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Fest update

So here's your mod, sneaking in to let everyone know that yes, the fest is still going on.  We're just going to have to move some of the dates back, in part because we still need more artists, in part because I've MIA, as you know.  Sorry about that.  I wish I had a good excuse, but it just seems to have been one thing after another in 2011 so far.  (As I write this, I'm on my way out the door and won't be around again until Monday.)

So here's the plan:

Wednesday, April 27

Last day to send me your rough drafts.  Please email me (Word or Google Doc is preferred) at trinday at gmail dot com.  I also need:

Title
Characters and Pairings
Rating
Warnings
Summary

Once I have all of these, I will distribute the summaries to the artists, who get to choose which story they want to illustrate.

Saturday, April 30

Last day to sign up as an artist.

Saturday, May 21

Last day to submit your final copy (insturctions for formatting to follow early next week, I swear) and last day to submit your art.

Saturday, May 21

Posting begins
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Timeline

February 15, 2011 Sign-ups for authors, artists and betas open
March 15, 2011 Author sign-ups close
April 1, 2011 First check in
April 17, 2011 Final drafts of stories due
April 15, 2011 Artist and beta sign-ups close
April 15 to April 22, 2011 Artist and author, author and beta match-ups
May 15, 2011 Final stories and art due
May 16-20, 2011 Posting period
Due South

Introduction Post

Once you've signed up, introduce yourself here. Let everyone know who you are and what you're planning to do for your big bang (or how much you are panicking because you haven't figured out what you're going to do yet, as the case may be).
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Prompt Post

If anyone has plot bunnies that they wish to share, put them here. You don't have to be part of the challenge to post a prompt.

Authors do not have to choose any of the prompts in this post for their story. Neither do they have to follow the prompts as posted if they do pick one. If you see "Elizabeth/Anamaria - evading capture" and think it would make a better Jack and Barbossa genfic, go right ahead. This post is to spart inspiration only.
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Beta Reader Sign-up

Beta sign-ups are now open. Please fill out this form if you plan to be a beta for the challenge.

If you have any questions, check out the FAQ post.

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Artist Sign-ups

Artist sign-ups are now open. They close on April 15. Please fill out this form if you plan to be an artist in the challenge.

If you have any questions, check out the FAQ post.

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Author Sign-ups

Thanks, everyone, for participating in the poll. The majority was for a 10,000 word minimum and to stick to the original timeline, with drafts due on April 17 and posting in mid-May.

Author sign-ups are now open. They close on March 15. Please fill out this form if you plan to be an author in the challenge.

If you have any questions, check out the FAQ post.

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Pirates of the Caribbean Big Bang Poll

Hi everyone!

I hope you could all take a few minutes to answer a couple questions about the big bang. I had hoped to start this earlier, but there were a couple things that came up in January that made that impossible. I'm still hoping we can do something before the new movie comes out, though. Please let me know your opinion.

Proposed Schedule

February 15, 2011 Sign-ups for authors, artists and betas open
March 15, 2011 Author sign-ups close
April 1, 2011 First check in
April 17, 2011 Final drafts of stories due
April 15, 2011 Artist and beta sign-ups close
April 15 to April 22, 2011 Artist and author, author and beta match-ups
May 15, 2011 Final stories and art due
May 16-20, 2011 Posting period

This poll is closed.

The minimum word count should be

10,000 words
8(66.7%)
15,000 words
4(33.3%)
20,000 words
0(0.0%)

Do you think the timeline is workable?

Yes, we should aim for posting before the new movie
7(58.3%)
No, mid-April is too soon to write so many words
4(33.3%)
No, one month isn't enough time to beta/revise
1(8.3%)
No, one month isn't enough time to produce art
0(0.0%)
Other (please write in comments)
0(0.0%)


(Poll will close on Feb 14)