~ Smiles from your Sci-fi Favorites! ~
This challenge is for Funny Fan Art inspired by your favorite sci-fi shows, sci-fi games, sci-fi books or sci-fi movies.
Your work itself should be original but has to take its inspiration from external sources. In other words it’s Fan Art.
Images and shirt-designs are both welcome in this challenge ~ any medium ok ~ but No Just Text! Slogans can be really funny but it isn’t fair to those who take the time and effort to create something visually dynamic (as in, Artwork). So if you want to post a funny slogan, add some illustrative art.
For this challenge, no “generic” sci fi qualifies; nor does work based on tv, games or movies which are not really sci-fi based. No kid’s comics, please and no kiddie-shows; let’s keep science fiction in the Universe of Grown Up, where it belongs.
Sources might include all the famous sci-fi nearly everybody knows and loves (Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, etc) ~ all the slightly less well-known such as Fringe, Battlestar Galactica and Dr. Who (equally classic to us sci-fi fans, of course!) ~ and the discontinued and the somewhat more obscure like Red Dwarf, Primeval, Odyssey 5 and/or the series represented in our cover image, MST3000, etc. etc.
Also, don’t forget the Moldy Oldies! Movies like Forbidden Planet, It Came From Outer Space or Earth vs. The Flying Saucers just to name a very few. You may also draw from sci-fi games and classic sci-fi novels – everything from Jules Vernes to Asimov – but be sure to tell us who and what inspired you.
This just a partial list. Again, if you base your art on something more obscure than Trek or Star Wars… don’t forget to TELL us what it is! Anyone who doesn’t know who Captain Kirk or Darth Vader are, probably isn’t in this group (!) but there’s a lot of sci fi out there NOT everybody knows about! Even – dare I say – your hosts at Sci Fi! (Well ok – not much! But there is some!) Also, we are in the States so we can be behind, especially with the British stuff. So do tell us where you’re coming from in your description, just in case.
Please do not submit images copied DIRECTLY and verbatim from tv or movies. Work can “come from” there but must have a slant all its own – a touch of art and creativity (your own)! Make sure your work’s your own even though it’s based on and/or inspired by, something in the media.
If you’re unsure about the copyright restrictions, be advised that by and large they apply when sales are involved; but as stated in our rules, the responsibility is with YOU, the artist, to be up to date on the legal implications of your work.
In summary, we’re looking for your funny fan art. And in keeping with the theme, it must be Science Fiction and it must be humorous! Dark humor, light humor, silly humor… either way, it should bring a smile or a laugh (if not to Everyone, to Sci Fi fans!)
You may vote for more than one. Pick the ones that make you laugh and those that fit the challenge theme the best.
If you enter, PLEASE VOTE! We will try and send reminders out since we know how hard it sometimes is to catch the feed.
IMPORTANT: in accord with Bubble policy (and our policy at Sci Fi), we will NOT tolerate padding of the ballot box! This means, no solicitation from an outside source (your friends or fans who don’t belong); no campaigns via Bubblemail or other sites like Facebook to acquire votes; and no voting from multiple accounts!
Any such activity will result in the removal of your image, possibly expulsion from the group.
(Any such removals at consensus of the hosts will not be negotiable. It may sound harsh, but padding the ballot isn’t fair to other members of the group who follow rules – and in the case of $20 vouchers, it’s cheating and it constitutes fraud. ) Voting is monitored and We Will Know.
We do encourage you to vote for more than one. The more votes, provided they’re legitimate, the better! (Rumor has it, some believe they have more chance of winning if they don’t vote – and so they don’t vote. But that’s not really true. What really happens when you hold back your votes, is that barely any votes come in – the winner “wins” with 2 or 3 – and this does not reflect the true opinions of the group at all. Your chances are much better if you and everybody else who enters, votes for MORE than one. So vote – vote – vote! (Just don’t pad the ballot box unfairly, via outside parties). Let the artwork win on merit, not popularity!
The winner will receive a $20 voucher from the Bubble, as well as a banner and be show-cased on our Group Home Page (provided the winning entry gets at least 4 votes).
In the event of a tie for 1st Place, all winners will be honored in accord with Bubble policy.
Runners up also get a banner and a mention. If we have more than 25 entries this will be the Top 10 – provided individual entries get some votes. If we have less than 25 entries, or if some aren’t voted for although they’re on the list, we will recognize the Top 5.
Thanks to Mr. Tom Servo, who posed “in person” for our cover image… Tom is from Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of those “obscure” tv shows which although discontinued now, has become a Cult Classic. Yes, he lives with me – as do Crowe and Gypsy but in smaller size. And you can use models/figures/minis if you have them, too!
Challenge opens April 8 and entries close on April 29th. Voting closes May 6th.
Hosts, as members too, may enter if desired.
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