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HI all,

I've heard from a few of you in the 1st mandatory check-in. Please do reply. After Sept 15, if I've not heard from you, I'll send a message then if nothing, I'll drop you from the challenge. There is no penalty next year or anything if you do get dropped.

I made the signup posts visible so beta readers can see them and so you can also see them and change them if need be. You probably want to go back and decide on which you're doing, Big or Mini. Also you can add your summary if you need to.

If you want to beta, the signups are open. if you know a beta who you thnk might like to do one of our stories, tell them to join in!

The 15th is the snippet post. It will remain open so you can post your snippet anytime.

Happy writing and if you have questions, let me know by PM.
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Here is the place to sign up as a beta reader. Pleas indicate what fandoms you're willing to beta and what ratings, squicks and such. These signups will run until November 30, 2017.

Name: LJ/DW name
Will not beta these things:
any other info:

Please share this with folks who like to beta. We can use as many as we can get.

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HI all!

I hope you all have done more than I have so far. I have thought about writing and thought about some specifics but haven't written a word.

Time for you all to check in - these check ins are MANDATORY. Check in by Sept 15th. All I need to know is are you in or out and anything else you want to share. If I don't hear by Sept. 15, I will send you a message at the email you provided. It will be a form type letter reminding you to check in. (The reason I write this is that one year, a person wrote me and said some nasty "mod" sent her a rude note... and she left in a huff.) Please check in in a reply to this post.

Beta signups are starting today too so if you want to beta, there is the place to sign up to do it. It's also a place to check if you are looking for a beta. If you know any folks who enjoy beta reading but aren't doing the challenge, send them our way.

You might want to update your signup with a summary and/or fandom soon so I know where to send beta readers.

On September 15, I will post a snippet thread. That's your chance to leave a snippet as a trailer for coming attractions.

Happy writing to you all.
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It's time to start writing. Also, once you begin writing, you might go back and update your entry to reflect your story summery and your story size... Big Bang or Mini. Please feel free to comment or ask questions here.

If we stay in touch, it will be a more community type effort.

Also, we have comms at both LJ and DW so if you have an account at both, maybe you could post at both or give me permission to share your posts at the other journal.

Good luck and I hope we have a wonderful bunch of stories this year!
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If anyone else wants to do the OEAM Big Bang, I will allow signups through the end of the week. and
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You can sign up between now and July 31.

Simply use this template:

Name: (LJ or DW)
Email I can reach you at:
Big Bang or Mini Bang (This one can wait awhile):
Summary (This one too):

Signups are screened for now.

Any questions? Pm me here or send me an email at alex _ cat _ 45- at yahoo dot com. (leave out the spaces, etc.)
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What is a Big Bang?
A Big Bang is a challenge in which you have 4 months to write a 20,000 word story. You have a second choice - a 10,000 word Mini Bang.

For those of you not writers, there will also be an art challenge to create art for the stories in the challenge.

Beta readers will also be called to help get those stories ready for posting!

What fandoms can we write?
This is the list:
Arthurian Legend
Babylon 5 (all)
DC Comic Universe
Dr. Who
Legend of the Seeker (TV series and The Sword of Truth books)
Marvel Universe
Pirates of the Caribbean
Real Person Fiction
Queer as Folk
Sherlock Holmes - all
Southern Vampire Mysteries/True Blood (NEW)
Star Trek (all)
Stargate (any)
Other: Fiction about fandoms that actors in the main fandom, Tolkien, are in. For example, Sean Bean was in Game of Thrones so that fic counts as well.
Real Person Fiction (of listed fandom actors, writers, etc.)

The usual rules apply.

When is the Big Bang?
Here is the schedule:

6th Annual OEAM Big Bang
July 1 - 31, 2017 – Signups are open.
August 1, 2017 – Writing Begins
September 1 – November 30, 2017 – Beta reader signups
September 1, 2017 – 1st mandatory check in
September 15, 2017 – Snippet Post
October 1, 2017 – 2nd mandatory check in
November 1, 2017 – 3rd mandatory check in
November 1 – 31, 2017 – Artist signups
November 31, 2017 – Writing time ends, sign up for posting day.
December 15, 2017 – Drafts due to mods for distribution to artists
December 15- 31, 2017 – Editing
January 15, 2018 – Beta’d stories due
February 1, 2018 – All work should be done and posting will begin
Questions? Send me a message.
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Hi all,

It’s a little late this year. We were in Germany for most of May so I am starting a little late but it’s time for the OEAM Big Bang again. I have already made up the schedule and it ends around Christmas but we do have a generous amount of writing time and we still have the option of a 10,000 word Mini Bang or a 20,000 word regular Big bang.

We will begin sign ups on July 1. The usual fandoms will be included. All OEAM fandoms are eligible and if you have one that is not listed but might be related in some way, ask me. We can be flexible since our group is usually pretty small.

I’ll be making some banners and such and would LOVE for this to get promoted a lot more than last year. I’ll have those and the schedule up this week. Be on the lookout for it!

Please join us! You’ve got all of June and then some to decide what you’re going to write.

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This summer has gotten by me way too quickly and by that, I mean that my OEAM Big Bang is NOT DONE yet! Soooooo... I am going to postpone posting them until October 15. That will give you all a chance to get more revisions and such or to finish the damned thing like me. When you read this, answer so I know you got it! All set with betas and artists? If not, contact them and me both so we can get you sorted.

Good luck, my pretties!

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Today is the day you're supposed to be done. Are you? I'm not. Let's not sweat it yet though. Since we actually have a very small group doing this, I think this gives us some extra time. We have 2 months from tomorrow until posting day starts. Most of us should be well on our way with ideas and with some of the writing. I think you all should be sorted with a beta AND an artist at this time. If not, let me know and we'll figure it out.

Sooo here is how it's going to go:

Since we do have our betas and artists already, I am going to let you work up until posting time. I will be letting you choose your day to post by the end of August. I will, however, need you to keep in touch here so we know that we are all on the same page. I will post an update/checkin thread every week and if you've got issues or just want some encouragement, that's the place to put them.

This is this week's update.

So how is it going and are we all sorted out now?

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I am wrangling the list here and I need to know how many betas I need and will any of you beta for other writers?
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Check in here so I know you're still with us! Let me know by June 20 or we'll consider you defaulted.

How's it going? Need any help?

We could use some beta readers - sign ups are open until July 31. Go here:
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HI all,

Nothing else on our calendar is changing but since I have been tied up with an illness and death in the family, I thought I'd give everyone another 5 days to sign up. If you have already signed up, your writing time begins NOW!

Happy writing!
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It's that time.

On March 1, signups begin for a brand new Big Bang!

On that day, I will make a signup post as well as a banner to share with others.

We do have something new. We will be adding the option for a Mini Bang, a 10,000 word story instead of the usual 20,000 words.

In the meantime, you can go here to see the dates and our fandoms.

It's Time!

Feb. 27th, 2016 01:36 am
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Signups will begin on Tuesday (March 1, 2016) and I shall post an info post tomorrow.
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OEAM is having a holiday bookswap this year and we need more participants! Signups end on October 17. Here is the information:

Here is the signup post:

Join us! It only costs the price of one book and maybe postage and is a lot of fun! If you cannot signup at LJ, send me your info on this form and I will sign you up:
Name: LJ
Email address:
Up to five genres:
Send Book/ebook/either:
Receive book/ebook/either:
International: yes/no
Pinch hitter: yes/no
Any special details/requests/squicks:

EDIT: You can link to your Goodreads listings so your gifter will have some idea what book you might want. If you can't edit, let me know and I'll fix it for you!!

My email is alex _ cat _ 45 at yahoo dot com
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Posting begins on May4th with [ profile] chaotic_binky and [ profile] zeedrippyvessel.

We have a group at Archive of our Own(Ao3). When you post there, when you come to "Post to Collections / Challenges", type OEAM Big Bang and the same name should show up in a little drop down. Choose that and it will be counted as part of our collection.

Post a link here with this header:

Title: (You can put your link here or below.)
Notes and warnings:

If you post the regular OEAM, go ahead and use the link too. If you'd like your story archived at OEAM (and I hope you do), let me know and we will work out your sending files to me or BButtercup.

You can simply post the whole stroy here as well, if you'd rather.

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We need an artist and beta reader for one of our Big Bang fics. Time is short so if you or anyone you know can do this, I'd appreciate it. Please message me here or at alex _ cat - 45 at Yahoo dot com.

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How is it going?

Our posting Dates will be May 1 - May 6.
May 1 -
May 2 -
May 3 -
May 4 - [ profile] chaotic_binky, [ profile] zeedrippyvessel
May 5 - [ profile] alexcat, [ profile] elladansgirl, [ profile] lackam
May 6 - [ profile] balrogtweety, [ profile] keiliss, [ profile] larienelengasse, [ profile] samtyr -- this date is filled

You'll need to sign up. You can do it here.

So do you have a beta? an artist?

I need an artist - [ profile] talullahred, did you want to do mine?

I'll post the rules for posting as well... YOU DO NEED to POST AT LEAST A LINK TO THIS COMMUNITY~! We have an Ao3 tag for posting there as well.

If you have questions, now is the time to ask them.
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Anyone interested in more time? Say May 1 as posting beginning date? I have my story all planned in my mind but not the time to get it done this month! I have having dental surgery Thursday and have no idea when I'll get back to writing! PLUS I have one Big Bang to beta as well soooo I was thinking that would give us time to get done, get the artists all sorted and maybe more people will be able to finish (like me!).

What d'y'all think?


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