SFF Stack Exchange's new topic challenge program has got off to a good start, celebrating the start of 2021 and the 10th anniversary of the site with an Isaac Asimov topic challenge. This topic was chosen more or less by decree, since we didn't have time to hold a proper discussion with voting on different proposals. For future topics, though, we should use suggestions and votes from the community to decide. Hence, this meta post calling for proposals.
How to propose a topic challenge?
- Post an answer to this question, detailing the book / author / film / TV series / comic / whatever you think would make a good topic for a future month.
- One topic per answer, please.
- As well as just proposing the topic, you can also include some justification of why it'd make a good challenge.
What makes a good topic challenge?
- Preferably something underappreciated. That could be something that's really good but not really popular, or it could be something that is popular in the real world but hasn't been asked about much here. Part of the point of this topic challenge program is to increase the range of topics our site covers, make us a bit less dominated by a few mega-popular franchises.
- (TheLethalCarrot's suggestion of topic challenges on popular works in their release months also bears thinking about, but not in this meta post.)
- Another consideration might be availability. Things that are easy to get hold of (e.g. if some stories from an author are available online) might make for more accessible topic challenges.
How will topics be chosen?
- When the time comes to choose a new topic, we'll pick the highest-voted answer to this meta post. The answer will then be deleted here, so that newer topics get more eyeballs/voters, and a separate meta post will be created for that month's topic, with a list of posts etc.
- So please vote on the answers to this question as they appear!
- For now, we'll choose topics at the start of the relevant month (the next one will be chosen three weeks from now, at the start of February). In future, when we've had more time, we might announce a topic one month before it starts, to give people time to prepare (e.g. to get hold of a book or start watching a show).