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01 February 2016 @ 08:25 am
I know it feels like Round Six just ended (and to me, it just did - as this post was created right after I put up the R6 master list), but we need to do some serious thinking about the next round.

For the sixth round, the mods made some changes to the rules, hoping that they would encourage greater participation by requiring less oversight, specifically, not requiring interim drafts that meet the 75% word count requirements, no mandatory check-ins. In two cases, this change resulted in stories that might not otherwise have been written, but that was balanced out by the high number of dropouts in the last weeks leading up to the posting period - well after artists had made their selections and started working. I think, for Round Seven, we're going to go back to the traditional requirements with mandatory check-ins and rough draft turn-ins at the mid-point. Yes, it's more work for us mods, but having so many authors drop out when theoretically, their stories should be complete is disheartening.

To accommodate the second round of the Reverse Big Bang, we pushed up the start of Round Six to June, but I think that it was also one of the reasons why we had so many late dropouts. For a lot of people, summer is an easier time to get the words out. Having a posting date in November means running up against NaNoWriMo and the start of the holiday season. So, we're seriously thinking about moving the start of Round Seven back to April 1. But we want your input on this. If writers and artist really preferred the later start date, we need to know.

Also, is there anything we, as mods, can do to help? In R5, we toyed with the idea of having a regular chat session to help people get over their humps, but for various reasons, it didn't get off the ground. Should we do a prompting post like other fandoms do? Some Big Bangs don't allow authors to pick their posting date - the mods assign them. Would this help writers stay on schedule?

So, therefore, a poll:

Poll #2035394 White Collar Big Bang Round Seven

When Should Round Seven Start?

April 1 - Posting September
8(61.5%)
May 1 - Posting October
5(38.5%)
June 1 - Posting November
0(0.0%)

If I have to submit a 50% or 75% Draft...

I won't participate
0(0.0%)
I have no problem with that
9(75.0%)
It will really help me stay on course
3(25.0%)

Would I participate in a regularly scheduled writing session

Yes
5(41.7%)
No
7(58.3%)

Should there be a post for people to leave prompts?

Yes
11(78.6%)
No
3(21.4%)

Should the mods assign posting dates?

Yes
4(30.8%)
No
9(69.2%)

Where would I prefer to live

Neal Caffrey's apartment
11(64.7%)
Peter and Elizabeth Burke's Brooklyn Townhouse
3(17.6%)
One of Mozzie's Safe Houses
3(17.6%)
 
 
14 December 2015 @ 08:23 am
Thank you to all the participants of the sixth round of the White Collar Big Bang. It was a great success, with nine (9) new epic stories. Please be sure to read the content notes and summaries for any trigger warnings

The White Collar Big Bang, Round 7, will be back in Spring, 2016.

Story: Ifs, Buts and Maybes
Author: ultra_fic
Artist: aragarna

Story: It Must Be Now
Author: elrhiarhodan
Artist: treonb

Story: Under the Egyptian Sun
Author: sandy79
Artist: kanarek13

Story: The Pharaoh's Wrath
Author: nywcgirl
Artist: slytheringurrl

Story: Free Spirit
Author: treonb
Artist: nywcgirl

Story: An American in Paris
Author: sinfulslasher
Artist: esgeee

Story: Dance Miserable
Author: buzzbee17
Artist: cookielaura

Story: Lost Boy
Author: cookielaura
Artist: cookielaura

Story: Derailed
Author: angelita26
Artist: kanarek13
 
 
11 December 2015 @ 09:29 pm
Title: Derailed
Artist: kanarek13
Author: angelita26
Word Count: ~7300
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: [Spoiler (click to open)]Presumed Death of a Major Character
Spoilers: None
Notes: Huge thank you to pooh_collector for her amazing beta services, and also to embroiderama, who was the first to take a peek many moons ago and make great suggestions. Many, many thanks to kanarek13 for all of the gorgeous artwork.
Summary: When a train derailment separates Neal from someone he loves, how will he and his other lover recover?

Artwork Preview:


Link to the art post: Art Post
Link to the fic post Story Post at LJ | Story Post at AO3
 
 
11 December 2015 @ 12:09 am
Title: Lost Boy
Author: cookielaura
Artist: cookielaura
Beta: sherylyn
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Diana, June, Hughes, Sara, Elizabeth, mention of Ellen, brief past Neal/OC, slight Peter/Neal, very slight Neal/El
Word Count: 21,827
Rating: R
Contains: Mild sexual content; violence including supernatural horror; death of OCs; use of supernatural powers to influence others’ will; attempt to encourage suicide; some of the more minor characters are necessarily darker than in WC
Summary: Neal Caffrey has spent his adult life on the run, leaving a trail of unintentional bodies behind him. When he is discovered by the Fae, a race of supernatural beings, he learns of his true nature as an incubus, and is forced to participate in an ancient and potentially fatal Fae tradition to earn his freedom. Will his new friend Mozzie, and the mysterious Fae cop Peter Burke be able to help him?
Notes: A White Collar/Lost Girl fusion, based closely on the Lost Girl pilot episode; no knowledge of Lost Girl is necessary to read. No Lost Girl spoilers beyond the pilot.
Disclaimer: I don’t own anything from White Collar or Lost Girl; I’m just playing. I have repurposed some of the original Lost Girl dialogue.
Thanks to: the mods for running this challenge and giving me an extension, and sherylyn for the awesome speedy beta!



Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
 
 
05 December 2015 @ 11:30 pm
Title:Dance Miserable
Author:buzzbee17
Word Count:12,323
Characters/Pairings:Sara/Neal, Peter
Rating:R
Warnings:Mentions of abortion, miscarriage
Spoilers:End of season 3
Summary:After one misguided interaction with her ex-boyfriend, Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis finds herself in a predicament she could have never wished for or expected. She's expecting. Rather than withhold this information from him, she goes to Neal in person to talk about what they should do next. The day of the commutation  Neal flees the country before the committee is able to announce their decision; without so much as a note to anyone. Sara is left to make her choice alone.  As she tries to cope with her new life, she is also trying to cope with the sudden disappearance of Neal. His exit dredges up memories of her sister, and the way her family fell apart. Before Neal, she never would have imagined having a family of her own. Both of her parents, and especially her mother, distanced themselves from her, and by the time Sara became an adult, her career was the only thing that mattered to her. Now she will have to figure out how to add a baby to her life.
Disclaimer: I own no parts of White Collar, Eastin owns all


Here's the awesome art!
 
 
 
Title: An American in Paris
Artist: esgeee
Author: sinfulslasher
Word Count: 12,921
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, El, OCs; gen with mention of past- (and hints of maybe future-) Peter/Neal/El
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Spoilers: post-finale so assume all episodes
Summary: Neal has finally settled down in Paris, and he even almost convinced himself that he's not missing his friends back in New York. All seems to be going well (or as well as things could be going, considering) when one single moment of carelessness changes everything. Badly injured and high on pain meds, a hospital-bound Neal keeps asking for his friends. And Peter wouldn't be Peter if he didn't manage to find Neal eventually. But being reunited is only the first step to salvaging their friendship.
(Or: Neal gets whumped, Peter offers comfort, and there's copious amounts of angst. And probably some humor. And definitely a cute puppy.)



Link to the art post Artwork for Story
Link to the fic post Story Post
 
 
22 November 2015 @ 12:19 am
Title: Free Spirit
Artist: nywcgirl
Author: treonb
Word Count: 11K
Characters/Pairings: Peter & Neal
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Major character death
Spoilers: All show
Summary: Alternate ending to S6 in which Neal is really dead, except he isn't really, except he really is.



Link to the art post Artwork for Story
Link to the fic post Story Post
 
 
 
18 November 2015 @ 11:30 pm
Title: Under The Egyptian Sun
Artist: kanarek13
Author: sandy79
Beta: sherylyn
Word Count: ~44,000
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey/Elizabeth Burke/Peter Burke, Diana Berrigan, Mozzie
Rating: T (some potty mouths around)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Fusion with "The Mummy". What do you get when you mix an eager Egyptologist/Librarian at the Cairo Museum (with a longing for adventure), her husband (with a slight penchant for attracting bad luck) and a dashing French Foreign Legionnaire (who just happens to be at the right places at the wrong time) with one the greatest legends of Ancient Egypt? An adventure none of them will ever forget.

Artwork Preview:



Artwork

Story
 
 
15 November 2015 @ 10:49 am
Title: It Must Be Now - Seven Chapters
Author: elrhiarhodan
Artist: treonb / Art Post
Fandom: White Collar
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Elizabeth Burke, David Siegel, Diana Berrigan, Theodore "Mozzie" Winters, Theo Berrigan, Sara Ellis, Clinton Jones, Matthew Keller; Peter/Elizabeth (Past), Peter/Neal (Past), Neal/Keller (Past), Peter/Neal
Word Count: ~60,000
Spoilers: None
Warnings/Enticements/Triggers: Major Character Illness
Beta Credit: pooh_collector, sinfulslasher
Summary: In this alternate universe, the story opens as Peter and Elizabeth's marriage ends. Peter tries to move into a new life, but finds himself haunted by his past - a relationship with Neal Caffrey when they were both students at Harvard - and a future that might come to an end far too soon.

Author’s Note: Many, many thanks to my alpha readers theatregirl7299 and miri_thompson, who provided an endless bounty of encouragement.

Even more thanks to my wonderful and talented artist, treonb, who created the beautiful and evocative promo video.

Title from the Annie Lennox Song "Oh God (Prayer)", which TreonB used in the vid.

__________________




( It Must Be Now - Part One )
( It Must Be Now - Part Two )
( It Must Be Now - Part Three )
( It Must Be Now - Part Four )
( It Must Be Now - Part Five )
( It Must Be Now - Part Six )
( It Must Be Now - Part Seven )
 
 
 
10 November 2015 @ 07:22 pm
Title: Ifs, Buts, & Maybes
Author: Ultra (ultra_fic)
Artist: Aragarna (aragarna)
Word Count: ~10,000
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Clinton Jones, Diana Berrigan; Parker, Eliot Spencer, Alec Hardison, Mr Quinn; Neal/Sara, Peter/Elizabeth, Eliot/Parker
Rating: PG-13/T
Warnings: none
Spoilers: everything through the series finales of White Collar and Leverage is fair game
Summary: Peter Burke thinks he is about to become a legend for catching another of the world's greatest thieves, but Parker might just have an ulterior motive in letting herself get busted by the FBI. Her so-called capture is a good way to get Burke alone and let him know that Neal is not only alive and kicking, but that he may yet be in danger from the Pink Panthers all over again. Now, it's up to a group of old friends (from the White Collar division, Leverage Inc., and beyond) to ensure that Neal Caffrey doesn't have his life taken away for real this time.

Artwork Preview:

Artwork for Story - which is all kinds of awesome! :)

Story Post at AO3
 
 
Congratulations artists and authors! You've made it through the sixth round of the White Collar Big Bang Challenge!

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

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>



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

Posting RequirementsCollapse )

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
 
 
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 one work will be posted each day. We've allocated a total of fifteen days for the fourteen stories to be posted - so there will be no awkward gaps in time between posts (unless we have withdrawals and defaults).

Your post needs to contain the following information:



November 10 - ultra_fic
November 11
November 12
November 13
November 14
November 15 - elrhiarhodan
November 16
November 17
November 18 - sandy79
November 19 - nywcgirl
November 20
November 21 - treonb
November 22 - cookielaura
November 23 - sinfulslasher
November 24 - angelita26


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
 
 
Just a quick reminder that signups for Round Six posting selection will open at noon Eastern time tomorrow, October 15. One story per day and fifteen days to post everything.
 
 
Posting Date selection will be on October 15 at Noon Eastern time. Authors and artists should collaborate on their preferred date.

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.
 
 
 
Authors, now that all of your stories have been claimed for art, how about sharing a juicy bit of your work in progress?

Doesn't have to be long, but give us a taste of what we're going to get.
 
 
Artists, we have six (6) seven (7) summaries left to choose from, and at this time, we're going to open up the claiming to authors who might want to claim their own stories for artwork, and for artists to make a second and even a third claim, if they'd like.

Please make three choices (first, second, third) and list in order of preference, first come, first served.

GO FORTH AND CHOOSE!

The remaining summariesCollapse )
 
 
Artists - if you haven't made your selection, there are still seven summaries waiting for you in this post.

You have two more days before art claims are open for a second round and artists can pick a second story.
 
 
Artists, we have twelve (12) summaries to choose from (although fourteen stories are listed, there are two stories where the author had an artist already). Now is your chance to lay claim to White Collar goodness.

Since there are seven artists and thirteen stories, there will be at least two claiming rounds. Artists, please make three choices (first, second, third) and list in order of preference, first come, first served.

GO FORTH AND CHOOSE!

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Artists, we have twelve (12) thirteen (13) summaries to choose from (although thirteen fourteen stories are listed, there is one story where the author had an artist already). Artists have five days to review this list and make their choice. The selection post will go live on Sunday, September 20, at Noon Eastern.

The summariesCollapse )
 
 
 
14 September 2015 @ 11:13 am
We're entering into the last six weeks of writing and there are a few things that are worth mentioning:

Missing story summariesCollapse )

Author and Artist Signups Close Tomorrow at 8 AM EasternCollapse )

Artist Selection ConfirmationsCollapse )

We're all having fun, right? RIGHT?
 
 
Just a reminder – Big Bang summaries will be posted tomorrow at 9:00 AM Eastern Time for artist selection.
 
 
11 September 2015 @ 03:19 pm
Authors - Our apologies, this post should have gone up yesterday, but your summaries are now due and you have three days to submit to the mods!

Please email your mods at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com with summary.

The title of your email should read: YOUR LJ USER NAME - Story - TITLE (even if just working)

Your summary should contain the following (cut and paste into your email, including the HTML, so we don't have to reformat when it comes time to do the artist post):



Even though this round, we're not asking you to submit your drafts, here are the reminders for what is required for your Big Bang story posting:

Minimum Requirements and Frequently Asked QuestionsCollapse )

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the mods:

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

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

POST QUESTIONS ONLY - DO NOT POST YOUR SUMMARIES HERE!
 
 
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.




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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."

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!





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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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