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02 March 2018 @ 05:27 pm
For those of you who might be interested in participating in another round of the White Collar Big Bang, there's a poll over at the White Collar Big Bang comm on Dreamwidth.

Thanks for checking it out!
 
 
04 April 2017 @ 03:51 pm
The new comm is live and the imports are in queue. You can find us at [community profile] whitecollar_bb

Don't forget to join the comm there!
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04 April 2017 @ 10:45 am
I think it's time, guys. Time to move this community over to Dreamwidth and mirror back here. It's going to take some time and effort and it's going to basically mean that everyone will need to post on Dreamwidth.


When the change happens, the posts on LJ will be locked for comment, requiring members to post and comment on DW directly instead of posting here and making the mods import back to DW. That's the only way moving the community will work. It doesn't mean you'll have to get a DW account - they allow OpenID posting. But keeping the LJ account "live" will mean that no one will ever really migrate.

Whenever Round 8 begins, it will happen on DW only, but notifications will be crossposted here to LJ.
 
 
16 March 2017 @ 12:12 pm
Last month, your mods solicited opinions here and here, on whether we should do the Big Bang or the Reverse Big Bang challenge this year, and the results were conclusive. Artists were eager for the Reverse Big Bang and there was a majority of responding writers who preferred that challenge, too:



As for the start date, May does seem to be the most popular start time:



So, going with the will of the active fandom, Round 8 of the traditional White Collar Big Bang will be on hiatus, and we'll go forward with Round 3 of the White Collar Reverse Big Bang.

The following is a tentative schedule, subject to change before the round opens. The art creation period will be one month and the writing period will be three months, based on the fandom preferences expressed in this poll.

Sign Ups for Artists and Authors Open: May 15, 2017
Artist Check In (not mandatory): June 1, 2017
Artist Sign Ups Close: June 15, 2017
Art Drafts Due: June 20, 2017
Round One Art Up for Claims: Saturday, June 25, 2015 at NOON Eastern
Round Two Art Up for Claims: Depends on unclaimed artwork
Round Three Art Up for Claims: Depends on unclaimed artwork
Author Check in (mandatory): August 15, 2017
Last day for author drop out: September 1, 2017
Pinch hit request: September 2, 2017
Author Rough Drafts Due: Begins September 18, 2017, continues for one week
Challenge Closes, Fics and Finished Art Due: September 25, 2017
Posting Starts: October 1, 2017


As we'll be going forward with the Reverse Big Bang, all further 2017 challenge-related information will be posted solely to the wc_reverse_bb community (this post will be crossposted there as well), so please make sure you're a member of that comm.

Thank you to everyone who'd expressed an opinion (even the person who said the mods should be replaced with someone who could start the round in April, I know you're kidding). It's such a delight to see everyone committed to keeping this fandom alive.
 
 
02 March 2017 @ 09:07 am
The poll for the Big Bang/Reverse Big Bang is still open and if you are interested in participating in either of these challenges, please go and vote HERE.

Thank you to everyone who left comments, particularly those who had concerns about the duration of the challenge. While I'm posting here on the whitecollar_bb site simply because it has more members and a greater reach, some of the questions will be pretty specific to the wc_reverse_bb.

Poll #2063925 Start Dates and Duration

For the traditional Big Bang, should the mods make a serious effort to solicit prompts and have a claiming period?

Yes
4(28.6%)
No
1(7.1%)
I need to hear more about this
9(64.3%)

For the traditional Big Bang, how long should the writing period last?

Three Months
2(14.3%)
Four Months
9(64.3%)
Five Months
1(7.1%)
Six Months
1(7.1%)
Seven Months (current writing period)
1(7.1%)

For the traditional Big Bang, how long should the art creation period last

Two Weeks
2(15.4%)
Three Weeks
0(0.0%)
Four Weeks (one month)
11(84.6%)

For the Reverse Big Bang, how long should the art creation period last?

Two Weeks
3(21.4%)
Four Weeks (one month)
11(78.6%)
Six Weeks
0(0.0%)

For the Reverse Big Bang, how long should the writing period last?

Three Months
7(50.0%)
Four Months
5(35.7%)
Five Months
2(14.3%)

The mod's schedule may not permit an April start date, so which would you prefer

Get a new mod and start in April
1(7.7%)
May
7(53.8%)
June
3(23.1%)
July
2(15.4%)
 
 
 
28 February 2017 @ 02:37 pm
I can't believe it, but Round Eight of the White Collar Big Bang is on the horizon. If we with stick with the traditional April 1 start date, it's just a month away.

When there was always new canon on the horizon, there were a lot of fanwork creators who supported a rich community of challenges. But as time goes by, people become less interested or find new fandoms. That is simply the reality we live in. I currently mod three major White Collar Challenges: The whitecollar_bb, wc_reverse_bb, and the wcpairings exchange. In 2016, the Reverse Bang was put on hiatus and a lot of people had fun with the White Collar Pairings. There were just enough participants for the Big Bang and I have high hopes that the two writers who didn't finish their stories (for understandable reasons) will do so soon.

This poll is to gauge the interest of the fandom in which challenges should go on this year. I'm reluctant to put the granddaddy - the Big Bang - on hiatus, but if more people are interested in the Reverse Big Bang, I would do that. White Collar Pairings would be a supplement to either one of those challenges, not a replacement.

Poll #2063840 White Collar Big Bang Round Eight Option

Which Challenge Would You Be More Likely To Sign Up For As A Writer

White Collar Big Bang (Round 8)
5(35.7%)
White Collar Reverse Big Bang (Round 3)
9(64.3%)

Which Challenge Would You Be More Likely To Sign Up For As An Artist

White Collar Big Bang (Round 8)
1(8.3%)
White Collar Reverse Big Bang (Round 3)
11(91.7%)

Would You Want to do Both Challenges?

Yes
6(33.3%)
No
12(66.7%)

When Should the Next Challenge Round Run

April - November
11(57.9%)
May - December
4(21.1%)
June - January
3(15.8%)
Some Other Timeframe
1(5.3%)

Would You Sign Up for WC Pairings in addition to a Big Bang-type challenge

Yes
11(57.9%)
No
2(10.5%)
Not Sure
6(31.6%)


Please feel free to make suggestions, comments, words of encouragement in the conments.
 
 
29 November 2016 @ 09:16 pm
Title: The Fresco Kid
Artist: sheenianni
Author: treonb
Word Count: 10K
Characters/Pairings: Neal & Maria Fiametta
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: AU. Neal joins forces with a new partner in order to steal an ancient fresco that may or may not exist. Part of my "Free As a Bird" 'verse - an AU in which Neal never escaped from prison and never made a deal with the FBI.

Notes: Written for the 7th White Collar Big Bang challenge, inspired by wc_rewatch. The beautiful art accompanying the fic is by the very talented sheenianni. Many thanks to the challenge organizers, without which this fic would never have been written.


Link to the art post Artwork for Story
Link to the fic post LJ or AO3
 
 
28 November 2016 @ 09:13 pm
Title: 1461 Days
Artist: treonb
Author: citrinesunset
Word Count:
Characters/Pairings: Gen, Neal
Rating: Teen and up
Warnings: Some non-graphic violence. Brief references to sex.
Spoilers: None
Summary: AU: Instead of prisons, convicts are sentenced to serve their sentences in penal colonies. After being convicted of bond forgery, Neal is sent to a small island colony for four years.

Video for the Story
Story on LJ | Story on AO3
 
 
27 November 2016 @ 11:00 am
Title: Blink of an Eye
Artist: aragarna
Author: reve_silencieux
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Neal, Peter, James, Elizabeth, Mozzie, Jones, June, Sara, Neal/Sara
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Word Count: 21,365
Beta: sherylyn
Summary: In the blink of an eye, life can change, and all your plans crumble to pieces. An alternate beginning to S5 after Peter is arrested, but Neal saves the day—which is not without major consequences that everyone will have to learn how to deal with.
Disclaimer: I took a few liberties with the medical stuff. Deal with it. It’s fiction, people!
Author's Note: Written for White Collar Big Bang 2016. I dusted off an old fic I started a few years ago, and decided to use Big Bang as my motivation to finish it. Thanks to everyone who helped, from sapphire2309, my ever present cheerleader, who brainstormed with me years ago when I first started it, and when I picked it back up this past summer, to aragarna, sheenianni, and sherylyn, who were always there to be a sounding board and so much more.

And of course, thanks so much to aragarna for the beautiful artwork that accompanies this fic! *hugs* It was fun working with you!!




Link to the art post: Artwork for Story
Link to the fic post: Story Post



 
 
25 November 2016 @ 08:30 am
Title: The darker side
Author: nywcgirl
Artist: kanarek13
Word Count: ~10000
Fandom: White Collar
Characters/Pairing: Peter, Neal, Mozzie, Fowler, OC’s
Rating: NC-13
Warning: None
Spoilers: none
Genre: hurt/comfort, Alternate universe, captivity, angels and demons, injuries, good/evil
Summary:. Angels and demons fight a war on our world, a war we are not aware of. Peter is handed a prisoner of war, but doesn´t realize who this creature is. As a Prisoner Of War Demon Neal ends up helping Angel Peter solve a mystery, but can Peter save Neal? And does Neal want to be saved or does he have other plans for our world?

This story is written for the White Collar Big Bang Challenge 2016. The gorgeous art to illustrate this story was made by the ever so talented and generous kanarek13.

Continue to the story on AO3 or LJ.
 
 
 
24 November 2016 @ 12:23 pm
Love is a many splendor thing

Author: nywcgirl
Artist: esgee
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: None
Characters: Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, Mozzie, OC
Warning: torture (although nothing really graphic), near death experience
Spoilers: none
Rating: NC-17
Genre: (emotional) hurt/comfort, restraints, torture, kidnapping, psychological torture, serial killer, depression, car accidents, injuries

Author’s Notes: Part 1 of the story fills my `Near Death experience´ square on my h/c bingo card and part 2 fills the 'nervous breakdown' square, they are both written for the White Collar Big Bang 2016. The wonderful art is made by esgee.

Word Count: ~14000   

Disclaimer: Characters are not mine…

Part 1 can be found on AO3 or LJ.

Summary: The FBI is up against a serial killer who tortures his victims before he leaves them to a slow and agonizing death. Will Peter and Neal be able to catch him before he takes his next victim? And what happens when the serial killer goes after one of them? Will the other be able to save him?


Part 2 can also be found on AO3 and LJ.
Summary: After Neal´s death, during their trip to Italy, Peter has a nervous breakdown. The story starts with Peter´s intake in the mental institution back home.

 
 
23 November 2016 @ 12:07 pm
Title: Inclusions
Artist: kanarek13
Author: firesign10
Word Count: 12,033
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey, Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Summary: The theft of a beautiful, antique ring catches the attention of Peter Burke's White Collar team. A trail of bodies left after the ring's disappearance catches the attention of Sam and Dean Winchester. The mystery is no less tangled than the emotions of Peter and Neal...

Artwork Preview:
inclusions



Link to the art post: To be added
Link to the fic post On LJ | on AO3
 
 
Title: Neal & George
Artist: elrhiarhodan
Author: sinfulslasher
Word Count: 17,240
Characters/Pairings: Peter, Neal, Mozzie, George (Neal's clone), mention of Diana and Jones; Neal/George, Peter/Neal/George, mention of previous Peter/Neal
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: mad science / cloning
Spoilers: Please assume all episodes, as this takes place post-season 5 finale.
Summary: Peter had always thought that one Neal Caffrey was keeping him on his toes. That was until there were suddenly two of them in his life.



Link to the art post: to follow
Link to the fic post: (part 1) (part 2)
 
 
Congratulations artists and authors! You've made it through the seventh round of the White Collar Big Bang Challenge!

Finished fics and art and summaries are now due - you have between today and November 7th th 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
 
 
15 October 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Artists 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, so please give a first and alternate date.

Your post needs to contain the following information:



November 15 - Sinfulslasher - Elrhiarhodan (artist)
November 16
November 17
November 18
November 19
November 20
November 21
November 22
November 23 - firesign10 - ecto_gammat (artist)
November 24 - Nywcgirl - Esgee (artist)
November 25 - Nywcgirl - Kanarek13 (artist)
November 26 - Theatregirl7299 - Cookielaura (artist)
November 27 - Sheenianni - Kanarek13 (artist)
November 28 - Citrinesunset - Treonb (artist)
November 29 - Treonb - sheenianni (artist)
November 30 - Reve_silencieux - Aragarna (artist)

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
 
 
 
01 October 2016 @ 09:44 am
No, nothing's due today. This was not supposed to go up until November 1.

Please ignore and move on with your lives!

Original post, crossed out, under the cutCollapse )
 
 
21 September 2016 @ 11:02 am
Thank you, White Collar Big Bang artists! All stories have been selected and confirmed. Over the next few hours, emails to authors and artists will be sent.

ETA: All emails have been sent!

As always, if you have questions, please contact your mods. We're here to help.
 
 
Story 1
Title: Blink of an Eye
Characters and Pairings: Neal, Peter, James, Elizabeth, Mozzie, Jones, June, Sara, Neal/Sara
Likely rating: PG-13
Summary: In the blink of an eye, life can change, and all your plans crumble to pieces. An alternate ending to S4 where Peter gets arrested but Neal saves the day, which is not without major consequences that everyone will have to learn how to deal with.


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 2
Title: The darker side
Characters and Pairings: Peter, Neal, Mozzie, OC
Likely rating: NC-13
Summary: Angels and demons fight a war on our world, a war we are not aware of. Peter is handed a prisoner of war but doesn´t realize who this creature is. As a POW Demon Neal ends up helping Angel Peter help solve a mystery, but can Peter save Neal? And does Neal want to be saved or does he have other plans for our world?


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 3
Title: Working title: Love is a many splendor thing
Characters and Pairings: Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, Mozzie, OC
Likely rating: NC-17
Summary: The FBI is up against a serial killer who tortures his victims before he leaves them to a slow and agonizing death. Will Peter and Neal be able to catch him before he takes his next victim? And what happens when the serial killer goes after one of them? Will the other be able to save him?


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 4
Title: The Fresco Kid
Characters and Pairings: Neal & Maria Fiametta
Likely rating: PG-13
Summary: AU. Neal joins forces with a new partner in order to steal an ancient fresco that may or may not exist


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 5
Title: Late Night Radio (working title)
Characters and Pairings:: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Peter/Neal
Likely rating: R
Summary: Neal Caffrey hasn't left his apartment for 20 years. The only constants in his life are his work and his best friend, Mozzie. All that changes when he hears Peter Burke's voice on the late night radio show. Working as a late night DJ helps Peter to cope with the loss of his partner. But ever since the Super in his new building told him about "the crazy guy in 5-B", he can't get his neighbor of his mind. Through phone calls and friends, both men learn that healing begins with that first step.

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 6
Title: The Castaway
Characters and Pairings: Gen, Neal
Likely rating: PG-13 or R
Summary:Instead of going to prison, Neal is sent to spend his sentence in an island penal colony.


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Story 7
Title: (working title) Transfixed Hearts
Crossover Fandom: Supernatural
Characters and Pairings: Peter/Neal, Sam/Dean
Likely rating: R
Summary: Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey investigate the theft of an antique emerald ring. The case gets complicated when bodies start showing up around it. The unifying characteristic of the victims: they're all pierced through the heart. Sam and Dean Winchester catch wind of some peculiar murders, and head to New York City. Posing as Interpol agents, they work with the White Collar team...until things start hitting too close to home for Peter and Neal. (WC-Supernatural Crossover)
 
 
15 September 2016 @ 09:00 am
The there are seven (7) Big Bang stories available for artist selection this year (three stories already have artists attached and are not included).

Artist selection will begin on September 20 at 9AM Eastern, so mark your calendars.

1 - In the blink of an eye, life can change, and all your plans crumble to pieces.  An alternate ending to S4 where Peter gets arrested but Neal saves the day, which is not without major consequences that everyone will have to learn how to deal with.

2 - Angels and demons fight a war on our world, a war we are not aware of. Peter is handed a prisoner of war but doesn´t realize who this creature is.  As a POW Demon Neal ends up helping Angel Peter help solve a mystery, but can Peter save Neal? And does Neal want to be saved or does he have other plans for our world?

3 - The FBI is up against a serial killer who tortures his victims before he leaves them to a slow and agonizing death. Will Peter and Neal be able to catch him before he takes his next victim? And what happens when the serial killer goes after one of them? Will the other be able to save him?

4 - AU. Neal joins forces with a new partner in order to steal an ancient fresco that may or may not exist

5 - Neal Caffrey hasn't left his apartment for 20 years.  The only constants in his life are his work and his best friend, Mozzie.  All that changes when he hears Peter Burke's voice on the late night radio show.  Working as a late night DJ helps Peter to cope with the loss of his partner.  But ever since the Super in his new building told him about "the crazy guy in 5-B", he can't get his neighbor of his mind. Through phone calls and friends, both men learn that healing begins with that first step.

6 - Instead of going to prison, Neal is sent to spend his sentence in an island penal colony.

7 - Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey investigate the theft of an antique emerald ring. The case gets complicated when bodies start showing up around it. The unifying characteristic of the victims: they're all pierced through the heart. Sam and Dean Winchester catch wind of some peculiar murders, and head to New York City. Posing as Interpol agents, they work with the White Collar team...until things start hitting too close to home for Peter and Neal. (WC-Supernatural Crossover)
 
 
14 September 2016 @ 09:39 am
Just a reminder – Big Bang summaries will be posted tomorrow at 9:00 AM Eastern Time for artist selection on September 20th.
 
 
 
11 September 2016 @ 01:44 pm
Got a few stragglers we need summaries and rough drafts for (in no particular order):

sandy79
firesign10 (I know you're working on it)
theatregirl7299 (and yes, I'm mod-shaming you)
wayward_dust
sinfulslasher (I'm aware of your computer woes, but I'm a completist, you know that. If I was overdue, my name would be here, too).
 
 
Artist selection will be on September 15. Summaries and rough drafts are due by Saturday, September 10.

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! Your summaries rough drafts for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang are due from now through the next ten days, closing on September 10. If we don't have a rough draft, we can't include your summary for the art selection. If you need more time, please contact us.

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.


ETA - Mods apologize most profusely for the confusion. Mods recycled the words from last year's posts and didn't make all of the required changes. Rought drafts ARE now due.


Important dates on the schedule:

Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August September 1
Author Summaries Due: August September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August September 15
Artist Selection: August September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August September 30
Posting Date Selection: September October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October November 1
Posting Starts: October November 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in December



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
 
 
Thank you all! Sign Ups for Round Seven of the White Collar Big Bang are now closed.
 
 
Authors AND Artists! August September 1 is the last day to sign up for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang, so stop procrastinating and get to the sign-up posts:

Author Sign Up Here
Artists Sign Up Here

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
 
So, we've heard from a bunch of writers and they are kind of freaking out. So we're doing the only thing possible, pushing the schedule a month to the right. What was due in August is now due in September, and so on. So here is the new schedule:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: May 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): July 1
Sign-Ups Closed: August September 1
Last Day for Author Drop-Out: August September 1
Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August September 1
Author Summaries Due: August September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August September 15
Artist Selection: August September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August September 30
Posting Date Selection: September October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October November 1
Posting Starts: October November 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in December

Hopefully this won't mess anyone up. Feel free to yell at me if it does.
 
 
Authors AND Artists! August September 1 is the last day to sign up for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang, so stop procrastinating and get to the sign-up posts:

Author Sign Up Here
Artists Sign Up Here

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
 
 
Authors! Rough drafts for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang are due starting in one week MONTH. If you think you’re going to have trouble meeting the deadline, please contact your mods ASAP. We’re happy to work with you on this.

ETA: Because of the rash of panicked emails I received, I've pushed the schedule to the right for one full month. Here is the revised schedule:

Important dates on the schedule:
Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August September 1
Author Summaries Due: August September 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August September 15
Artist Selection: August September 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August September 30
Posting Date Selection: September October 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October November 1
Posting Starts: October November 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in December

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
 
 
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: May 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): July 1
Sign-Ups Closed: August 1
Last Day for Author Drop-Out: August 1
Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August 1
Author Summaries Due: August 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August 15
Artist Selection: August 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August 30
Posting Date Selection: September 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October 1
Posting Starts: October 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in November

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
 
 
01 May 2016 @ 09:29 am
Artists, now is your chance to sign up for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for artists to take note of:


Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: May 1
Sign-Ups Closed: August 1
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August 15
Artist Selection: August 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August 30
Posting Date Selection: September 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October 1
Posting Starts: October 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in November

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



Art 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

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
 
01 May 2016 @ 09:28 am
Authors, now is your chance to sign up for Round 7 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for authors to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: May 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): July 1
Sign-Ups Closed: August 1
Last Day for Author Drop-Out: August 1
Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August 1
Author Summaries Due: August 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August 15
Artist Selection: August 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August 30
Posting Date Selection: September 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October 1
Posting Starts: October 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in November

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
 
 
18 April 2016 @ 09:03 am
Based on the poll conducted back in February, the new round of the WCBB will being on May 1. Because of the high number of defaults last year, we're going to be requiring rough drafts (the 75% rule)

The schedule:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: May 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): July 1
Sign-Ups Closed: August 1
Last Day for Author Drop-Out: August 1
Author Rough Drafts Due (mandatory): August 1
Author Summaries Due: August 10
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: August 15
Artist Selection: August 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: August 30
Posting Date Selection: September 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: October 1
Posting Starts: October 15
Posting Ends: Depending on the number of stories to be posted, approximately the first week in November

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

You can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com, the emails will be forwarded to the mods. And of course, you can always reach out via PM on LJ.
 
 
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
10(62.5%)
May 1 - Posting October
6(37.5%)
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
10(71.4%)
It will really help me stay on course
4(28.6%)

Would I participate in a regularly scheduled writing session

Yes
6(42.9%)
No
8(57.1%)

Should there be a post for people to leave prompts?

Yes
14(82.4%)
No
3(17.6%)

Should the mods assign posting dates?

Yes
5(31.2%)
No
11(68.8%)

Where would I prefer to live

Neal Caffrey's apartment
13(61.9%)
Peter and Elizabeth Burke's Brooklyn Townhouse
3(14.3%)
One of Mozzie's Safe Houses
5(23.8%)
 
 
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 )
 
 
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.

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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
 
 
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!

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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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