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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2017



This is our sixth multi-fandom Rare Pair Exchange on Livejournal.

Fest FAQs )

Fest Rules )

Dates )

Please do not hesitate to contact us at rarepairmod@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments/concerns. We do not know about issues unless we are told.

Useful links are located in the sidebar.

Matching

Signups are now closed. We ran matching, and wow, it's so fast now! There are seven people with no potential recipients. We've sent emails to both and will give them 48 hours to respond. Baring no unforeseen bugs like last year, assignments should be sent out no later than Friday night.

A letter post is up here for those who have a letter they'd like to share.

One hour left

Signups will closing in approximately one hour at at 7:59PM EDT.

One day left to sign up!

Signups will close in a little over 24 hours from now on 6/28 at 7:59PM EDT.

Signups Open!

Signups are now open here!

- The complete list of nominations can be found here: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1782.

- There is a bug where sometimes not all nominated pairings will show up in the drop down menu. If you experience this, please copy the ship exactly as it is in the tagset and paste it into your signup form.

- When choosing "ANY" it means any of the nominated pairings in the above tagset, not any pairing in the fandom.

- You can edit/delete your signup until signups close.

- Only sign up for fandoms you are comfortable receiving/creating fic and/or art for.

If you have any questions please email us at rarepairmod@gmail.com or drop us a comment at Livejournal or Dreamwidth.

Requests
- Signups must include 3-10 fandoms from our list of nominated fandoms, and participants must pick 1-10 relationships from each fandom. You can also choose to request "any" nominated relationship in a given fandom.

- For each request you must choose if you want fic, art, or both.

- While the description section is optional, we strongly suggest you include dislikes. Other things to consider are the inclusion of general likes, rating restrictions, prompt ideas, or anything else you’d like the writer to know. However, please remember that everything except your dislikes are optional for the person assigned to you. If you have a lot to say, consider linking to a letter in your own journal with the extra details.

Offers
- You must offer between 3-10 fandoms with between 1 and 20 pairings per fandom. You can also choose to offer to write/draw "any" nominated relationship in a given fandom.

- For each offer you must choose if can produce fic, art, or both.

Nominations closed

Nominations are now closed. We'll try to review the remaining nominations tonight, but may not finish until tomorrow.

Through 8pm EDT on 6/16, we'd also like to give people the opportunity to add one additional ship to a fandom of their choice. Just comment here, and we'll get it added.

Please let us know if you notice any errors in the tagset like tags that have wandered into the wrong fandoms.

Signups with open on the 17th.

Nominations Closing Soon

Nominations will close in approximately 4.5 hours at 8pm EDT. Now is the time to get in your last minute nominations.

Can the person who nominated "Mickey Milkovich/Other(s)" please pick a more specific relationship?

We accidentally accepted "Jack Harkness/Other(s)" which we shouldn't have since "Other(s)" could technically be inferred to be Ianto which is not a rare ship. Could you please pick a more specific ship, and we'll replace it?

There are a couple nominations for "Star Wars - All Media Types". We ask that you please change your nomination to a more specific version.

Nomination Notes

There are just a few more days left to nominate. Nominations close on 6/14 at 8pm EDT.

We accidentally accepted "Jack Harkness/Other(s)" which we shouldn't have since "Other(s)" could technically be inferred to be Ianto which is not a rare ship. Could you please pick a more specific ship, and we'll replace it?

There are a couple nominations for "Star Wars - All Media Types". We ask that you please change your nomination to a more specific version.

Nominations

Nominations are now open HERE.

- For the purpose of this fest, a rare pair will be defined as a relationship that has less than 200 COMPLETED works of 1000 words or greater on AO3.

- In previous rounds of this fest, eligibility was based on fic from any archive. That means we had to check both AO3 and FF.net and any single fandom archives that were brought to our attention. This year, we are only checking AO3. That said, if a relationship had been previously rejected due to being too big on FF.net or a different archive, they are still not eligible. Please do not abuse this. We are doing this in good faith. If we accept a ship that's large on a different archive, and it's brought to our attention, we will remove it.

- Each person can nominate five fandoms and six relationships per fandom.

- Nominated relationships can also include threesomes/moresomes.

- Crossover nominations are welcome. Please nominate them under the fandom "Crossover Fandom" and include in parenthesis the fandom for each individual in the pairing (ex. Harry Potter (Harry Potter)/Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock)).

- Real person fiction (RPF) may be nominated with the following caveats:
a.) Nominated characters must be 18 or older.
b.) Living non-famous persons may not be nominated (for example, someone's wife or child).

Round 6

Hey everyone. It's that time of year ago. We have a few changes from previous years.

We are lowering the rarity requirement from 250 to 200 COMPLETED works of 1000 words or greater on AO3.

In previous rounds of this fest, eligibility was based on fic from any archive. That means we had to check both AO3 and FF.net and any single fandom archives that were brought to our attention. This year, we are only checking AO3. That said, if a relationship had been previously rejected due to being too big on FF.net or a different archive, they are still not eligible. Please do not abuse this. We are doing this in good faith. If we accept a ship that's large on a different archive, and it's brought to our attention, we will remove it.

Treats will not go in a separate collection as they had in previous years but will now also be posted in the main collection.

Creator Reveals

Creators have been revealed! Thank you everyone for making this a successful year!

Please continue reading through the treat collection here and the main collection here if you have not already done so.

Big Emergency Pinch Hit

It seems that someone deleted their account and thus the fic that was written for this exchange, and because of this no default notice was sent to us.

This is due ASAP. No claiming needed. Just drop us an email if you're working on it please.

Big Emergency Pinch Hit
Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sanctuary (TV), Angel: the Series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Crossover Fandom
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UjRgaOp251s

Reveals

All works are in! Thank you everyone, especially our pinch hitters, without whom this wouldn't have been possible.

Works are now visible at the treat collection here and the main collection here. Please note that it may take a few minutes for AO3's system to reveal all the works and send out email notifications.

One Hour Warning

Assuming the last pinch hit is in on time (which it should be), the collections will be revealed in approximately one hour at 3pm EDT.

Emergency Pinch Hit #3

We have not heard from anyone for this. If you are working on this, please let us know asap. Thank you.

Emergency Pinch Hit #3
Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery, Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold, She-Ra: Princess Of Power, Star Trek: The Original Series
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/96uDFlW-mkc

Emergency Pinch Hit #3 and a delay

Due to having one last emergency pinch hit, we'll be delaying reveals for 24 hours. Reveals will happen at approximately 3pm EDT tomorrow assuming that this last pinch hit is in by then. We'll post a one hour warning. Thank you!

If there is anyone who has completed a gift, but has not received one, please let us know ASAP.

Please use the delay to get in any last minute edits and continue to post to the treat collection: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rarepairfesttreats2016

This is due ASAP. No claiming needed. Just drop us an email if you're working on it please.

Emergency Pinch Hit #3
Anne of Green Gables - L. M. Montgomery, Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold, She-Ra: Princess Of Power, Star Trek: The Original Series
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/96uDFlW-mkc

A Note on Reveals

We're good on the emergency pinch hit front. Thank you to everyone who responded and has/is writing. We're currently short four pinch hits, and we've waiting to hear back from them. If we don't hear anything by noon, they'll be sent as as emergency pinch hits.

The collections are currently set to be revealed at 3pm EDT, but will not be revealed until everyone who produced a gift has a gift. We'll let everyone know by approximately noon if there will be a delay. If there is a delay it will likely be for ~24 hours, and we will give a one hour warning before the collections are revealed.

In the mean time, please continue to write treats! Also as a reminder, treats should be posted to the treat collection here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rarepairfesttreats2016

Emergency Pinch Hits

These are due ASAP. No claiming needed. Just drop us an email if you're working on one please.

Emergency Pinch Hit #1
Dragon Age (Video Games), Crossover Fandom, Mass Effect, Jupiter Ascending (2015)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/Q3W0U3IQIBs

Emergency Pinch Hit #2
John Wick (2014), The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, Gargoyles (TV), NCIS: New Orleans, Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Marvel Cinematic Universe
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/m6uzS5n6hpE

Last Pinch Hit

We're still seeking Pinch Hit #24.
Criminal Minds, Crossover Fandom , The Librarians (TV 2014)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/Ya2Vdsfvv4c

Pinch Hits

The following pinch hits are due Friday the 26th. If you're able to pick one up, please email us at rarepairmod@gmail.com with the number of the pinch hit and your AO3 name or respond to the post on the group. Thank you!

Pinch Hit #24
Criminal Minds, Crossover Fandom , The Librarians (TV 2014)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/Ya2Vdsfvv4c