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Our Sentinel Nostalgia Collection is now available to order!

The book contains selections from all eight of the Nostalgia Big Bang projects. It's print-on-demand, which means that the cost is based on how many pages are in the book, and it's priced differently depending on where you are and what currency you're using. It's over 600 pages (!) which means it's a tad pricey, but I've kept the cost as low as I possibly could without making the print so small you need sentinel vision to read it!

Please note you can't find the book by searching the Lulu website, only via the link above.

I'm sorry to be later than I promised with this: The reason it's taken so long is I had to wait for my review copy to arrive so I could make sure the artworks looked right. You can judge how words will look from the online preview, but the only way to be sure about the art was to see the real thing. I guess the holiday weekend slowed the order down a bit, too. But I've got it, it looks fab, and we're good to go!

A couple of other things: Lulu do bulk discounts (how many you have to order to qualify varies), so if you live near other fans who want copies you might be able to save a wee bit by co-ordinating an order between yourselves. The book will be available only until the end of this year, so don't wait too long. And lastly, if there's a Moonridge Auction this summer (we're still waiting on confirmation), I will donate a couple of copies on behalf of the Big Bang community.
14th-May-2016 07:15 am - Anniversary timetable and checkpoint
TS Blair Salt
Hi, everyone!

Here's the final timetable for our Anniversary Big Bang and the last checkpoint for Anniversary writers. The Anniversary Big Bang is our second of this special year, and is for brand new, stand-alone works.

The schedule is:

Last day for Writer signups - 17 June

Writers' deadline for submissions - 24 June

Last day for Artist sign-ups - 27 June

Art claims begin - 27 June

Art assignments will go out on or before 1 July

Art rough drafts will be due on or before 22 July, and art final copy will be due 5 August.

All being well, posting will begin on 15 August.

As always, there's a little flexibility for anyone who needs more time, except for rough drafts. But if you need to request an extention, you must do so before the deadline day.

If you took part in the Nostalgia Big Bang, you can join in on this one, too.


This will be the last checkpoint before the deadline, so writers can share a taster of their work, including a short snippet. Snippets should be no more than a paragraph or two - just enough to get your readers excited for more.

How to "check in"

You can check in here on LJ, on the Big Bang website or via our mailing list.

Please reply using the template below to let us know how you're doing.

Your project title:
Tell us a little about your project:
Your taster: (optional - a very short snippet of your project)

A note about replying to writers:

I want to encourage you to reply to check-ins. Let our writers know you're excited about their work! And if someone's asking for help, please feel free to offer it. But please bear in mind the purpose of these posts is to be supportive. This isn't the place for criticism or negativity.

Final Note

If you have any problems, questions or ideas about anything, please feel free to write to us at mods at sentinelbigbang dot com or comment on the Page-a-Mod post. We're always here for you.
20th-Mar-2016 11:37 am - Nostalgia Big Bang master list
TS Blair Salt
Hey, everyone! Can you believe it's really been 20 years?

I want to thank everyone who took part in the Nostalgia Big Bang. We've got a great mix of stories and artworks, and a great mix of participants, too. Some who have been around for most of those 20 years, and some who are new to our fandom.

All the projects have individual posts, and I hope you'll take the time to comment and let the writers and artists know you've enjoyed their hard work.

I'll post the full master list here next weekend. The commemorative book isn't quite ready, but that, too, will be available for you to order next weekend. (For our writers and artists, you are free to repost your work right away.)

In the meantime, you can find the Nostalgia Master list on the big bang website.

One last thing: don't forget we have a second big bang coming later this year - there's still time to sign up!
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