! And there's still time to spread the word and get all of your friends and fandom buddies to join you too. The more the merrier and more WIPs that will finally be finished! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th.
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Hey everyone,

We're having some issues the autoresponder we use to generate confirmation emails. We know that a few of them aren't going through but we have no way to tell which ones aren't. So if you haven't received your confirmation email and it's been 24 hours since your sign up, please shoot us an email at WIPBigBang@gmail.com. If you could also include the username you signed up with it will greatly help us find and resend your confirmation.

Thanks!
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Welcome to the fourth annual WIP Big Bang! If you're interested in signing up, make sure you have first read all our FAQs. There are a couple of changes this year, so please give it (and this post) at least a skim even if you’re a returning participant.

Sign ups will be through one of the google forms listed below. If you are planning to do multiple fics, please fill out a separate form for each one just to help us keep organized. This year we are doing something a little different with artist sign ups (so we’d love to hear from you about if you like/don’t like this!). Instead of a sign up for artists, we are doing an “artist interest form.” The way this works is that artists interested in possibly doing art for the bang will fill out the form and we will contact them with art claims details a day or two before the post goes up. That means artist are not technically signed up for the bang until they’ve claimed a fic for art. We’re hoping this will help get fics claimed more quickly, as well as prevent those who are a little hesitant from not filling out the form in fear that they’re going to lock themselves into something.

The only required sections are username, platform, and email, but please fill out as much of the form as you can. It will really help us to keep track of everything. You can contact a mod later if you change your mind on the details of your story, or if you put a few options on the sign up you can narrow it down later. After you sign up, you should receive a confirmation email to the email you put on the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please email a mod at wipbigbang@gmail.com.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!




Click Here For Author Sign Up Form Signs ups are closed, thank you!
Click Here For Artist Interest Form




Author sign ups will close on Friday, April 7, 2017. Artist interest sign ups will close on May 14th, 2017. All times are 11:59 CST. If you have any questions about sign ups, please feel free to leave a comment here.
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If you’d like to promo the comm, here’s how to do it! Just copy the text in the textarea to put it on your journal, reblog the post on tumblr, retweet on twitter, or post a banner anywhere else you’d like. If you’d like to make more promo banners for us to use, just let us know!





Join us at wipbigbang Sign up March 24-April 7 and Finish Your Sh**! This is a Big Bang with one goal in mind: to clean out your drafts folder. These are stories that were unfinished for whatever reason, that authors returned to and completed, and the art that goes with them! All fandoms welcome!





Thanks to [personal profile] knowmefirst for making this banner!

 



Join us at wipbigbang Sign up March 24-April 7 and Finish Your Sh**! This is a Big Bang with one goal in mind: to clean out your drafts folder. These are stories that were unfinished for whatever reason, that authors returned to and completed, and the art that goes with them! All fandoms welcome!


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Schedule )

FAQ )


If you need help you can always contact a mod (reeby10 or biffelderberry) and we will do our best to make sure that you get your story/art finished.
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Finally the results from last year's feedback survey! I've compiled all* of the results and you can find them under the cut. Thank you again to everyone for participating and I hope to see you all in the next round :)

We had 42 total responses to the survey.

Read more... )

Notes

  • 2017 bang dates and the promo post should be up in the next couple of days. If you'd like to make new banners for this round, please send me a PM or email.

  • New art guidelines/minimums will likely be included in the upcoming FAQ update. If you have vid experience and wouldnn't mind answering a few additional questions, please send me a PM or email.

  • If you're interested in joining us as a mod this year, please send me a PM or email asap. I'm especially looking for someone who would be willing to run word wars and/or whine bars.

*I have not included all of the results in this post bc I figured most ppl would not interested, but if you are (or just want to see full-size charts), leave your email and I'll be happy to email you a copy!
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Here is the promised feedback survey! Quite a bit later than I intended, my apologies...

There are about 20 questions (only 4 are required) about everything from whether you did fic or art to if we should have art minimums. I'm not sure how long it will take to complete (my guess is less than 10 minutes), but I would really, really appreciate it if you could all complete the whole thing. Even if you had to drop out or didn't end up posting, I'd like to hear from you. It's very important to me to see how things went this year and how things can be improved in the future.

All answers will remain anonymous, though I will put together some stats if anyone is interested in seeing that. If you have any other concerns that aren't addressed in the survey, feel free to ask them here. There is also an option at the end for any comments, questions, suggestions, etc. and if you leave your email or username there I will reply to you privately. The survey will close on December 31.

Click here to take the survey.

Thank you! :)
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WIP Big Bang 2016 is over!



Congratulations to everyone!! We had a lot of great fic and great art posted and it's time to celebrate! I'm so so proud of all of you and I hope you're all proud of yourselves as well. You did something great by completing your stories and I'm really glad you all participated. I'm really impressed by all the fantastic fics and beautiful art that was produced. If you haven't had a chance to check everyone else's posts and leave comments, please do!



I had a great time modding and I hope you all had a good time too. There will be a survey up soonish so you can tell me how you thought it went and if you think any changes need to be made for the next round. As per the poll a while back, I will be starting a banned list, but that won't take effect until next year.

For now, it's time to cheer and squee and post the most excited/congratulatory gifs you can find! Have some wine and cheese and flail, shout, and have fun! You deserve a break after all your hard work :)



I hope to see you all again next year!
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 There's only about a week left of the bang for this year! I hope everyone is working very hard to put the finishing touches on their fics/art. For now I have several very important notes/reminders, as well as a poll that I would really appreciate if everyone would leave their thoughts on it.

Notes/Reminders

- With the bang so close to being over, there are unfortunately many people whose posting dates have passed and they have not posted their fics/art. These dates are NOT suggestions. Please submit your post on your day, the earlier the better so I have time to approve it. You don't even have to wait until your day to submit, you can submit early and we will queue it to post on your day.

  • If your posting date has passed, please go ahead and post asap and I will approve them when I have a chance. Anything submitted after August 22nd will be rejected.

  • If you can't post to LJ for some reason, email me your posting information and I will post it for you.

  • If you will be unable to post your completed fic, please email me to drop out before your posting day so I can update my schedule.

  • If you will be unable to post your completed art, please email me asap so I can find a pinch hitter.

- We have a WIP Big Bang 2016 collection on AO3 that you are welcome to post your works to.

Please check out your fellow participants' fics and art and leave a comment if you can! They've worked really hard on their big bang pieces (just as you have!), and everyone loves a bit of positive feedback :)

- Artists, if you are not posting your own bragging post, PLEASE make sure to let me know so I can mark you off my list when your author posts.

- If you're not an LJ native or forget to check the comm regularly, we have several other social media accounts we crosspost to to keep you updated! Also, you are welcome to submit your bragging post to any of these as well as the LJ, but you MUST submit to the LJ.
As always, if you have any questions or problems, please feel free to email or PM me!

Poll

This is my second year running the bang and I've seen an unfortunate pattern of authors claiming a date to post their fic and never posting or artists claiming a fic and never returning contact or posting anything. This can be very frustrating for me and I know it can be very frustrating for those of you left hanging. I've been thinking for a while about implementing some sort of banning system for people who default like that, but I wanted to see what all of you thought.

WIP Big Bang should implement a banning system
 
 
 

A person should be banned for...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A person should be banned after...

 
 
 
 

Being banned should last...

 
 
 
 

If you have anything else you'd like to share about this proposition, please leave a comment here (they are NOT screened) or send me an email. And if you have experience with keeping a banned users list for a bang/exchange/whatever and would be available for some questions, please let me know!
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So this will be the final post before the posting extravaganza begins on Sunday! I am so so excited by how many of you have participated and how many amazing stories we’re going to be reading soon. All of you had stories that had been sitting around for who knows how long and now YOU HAVE COMPLETE STORIES. At least mostly. Hopefully. You are all fantastic, authors and artists alike, and I am so proud of you :)

So how's this going to go, you ask? I've got my story online or mostly online and it'll be posted by the date I claimed, but how will everybody know I've completed it?

cut to save your reading list )
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All the remaining fics have been claimed for art, including our first pinch hit. Thank you so much, everyone, especially those of you who volunteered to take multiple claims!

Hopefully this will be the end of art claims for this year, but there is usually at least a couple of times where we need pinch hitters. This may be because an artist has had to drop or because they have simply disappeared. Authors, if you have not been able to contact your artist or your artist does not return your attempts at contact for four or more days, please send me an email. I will attempt to get you in contact with your artist or find you a pinch hitter if necessary.

Reminder: Date claims are open until July 6th. Please talk with your author/artist about what dates work best for both of you.
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Please leave your date claim on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

We're entering the final stages of the big bang. Today is the day to claim your date for posting. What does that mean? It means that by the date you picked, your completed story MUST be online. It can be on AO3. It can be on ff-net. It can be on your personal blog. But it needs to be online and complete. We'll have two stories per day featured on the community. Next week, I will post the "bragging rights" post layout for both authors and artists (because hey, you finished your shit, you fully deserve to brag about that and your awesome art too), as well as links to the AO3 collection. You may start posting your fic and art online on July 1st.

Here's what I need from you right now. I need you to get with your author/artist and select a date that works for BOTH of you. I will leave this post up and update as need be as dates get claimed. If you have not claimed a date by July 6th at 11:59 pm CST, a date will be assigned to you at random. Dates are first come, first serve. The last three days have been reserved in case of emergencies or missing artists.

To claim your date, please leave a comment below with these details:



Dates )

Reminders!

Jun. 25th, 2016 12:03 pm
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Just a few very important reminders:

  • Rough draft check in is going until tomorrow, Sunday June 26th, at 11:59pm CST. That means you have about 36hrs if you haven't checked in yet. Authors AND artists who do not check in will be considered dropped.

  • Posting claims will begin Wednesday, June 29th. Please discuss with your author/artist what dates work best.

  • There are still 8 fics that have not been claimed for art. We REALLY want these amazing fics to be claimed before posting claims, so PLEASE go check them out.

I hope everyone's fics and art are going splendidly! :)
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Hi everyone!

This is the Rough Draft Check In. Unike the other check in's, this one is mandatory for authors AND artists. By this point you should be at least 80% done, though I know several people are already at the beta and editing stages! If you're not at least 80% done, please also let us know if you think you'll be able to finish by the deadline and if there's anything we can do to help you finish. You do NOT have to turn anything into us, your assurances are enough, but if you do not check in by next Sunday, June 26th, we will consider you to have dropped. If an author is dropped after this check, their artist has no obligation to finish their art. If an artist is dropped after this check, we will do our best to find a pinch hitter.

Comments are screened, so we're the only ones that will see. If you did a double check in on the last check in or have already confirmed with us through email, there’s no need to check in again. So come one, come all, come vent, come celebrate, come worry! Let's do this thing! :D

Reminder: Posting date claims will go up on Wednesday, June 29th. Be sure to talk with your author/artist about what date is best! This is a week later than the original date of Wednesday, June 22nd, bc we still have about a dozen fics that have not been claimed for art and we really want them claimed before posting dates opens. Please PLEASE check out the art claims post and send over anyone you think might be intersted!
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 Hey guys,

I know I have a LOT of comments and emails I've yet to respond to. I just got back from a week and a half "vacation" and I didn't think it was going to put me so far behind on modding here... But I promise I will get to those asap and will hopefully have everything up to date by Sunday night!

One thing I did see several ppl worried about was the rough draft check that will go up tomorrow. I will respond to the messages I have individually, but for anyone else worried, you do NOT have to turn anything in for this check. All I need is an assurance that you are where you should be or will get there soon. This goes for both authors and artists, but I will have a lot more on that in the post tomorrow.

I think that should cover the most important things rn, but if you have any other questions or concerns, please leave me a comment or email and I will get back to you as soon as I can :)
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Hey everyone!

Time for our fourth check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged for both authors and artists. We're just seeing how everybody's doing, if there are any concerns we need to be worried about, etc. Comments on this post are screened, so nobody else can see your comment, so feel free to vent as much as you need to. But please let us know how you're doing with that WIP/art. Any closer to done? Even if it's only a couple of words to assure us you're alive, please check in! :)

Reminders:

  • Rough drafts are due June 19th. Your fics should be 80% done by then. This is a required check in for both authors and artists.

  • Third round of art claims is still going! We really REALLY need to get the rest of these awesome fics claimed. Please spread the word, bring all your friends!

**I am currently out of town, so please be patient with email replies and claiming confirmations. I will do my best to get to them as soon as possible!

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