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Happy New Year, Everyone!

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 6, 2015, 2:25 PM
A happy 2015 to all and warm wishes for the new year from all of us here at the BiowareFanClub!

2014 ended on a really positive note for us BioWare fans, with the kickin' release of Dragon Age: Inquisition and a whole bucketful of game of the year awards it's already won. With the release of Dragon Age Inquisition making such impact, we've had a lot of new and amazing fan work submissions to look forward to. I'd like to take some time to welcome the newcomers as well as wave "hi" to old friends who have come back to celebrate our BioWare fandom.

As founder of the group, it's an honor for me to be able to share my passion and love for BioWare games with so many like-minded fans, but this group really would not function were it not for the dedication and hard work of a select few committed fans. Please join me in thanking our current club administrators for all the time and effort that these ladies have put into this group in the past year: TruthDawnsinFire, RiHouston, and DragonReine. Thanks, team! :D

Whether you are new to BioWare fandom or a veteran who's been around since the days of Black Isle, a new year is also a great time to remind ourselves of the amazing things that we as fans can achieve. This group was founded on the premise that we wanted to collect and celebrate the best of our fandom to share with our fellow fans, and it has been a great pleasure for me to be able to encourage and share that passion. Equally important at a time like this is making a few statements to remind everyone about what kind of fan group we are:

1) We are a group that welcomes *everyone*. The BioWare fan community has always -- in my experience anyway -- been a welcoming and friendly fandom of great people who love meeting new fellow fans. As such, this group does not discriminate based on your "time" as a BioWare fan and we encourage our fellow fans to reflect this open-minded view. After all, everyone has to start somewhere and it's great to meet new fans and new friends!

2) We love discussions about fandom, but no flames or hating! (See above.)

3) We have curated galleries. That means that we are picky and choosy about what we allow into the Group, but it's not because we don't like you! This is because our stated purpose is to celebrate "the best" of fandom, so please don't feel rejected if your work isn't accepted the first time! We try to evaluate each artist by their own abilities, and for new artists especially, there is still a lot of room to improve your skills and your work. We want you to be proud of the work that we accept from you, and our goal is to accept work that we think you would still be proud to display years from now after submission. If you ever have questions about a decline, please feel free to ask one of our Admins about it!



Here are our submission criteria:
BioWare Fan Club GuidelinesClub Policies
First, submissions not meeting club criteria will be subject to a decline without comments. Please refer back to this Guideline if you have questions!
Club members are encouraged to write articles to submit to our Blog!
Contributor status will be granted to long-standing members with top quality submissions; please apply by petitioning an Admin
It's always sad to get a rejection in your inbox, and we don't like giving them out, either. But your acceptance of this club's membership comes with acceptance of our rules and submission guidelines. Reviewing the guidelines in advance informs you of what you can or can't submit, and gives you advance notice of what might be rejected.
The guidelines are not meant to discourage submissions. To make it a great club experience for all, however, the Admins here have made a few assumptions:
a) we assumed that you joined the BioWare Fa


And an illustrated version of that guide with examples:
Illustrated Art Submission GuidelinesOk. We get it that you’re busy. And maybe don’t have a lot of time to read. But here at the club, we’re trying to keep up with our motto to collect the best of the best by fans, for fans, you know? So we gotta have standards. Yup, standards. And we’re not trying to say you shouldn’t submit anything just because you’re not a pro. But we do want to see the best of what you’ve got when you submit!
To make things easy, we’ve updating our posting guidelines here with pictures! You’ll probably still want to read our full guidelines if you’re a rules stickler (and also if you get declined) but we’ll go over the basics.
The number one and most important rule: The BioWare Fan Club will only accept FAN created work fully done by you, digitally or traditionally. We’re not picky about whether you drew it by hand or as a photo-manipulation, but it does need to show EFFORT and it needs to be r


Here are a few community value updates:
BioWare Fan Club ValuesHi folks!  There has been a some debate about copyright issues in association with fanart on the BioWare communities lately. Without naming any names, I want to set folks straight on what we do and do not allow as a fan community, and how to protect yourself as a fan writer and artist.
Our humble BioWare Fan Club began as a handful of fans who really loved all things BioWare. We just wanted to have a place to share our fan created artworks and stories. It’s been amazing that we have since grown into a real community with hundreds of members. Wow.
As a club, we don't claim credit for creating the worlds or the characters, and do not try to profit commercially from our works. The joy of having a fan community is to be able to share, and indulge in your love of a shared universe. I very much want to keep the BioWare Fan Club as a SAFE place to share and express our mutual appreciation of BioWare works. Please join me in keeping it positive.
We’re a Fan Comm


We are always looking for help, too!


:bulletblue: If you are a blogger/writer who likes writing about BioWare and gaming news updates, we're always looking for someone to help us update club content and send updates!
:bulletblue:  We are also seeking someone interested in managing our community projects/club challenges
:bulletblue:  Lastly, if you are a member in good standing who is interested in helping to make the BiowareFanClub a better place and can dedicate 3-5 hours a week to help manage submissions, we may have an Admin role for you!

Thanks again for sharing your love for BioWare with us!

Regards,

Inverse
Club Founder

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Illustrated Art Submission GuidelinesOk. We get it that you’re busy. And maybe don’t have a lot of time to read. But here at the club, we’re trying to keep up with our motto to collect the best of the best by fans, for fans, you know? So we gotta have standards. Yup, standards. And we’re not trying to say you shouldn’t submit anything just because you’re not a pro. But we do want to see the best of what you’ve got when you submit!
To make things easy, we’ve updating our posting guidelines here with pictures! You’ll probably still want to read our full guidelines if you’re a rules stickler (and also if you get declined) but we’ll go over the basics.
The number one and most important rule: The BioWare Fan Club will only accept FAN created work fully done by you, digitally or traditionally. We’re not picky about whether you drew it by hand or as a photo-manipulation, but it does need to show EFFORT and it needs to be r
BioWare Fan Club GuidelinesClub Policies
First, submissions not meeting club criteria will be subject to a decline without comments. Please refer back to this Guideline if you have questions!
Club members are encouraged to write articles to submit to our Blog!
Contributor status will be granted to long-standing members with top quality submissions; please apply by petitioning an Admin
It's always sad to get a rejection in your inbox, and we don't like giving them out, either. But your acceptance of this club's membership comes with acceptance of our rules and submission guidelines. Reviewing the guidelines in advance informs you of what you can or can't submit, and gives you advance notice of what might be rejected.
The guidelines are not meant to discourage submissions. To make it a great club experience for all, however, the Admins here have made a few assumptions:
a) we assumed that you joined the BioWare Fa
BioWare Fan Club ValuesHi folks!  There has been a some debate about copyright issues in association with fanart on the BioWare communities lately. Without naming any names, I want to set folks straight on what we do and do not allow as a fan community, and how to protect yourself as a fan writer and artist.
Our humble BioWare Fan Club began as a handful of fans who really loved all things BioWare. We just wanted to have a place to share our fan created artworks and stories. It’s been amazing that we have since grown into a real community with hundreds of members. Wow.
As a club, we don't claim credit for creating the worlds or the characters, and do not try to profit commercially from our works. The joy of having a fan community is to be able to share, and indulge in your love of a shared universe. I very much want to keep the BioWare Fan Club as a SAFE place to share and express our mutual appreciation of BioWare works. Please join me in keeping it positive.
We’re a Fan Comm


The BioWare Fan Club has setup a chat channel! Find fellow deviants online at the BioWare Fandom chat.

Which BioWare franchise has the best visual design? (Equipment design, setting, characters, etc.) 

51%
117 deviants said Mass Effect is massively winning!
31%
71 deviants said Dragon Age is full of ageless appeal!
6%
14 deviants said Baldur's Gate has the classic look!
4%
10 deviants said Jade Empire brings the exotic charm.
3%
8 deviants said Star Wars is the real star here.
3%
7 deviants said Other (comment)
2%
4 deviants said Neverwinter Nights is fantastic beyond compare.

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:iconladyofpayne:
Ladyofpayne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you accept demotivators?
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Vandixor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for accepting me :)
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Rastifan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems I cannot submit to the sub folders in the Mass Effect folder. Am I meant to just post in the main one?
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manda091987 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I just started writing my Mass effect 2 Fan-Fic. Please let me know where to put it! Thank you! :D 
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Trisstiz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Thank you so much for the request! ^_^
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rukibunny Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the request on my work! :D
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KathTea-Katastrophy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Lots of stolen Bioware fanart here:
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Signal boost?
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elyhumanoid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thank you for requesting my renders :)
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Earthsoul22 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hello i just started a dragon lore/fables series on youtube and i was wondering if you could advertise it here and if you could possibly add the fact that i'm looking for a narrator?
here's the link:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFEUT8…

thank you and have a nice day!
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Spielodia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional
Hi. An Instagram account (called "mass_effect_lovers" can be found here: instagram.com/mass_effect_love… ) has been reposting a bunch of Mass Effect fanart without any credit (she credit ONE of them as far as I've seen).
I've asked them (well, it's a her) to credit -politely- and they just deleted my comment. I recognized a bunch of works from DA, though can't remember the names, a lot I didn't though cause I'm not really active in the fandom (or DA, recently.

I know some artists don't care about receiving credit etc. But I think people should know about what's going on.

Maybe the group could post a journal about this? Or whoever is reading this post a journal to your friends? or go directly to the artists she's taken art from and alert them? Just any help really.
She's gonna keep doing it to other artists.... maybe if a lot of her posts are reported, she gets banned, or something. I never said another word to her cause she can just block me (and she hasn't taken anything of mine), then I wouldn't be able to even see her account. So the best way would be to report each post.

Reporting copyright infringement on Instagram is kinda annoying, but it's not too hard and you don't need an Instagram account.
I posted about this on a ME group but I guess people don't care. I'm trying a second time but I guess if no one bothers so I'll just leave it alone and keep an eye on her in case she takes something of mine. Finding all the original art is hard because they're so many, it would be easier if people who are active on the fandom can recognize the owners of the pictures and report them.
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LordShitpissfart123 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iquBd7…

you guys should check this out if you haven't
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Padzi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mass Effect folder is full.
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campestris Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request!
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you so much for requesting 'Bad Boys' to your gallery. :heart:
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SmexyOryx Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for adding my work to the group! I am a dummy! 
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OneMoonCircles Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Thank you for the request! :floating:
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Tinkarooni Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Hello! Thank you for adding my art :)
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AichiKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I am taking commissions, if any one is interested ;)
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Natmonkey Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey all, just wanted to thank you for being so quick with handling submissions. Love 
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manda091987 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I am writing a Mass Effect Fan-fiction. I started with one and am about to finish it up. I plan to go all the way through to 3. Might even go a little further. I was wondering if I could submit it to this group? If so, which folder would you like me to put it in?
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MissMan69 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for adding my art!:happybounce: 
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Panchima Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Thx for requesting "Morrigan x Leliana"!!! Glad to have it here in the gallery!!! :)
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Maestronot Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you for all your request with my space lady ! She's glad to appear in your gallery. ~~
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Zazu75 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you guys accept word art? because I usually only make word art. and pixel art. do you guys accept pixel art?
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Iazcutler Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My screeenshot: iazcutler.deviantart.com/art/M… submission was declined and I didnt get any explanation. I would like to know why. Screenshots are not allowed here. I just want to know the reason, thank you.
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