There's still a set list of fandoms you can choose from, but it's now more than twice as long as it was in any previous year. If your favourite obscure space fandom didn't make it into the top fifty, please make a note of it and remind me to add it in next round.
Babylon 5 Universe (including Crusade and Legend of the Rangers)
Chronicles of Riddick Universe
C J Cherryh's Alliance-Union Universe (also including the Chanur Series)
Doctor Who Universe (including Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures)
Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Honor Harrington Series
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Martian Successor Nadesico
Red vs Blue
Space: Above and Beyond
Space Battleship Yamato
Star Trek Universe
Star Wars Universe
The Tomorrow People
Before you start submitting prompts, answers to a few questions you may have.
The Fandom List
Before anyone asks whether I mean classic Battlestar Galactica or the new kind or points out that Robotech and Macross are not really the same thing, an entry on the above list means that ANY VERSION of the listed fandom is acceptable. This includes its spin-off material - books, comics, computer games, anything you like. If you want to request a story where Evelyn Smythe and Darth Revan have a tea party, go right ahead.
Prompts should be in this format:
Battlestar Galactica/Babylon 5: Saul Tigh and Michael Garibaldi meet at an interdimensional AA meeting.
These prompts can be as vague or as specific as you want. A few acceptable examples:
Star Trek/Farscape: Q & Scorpius.
Gundam/Voltron: Any contact between these two universes.
Doctor Who Universe/Transformers: Captain Jack Harkness/Starscream
Transformers/Star Wars/Captain Harlock: Lockdown teams up with Bobba Fett to hunt down Captain Harlock.
Please also remember that these are prompts, not requests. What's the difference? Basically, you're providing an idea for the author. They are not providing a story for you. Any given person may not have their prompts selected, and you don't get to place restrictions on what other people do with your concept. You don't get to determine the rating of the story or ask them to leave out the het/slash/incest/badgers.
Because this is the first time we've done things this way, I'm still working out the specifics. I've yet to decide if people will be allowed to claim their own prompts, or if more than one person will be able to claim a single prompt. This largely depends on just how many prompts we get and how varied they are.
I do know that the prompts will be divided up onto posting dates throughout June. Claiming will begin on May 1st, so people will have between one and two months to work on their story depending on when their posting date is.
In the interest of greater flexibility of participation, I will be doing away with the minimum length limit on stories. If you can manage to write a whole Rosswell/Doctor Who crossover in one hundred words, more power to you *g*.
A Note about Marvel and DC
I've included these in the fandom list because both universes have significant space elements, but I'll be screening prompts to make sure that they involve those elements somehow. 'The X-Men meet the Tomorrow People' might be a really cool and interesting story, but it's not really relevant to the challenge's space show theme. If your prompt involves aliens or space travel, it's probably good to go.
... and without further rambling on my part, please prompt away!