Announcing: Sci-Fi November 2014!

Sci-Fi November - Hosted by Rinn Reads & Oh, the Books!

Sci-Fi November - Hosted by Rinn Reads & Oh, the Books!

Did you participate in Sci-Fi Month last year? Kelley and Leanne did! And guess what? The lovely Rinn from Rinn Reads is doing it again this year, except with one big change…

WE ARE CO-HOSTING SCI-FI NOVEMBER 2014 WITH RINN!

That’s right! We are combining forces with Rinn to make this Sci-Fi November bigger and better. Rinn is going to be quite busy over the next few months so couldn’t quite do it all on her own, and we hope that by joining forces, we can work together to make this event just as much of a success as it was last year.

Of course, we can’t do it without you!

Read on to find all the important stuff you need to know about this event.


Here’s what you need to know…

What is Sci-Fi Month?

Sci-Fi Month is a month-long blog event, that Rinn from Rinn Reads hosted for the first time last year, created to celebrate everything amazing about science fiction! From TV shows to movies, books to comics, and everything else in between, it is intended to help science fiction lovers share their love and passion for this genre and its many, many fandoms.


When is Sci-Fi Month?

Sci-Fi Month happens all November long, and takes place online – through each participant’s blog, Twitter feed, and other social media websites.


Who can participate?

Anyone! Bloggers, authors, readers, publishers – last year saw over fifty bloggers, twenty-five authors and three publishers taking part regularly, as well as plenty more commenting, Tweeting, discussing and sharing the love for sci-fi! Even if you’re not a blogger, you can take part just by reading, commenting, and Tweeting!


How do I sign up?

Through this sign up form. When you sign up, you will be assigned a contact person (who will email you closer to the event) and you will also be added to our mailing list. This is so we can easily keep everyone taking part in the event easily updated. As with last year, there is no deadline for signing up – if you only learn about the event halfway through November, you’re more than welcome to join! Once you’ve signed up, don’t forget to add your blog to the linky on our Resources & Information page!


What kinds of things should I post for the event?

We encourage you to let your imagination run wild! If it involves science fiction, then post about it! Last year, there were all kinds of activity, including:

  • reviews
  • interviews
  • discussions
  • quizzes and puzzles
  • bingo cards
  • top ten/favorite lists
  • giveaways
  • and more!

And it doesn’t have to be books. There were many posts on TV shows, films, video games and all different kinds of things last year. You can see more information on post types here.


How do I add my posts to the schedule?

As with last year, we will be using a Google Docs spreadsheet – but this time, it will be embedded on our blogs, which means less updating for us! It does also mean that we ask that you follow our ‘guidelines’ when adding your post (just so it all looks neat)! More information on this to come.


Is there a deadline for adding to the schedule?

Not strictly as you can edit the schedule yourself, but it’s easier for us if we know what will be going up each day so we can promote it accordingly!


Is there a hashtag I should use to promote this event?

Yes! Please use the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and everywhere else! We also have an official twitter account (@SciFiMonth) which is being managed by the lovely Asti this year!


How do I get involved in the author/publisher interviews?

Last year, Rinn did a lot of intermediary work between authors and bloggers, but unfortunately none of us have the time this year. It is therefore up to you to contact authors or publishers if you wish. (Though Rinn is more than happy to share some tips on how to approach authors or publishers!)


Are there any official Sci-Fi Month graphics I can use on my blog?

Yes, and this year they’ve been created by the wonderful Kelley! Click here to see them on a separate page, as Kelley has gone to infinity and beyond by making a selection of sizes and styles!


Who can I contact if I have more questions?

You will be assigned a contact person (Rinn, Kelley, Leanne, or Asti) closer to the event time (September or October). Please get in touch with her first, either via email or Twitter. If you don’t get a response from her within three days, you may try to contact another of us! If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to get in touch!


Are you as excited for Sci-Fi November as we are? Have any ideas on posts you want to do or fandoms you want to celebrate? Have any questions? Let us know what you think!

AstiKelleyLeanne

Read 33 comments

  1. This sounds cool! I had no idea about it last year and gosh knows I do love to read some delicious sci-fi. I’ll have to think about it…November is NaNo too, so I’m not sure what I’ll be doing yet. ;) Such a great idea, though! Can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

    • Awesome Kayla! We’re excited to have you. It all does look pretty official what with Kelley’s amazing graphics. I think it’s the perfect co-hosting team since we can all contribute using our different strengths.

      Anyways, thanks for joining <3 We will be emailing those who have signed up with more details closer to the time! In the meantime, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

  2. Hallo, Hallo! :)

    I am catching up on my blog reading via email subscriptions as I haven’t been as chatty or able to visit as many blogs as I have wanted to in a long while! I caught the notice of this, signed up officially (have been waiting for the official announcement: happy for Rinn & all of you!), and cannot wait to sort out what I want to focus on and of course, I need to ‘tweak’ my official SciFi November page, & sort out how to shift last year’s posts into order and compile what I want to do this year! :) I want to make amends a bit this year by supplying the content I could not get to last year, as well as expanding past that and offering new bookish & sci fi discussion, more book reviews, and most definitely there will be a HEAP of Doctor Who loveliness too! :) :) I might even find a way to get Guest Posts on my blog this year by other sci fi enthused geeks! :) Too excited for words!

    • Hey there, Jorie! I’ve been absent a bit around the blogosphere myself, but it’s good to see you around here again. :) My plan for SFN this year is going to be a bit similar to yours – there are some series and things I started I didn’t get around to finishing, or other ideas I never had time to get to, so I have plenty of ideas to start with this year. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • I’m looking forward to seeing what you post this year, Amy! I loved reading your Star Trek and other posts (especially on world building) last year so I can’t wait to see what you write about next! It’s always great having film discussed in addition to books, since sci-fi movies are full of awesome imagery.

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