- 20,000 word minimum. NO maximum
- Open to the entire Whovian universe: Classic Who, New Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures
- Characters from the Whovian universe must be the central focus of the story
- All genres welcome: Gen, Het, Slash
- Crossovers with other shows and real life welcome (NO Whovian actors)
- All ratings welcome
- All fics MUST be beta'ed
- Art or vids MUST tie into the fic they are based on
- No posting anywhere else until the fest goes live
- February 15: Signup deadline for Authors.
- April 26: Deadline for a rough draft of at least 15,000 words.
- May 10: Art assignments.
- June 14: Final drafts (must be beta'ed) and art/vids due.
- Late June: Website goes live!
1. What is a Big Bang Fest?
A Big Bang fest is two-part: There's fic and there's art. Writers submit fics, and artists/vid makers claim them to make art or video to go along with the fics. The first Big Bang Fest was big_bang_hd, and we owe them a lot of credit for a great idea that has since spread to other fandoms such as Smallville, Supernatural, House, Heroes, SGA and others. It has finally come to Doctor Who.
2. What canon can I use?
Though the name is tardis_bigbang, all Whovian canon is included: Classic Who, New Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
3. What's this thing about word limits?
All fics must be a minimum of 20,000 words. There is no upper limit.
4. What's the deal with multiple deadlines?
The draft deadline has two purposes: 1, to see who has actually completed their fics on time, and 2, to give artists something to work with when creating their art or vid.
5. What do you mean, no Whovian actors?
A show like Doctor Who does (on occasion) cross into the modern world, in which real people and real places play a part. The Doctor (or anyone else) can run into anyone from the course of history, though NOT the actor who plays that particular character. For example, the Tenth Doctor could not run into David Tennant, though he could run into Casanova as played by David Tennant. Likewise, Captain Jack would not be able to meet John Barrowman. The purpose of this is to steer away from RPS, which is not a part of this fest.
6. Do I need a beta?
Yes. There will be a post on the tardis_bigbang LiveJournal to look for a beta, and where you can offer your services as a beta or a cheerleader for the writers or artists.
7. Can I join the community?
If you are participating, yes! Membership is closed to participants only. If you sign up, please feel free to join. If not, watch the community for public posts.
8. What if I have more questions?
Email the Mods at Tardis.bigbang [at] gmail [dot] com.