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How does this work?
What's going to happen is that when we have artist drop out in August, we'll send out an email to the artists who are willing to pinch hit - the means creating art, probably fast or very fast, depending on how late the original dropped out. All the artists who are interested and wiling will quickly email back if they can take on the project - first come, first serve. They will receive the relevant information (snippets, author contact, etc).

What do I have to do for art?
Check the original Artist Sign Up post for all the information. If you are interested in pinch hitting, sign up on THIS POST.

What's the timeline like on these?
It will depend on when the original artist drops. For example, if they drop in early August, then you'll basically have the whole month. But if they drop at the end of August, you may only have a few days. While we are taking a hard stance on no extensions, the mods will work closely with our Amazing Pinch Hitting Artists to ensure the deadline is doable (ex. if we lose an artist on Submission Day, the mods will of course give the pinch hitter who scoops their fic a few days to complete the art.) We will talk timeline when (and if) we end up needing to send Pinch Hit art emails.

We'll need the following info from you:

I have read the sign-up rules and the FAQ post: Y/N
LJ and/or DW Name:
AO3 Name:
Email:

To sign up as a pinch hitting artist, copy and paste the text below into a new comment and fill in the lines.



Artists and Non-Artists: please spread the word! We need LOTS of artists for our beautiful authors, so tell your arty friends, link them here, drag them kicking and screaming. ;D
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Just a quick note to say that I have fallen behind schedule (apologies, guys!!), but the art claims will be going up today or tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled!! Claims will be on a first come, first serve basis. Pinch Hit Artist sign-ups will also be going up soon, for those interested and able to be Pinch Hitters.

Artists: I wanted to ask you guys' opinions about art claims: something I've seen done at other Bangs is all the summaries go up on a "preview" basis for about a day, so everyone can see what's up for grabs, and think over their choices. Then claims are opened and everyone can comment with their first and second choices. Is this something you guys would be interested in doing, or keep it the same as always (especially since the claims post will be going up a couple days later than usual)? Comment below with your thoughts!
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Just a reminder that the poll for the Mandatory Check-In closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. If you signed up to write a story for this challenge, please take a few moments to answer the questions in the poll to let us know whether you are still writing a fic, or if you've decided to drop out. Anyone who signed up, but doesn't complete the poll will automatically be considered dropped out.

Also, if you're writing a Big Bang fic, don't forget to send us your snippets. If you want an artist to create artwork for your story, we will need that by the the 18th as well.

We're heading into the home stretch now and I am super excited! I can't wait for the debut date!!! :)
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Okay, it's time for us to make the final commitment! All writers must participate in this check-in, or they will be assumed to have dropped out of the challenge. This poll will remain open until 11:50 p.m. July 18th. There are two mandatory parts for a Big Bang Participant (poll and email), and only one mandatory part for a Little Bang Participant (poll).

PART ONE:

Answer the questions on the poll. Here's the link!

There is no minimum word count that you need at this point, for either the Big Bang or the Little Bang. After today, you cannot change: your selection of participating in the Big Bang or Little Bang (or both, if you're writing two stories), the fandom, or the pairing. That's locked in!

PART TWO:

An email for Big Bang Writers. If you are attempting a fic greater than 20k, you can choose the Big Bang option and receive an artist who will create artwork for your story. You will therefore need to email the mods at thehetbigbang[at]gmail dot com with THREE different snippets of your work, 500-1000 words each, so that your artist may have something to work off of and inspire. Send a separate email for each big bang that you want to submit.

The email format will be:

SUBJECT LINE: [Your LJ Name: Big Bang Check In.]

Author Name: LJ name and AO3 Name
Story Name: If undecided or only tentative, please state that.
Fandom/Pairing: List the main one, and any minor pairings if you so please
Summary to be provided to the Artist: Yes, this bit is mandatory. It's fine if it's rough, but please give your artists an idea of what the story is about because claims will be done off this. Maximum 50 words.
Current Word Count and Expected Final Word Count:

Then supply your three snippets. 500-1000 words each, in the body of your email and NOT as a separate word document. You may leave any author's notes or any explanations you want, and you must also leave an email address or a way for your artist to contact you directly. Artist are not obliged to work directly with the author on their artwork, but most usually like author input or feedback of some kind. This entire email that you send to the mods will be directly forwarded to your artist, so it's important to include your email address in with your snippets.

You will receive a confirmation email within a couple days to let you know that we've received you snippets.

Random info you probably already know )
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Hey guys!

We know you're hard at work writing like the wind, but we just wanted to check in. How are things going? This check in is not mandatory, but encouraged - we just want to get a feel for how you guys are doing.

Artist: sit back and relax, and recruit all your artsy friends to come sign-up here. We'll talk to you soon. ;)

Authors: Fill out the polls below, then feel free let us know in the comments below how things are going! Remember, if you're stuck about what to write, we have a "What Should I Write" post here, as well as the HBB support community, which has been much quieter than usual, so get in there and support your fellow Bangers!

REMINDERS:
-Artist, Beta, and Cheerleader sign-ups are still open. Spread the word! We always need lots of all three of those roles!
-Pinch Hit Artist Sign-ups will be coming up next month, so keep an eye out if you're interested in being a pinch-hit artist.
-The MANDATORY CHECK IN is on July 15th. For what you'll need to do for that, check this post for more info.
-If you need help with anything, questions, drop-outs, whatever, go here to Page A Mod.

~

[Note: I can't create a poll on Dreamwidth apparently, so please hop over to LJ here to take the poll OR just leave us some comments below about how you're feeling! ]

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Official Writers List 2017


It's finally here! The super shiny list of all the authors who signed up this year. :D

Note: Please take a moment to check the list to ensure your entry is on there, and correct, as we had sign-ups from both LJ and DW. If you are supposed to be on this list and are not, let me know asap and I will edit accordingly. Thanks, and HAPPY WRITING! \o/
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Today's the day, people! This is the last day to sign up to write a story for us. So if you've been sitting on the fence until the last minute... well, the time has come. :)

So what are you waiting for? Let's do this!!
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The May 17th deadline is on the horizon!!

For those of you who may be dangling on the fence trying to decide whether to sign up as an author or not, the deadline is looming ever closer. If it's a plot that's holding you up, head over to this post to leave a comment with possible ideas, and we'll set up a poll for others to help you decide, and you never know, someone may just plant another, possibly better idea. :D Everything is possible!

Don't forget to check out all the interesting story ideas that our LJ members have signed up to write!!

And for those of you who are debating if you even want to sign up for a BIG BANG, come on and give it a try! I sign up every year, and only finished a story the first time around, but I'm still going to try again. I figure that for me, the worst that will happen is that I don't get it done on time (again!). But hey, if you think you may have time to work on a story for us (and I know some people just have too much going on right now to even consider it), we do have a support group at [community profile] het_banghelp (open only to challenge participants) where you can find writing events and other posts designed to help you write your story (the schedule will go up soon), not to mention lots of people willing to cheer you on, so you may surprise yourself!

In the meantime, we could really use some help in getting the word out that we need more authors, artists, betas, and cheerleaders, so please consider pimping / sending out a signal boost to your friends and comms that allow this type of activity. The more people we get to participate, the more stories and artworks we get to savor!!

Oh, and you can find banners, icons and the codes at this post. And if you have any questions, please feel free to PM either [personal profile] red_b_rackham, or me, [personal profile] traycer, or leave a comment on the Page a Mod post. We're always happy to respond!! :)
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The following are plot bunnies that [personal profile] shadowcat has put up for voting:

Fandoms: The Black Jewels/Spartacus Fusion, Roswell, The Mummy & The Mummy Returns, Charmed, The Hobbit

Read more... )

Head on over to the poll on LJ to help this author decide what to write!
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[personal profile] red_b_rackham has once again created an absolutely gorgeous banner and several icons for this year's challenge and they're ready for you to snatch and use to let the world know that you support the Het Big Bang community. :) Go check out the 2017 banners post and please feel free to signal boost [community profile] het_bigbang everywhere . . . In your journals, LJ communities, Tumblrs, Twitter, wherever you can.

Let's get the word out and get this show on the road!! :D


[community profile] het_bigbang is back for another round of awesomeness and we want you to come join us!!



Big Bang: 25,000 words. Any Fandom. Any Het Pairing.
Little Bang: 10,000 words. Any Fandom. Any Het Pairing.
Author Sign Up I Artist Sign Up I Beta Sign Up I Cheerleading Sign Up

Timeline
Author Sign Ups - Open till May 17th, 12:00 PM (NOON) PST
Mandatory Author Checkpoint - July 15th
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories - July 20th
Art and Fics Due - August 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST
Debut Date (DD) - August 31st

FAQ here!



The coding for the above promo blurb is provided in the text box below for you to use to help promote our cause. Just cut and paste:
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The Het Big Bang community here on Dreamwidth is slowly coming along, but we are determined to make it as successful here as it is on LiveJournal. With that in mind, we also created a support comm at [community profile] het_banghelp, for authors, artists, betas and cheerleaders to intermingle, run ideas past, cheer each other on, and, if the situation arises, commiserate with each other. Hopefully, not that last part!! :)

It is now up and running, and we have several events lined up to help you all get those stories and artworks ready for the big reveal date. Events tentatively scheduled for the comm are Wednesday Block Writing and Sunday Snippets, as well as regular brainstorming posts designed to help you work out those sticky plot issues or to just sound off on problems encountered during the writing process. We welcome any and all resource recommendations for for writers, authors, and betas to help with our projects so if you have signed up for this big bang in any category head on over to [community profile] het_banghelp to request membership.

Remember, the support comm is a moderated group for those who've signed up for the HBB Challenge, and you must join in order to see the event posts.
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The following are plot bunnies that [personal profile] blackrose_17 has put up for voting:

Fandoms: MCU/Merlin, Supernatural, Torchwood/MCU, and MCU/Merlin/Jurassic World

Read more... )
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Wavering on your chosen plotbunny? Waiting to sign up because you just haven't decided what plotbunny to choose? This might help! While you can change your plotbunny at any time until the mandatory check-in point, we're also offering you this post to help figure things out. You provide descriptions of up to five of your plotbunnies (including fandom/pairing), and we put up a poll here to see what people are interested in. No obligation to go with the winner, but it might help you choose!

If you're interested, comment below with the following:


Author(s) Name:

1. Fandom/Pairing:
Description of plotbunny: (50 words or less)

2. Fandom/Pairing:
Description of plotbunny: (50 words or less)

3. Fandom/Pairing:
Description of plotbunny: (50 words or less)

4. Fandom/Pairing:
Description of plotbunny: (50 words or less)

5. Fandom/Pairing:
Description of plotbunny: (50 words or less)


Cut/Paste the Following:



Max: five plotbunnies; less is fine. They can all be various fandoms/pairings, or of the same fandom/pairing but different ideas for them. Just say what fandom(s) it's in, the pairing, and write a very brief description to give people a good idea of what they'd be voting for. I'll then promptly make individualized posts as you guys start commenting, and provide a poll for you where each "question" consists of your potential stories. You can use the post to geek out and talk to interested parties and perhaps flush out your ideas. There's no deadline; this is to help you guys out! Plus, this gets community love going!

Also, give a heads up if any of your descriptions have recent spoilers for your fandoms. (Spoilers = anything aired in the last two weeks, and obviously any spoilers for future eps. With movies, leave at least three weeks after it premieres for any spoilers.)
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SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED!!!



WRITER'S REQUIREMENTS AND INFO






Writer's Requirements and Info )
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2017 FAQs



Welcome to another year of Het Big Bang!!
It’s a challenge for writers and artists to step up from any fandom, for any het pairing you want!

New this year: if you'd like to see works or information from any past Bangs, check this Masterpost. Our "menu of links" has changed a little bit, cleaned up to reflect only what's currently useful. New banners are up here. We've also added a "Page-A-Mod" page. If you have queries, emergencies, whatever, go ahead and drop us a line and one of the mods will get back to you ASAP.



Reminder: the support community has been emptied. Since it is members-only for those involved in the Bang, you will need to rejoin once you have signed up.

(Please note: links to sign-up posts are not active yet, but will be fixed once the challenge goes live on May 1st.)

Rules, terms and everything else you wanted to know )

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Apr. 26th, 2017 09:17 pm
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I got this idea from the awesome [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang ! If you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc, leave them here and [livejournal.com profile] traycer_ or myself will get back to you as soon as we can. :)
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Here be the new banners for 2017! Snag them, post them, use them wherever you like. Spread the word about HBB 2017 and make all your friends join the fun! ;D

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