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TS Blair Salt
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.
27th-Jun-2016 12:03 am(no subject)
Jim and Blair
Art Claims Post for 2016 Big Bang

Welcome to the art claims for the Anniversary Big Bang.
You must be signed up as an artist to claim a story. Under the cut are stories available for claiming. There are 9 stories to choose from.

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21st-Jun-2016 04:03 pm - Look out! Deadline approaching!
TS Blair Salt
Hey, guys, our Anniversary BB writers deadline is right around the corner - it's this FRIDAY!

I'm so sorry for not posting a reminder sooner. It snuck up on me and I've been distracted 'cuz of my laptop dying and also stupid politics. Y'all know what's going on in the UK, I guess. Or likely you don't care. Anyhow. it's irrelevant to the BB.

If you're submitting a project for the Anniversary BB, you need to send in your final copy by midnight on Friday (in your time zone, wherever that happens to be). The upload form for submissions is on the Big Bang website.

If you can't manage that deadline for final copy, but you still want to take part, you need to do two things: 1. Contact the mods before Friday, and 2. send us *something*, so we can assign an artist and they've got something to work from. Posting isn't until August so as long as you're comfortable you can make that deadline, we're good. But it's really important you agree an extension before the deadline day itself. Email us at mods (at) sentinelbigbang dot com.

There is still time to sign up as an artist if you want to. Art claims will open next week under the management of the wonderful PattRose. (Unless she's changed her mind and makes me do it.)
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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