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Schedule - 2021










Writer sign ups: Feb 1 - April 18
Artist sign ups: Feb 1 - May 23
Beta Sign ups: Feb 1 (open)
Hype Reader Sign ups: Feb 1 (open)
Writer Check in: April 18
Rough Drafts (15k min/60% of final story) & Summaries due: May 23
Summary Posting: May 31
Summary Claiming: June 5
Artist check in: Jul 10
Writer's Final Drafts (25k min) Due: July 31
Artist's Rough Drafts Due: August 6
Posting Begins: August 15 (tentative)

FAQ can be found HERE
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Welcome to After Camlann Big Bang 2021!

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ACBB on Discord!


A few of you have been enquiring about the social aspects of the challenge, and we are pleased to announce that the mods of Tavern Fest have kindly offered to share space on their Discord server, The Tavern, for ACBB interactions!


So if you’re looking to get to know your fellow Camlads better, or you’re looking for a place to sprint with fellow fanwork creators, why not head on over?

Just mention that you’re an ACBB participant when you join the server and you will be assigned the ACBB participant role and will be able to access the ACBB-Camladerie and ACBB-Snippets (a locked channel for ACBB participants to share bits of their work) channels.


If you’re not an ACBB participant this year, but would like to hang out with other Merlin fanwork creators and possibly do a casual challenge or two (but no pressure), why not join us in The Tavern for a chat at The Bar or sprints in the Tourney Field?


Please note: The Tavern is a 18+ server. Please do not join the server if you are under eighteen years old.



Not signed up yet?


Well then, why not head on over to our sign up posts and get involved! We are looking for Writers, Artists, Betas and Hype Readers!


Discord not for you?


Don’t worry, Camladerie comes in many forms! If you want to chat directly with other Merlin fans, why not stop by Merlin Chat over on Chatzy, click here for the link and password.


If you prefer a more chilled-out journaling way of interacting, we also have a members-only LiveJournal Community, camladerie, for our new and long-term ACBB creators! camladerie is a Support Community for the After Camlann Big Bang Challenge where you can connect with other ACBB participants and post questions and/or requests for help.


Feel free to stop by and make your own posts within the community!


And if you're reading this and you're not an After Camlann participant, we'd still love to see you. So why not join us at The Tavern or over in Merlin Chat to talk with fellow Merlin fans.


As usual, feel free to send us an Ask, or email us on aftercamlann@gmail.com with any questions or problems.


Good luck, Camlads!

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Writer's Sign Ups - 2021









This is the sign up post post for writers wanting to participate in the Big Bang.

Sign ups will be open until April 18, 11:59 PM.

Note: if you are already pre-matched with an artist, please remind them to sign up at the artist post! Also please name them in your comment here.

You don't have to be an LJ user to sign up, but if you don't have an LJ account,  please put your user name and the site you use (f.ex. tumblr, dA, FF.net) in this format 'namehere'@tumblr in your comment and give us the link to your profile so that we know how to reach you. Or alternatively, full out this Google Form to register your interest (though be aware often artists will reach out to writers to arrange a pre-match. If you are interested in pre-matching with someone before the artist summary claiming, we advise that you post your sign up in the comments below otherwise artists won't know that you are participating or how to contact you).

If you have plans to co-author a story with one or more people, please sign-up together in one post with all usernames and emails.

If you sign up now but later realize that you can't participate after all, please email the mods at aftercamlann@gmail.com and let us know as soon as possible.

Note: If you are planning on writing more than one story, your first one must be completed (that means 100% finished and beta'd) and submitted before you are eligible to submit a second. The same deadlines still apply for all stories and only the first story will be eligible for artist matching (though you are free to & encouraged to seek an artist for any other stories on your own).

If you have any questions, please comment on the FAQ or contact ac_mod at aftercamlann@gmail.com. This post is only for sign ups, thank you!

When giving your timezone please give the standard time zone! You can check your standard time zone from HERE by searching your home city! STZ can be found after you click the name of the city to the next page.

Please sign up with the following information:




After you sign up for the fest, we encourage you to request membership in our support community camladerie for access to activities & information available only to ACBB participants.

*Please note: if you are uncomfortable with publicly sharing your email address you can email it to us at aftercamlann@gmail.com
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Artist's Sign Ups - 2021







This is the post for artists wanting to take part in the Big Bang.

Sign ups will be open until May 23, 11:59 PM.

The post with summaries available for claiming will go up on May 31st and claiming begins on June 5th. The exact time for claiming will be given later on so keep an eye out for future updates!

Are you pre-matched with a writer? You still have to sign up as an artist even if you're pre-matched but in a case you won't be taking another writer under your wing, mention it in 'How many stories are you willing to create art for?'.

You don't have to be a LJ user to sign up, but if you don't have an LJ account,  please put your user name and the site you use (f.ex. tumblr, dA, FF.net) in this format 'namehere'@tumblr' in your comment or give us the link to your profile so that we know how to reach you. Or alternatively, full out this Google Form to register your interest (though be aware often writers will reach out to artists to arrange a pre-match. If you are interested in pre-matching with someone before the artist summary claiming, we advise that you post your sign up in the comments below otherwise writers won't know that you are participating or how to contact you).

If you sign up now but later realise that you can't participate after all, please email ac_mod at aftercamlann@gmail.com and let us know as soon as possible.

If you have any other questions, please leave a comment on the FAQ or email ac_mod at aftercamlann@gmail.com. This post is only for sign ups, thank you!

When giving your timezone please give the standard time zone! You can check your standard time zone from HERE by searching your home city! STZ can be found after you click the name of the city to the next page.

Please sign up with the following information:




After you sign up for the fest, we encourage you to request membership in our support community camladerie for access to activities & information available only to ACBB participants.

*Please note: if you are uncomfortable with publicly sharing your email address you can email it to us at aftercamlann@gmail.com
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Beta Sign Ups - 2021








This is the post for Betas wanting to take part in the Big Bang.

The sign up post for betas will be up until the end of Big Bang!


We need both writing and art betas! If you are willing to offer your services as a beta, first let us say a hearty THANK YOU! Betas are an integral part of every Big Bang team since all works must be beta'd prior to posting.

Later down the road, writers and artists will be able to post on camladerie in search of betas (including what they need/are looking for) but that doesn't mean you have to wait! Anyone needing the services of a beta is encouraged to start looking through the sign ups here. If you find someone you think could work well with your fic/art please feel free to contact them directly.

We will not be matching betas with artists & writers but we will do all we can to make it as easy as possible for you to find each other, therefore we ask all betas to sign up by posting their sign up in the comments below, rather than using a Google Form for sign ups. If you need help or would like us to post your sign up for you, please send your sign up to: aftercamlann@gmail.com.

Betas are not required to sign up in order to participate in the Big Bang. Sign ups are mostly a means to connect willing betas with needy creatives. Every artist & writer is required to have at least one beta for their work but is allowed as many betas they want/need.

You don't have to be a LJ user to sign up, but if you don't have an LJ account,  please put your user name and the site you use (f.ex. tumblr, dA, FF.net) in this format 'namehere'@tumblr' in your comment and give us the link to your profile so that we know how to find you.

When giving your timezone please give the standard time zone! You can check your standard time zone from HERE by searching your home city! STZ can be found after you click the name of the city to the next page.

Please sign up with a following information:



Story betas




Art betas



Note: If you are willing/able to beta for both fic and art, please fill out both forms and HAVE OUR UNDYING LOVE!!

After you sign up for the fest, we encourage you to request membership in our support community camladerie for access to activities & information available only to ACBB participants.

*Please note: if you are uncomfortable with publicly sharing your email address you can email it to us at aftercamlann @ gmail.
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Hype-Reader Sign Ups - 2021









This post is for everyone wanting to take part in the ACBB as a Hype-Reader.

The sign up post for hype readers will be up until the end of ACBB!

What is a hype reader?

Hype readers are a new role within our ACBB community, replacing the previous role of cheerleader. If you’d like to support the fest, but can’t participate as a writer, artist or beta we would like to invite you to participate without writing, making art or beta-reading in the capacity of hype reader! Hype readers are people who are interested in helping our lovely creators get a good response by pledging to read, view, and comment on at least two collaborations from the fest. We would also like to ask you to consider reccing the ACBBs you have enjoyed. If you would also like to help out in an alpha reader/supporter capacity, as cheerleaders used to do previously, please answer yes on your hype reader form in the alpha reader/supporter question.

Why should I become a hype reader?

All writers and artists enjoy receiving feedback on their stories and art that they’ve worked so hard on, being a hype reader is a way to show your support and appreciation to our creators and encourage others to give feedback as well. Even if you participate as a writer, artist or beta you can still be a hype reader too.

You don't have to be a LJ user to sign up, but if you don't have an LJ account,  please put your user name and the site you use (i.e., tumblr, dA, twitter, etc.) in this format 'namehere'@tumblr' in your comment or give us the link to your profile so that we know where to find you.

When giving your timezone please give the standard time zone! You can check your standard time zone from HERE by searching your home city! STZ can be found after you click the name of the city to the next page.

Please sign up with the following information:



After you sign up for the fest, we encourage you to request membership in our support community camladerie for access to activities & information available only to ACBB participants.

*Please note: if you are uncomfortable with publicly sharing your email address you can email it to us at aftercamlann @ gmail.
Arthur blue

Afterlife

Title: Afterlife
Author: clea2011
Artist: merlocked18
Word Count: 124k
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin, past Gwaine/Merlin,
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Leon, Hunith, Uther, Mordred
Rating: M (due to subject matter)
Warnings: Temporary major character death, death by drowning
Summary:
It was the photo that first caught Arthur’s attention. And then he read the accompanying advertisement:
“Meet Jacob.
He’s everything you could possibly want him to be, and more. The help you always wanted. Living, breathing, he can do anything a real human being can do. He’ll cook, clean, take care of your every whim, without complaint. He is the perfect companion. And he could be yours.
Ever wanted to replicate a loved one who has sadly passed? Need help in the home? Or do you simply just want companionship? Look no further, with our bespoke range of Unique Clones ™, all your problems are solved. You can consign your tired, old-fashioned robot to the recycling.
Our clones won’t answer back, they will never complain, they are almost too good to be true…”
Link to Art: TBA
Link to Fic: https://archiveofourown.org/works/26653408