RULES

Nov. 29th, 2013 10:48 pm
aralias: (WWBD?)
[personal profile] aralias posting in [community profile] blakefest
The first rule of Blake Fest is that you do not talk about Blake Fest. you have to pimp the fest! Unless you don't want to. Freedom of choice for all \o/

But you do have to follow the rules below.

SIGN UPS: are open from now until Friday 22nd August. You will receive an assignment soon afterwards.

You must respond to your assignment email, so that I know that the assignment is OK and you're still participating. If you can't write or otherwise make the assignment, email me as soon as possible, and I'll attempt to reassign you. If I don't hear from you in a week, I will comment on your journal. If I still haven't heard from you another week after that, I'll assume you are no longer participating. (If you know in advance you won't be around during that time, just PM/email me or comment here.)

PROMPTS: To sign up, please use the form here and submit three prompts for fic. Then, you may also submit three prompts for art and/or three prompts for vids and/or three prompts for graphics and/or or three prompts for podfic and/or three prompts for meta! You have to prompt three things in any category you wish to play in. You can reuse a prompt across the categories (i.e. Gan hugs everyone is a good prompt for fic and art).

N.B. You have to submit a request for fic so that I can be sure of matching everyone, but if you want to specify that you'd prefer a gift of one of the other mediums, please let me know in your sign-up.

N.B.2. For each type of media, you have to prompt three separate prompts, so that everyone has a good range of things to choose from.


I, then, shuffle everything around, so that everyone gets the best possible assignment. You'll be sent three prompts, and write or draw (at least) one them.

Guidelines for prompts:
Maximum one of three (per set i.e. you could prompt one of three shippy fic prompts and one of three shippy art prompts, etc) can be explicitly shippy, so assigning writers/artists is not completely impossible. The other two can, however, imply preferences i.e. 'would not say no to some Cally/Tarrant in this fic'.

Prompts can be as brief or detailed as is necessary for your assignee to know what kind of fic or art you'd like, but too brief/too vague may make it difficult for the person trying to fill your prompts.

Too brief: A fic with Avon in it!
Brief but perfectly acceptable: Avon and Vila steal something.
More specific is better: Avon and Vila decide to steal Christmas. Bonus points for Servalan and Travis being the victim of the theft. If there was some Avon/Cally in the background, so much the better!
This level of specific is perhaps too specific: Avon and Vila decide to steal Servalan's Christmas tree after she makes a public broadcast in front of the tree. Blake is against the plan, but Cally distracts him with a violin performance, and- (you get the idea)

N.B. This is not Yuletide, where you have to imply very vaguely what you would like. We're looking for specific story-type prompts, such as you would leave on an anon meme.

AUs (including wacky AUs, such as High School AU) are cool and allowed. Crossovers are allowed. RPF is allowed. Blake's 7 spin-off media (i.e. Big Finish or the annuals) are allowed, as are prompts based on things like the B7 Productions canon or Blake's Junction 7, although I might not be able to find anyone to write your prompts if nominate three non-main canon prompts, so think before you prompt.

You can prompt things that are already on the anon meme.

If you have any questions about what is acceptable, PM or email me.

Art is defined as fanart, creating new pictures from nothing; graphics are defined as the manipulation of images from the show or publicity material into icons, wallpaper, gifs, etc. There may be some crossover between the two states, but largely this is what I'm talking about.

Additional notes on prompting for podfics: Please nominate at least one story that is less than 10,000 words. You can nominate longer stories as well, but even 10,000 is a lot of words. All the notes on acceptable canon/pairing content apply here too.

You can ask for podfic of your own stories OR someone else's fic, but please ask permission from the author of any fic you want to be recorded before nominating it.

Additional note on prompting for vids: Please nominate 3 x a character/pairing/theme that you want and a song (as before, please choose only one shippy prompt) i.e. 'I would like a Blake/Avon vid to 'Hey Ya' (if there are multiple versions of the song and you care which one you get, please specify the one you want). You can leave vaguer prompts i.e. 'A Blake/Avon country music vid', but specificity is good here.

DEADLINES: Your fic or art or vid or podfic should be finished and posted between Saturday 25th October and Monday 27th October (unless you've previously told me there's a problem with that date).

DROPPING OUT: If you have to drop out for whatever reason, please let me know either through PM or email. I understand if last minute things come up, but if you think you're going to need to drop out tell me earlier, rather than later. I will then email all those who have volunteered to pinch-hit with your assigned prompts.

PINCH-HITTING: Pinch-hitters are awesome, and can therefore have an extra month to write/draw/podfic in. If you want, you can sign up only as a pinch-hitter (i.e. with no requests). In that case, please just comment here with your name and email address.

Fic FAQ
How long should it be? Minimum 1,000 words - there is no maximum.

Are all ratings allowed? Yes, although remember it is a gift exchange so please think about what your prompter would like.

What levels of quality are you expecting? Spellcheck is essential. Betas are advisable. There will be an option in your sign-up form to volunteer as a beta, and I will add you to the list. You don't have to use one of the betas on this list, of course, but if you're looking for someone they are there.

What if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

Art FAQ
What am I signing up for? Three prompts from someone who has specified they want art. You can do one or more of them. I'll probably send you the fic prompts as well as the art prompts, but you don't need to use them - unless you want to. There probably won't be as much choice of which prompts you get as with fic, but I'll do what I can to make sure you aren't doing something you hate. Be sure to specify what you won't draw in your application.

What if I want to create art AND fic/what if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

What if I want to create art of someone's fic after they've posted it? Go for it! If you post to the master list, I'll add it there for future fans to enjoy.


Art FAQ
What am I signing up for? Three prompts from someone who has specified they want icons or wallpaper or gifs. Be sure to specific what you are able to make in your sign up.

What if I want to create art AND fic/what if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

What if I want to create graphics someone's fic after they've posted it? Go for it! If you post to the master list, I'll add it there for future fans to enjoy.


Podfic FAQ
What am I signing up for? Three prompts of previously written Blake's 7 stories for you to choose from. You will be asked for your preferences (and please do list anything you are absolutely unwilling to do). Participants have been asked to nominate at least one story under 10,000 words, and at least two gen fics. I'll send you the fic etc prompts as well, so you have those to choose from.

What about if I want to podfic something that is produced for this fest? Go ahead! That would be brilliant.

What if I want to create podfic AND fic/what if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

Vid FAQ
What am I signing up for? Three prompts for characters/pairings matched with a song. You will be asked for your preferences. I'll send you the fic etc prompts as well, so you have those to choose from.

What if I want to create a vid AND fic/what if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

Meta FAQ
How long should it be? Minimum 1,000 words - there is no maximum.

What am I signing up for? We included this as a category last year and the prompts included 'What do you see as the influence of B7 on subsequent TV series?' and 'Do you consider the Auronar humans or aliens?' (filled here) but it could be anything from in-series discussion of motives, to out-of-series discussion of production, to ship manifestos. I'll send you the fic etc prompts as well, so you have those to choose from.

What if I want to create a meta AND fic/what if I want to do more than one of my prompts? Go for it!

POSTING YOUR WORK
When you've finished your fic/art/etc, WAIT until the 25th October: first reveal date. Then post what you've done to your journal, or to the fic or media journal of your choice (not this one unless you want to) and post a comment with a link to wherever you put your fic/art on the masterlist, which will be up by then. Please do massively crosspost!

Unlike other fic exchanges, there won't be a period of story-anonymity.

When you post your work please include a header to help make life easier. You can copypaste a good header format from the text-area below, or you can use the AO3 share button.

Date: 2014-08-02 04:24 pm (UTC)
executrix: (new souls)
From: [personal profile] executrix
Would it be cheating to finish a WIP that could, somehow, be twisted to fit the prompt instead of writing a completely new story from scratch?

Date: 2014-08-02 04:45 pm (UTC)
executrix: (deadline)
From: [personal profile] executrix
Roger wilco.

BTW isn't Gauda Prime Day December 21?

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