The Sentinel Big Bang
|Name:||The Sentinel Big Bang|
|Type:||Challenge, Big Bang|
|Associated Community:||LJ comm|
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The The Sentinel Big Bang was first run in 2010, and continued to run until 2017 with one or more "bangs" each year.
The first challenge produced a total of 14 fics. Stories must be over 10,000 words. Fans can sign up to be 'cheerleaders' or fan artists. The role of the 'cheerleader' overlaps slightly with the traditional role of a beta reader; however there do not appear to be any beta services offered as part of the big Bang.  No RPF or underage fiction is permitted. The writing is scheduled so that fans can auction off their stories for the yearly Moonridge charity auction. The schedule runs from March (writer sign-ups) to October (story posting begins).
- New challenge and the future of the Big Bang, accessed Oct 17, 2018
- New challenge and the future of the Big Bang, accessed Oct 17, 2018. From the post entry: "As we mentioned last year, Patt and I want to take a break from the big bang. It’s not over; all being well we’ll return in a few years, but there will be no TSBB this year (2018)."
- Mission Statement, accessed April 9, 2011. The Rules (see cite below) define the cheerleader as follows: "You'll be signing up to partner with a writer who has indicated she needs someone to help her stay enthusiastic or help her brainstorm ideas or reassure her that her work-in-progress doesn't suck. You will not be expected to beta-read the story, unless you and your writer work out a mutual agreement - your role is to help keep your writer's spirits and enthusiasm high."
- The Rules, accessed April 9, 2011.