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Authors! Your summaries for Round Six of the White Collar Big Bang are due starting in ten days. Remember – since we haven't had rough drafts, we're depending on your honor that you have a story in the works and will meet your posting date. Since there are no deadlines, there are no extensions.

Important dates on the schedule:

Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7


You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com
 
 
 


Sign ups for runthecon close on Monday, August 31st (whenever sinfulslasher goes to bed).

So, if you want to be part of the mayhem and madness of writing a fic against a twenty-four hour clock, head over to the comm and sign up now (if you haven't already). The sign up post can be found here.

If you want to signal boost, you can find the code and the banner here.

Come on and join the fun. Let's Run the Con!
 
 
 
AUTHORS! This is your non-mandatory check-in post. We just want to see how you're doing and to remind you of critical dates:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: June 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): August 1
Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7

If you are having problems, questions, or if need to drop out, please let us know here. We'll try to assist as much as we can. As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
 
Artists, just a signal boost for signing up for Round 6 of the White Collar Big Bang. The relevant dates for artists to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: June 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): August 1
Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7


If you haven't signed up yet and would like to - this entry is the official sign up post.

Sign-ups will not close until a week before summaries are posted, so you still have plenty of time to make up your mind if you want to create art for this challenge.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
 
Authors, just a signal boost for signing up for Round 6 of the White Collar Big Bang. The relevant dates for authors to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: June 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): August 1
Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7

If you haven't signed up yet and would like to - this entry is the official sign up post.

Sign-ups will not close until a week before summaries are posted, so you still have plenty of time to make up your mind if you want to write for this challenge.

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com
 
 
 
Artists, now is your chance to sign up for Round 6 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for artists to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: June 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): August 1
Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7

Artist Signup Form (select and copy/paste into your comment entry):



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As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
 
Authors, now is your chance to sign up for Round 6 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for authors to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: June 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): August 1
Summaries Due: September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: September 15
Artist Selection: September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: September 30
Posting Date Selection: October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: November 1
Posting Starts: November 10
Posting Ends: December 7

Author Signup Form (select and copy/paste into your comment entry):



Writing RequirementsCollapse )

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

Tags: mod: signup author, round: six, mod post
 
 
 
As the results of the poll from late March, we've pushed the start of Round Six from April 1 to June 1. Which is just around the corner.

Time to get those plot bunnehs breeding!

And just a reminder, even if you don't feel you're up to writing ten thousand words, the White Collar Big Bang now has a Mini-Bang option of 7500 words.

More to come, starting June 1st.
 
 
 
23 March 2015 @ 01:22 pm
It's hard to believe, but April 1st is right around the corner, like NEXT WEEK! And that means it's the traditional time for the signups for the White Collar Big Bang.

Your mods have been thinking about this and seriously believe that we need to move the calendar forward a month or two (or three), because it feels like Round Five just ended last week.


When Should Round 6 Being

May 1
3(12.5%)
June 1
16(66.7%)
July 1
5(20.8%)


If we move things up to June or July (with posting in November or December respectively), we'll have time to bring back White Collar Pairings.

Your mods are also thinking about doing away with the mandatory check-ins. And maybe even rough drafts, too. This is a mature and close-knit fandom and while there's always a risk of a writer going AWOL after artist selection, I don't see that happening with any great frequency.

So, let us know what you think. Right know, your mods are definitely pushing the start of Round Six to May 1st. But if the majority of participants want a later start date, then please respond in the poll.
 
 
 
20 January 2015 @ 07:30 pm


RELEASE YOUR INNER DISNEY!


Signups are now open for the first annual White Collar Remix. The White Collar Remix is similar to (but not quite the same as) the pan-fandom Remix Redux (we have slightly different rules about adding 'ships into fics).

SIGN UP HERE

If you have any questions, you will probably find your answers at RULES/FAQ/SCHEDULE. Or you can contact the mods at:


elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com
 
 
 
Have you ever read a story and thought "If I'd written this, it would have gone THIS way..."

Well now's your chance to do just that during the Inaugural White Collar Remix challenge.

Signups for the challenge begin January 20.

What’s a Remix, you ask? And how do I participate?

Anything you ever wanted to know about the WCRemix can be answered here - WCRemix Information

Don't forget to sign up for the community at wcremix, mark your calendars and prepare to unleash your inner Disney! (The greatest remixer of all time! Just ask Mozzie.)
 
 
 
01 December 2014 @ 09:17 am
Thank you to all the participants of the fifth round of the White Collar Big Bang. It was a great success.

Your mods apologize for the lengthy delay in getting this master post published. If you haven't had the opportunity to read all of the terrific stories written and see all the artwork for this round, you now have the chance.

The White Collar Big Bang, Round 6, will be back in April, 2015.

Master list of fic below the cut.Collapse )

Many thank yous to my co-mod, theatregirl7299 for compiling this list.
 
 
 
29 October 2014 @ 07:59 am
Thank you to all of the writers and artists who worked so hard to make Round 5 of the White Collar Big Bang such a success!

We are working on the Master List for this round and will post shortly.

The White Collar Big Bang will be back for Round 6 in 2015 and signups will open on April 1st.
 
 
 
19 October 2014 @ 09:37 pm
Title: Conspiracies: Revelations
Author: sheenianni
Artist: aragarna
Word Count: ~ 49,700 in total
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Mozzie, Peter Burke; minor cast Diana Berrigan, Elizabeth Burke, Sally, June Ellington, Reese Hughes, Satchmo, Bancroft, OCs, others; Peter/Elizabeth (off-screen), Mozzie/Sally (off-screen)
Rating: R
Content Notice: Torture, violence, trauma; mild swearing, casual homophobia (minor occurrence)
Spoilers: Minor from all seasons
Summary: When Mozzie, a brilliant scientist and law-abiding citizen, got caught in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy, he asked Neal for help. For a month, they successfully evaded their hunters… until it all went south. Suddenly Neal’s life is in peril and Mozzie is desperately searching for allies. Who is the mysterious Suit and what is Peter Burke’s role in the events? Will they expose the nefarious plot, and what will happen to the three of them before this all is over? AU, sequel to Conspiracies.



Artwork post
Story post On LJ |On DW
 
 
 
15 October 2014 @ 08:51 am
Title: Here Be Dragons – Master Post
Author: theatregirl7299
Artist: kanarek13
Fandom: White Collar
Characters/Pairings: Neal/Peter
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 30,726
Spoilers: None
Beta Credit: elrhiarhodan
Warnings: Violence, knife use, non-canon death of canon characters (pre story)
Summary: Peter Burke is a high-end jeweler. When he meets Neal Caffrey, a talented young jewelry designer, it seems like a match made in heaven. But when Neal discovers that Peter is an ancient dragon, it sets in motion a firestorm that neither one may survive.




Artwork



Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four

 
 
 
11 October 2014 @ 03:50 pm
Title: Of Rhythm and Blues
Author: eldorah
Artist: embroiderama
Word Count: 16,153
Rating: PG13
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke/Elizabeth Mitchell, June Ellington, Neal Caffrey, Mozzie, Matthew Keller, Reese Hughes
Warnings: None

Spoilers: Through the end of Season 5 (This AU contains canon elements of Neal’s family history, which we receive various bits of info about throughout different episodes and seasons.)

Summary: When Peter Burke, well-to-do talent agent of both his billboard topping wife, Elizabeth Mitchell, and the legendary soul singer, June Ellington, finds raw talent unlike any other in the form of a young man recently relocated from the Midwest, he must find a way to gain the young man’s trust while helping him share his talent with the world.

 
 
 
09 October 2014 @ 08:40 pm
Title: Arbeit Macht Frei
Author: wayward_dust
Artist: embroiderama
Word Count: 10913
Characters/Pairings: Canon Pairings
Rating: T
Warnings: Some racist language, general Nazi behavior, references to torture, references to past violence, slavery (not sexual)
Spoilers: None
Summary: "I am property of the state, and as such I am valuable only so long as I work. All the laws and regulations pertaining to Untermensch pertain to me. As long as I obey each and every command put to me I will be permitted to live. If I cease to work or refuse a command or in any way threaten any citizen or structure of the state, my sentence will be carried out immediately."

Story Post
Artwork Post

Artwork under the cut due to potential triggerCollapse )
 
 
 
06 October 2014 @ 10:04 am
Title:My Master's Footsteps
Author:epeeblade
Artist: aragarna
Word Count:12,000
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth, Pre-P/E/N
Rating:Mature
Warnings:Star Wars typical violence, canonical character death, power imbalance in relationships (Neal is a padawan)
Spoilers:Vaguely for the first 3 seasons of White Collar, takes liberties with the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy canon
Summary:Jedi Padawan Neal C'affrey returns to the Jedi Temple after the death of his Master.

Jedi Knight Peter Burc is tasked with continuing his training. But he is given a second mission by the Jedi Council - to see if Neal has fallen to the dark, like his former master, Vincent Adler. Peter has no choice but to agree, even though he is hiding secrets of his own.

Link to the fic post Story on AO3
Artwork Post Artwork Post

 
 
 
05 October 2014 @ 11:25 am
Title: Getting Good at Starting Over
Author: anodyneer
Artist: treonb
Word Count: ~17,000
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Reese Hughes, Mozzie, mentions of several others (background Peter/Elizabeth & Neal/OFC)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of past character death & terminal illness.
Spoilers: Various spoilers for S1-5.
Disclaimer: White Collar belongs to Jeff Eastin. Title is from "Walk" by Foo Fighters.
Summary: What if almost everything Peter has known about Neal for the past decade is wrong? When Neal's deal - which wasn't with Peter after all - comes to an end, Neal has to help Peter come to terms with the truth, and with a new reality where they were on the same side of the law all along.

Notes: Set in some vague post-S5 time, but NO S6 spoilers have been included. I'm glad this one is over - started out loving it, ended up hating it, and I really need to move on to other things. Major thanks to treonb for the amazing video and input!

Story Post
Artwork Post

 
 
 
04 October 2014 @ 01:23 pm
Title: The Shortcut Home
Author: confessorlove
Artist: treonb
Word Count: 16,538
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Rachel, Peter, Jones, Mozzie, OMC; Neal/Rachel
Rating: Teen
Warnings: violence
Spoilers: Season 5 of White Collar
Summary: After an undercover operation with the Counterterrorism unit goes south, FBI Agent Rachel Turner is reassigned to the White Collar Division. It's there where she's forced to question her morals, desires, and if she really knows where she truly belongs.

Link to the fic post Story Post
Link to the art post Art Post

 
 
 
03 October 2014 @ 02:09 pm
Title: Our Safety is In Our Speed
Author: sahiya
Artist: kanarek13
Word Count: 60,000 total, about 8000 this part
Characters/Pairings: Neal/Peter + Sara, Mozzie, June, Jones, Elizabeth, Diana, and Phil Kramer
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: For hockey player Peter Burke and figure skater Neal Caffrey, starting a relationship in the pressure cooker of the Olympics would be hard enough. And then Phil Kramer gets involved.
Author's Notes: This is a sequel to Falling.

Thank you so much to everyone who has cheerleaded this fic over the past - dear God - EIGHT MONTHS. Many thanks to my betas: fuzzyboo03, who has read parts of this more times than she probably cares to count, and via_ostiense, who never hesitates to tell me when I'm telling rather than showing. Many thanks as well to my roommate, who got me into hockey last year and without whom this fic would certainly not exist.

Finally, many, MANY thanks to kanarek13, who has made incredible art for this, and who put up with me emailing her less than a month before our posting date to say that I was changing the entire emotional tone of the second half of the story. Please check out her art post and leave her some love!

This thing is way too long to post all at once, so it'll be happening over the next five or six days. If you want to know when new chapters go up, I recommend subscribing to the fic on AO3 or watching my journal for updates.

The story on AO3
Art Post

 
 
 
02 October 2014 @ 10:56 pm
Title: Moments to Build On
Characters/Pairing: Peter/Elizbeth, Peter/Neal
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Off screen Non canon death of a canon charcter (brief non graphic description), mentions of miscarriage, alcohol usage, mentions of homophobic reactions
Word count: 14,000
Summary: Pete and Elizabeth meet Neal on their first date. AU in which Peter is an accountant, Elizabeth is a girl who likes him back, and Neal's the server turned friend.  But when tragedy strikes, Peter realizes what their friendship really means to him.
Notes: This was written for the whitecollar_bb. This should have been longer. It didn't get anywhere near the amounts of love it deserved. beta credit goes to genrectats and (it's been too long bud, since we've worked together) Sol - thanks to these two incredible girls that kept my head in the game even when I was sure there was no possible way this was getting done.
Thank you so so much to kaylashay for this artwork, it's beautiful! Her art post is HERE - go check it out and leave love!





Story Masterpost Here
Art Post Here
 
 
 
01 October 2014 @ 02:30 am
Title: Beyond the Sea
Author: citrinesunset
Artist: slytheringurrl
Word Count: 27000
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, Neal/OFC, past Neal/Kate
Rating: Teen and up
Warnings: Medical trauma
Spoilers: None
Summary: Pre-series. Neal Caffrey is happily eluding the Feds when a sailing accident robs him of his memories and, consequently, his identity. As he recovers, he takes takes refuge in his new girlfriend, who helps him rediscover his identity as Steve Tabernackle, jet-setting millionaire. But when Steve returns to New York, it doesn't take long for his past to catch up with him.

Story Post
Artwork Post

 
 
 
30 September 2014 @ 09:40 am
Title: Let Your Honesty Shine
Author: elrhiarhodan
Artist: kanarek13
Fandom: White Collar / The Normal Heart
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, Diana Berrigan, Satchmo, Ned Weeks; Peter/Neal, Peter/Elizabeth, Peter/Elizabeth/Neal, Ned/Felix (past)
Spoilers: Minor spoilers for the end of WC S5,
Warnings/Enticements/Triggers: Canon death of canon character (Felix Turner), death of a non-canon White Collar character. Mild public expression of homophobia, self-deprecating use of homophobic slurs.
Word Count: ~40,000
Beta Credit: sinfulslasher
Summary: On a hot June day, one summer in the near future, Ned Weeks finds himself in a West Village coffee shop. When he overhears a fascinating conversation about blackmail, kidnapping and getting shot at, he has to take a look. One of the speakers is definitely a Fed – Ned can tell just by the haircut and the ugly suit. The other man is his lover, Felix. Except that Felix has been dead for thirty years.

Then he remembers…

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Art Post
STORY POSTS
Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five


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29 September 2014 @ 01:29 pm
This post should have gone up before the Big Bang stories started posting, but let's chalk this one up in the "better late than never" column.

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29 September 2014 @ 08:34 am
Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust
Author: pooh_collector
Art by: angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.

Story Post

Check out ang’s beautiful art here.

 
 
 
29 September 2014 @ 09:45 am
Title: Smile Like You Mean It
Author: tjs_whatnot
Artist: kaylashay
Word Count: 15,135
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal and Mozzie
Rating: NC-17ish
Spoilers: Canon character death, no spoilers after Season One finale.
Summary: Neal has loved, and been loved a lot in his life. Through it all, he has learned there are a lot of things he will do to get the affection he craves. When he falls in love with Peter and Elizabeth and they reciprocate, he discovers that he doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to get what he wants. If only he can convince Peter that he isn't, in fact, broken.

Story Post
Artwork Post



 
 
 
27 September 2014 @ 12:40 pm
Title: Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Author: aragarna
Artist: eldorah
Word Count: 20 400
Characters, pairings: Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, Mozzie, various FBI agents. (canon Peter/El)
Rating: general audience, gen.
Warnings: none
Spoilers: up to 5x13
Summary: post-season 5. Neal goes missing, El goes to DC, Peter gets restless and Mozzie steps over the line.

Story Post
Artist Post


 
 
 
27 September 2014 @ 10:54 am
Title: Choices
Author: slytheringurrl
Artist: kanarek13
Word Count: 11933
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey/Sara Ellis, Peter Burke/El Burke, Main Suits cast making a few cameo appearances like OC's.
Rating: T
Warnings: none
Spoilers: up to the middle of season 4.
Summary: Sara didn't want to choose – her job or Neal. London or New York. She wanted it all but that was impossible.
Story Post
Artwork Post
 
 
 
23 September 2014 @ 10:26 am
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Title: Lockstep
Author: nywcgirl

Artist: citrinesunset

Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, other White collar characters.
Rating: hurt/comfort
Word Count: ~ 9300
Spoilers: Spoilers on pilot
Warnings: None

Author's Note: I want to thank citrinesunset, who was generous with her precious time to beta this story and to make the wonderful art for this story. I do not own any of the WC characters and all mistakes and typos are mine.

Summary: This story is a historic AU for the WC pilot. Neal is convicted to a chain gang and escapes; Peter is the agent on the case.


Link to Fic:   Story

Link to Art:    Artwork Post 1
                   Artwork Post 2
                   Artwork Post 3
If you want to comment on the art, please do so here.
 
 
 
22 September 2014 @ 03:38 pm

Title: A Matter of Trust
Author: treonb
Artist: leesa_perrie
Word Count: 23,000
Characters: Neal & Peter
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: AU where Neal never escaped and never made a deal with Peter. Peter had thought that jail would turn the young man around. But following his release, Neal returns to his old ways, always keeping one step ahead of the Feds. Now, a year later, Neal is planning a daring heist under the FBI's nose, and this time Peter intends to catch him.

Link to fic: Story Post
Link to Art: Artwork Post
 
 
 
20 September 2014 @ 03:30 am
Title: Frozen
Author: Elledeegee
Artist: Embroiderama
Word Count: 30 + K
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter/Elizabeth, Mozzie
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Minor cussing/profanity, references to starvation of a character, Whump
Spoilers: Some references to Season 5 plot but mostly an alternative version
Summary: The day their big case is finished, Neal disappears and Peter won't give up on finding him.

Link to the fic post Read Frozen
Artwork Post:Art by Embroiderama
 
 
 
16 September 2014 @ 01:08 pm
Title: A Life More Ordinary
Author: pokeyshadow
Artist: slytheringurrl
Word Count: ~23,740
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, OC's
Pairings: Peter Burke/Elizabeth Burke
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Some mentions of death
Spoilers: None
Summary: Ten years after being kidnapped, Neal shows up on Peter's doorstep a bitter and broken man. It's a story of moving on, starting over and finding a place in this world.

*note: I've hosted the story as a PDF on Dropbox since pokeyshadow does not have an LJ.  Feel free to leave responses to her story here.

Link to Fic: Story Post
Link to Art: Artwork Post
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Part 1 | dropbox
Part 2 | dropbox
Part 3 | dropbox

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Congratulations artists and authors! You've made it through the fifth round of the White Collar Big Bang Challenge!

Finished fics and art and summaries are now due - you have between today and September 7th to submit.

(ETA - Art isn't due until fics are due for posting. Sorry if I made anyone panic. I repurposed the post from the Reverse BB)

Please send them to whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. Please take a look at the rules regarding what is "finished" in the context of this submission and your posting date before you get hysterical that you're not actually done. We’ve built in a lot of flexibility for authors and we want this to be as fun and stress-free as possible.

Your community post will need to contain the following information>



When you send the mods your fic, please include the HTML for your summary in your email. It will be helpful when we put together the master post for the round.

To remind the participants, here are the complete posting requirements.

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As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com
 
 
 
Attention writers!

Final drafts (i.e., drafts that meet the minimum challenge word count) are due starting on Tuesday, September 2nd (the date’s been pushed back because Monday is a holiday here in the U.S.), and I know that everyone is hard at work on their stories. I, for one, am totally stoked about this challenge and based on my interactions with many of the participants, my excitement is shared.

Let’s ratchet the excitement even higher: writers can post a 500 word (give or take a few) snippet from their works in progress. This is completely voluntary; the decision to share is up to the author. If you do want to share, just post your snippet with the following header:



Looking forward to reading everyone's snippets!
 
 
 
15 August 2014 @ 01:59 pm
The course of true love, Peter and Neal's friendship, and Big Bang challenges never run as smoothly as they should. One of our artists has had some serious computer woes that have caused her to drop out of the round. That means that there are two stories that will now need art.

Please respond in comments if either (or both) of these stories pique your artistic interests.

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15 August 2014 @ 11:59 am
Artist and Authors! It's time to select the date you wish to post your art and story. Please comment with your preferred dates and if you are posting multiple works, please comment separately for each work.

Dates are available on a first come/first served basis, and there will be a maximum of two (2) works posted on each day.

Your post needs to contain the following information:



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As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
 
14 August 2014 @ 04:19 pm
Just a last reminder, the posting date selection post goes live tomorrow at 11:59 AM Eastern (provided that LJ's clock isn't messed up again).

Two stories can post each day and the posting period is September 15 through October 7.
 
 
 
Posting Date selection will be on August 15 and posting will start on September 15 (in one month). Authors and artists should collaborate on their preferred date.

In a change from prior rounds, there will be up to two (2) stories posted each day, but we've allotted enough days for everyone to post on their own day.

In the Schedule/Rules/FAQ, we addressed the issue of extremely long stories. We do recognize that many authors in the White Collar fandom embrace the epic format and posting a multi-part fic on a single day can be stressful. If your story exceeds the 20,000 word mark and you wish to post over consecutive days, this is the chance to let us know so we can work with you on the schedule.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
 
04 August 2014 @ 01:21 pm
Just making certain that all of the authors have been in contact with their artists and vice-versa. If anyone is having communications issues (or other issues, for that matter), please email or PM the mods or comment here.


elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

And of course, you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
 
23 July 2014 @ 04:57 pm
All of the stories have been claimed by artists and we are entering the home stretch for Round 5 of the White Collar Big Bang. Although our sister community, wcbbvent, is always open for beta requests, as was noted to me by citrinesunset, it's not as popular as this comm, and requests for beta readers may likely go unnoticed.

Authors - If you need a beta reader, please comment below and use this form:




Potential Beta Readers - If you'd like to be a beta reader, you can sign up here, too.


 
 
 
23 July 2014 @ 11:35 am
Your mods have to issue a very profound apology. There was a story that was accidentally left off of the summary listing last week, and we just realized it. So, we need an artist for this one, too.

One More SummaryCollapse )
 
 
 
We are thrilled that almost all of the record number of stories (23) that were up for grabs have been claimed by artists. There are still two stories, however, that have not.

Two SummariesCollapse )

Both of these stories look to be fascinating crossovers. Even if you've already claimed three stories and these interest you, you're free to claim these, too.
 
 
 
Thank you, awesome artists and patient writers. Emails confirming selections have been sent to every artist and author pairing. It's now up to you to make some magic! Neither artists nor authors should stand on ceremony and wait for the other to initiate contact.

If you have trouble reaching your creative partner, please contact your mods. We're standing by to assist.

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

PMs and emails to us directly are always welcome, as are emails to the community at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
 
21 July 2014 @ 05:06 pm
Artists! We've gone through your selections and were able to confirm the choices. Replies to your selection comments have been sent and emails will go out tonight or tomorrow morning. Some artists who had signed up to do art for multiple stories may not have gotten all of their requests (in some cases, the second and third choices were already picked as other artist's first choices).

There are still five summaries that still need artists:

Summaries under the cutCollapse )

If any of these stories appeal to your artistic sensibilities, please go back to the artist selection post here. I'll be posting an official second selection round later in the week, but want to give everyone a head's up.
 
 
 
21 July 2014 @ 03:15 pm
Sorry, guys - was set stalking all day and haven't been able to sort through the artist selections. Will do so tonight and the emails will go out either later this evening or early tomorrow.

Thank you for your patience.

In just so you know, Tim and Sharif were awesome. Matt was en route back from Italy.

ETA: Artist selections have been sorted. Preliminary notifications have been made in response to the selection comments. Emails to authors and artists go out tonight and tomorrow.
Tags:
 
 
 
20 July 2014 @ 11:59 am
This is the selection post for artists for Round Five of the White Collar Big Bang.

We have a lot more stories (23) than we have artists (10), and rather than deliberately letting authors whose stories don’t get picked right off the bat hang around and stress that they don’t have an artist for a week until a second round of claiming, we’re going to do things differently this time, and hopefully get all of the stories paired up with artists in one fell swoop.

1 – Artists may select up to THREE different stories to illustrate or otherwise create fanworks for (see art requirement rules below on what can be created). If you only want one story, but one or two others catch your eye as alternates, you can pick a second and third choice. If you only want one story and don't want to pick alternatives, that's fine, too.

2 – When making the selections, if an artist want to select more than one story, please note your first, second and third choices. If two artists select the same story as first choice, the first artist to make the claim will get it. If one artist picks the story as first choice but there’s an earlier claim to the story as a second choice, the artist who selects as first choice will get that story. The same holds true for second vis-à-vis third choices.

3 – Twenty-four hours after this post goes live (and not before), artists’ choices will be confirmed. This will give the mods the chance to review all of the selection comments and sort through who gets what art.

4 – Mods will contact artists and authors by email with the contact information. If you don’t hear from the mods by July 24th, (1) check your spam folder, (2) PM us via LJ, and/or (3) email us at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. Same holds true if you (authors) don’t hear from your artists within a reasonable period of time (a week) or if you lose contact with your artist, and if you (artists) don’t hear back from your authors.

5 - Copy and paste the following information into your post.


Also, if you remember, put the following into the title of the post "I will do art for X story/ies" where "X" is the number (1-3) of the stories you'll do art for.

If you haven’t signed up as an artist but want to, the signup post is here.

There are currently twenty-three summaries (a few more may be added before the selection post goes live), which is a record number for this Big Bang. You are all made of awesome!

Story summaries under the cutCollapse )

And to refresh your memory on the art requirementsCollapse )

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask them in a PM or by email

Your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

PMs and emails to us directly are always welcome, as are emails to the community at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
 
19 July 2014 @ 05:51 pm
Heads up!

The artist selection post goes live tomorrow at 11:59 AM (because I'm not sure if LJ uses military time).
 
 
 
This is just a preview post (hence the disabled comments - PM me if you have questions) for artists who have signed up for Round Five of this Big Bang (and there's still time to sign up as an artist, here).

There are currently twenty-three summaries (a few more may be added before the selection post goes live), which is a record number for this Big Bang. You are all made of awesome!

Since there are a lot more stories than artists, we're going to do things differently this year. Artists may select up to THREE different stories to illustrate or otherwise create fanworks for. When making the selections on the 20th (this Sunday), if an artist wants to pick more than one story, the artist will have to note first, second and third choices. If two artists select the same story as first choice, the first artist to make the claim will get it. If one artist picks the story as first choice but there’s an earlier claim to the story as a second choice, the artist who selects as first choice will get that story. The same holds true for second vis-à-vis third choices.

Story summaries under the cutCollapse )
 
 
 
15 July 2014 @ 07:24 pm
The story summaries for preview by artists will be posted tomorrow around mid-day, Eastern Time. If you haven't gotten your summary to me (even if you've been given an extension or have been waffling about continuing with the challenge), now is the time to do so.

We currently have twenty-five twenty-three stories that will be available for art, which is something of a record for this Big Bang. Last year, we had only 15 and about the same the year before. Your mods are very impressed and extremely pleased.

If you haven't sent in your summary, please email to the mods at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

Your summary must be emailed using this format (including the HTML):



Please be sure to copy and paste the complete HTML into your email instead of sending formatted text (this way, we don't have to add the HTML when we create the summary post). Please make sure the header of the email contains the following information: YOUR LJ USER NAME - Story - TITLE (even if just working)