Feb. 1st, 2012

[identity profile] sailwithoutwind.livejournal.com
Hey, everyone! We have gotten questions about whether there's going to be another round of the Alternate Universe Big Bang this year, and the answer is yes!

I am, of course, Elenna, one of your friendly mods; and I'm joined by co-conspirator Ragna, who goes by [livejournal.com profile] scandalbaby or [livejournal.com profile] afteriwake. Our third partner, [livejournal.com profile] zeldaophelia , is on hiatus this round, so please direct any questions to me, Ragna, or the community email address, aubigbang@gmail.com.

We’re retaining the schedule we set last round, so the timeline is as follows:

March 1, 2012 - On your mark, get set, GO! Sign-ups and writing begin
April 1, 2012 - Writer sign-ups end
May 1, 2012 - Writer check in #1 (suggested word count 5K); mini-bang declaration deadline
June 1, 2012 - Writer check in #2 (suggested word count 10K); withdrawal deadline
July 1, 2012 - Rough drafts and fic summaries due
July 5, 2012 - Artists/Mixers/Vidders claim fic summaries
July 25, 2012 - Authors and artists claim posting date
August 5, 2012 - Final fic drafts and art/mixes/vids due
August 8, 2012 - Posting begins

Now, there are some new things in the schedule (consider this a teaser of sorts)! Here’s why:

As those of you who were with us last round will probably remember, we saw some snafus and confusion, particularly in the latter half. Because of that, we’re making some policy changes that will hopefully make the experience a better one in this and future rounds. Some examples, details for all of which will be forthcoming:
  • A mini-bang to supplement the original big bang. (It really does mean exactly what it sounds like.)
  • A full-time Dreamwidth mirror for this and the vent comm.
  • Some improvements (we hope) to accessibility.

Between now and March, we’ll be updating the FAQ, making some posts here detailing these changes, asking for your feedback--anything you can provide us will be welcome.

We hope to see all of you there!


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