American Idol Fandom Big Bang Challenge

GREAT NEWS!
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Greetings, watchers and participants!

We've had a ton of changes aroudn here this week! It appears that another American Idol challenge, one which has been longer in the planning and which will probably appeal to more fans and participants, has been in the works for some time. After lots of discussion with the creators about co-creation and cooperation, we all feel it would be the best thing to allow idol_bigbang to continue on as your American Idol big bang challenge! We are very excited about this and I hope you all will be too!

As for the individual signups, we would like to transfer all of them over to idol_bigbang. I will leave a comment to everyone who's signed up so far, and if you'd like for your signup to carry over to the new challenge, you need only reply with a "yes!" and you'll be all set!

I encourage everyone to join idol_bigbang and pimp the challenge far and wide! Thank you all for your interest and your support of this challenge - we hope you'll lend it to your NEW american idol big bang challenge as well!

Thank you!

American Idol Big Bang: Welcome!
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Welcome to the American Idol Big Bang Challenge!

Mods:
  • Challenge creator is bookshop. I am one of the co-creators of the first and original Big Bang Challenge, in the Harry/Draco fandom. I've modded 3 years of the H/D challenge and totally gotten my ass kicked earlier this year by the Merlin Big Bang, so I feel I'm up to the challenge of running things. :D I am going to need tons of help, though, so if you're crazy enough to want to mod for this sucker, please let me know! :)

    Judges:
  • yeats is our Simon. Her pain is our gain, really. <3
  • As our Paula, astolat plans to get drunk and leave warmly incoherent comments all over everything.
  • buffyx plans to be anyone except Kara, but we will hold out for being flashed at the awards ceremony anyway.

    What we are: All the information you need should be here on the Rules & Information Post. Signup posts are linked from there.

    Challenge Timeline:
    - First drafts are due on January 31, 2010
    - Final drafts + Artist/Groupie submissions are due on March 7, 2010
    - The challenge will go live on March 21st, 2010
    - Final Award Winners announced on April 18th, 2010!

    Have any questions? Comments? Want to tell me how to get those nasty extra <td> tags out of my post? *cries* Then leave a comment here!

    Other things that would be awesome, if you guys feel like contributing: promo banners, icons, layout headers, and sparkly things if you feel so inclined!

    eta: writers and artists who are interested in signing up, please comment on the appropriate sign-up post *before* you try to join the comm! Thank you! :D

  • American Idol Big Bang: Rules & Information
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    AMERICAN IDOL BIG BANG CHALLENGE
  • The Goal: to produce novella-length American Idol fanfiction!
  • The Challenge: to write, illustrate, and promote fics of 50k words. Fics between 30k words - 49k words will also be accepted.
  • The Vote: Our panel of Judges will pick winners from 5 challenge themes, and will narrow the final selection down to your Top 3 finalists. Once fics go live, you, the Audience, will Vote for your American Idol Big Bang winner!
  • Challenge signups are open now! Artist/Writer signups end Sept. 30th. First drafts are due on January 31st, Final drafts + art are due March 7th, and the challenge will go live on March 21st, 2010! Final Award Winners announced on April 18th.

    RULES & INFORMATION: AMERICAN IDOL BIG BANG 2010.Collapse )

  • Stage Managers Sign-Up Post!
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    Hi! Want to participate in the Big Bang? Are you good with organization? Have you modded or helped out with fandom projects in the past? Then we want you to be a Stage Manager!

    There will be 3-5 Stage Managers total, depending on the number of participants. Stage Managers will be important roles and will be generally responsible for looking out for the members of each "Tour" - fielding questions and generally being available as resources.

    Stage Managers will also be responsible for:
    - vetting all the fics submitted from their Tour members and making sure they meet the challenge requirements
    - nominating fics for the Best Performance Awards and for the Idol Final 3.

    Think you might be interested? Here's what we need from you:

    A) Make sure you've read the Challenge Information post.

    B) Copy and paste the contents of the box below into a comment, and replace instances of ANSWER HERE with your response. Once we've contacted you, we'll invite you to join the community! Membership and friending are required for check-ins and reminders.





    PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for Stage Managers will be open from now through September 30th.

    Thank you for your interest! :)

    Roadie Sign-ups!
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    Hi! Want to participate in the Big Bang? Are you good with html? Can you whip up a banner in minutes? Then we want you to be a Roadie! Roadies will help build and design graphics for the big bang website and LJ. :) We don't want to get fancy but we do want to have fun, so if you love website design, sign up!

    Here's what we need from you:

    A) Make sure you've read the Challenge Information post.

    B) Copy and paste the contents of the box below into a comment, and replace instances of ANSWER HERE with your response. Once we've contacted you, we'll invite you to join the community! Membership and friending are required for check-ins and reminders.




    PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for Roadies will be open from now through the first challenge deadline, January 31st.

    Thank you for your interest! :)

    Groupie Sign-up Post!
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    Hi! Want to participate in the Big Bang? Are you good with graphics? Do you love making headers and icons? Are you great at photomanipulation, or do you love creating Fan Soundtracks? Then you'd make a great Groupie!

    Groupies will design graphics and other creative pieces for fics that are between 30k-49k words long. If selected you'll be assigned one fic for which you can make one piece of "swag." This can be a soundtrack, a digital manip, a fanvid, or anything you like. If you're an artist who doesn't want to commit to doing multiple pieces of fanart, you can still be a groupie!

    Here's what we need from you:

    A) Make sure you've read the Challenge Information post.

    B) Copy and paste the contents of the box below into a comment, and replace instances of ANSWER HERE with your response. As the challenge deadline draws nigh, Stage Managers may contact you individually and assign you to create swag for certain fics. You should also be sure to watch the community for check-ins and reminders.




    PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for Groupies will be open from now through the first challenge deadline, Jan. 31st.

    Thank you for your interest! :)

    Artist Sign-up Post!
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    Hi! Want to participate in the Big Bang? Are you a fanartist? Do you have experience illustrating fanart or other stories, and have you participated in any challenges before? Then you'd make a great Artist! Artists will commit to doing between 2-3 pieces of fanart for our longer fics (of 50k+words). If you're an artist who doesn't want to commit to doing multiple pieces of fanart, you can still be a groupie, but we'd love to have you draw for us! Please note that for the purposes of this challenge, "fanart" will be considered primarily self-created. Photomanipulations, vidding, and other primarily digital artwork will fall under graphic art and can be produced by Groupies.

    Please note that artists will be selected by challenge mods, but even if you are not asked to illustrate for the 50k+ fics, we welcome your participation in any one of our other roles. :)

    Still want to sign up?

    Here's what we need from you:

    A) Make sure you've read the Challenge Information post.

    B) Copy and paste the contents of the box below into a comment, and replace instances of ANSWER HERE with your response. If you are selected, the mods will issue you an invitation to join the community. You should also be sure to watch the community for check-ins and reminders.





    PLEASE NOTE: Sign-ups for Artists will be open from now through Sept. 30th. All comments to this post will be screened.

    Thank you for your interest! :)

    Writer Signups!
    AND THAT&#39;S WHEN HE PROPOSED &amp; I SAID YES
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    Hi! Want to participate in the American Idol Big Bang? Are you a writer who's up to the challenge of creating a 30,000 or 50,000-word fic or more? Have you had experience successfully participating in a fandom challenge or meeting other writing deadlines? Then you could be the next Big Bang Idol!

    Here's what we need from you:

    Change of plans! If you are interested in signing up, please see the brand-new and exciting idol_bigbang for signup information! :D

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