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March 2010

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User: sorkinistas (posted by damelola)
Date: 2010-03-19 05:36
Subject: rerun_bigbang
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Hear ye! Hear ye! Calling all writers! I'm posting here as a co-moderator of the newly created rerun_bigbang to get the word out about this writing challenge, tailored to writers who belong to "dead" fandoms--fandoms that belong to televisions shows that have gone off the air.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Big Bang challenges, allow me to explain in a nutshell. In general, Big Bang challenges are those in which writers sign up to write a story that pertains to a particular fandom and is over 20,000 words (though, certain fandoms have other minimum word count requirements).

The rerun_bigbang challenge is a multi-fandom challenge and will enable writers to sign up to write a story within one of ten fandoms (fandoms will be decided by poll) that belong to television shows that are no longer producing new episodes. It's never too late to write for a show, even if it's been off the air for years, right? It's never too late to reignite your love--or express the love that just refuses to fade--for a show or its fandom. There are new viewers and readers discovering "old" fandoms every day and veterans who still find themselves coming back. So here's a chance to dive into your tried and true favorites!

We will have a FAQ, Rules, and Timeline section up soon. For now, we are only asking for fandom submissions. That is, since there are many shows that have gone off the air and since we feel that, in order to moderate well, a limit must be drawn, we need your help--potential writers, readers, cheerleaders, etc.--to decide which fandoms will be included amongst the challenge's ten.

So which fandoms would like to write for? Which ones would you like to see included in the challenge? Hit us with your suggestions! No fandom is too small or too extinct. The suggestion post is set to close on March 21st. After that, a poll will be posted and fandoms will be decided!

Make your suggestion here! And, of course, spread the word to those in other fandoms if you can! The more the merrier!
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