12 August 2012

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Hello and welcome to [community profile] dark_agenda's Kaleidoscope, a multimedia fanwork exchange for rare chromatic source fandoms, in its second year of running.

For this current challenge, we are defining chromatic sources to be sources with chromatic characters or people and by chromatic creators. We use the term "chromatic" as an umbrella definition for "person of color", "non-white", "multiracial", "indigenous", "sourcelander", "hyphenate", "diasporian", etc.; while we acknowledge that it has shortcomings. Similarly, we accept that there is a certain flattening in our "white/Western/other" terminology.

Kaleidoscope is open to all sources with chromatic characters or people and by chromatic creators, from animations to books & literature to folklore & mythology to movies to music to real people to sequential art to sports to theater to TV shows to video games and including anime/manga/manhua/manhwa, Bollywood, C-Pop/K-Pop/J-Pop, fantaserye/telefantasya, komiks, lakorns, Nollywood, telenovela, tokusatsu and wuxia to name a few commonly known and region-specific genre terms. We welcome artworks, graphics, mixes, podfics, stories, vids and potentially other types of fanworks in English, in non-English languages or in both, particularly in English dialects and non-English languages associated with chromatic cultures.

We consider a fandom to be rare if it meets the following criteria:
  • less than 1,500 English-language stories on major multifandom archives;
  • less than 15,000 artworks, 100 podfics and 350 vids (in any languages) on major multifandom archives;
  • no dedicated fandom-specific challenge that has run annually for more than two years in a row;
  • and no dedicated fandom-specific archive or community that has more than 1,500 fanworks.
Our proposed schedule for Kaleidoscope this year is:
Promotions Week: August 9 - August 15
Nominations Period: August 9 - August 23
Dispute Period: August 27 - August 31
Sign-ups Period: September 2 - September 15
Assignments Period: September 16 - October 20
Kaleidoscope Treats: October 5 - October 26
Reveals Period: October 26 - November 2
Policies and Procedures )

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