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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:
Tolkien
Arthurian Legend
Babylon 5 (all)
DC Comic Universe
Dr. Who
Firefly/Serenity
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)
Supernatural
Swordpoint
Terminator
Torchwood
Troy
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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It’s time for the 5th annual [livejournal.com profile] scifibigbang. It’s one of my favorites and most of our fandoms will fit there. Signups for both writers and artists begin today and run through Feb 28. They have both a 25,000 word Big Bang and a 10,000 word Minibang this year. Just hop over to the community and read the info post and the rules and sign up!
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HI all,

Tomorrow is the day that signups begin at our 2nd annual OEAM Big Bang! They run through September 30 this year so you have lots of time to decide. I will be tweaking stuff until I post tomorrow. The LJ link is: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/profile

Hope we get lots of new writers this year!!

Alex
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This is my second favorite Big Bang. I've done it 3 years running. [livejournal.com profile] yappichick and the mods are great folks and will help all they can. If you want a kick start to writing, big bangs are great for that!

Here Here is the sign-up:
http://scifibigbang.livejournal.com/66550.html

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