Check in #6

Nov. 6th, 2016 08:40 am
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November Check In! Sorry this is late!

How are you doing? Still chugging away? Panicking? So far past done that you forgot about it? Worried that #ITPE will eat up all your time (or vise versa)?

Reminder that next week (13th to 19th) is GSD week.  I'll try to have some of the same activities and milestones as last GSD week.  Is there anything you want to see? That you would find really helpful?

Check in #5

Oct. 1st, 2016 11:38 am
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Hey everyone!  It's the October check in for Epic Podfic Big Bang.  How is everyone doing? Completely forgotten about your EPBB project? Getting sick of recording the same thing for so long? Need some help focusing? Getting pumped to be closing in on the end? Seeing the deadline reflect in the whites in your eyes as they widen in terror of how much work you still have to do? Having fun sitting back watching the rest of us scramble because you finished last month and are just waiting to post?

Check In #4

Sep. 3rd, 2016 01:36 pm
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Hey All!

Check in number 4 for Epic Podfic Big Bang is now live! How is your project coming?  What's your game plan? Are you struggling anywhere or is it going way too smoothly?

For those of you that participated in podfic big bang, how has switching projects been going? Did you find that finishing and posting gave you new energy? Did you need a break?  If you didn't participate in podfic big bang, have you been working steadily? Did you find the posting inspirational? or distracting?

Was the GSD week useful? What activities did you enjoy and what didn't work? Is there anything you'd like to see in the future?

Also a reminder that Paraka is running a 3 Day Novel Podfic challenge on twitter that has open posting during the year (so if you finish something now you can post it later. or if you later on finish something in 3 days you can post it to the collection on AO3) and so there will be a fair amount of sprints and podfic talk over there if you need some motivation.
[personal profile] eosrose

We would like to thank everyone for their participation! You've been amazing! Stay tuned for the Epic Podfic Big Bang in December. :-)

[personal profile] eosrose

You are all doing amazingly and we have lots of new podfics posted, some in some wonderful small fandoms!

Posting will end at Noon CST on August 21st. You have a little less than 24 hours to finish and post any last minute podfics!

[personal profile] eosrose

The posting queue is OPEN! Posting to the queue is entirely optional and intended only for people who have finished early and do not wish to wait to post until the official posting period begins on August 7th. Queued posts will be hidden in the queue until August 7th. They will not go live early.

Artists who have completed their artistic contributions, should send their offerings to their partnered podficcers. Podficcers are responsible for embedding cover art into their completed podfics.

Podfic + art should be posted together in a single post to the livejournal and/or dreamwidth communities, but may post separately to the AO3 collection if they prefer. Collaborators are responsible for determining who will post the completed project. Typically the podficcer decides to make the posts to the community, but that is not a requirement.

See the posting guidelines for the posting template and complete guidelines.

[personal profile] eosrose

There are still a few open requests on our art claims post. If you're familiar with any of the fandoms below, please consider offering your artistic talents to the challenge! You may claim as many requests as you like.

Open Requests:


Jul. 10th, 2016 07:39 pm
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Hey Everyone!

Podfic Big Bang GSD week is here! For those who haven't heard the term GSD stands for "Get Stuff (Sh*t) Done".  This week is a week to work work hard on your project and get lots of encouraging feedback!  To that end I have devised several activities that will hopefully help motivate everyone.

1) Bingo Cards! I have made Podfic Big Bang GSD Bingo cards.  If you want one let me know in a comment, DM, or tweet and I'll set you up.  There is no prize other than a feeling of great satisfaction but that feeling is indeed great!

2) Sprints! For those who haven't heard the term, Sprinting is where several people with stuff to get done set a start time and end time (like from the :00 to :20) and then check in after the time is up.  It is great at helping focus or motivate you when focus or motivation just aren't coming.  I will be hosting sprints most mornings (schedule below).

3) Daily Challenges! I've set a challenge for each day! Once again there is no prize save for the satisfaction that you have gotten the achievement and Done The Thing.

4) Daily accountability check in posts! These are totally optional.  I'll post the challenge every day and on that post you can post things like "I want to record 3 chapters today" or "I plan to edit 30 min during my lunch break" and also report on how well you met the previous day's goals.

**Sprint Schedule**
Monday-Thursday: Morning Sprints with Opalsong 9am-12 noon
Friday: Sprints with EosRose (6pm until at least 8pm)
Saturday: Mid-Day Sprints with Opalsong (11am-2pm)
Sunday: Evening Sprints with Opalsong (6pm-9pm)
I'll host all sprints on Twitter.  I'll tweet when we're starting and you can reply if
you want in.

On top of all this if anyone wants to organize things of their own for specific days let me know and I'll include it in the daily post.

Hope everyone has fun and gets stuff done!

EDIT: All times are CST (sorry I forgot to put this in earlier)
EDIT 2: I've added a Friday Sprint with EosRose (or the podfic big bang twitter account) on Friday evening for those so inclined,

Check in #3

Jul. 4th, 2016 05:05 pm
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My utter an complete apologies for not getting this up on Saturday!!  My only defense is that I was attending a con.  But it's here now!! Check in number 3!  How are you doing?  What has been difficult? What has been easier than expected? Are you where you want to be in the process?

Reminder that we're having a GSD boot camp week from the 10th-16th so if you're not quite where you want to be, that is OK.
[personal profile] eosrose
We now have 8 art requests available for preview before claiming goes live tomorrow at Noon CST (UTC -5): view them here.

If anyone wants to submit a late request, please do so before claiming goes live.

Check-in #2

Jun. 4th, 2016 01:51 pm
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We're at the halfway point for the Podfic Big Bang and are now accepting art requests from those of you who intend to post in August. The art request post for the Epic Podfic Big Bang will go up after posting for Podfic Big Bang ends in August, so hang tight!

How much have you recorded? Edited?
How do you feel about your current progress?
Are you looking for a cheerleader or beta?
Do you need any kind of extra motivation from your mods?

If you need help with anything at all, please let us know!

[personal profile] eosrose

Art requests are now available for claiming! You may claim as many podfics as you want.

Remember--artists should sign up so we mods have your contact information on hand.

If all art requests are claimed, we will accept more art requests from late arrivals.

Open Requests:

Closed Requests:

Check In #1

May. 7th, 2016 08:58 am
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Hello all you glorious podficcers! This is the first check in for Podfic Big Bang and Epic Podfic Big Bang.

How is everyone doing? Have you found a title (or titles) that you wish to record? If not, do you want help finding something? If you do, what is it? (or is it a surprise???)

Have you started recording and editing yet? How are you finding it? What do you think will be the biggest challenge with the project you've picked?

For help with those difficult times we have some people who have volunteered to be cheerleaders *\o/*
[personal profile] analise010
[personal profile] knight_tracer
[personal profile] opalsong
[personal profile] rscreighton
[ profile] sandrasfisher

Feel free to connect with them if you need a little extra encouragement/motivation!

Happy Podficcing!
[personal profile] opalsong
Hello All! Opalsong here!

Recording long podfic (whatever that means to you) can be a daunting task. This post is a collection of resources that might be able to help make that giant fic that you love look feasible to podfic!

1) Even though I'm sure the links are everywhere, links to the Blanket Permission and Blanket No Permission pages on fanlore.

2) KD_Heart, Dr_Fumbles_McStupid, & I published a podcast about this very topic for PodAware. It is chock full of awesome tips and tricks for recording long podfic. It can be found HERE

3)  [community profile] podfic_tips is still active and has lots of great advice on all sorts of podfic topics

4) A specific post from there I found helpful was Create Chaptered Audiobooks on a PC! (obviously if you ware on a Mac this is not as helpful)

5) Forvo, Audio Eloquence, or an alternate online pronunciation guide/dictionary is a great source to have on hand for when the author gets verbose.

6) Your friendly neighbourhood mod [personal profile] opalsong. I'm always happy to talk long podfic with people. Feel free to tweet at me (I'm [personal profile] opalsong) or DM me on either LJ or DW ([personal profile] opalsong) and I'll happily help you out.

I'm sure that this doesn't even come close to all the resources about or for long podfic out there. If you have something that you find helpful leave a comment and I'll update this post!

Happy Podficcing!!

[admin post] Admin Post: 2016 Sign-ups

Apr. 2nd, 2016 12:02 pm
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Rules and Requirements )

Fill out the poll to sign-up!

Poll #17396 2016 Sign-ups
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 29

Your email address (private):

What challenge are you signing up for? Check all that apply.

Podfic Big Bang
21 (75.0%)

Epic Podfic Big Bang
15 (53.6%)

3 (10.7%)

How would you like to participate in the challenge? Check all that apply.

24 (82.8%)

7 (24.1%)

5 (17.2%)

3 (10.3%)

Have you signed up? Please leave a comment below to let everyone know a little about your tentative plans, if you have any.

[admin post] Admin Post: 2016 Podfic Big Bang Schedule

Mar. 19th, 2016 04:47 pm
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Mark your calendars! This year we will be running both the traditional Podfic Big Bang (10,000-word minimum) and the Epic Podfic Big Bang (75,000-word minimum) simultaneously. Participants will have the opportunity to choose to join one or both the challenges as they desire. How brave are you feeling?

Projects that are not finished during their designated posting periods will have a second chance to finish and post during Amnesty Week.

2016 Podfic Big Bang

Sign-ups begin:  April 1st (ongoing)
Check-ins:  1st Saturday of every month
Art requests due:  June 17th
Art claims begin:  June 19th
GSD boot camp:  July 10th-16th
Posting period:  August 7th-20th

2016 Epic Podfic Big Bang

Sign-ups begin:  April 1st (ongoing)
Check-ins:  1st Saturday of every month
GSD boot camp #1:  July 10th-16th
GSD boot camp #2:  November 13th-19th
Posting period:  December 18th-31st

Amnesty Week

February 12-18, 2017
[personal profile] eosrose
Your faithful mods are attempting to gauge interest in another "Thematic Week" featured in the Podfic Big Bang. Please respond to this poll and let us know what you think.

Poll #17370 Thematic Week - PBB2015
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 6

Are you considering participating in the next Podfic Big Bang as a podficcer or artist?

6 (100.0%)

0 (0.0%)

0 (0.0%)

Would you like to see a return of Podfic Big Bang's "Thematic Week"?

3 (50.0%)

1 (16.7%)

I don't care
2 (33.3%)

If you are interested in a return of the "Thematic Week", what themes would you like to see featured?

[personal profile] eosrose
Greetings, friends!

I would like to start this message with an apology for failing as a moderator and not being nearly as present as I should have been during the 2015 Epic Podfic Big Bang. Real Life brought a lot of changes my way last summer and the challenge suffered for it. I'm very sorry.

In an effort to both revive this community and ensure participants have the support they need, [personal profile] opalsong has kindly volunteered to co-mod the 2016 challenge. [personal profile] opalsong has consistently been among our most enthusiastic (and prolific!) participants in this challenge. We've already started discussing plans for the next round and she is renewing my love for this community. I hope everyone will give her a warm welcome!

Please stay tuned for more news and potential polls as we decide what the next challenge will look like. Sign ups should tentatively be opening for the next round starting April 1st.


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