Ginny Big Bang

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Challenge
Name: Ginny Big Bang
Date(s): 2009 - 2010
Moderator(s):
Founder: jtav and terravayne
Type: Big Bang challenge
Fandom: Harry Potter
Associated Community: ginnybigbang on LiveJournal; archive link
URL:
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Ginny Big Bang was a 2010 Big Bang challenge whose goal was to "give Ginny the best Valentine's Day ever by encouraging more Ginny-centric fic and art for everyone to enjoy." Submitted fanworks were posted on February 14, 2010.[1]

It produced three stories and a single fanart; one participant described it as "tiny, warm Big Bang."[2]

Rules

Ginny Big Bang accepted fanworks with all pairings and ratings as long as they featured Ginny Weasley as a central character. It did not allow RPF or fics with underage sex. Fics were required to be a minimum of 20,000 words. However, a submission did not need to be a novella, but could instead be a collection of one-shots that were somehow related to each other.

All fanworks were required to be created specifically for the Ginny Big Bang, and were not to be posted elsewhere until after March 15, 2010.[3]

Timeline

The following timeline was used for the challenge:[4]

  • July 15, 2009: Preliminary sign-ups for authors opened. Sign-ups for betas and artists opened.
  • August 15, 2009: Preliminary sign-ups closed.
  • November 23, 2009: Official sign-ups for authors opened. Beta and artist sign-ups closed.
  • November 30, 2009: Official sign ups closed.
  • December 7, 2009: Artist assignments sent out.
  • January 31, 2010: Final drafts and artwork due.
  • February 14, 2010: Posting began.
  • March 15, 2010: End of the exclusivity period.

Submissions

Three stories were submitted, totaling approximately 60,000 words. rumpelsnorcack also participated in the challenge, but the mods were unable to post her story due to "technical difficulties."[5]

A Bludger to the Head by dianas_bow
Ginny/Harry, Ginny/Gwenog | PG-13 | 20,178 words
Ginny realized one day that she had her doubts about her relationship with Harry.
Ginny: The Slytherin Weasley by Nienna
Gen, Ginny/Draco | PG-13 | 19,969 words
Ginny Weasley gets a shock when her desire to be noticed causes the Sorting Hat to put her in with the snakes of Slytherin. Can she reconcile her feelings about her new house with her family and her newfound friends or will she flounder under the dark influence of the Serpent House?
A Loud Bang by pennswoods
art for "Ginny: The Slytherin Weasley"; "There was a loud bang which found everyone in the vicinity on the floor and rubbing sore parts of their anatomy while a very Molly-esque Ginny stood over them looking angrier than she ever had before."
Waiting by zagury
Ginny/Harry | R | 20,017 words
Ginny Weasley has been waiting for Harry Potter her entire life. And now things a little different, and she's not the only one that's waiting.

References

  1. ginnybigbang. LiveJournal Profile. (Accessed 25 November 2011.)
  2. zagury. Fic: Waiting by zagury, posted by ginnymods. 14 February 2011. (Accessed 25 November 2011.)
  3. ginnybigbang. Rules Post. 26 May 2009. (Accessed 25 November 2011.)
  4. ginnybigbang. Ginny Big Bang Timeline. 26 May 2009. (Accessed 25 November 2011.)
  5. ginnybigbang. Credit for rumpelsnorcack. 14 February 2011. (Accessed 25 November 2011.)