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Stargate Atlantis Gen Ficathon
Annual genfic festival
Genficathon deadline reminder & art signups/deadlines 
2nd-May-2011 05:35 pm
Hi all! This is a final reminder that you need to turn in at least a rough draft of your Genficathon story by Thursday, May 5 in order to have it included in the artist story claiming. (In actual practice, there's a bit of wiggle room - we'll try to include every story that we have received by the time that we open story claiming on Saturday! This is the first year we've done this, though, so turning in your story on deadline will help guarantee that it won't slip through the cracks). The final due date on stories is not until June 11, so you can still edit your story and have it beta'd, as long as it's in decent enough shape now that it won't cause your artist's eyes to bleed. *g* The story that you send us is going to be forwarded to your artist, and it's what they'll work from, so stories should be reasonably complete and shouldn't have any major plot changes during revisions. We can't guarantee an artist for every story (it depends on how many people sign up), but we will try.

ETA: Even if the story you supply us is a rough draft, it needs to have the header information (summary, approximate word count, etc) because we're going to be supplying this information to the artists! Thank you, and sorry I forgot to mention it sooner!

And now - artist signups!

I have created a community: sgagen_art. If you are interested in doing art for the Genficathon, please go and join that community. Membership is moderated and I won't be approving people quite yet, but that's where the story claiming will happen.

leesa_perrie has graciously volunteered to run the story claiming. It will be similar to the way that story claiming for the SGA Big Bang has worked in the past, if you've ever done that -- you will get to pick from a list of (anonymous) story descriptions. (Though obviously they will be quite a lot shorter than the Big Bang stories!) I'll have more detailed instructions at the sgagen_art community later in the week.

Story claiming will open on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. USA Eastern Time (7-8 p.m. in Western Europe). This is tentative and will depend on how many artists have schedule conflicts. If we need, we can either change the time or open a second round of story claiming at a different time to accommodate artists in other time zones.

You will be signing up to complete at least one piece of art (you can do more, but one is guaranteed). Any kind of art is fine - manips, wallpapers, title graphics/covers, hand-drawn illustrations, etc ... you can even make a vid if you want! Your art will be due on June 11, though of course you can always turn it in earlier.

Questions, problems, issues? Please ask! You can either comment here or email sga.genficathon at gmail.com.
3rd-May-2011 02:14 am (UTC)
I'm all aquiver with excitement. I can't wait to read all the great stories! Do you want us to send the stories go sga.genficathon at gmail.com? or is there a different email address you'd like us to use?
3rd-May-2011 02:20 am (UTC)
Yep, that is the address to use! :) And I'm excited too! :D
3rd-May-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I missing something or being a bit daft but I have two questions:

1. Is an unformatted .doc file fine for submitting the rough draft?

2. Apart from a summary is there any other information we need to include in the email?
3rd-May-2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
... hmm. I'd say an unformatted doc file would be okay; it's just going to be sent to your artist, rather than posted to the community.

The information we're providing to the artists is going to be summary, genre and word count, so we need that information either in the email or in the headers of the fic itself! :) (And putting it in the email would make things a little easier on our end, I guess.) Thank you for asking!
4th-May-2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Are we responsible for writing the summary for the artist? The summary in my header is usually a vague teaser more than a summery. How long does the summary have to be?
4th-May-2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Hi! We'll just be using the header summaries for the artists to choose from. It's okay if it's kind of vague (even vague summaries, combined with genre, should give the artists an idea of whether the story sounds interesting to them or not), but you can also write a more detailed one if you want.
4th-May-2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Is the genre just the category that we're writing for (action-adventure, friendship, team, humor, etc.) or is it that plus anything more specific to our story?
4th-May-2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
It's just the category, yup. :)
5th-May-2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Did you receive my fic? I haven't had an acknowledgement *worries*
5th-May-2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yep, sorry for the delay; I just replied to your email. :) I've been a little behind.
5th-May-2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Ah phew! Thanks for all your hard work \o/
5th-May-2011 11:55 pm (UTC)
One more question. Eee! Then I think I've got this figured out. Do you want us to include our names in the header, or are the artists getting this all anonymously too?
6th-May-2011 12:00 am (UTC)
It's going to be anonymous - well, at least they'll be picking stories anonymously (once we forward the story to them, they'll know who wrote it). It's fine if you include your name (we're stripping out sections of the headers anyway, like the beta thanks and whatnot), and it's fine if you don't. :)
12th-Jun-2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hi, sorry that my story is late once again. I should be able to send it in tomorrow if that's alright. Thanks.
13th-Jun-2011 01:38 am (UTC)
No worries, late is fine. :)
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