Small Fandoms Bang

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Name: Small Fandoms Bang
Date(s): 2011–
Moderator(s): spikedluv
Founder: spikedluv & a co-mod
Type: big bang
Fandom: multiple small fandoms
Associated Community: smallfandombang on Dreamwidth as of 2019. Past main site was on LiveJournal smallfandombang
URL: AO3 collection (partial)
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The Small Fandoms Bang (also Small Fandom Bang) was founded in 2011 by spikedluv & a co-mod as a big bang challenge for miscellaneous small fandoms. Its tagline is the big bang for small fandoms. Fandoms are not set by the moderators, with any small FPF fandom being eligible. Small fandoms are broadly defined as those having fewer than 2,000 online stories. Stories about real people are excluded, unless they are based on a fictional source. Crossovers & fusions between fandoms qualifying as small are permitted.[1]

Stories are required to be at least 10,000 words. All ratings & genres are accepted, including gen, het & slash. Associated works are created for all stories; formats include not only artwork in the form of covers, banners & icon series, but also fanmixes, vids & podfics.[1]

Author sign ups occur in autumn, and posting is in April of the following year. The challenge was administered at Livejournal from 2011-2019 but has now moved to run out of Dreamwidth solely during Round 9 (2019-2020).[2] Eight annual rounds have been completed and one (2019-2020) is ongoing.

2011–12 (round 1)

56 stories were posted, in 56 fandoms including crossovers: The 10th Kingdom, Adventures in Babysitting, Alice in Wonderland, American Idiot, Ao no Exorcist, Ar Tonelico, The Baby-Sitters Club, The Black Donnellys, Blade: Trinity, Blood and Smoke series, Boa vs Python, Cabin Pressure, Chronicles of Riddick, Cyber Formula, Dark Blue, The Departed, The Dresden Files, Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, Egyptian Mythology, Entourage, Eureka, Evil Dead Trilogy, Exosquad, The Fast and the Furious, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Jericho, Journeyman, Jurassic Park, Kindred: The Embraced, Live Free or Die Hard, The Losers, Man From Atlantis, Misfits, Nathan Barley, NCIS: LA, Planet of the Apes, Re-Animator Series, Reign of Fire, Robin of Sherwood, Runaways, Sky High, So Weird, The Social Network, A Song of Ice and Fire, Sports Night, Sweet Home Alabama, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Thoughtcrimes, Toy Story, Tweed & Co, V, Warehouse 13, Wild Wild West, XXX and Zoom.[3]

2012–13 (round 2)

43 stories were posted, in 37 fandoms including crossovers: The A-Team, Addams Family, All the President’s Men, Alphas, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Battle Royale, Blade: Trinity, Blood Ties, Boa vs Python, The Boondock Saints, Captain America, Chronicles of Riddick, Cliffton, Death Race, The Departed, Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, Eureka, The Fast and the Furious, The Forbidden Game Trilogy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Hitcher, In Dreams, The Incredible Hulk, Jericho, Lewis, Live Free or Die Hard, Nathan Barley, Priest, Proof of Life, Spaced, Spy Game, Stigmata, Suits, Sweet, Takers, Thoughtcrimes, The Tomorrow Trilogy, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light and The Walking Dead.[4]

2013–14 (round 3)

36 stories were posted, in 30 fandoms: Adventures in Babysitting, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Arrow, Cabin Pressure, The Dresden Files, Dublin Murder Squad series, The Eagle of the Ninth, Eureka, The Fast and the Furious, The Inheritance Trilogy, Jack the Giant Slayer, Lewis, Live Free or Die Hard, Master and Commander, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Nathan Barley, The Newsroom, Person of Interest, Planet of the Apes, Primeval: New World, The Red Eye/Blacklist, Red vs Blue, Riddick movies, Ringer, Royal Pains, Thundercats, Twin Peaks, Vikings, Warehouse 13 and the Xenoblade Chronicles.[5]

2014–15 (round 4)

2015–16 (round 5)

2016–17 (round 6)

2017–18 (round 7)

2018–19 (round 8)

2019–20 (round 9)

Author sign-ups opened September 1, 2019 and close October 31st, 2019. Artist sign-ups open November 2019 and close January 31, 2020. Full round 9 schedule located here.


  1. ^ a b smallfandombang: FAQ (accessed 22 January 2014)
  2. ^ Welcome To Small Fandoms Bang On DW
  3. ^ smallfandombang: 2012 masterlist (accessed 22 January 2014)
  4. ^ smallfandombang: 2013 masterlist (accessed 22 January 2014)
  5. ^ smallfandombang: 2014 masterlist (accessed 6 September 2014)