Welcome to Space Swap!

  • Feb. 6th, 2016 at 12:42 PM
Space Swap is a multimedia exchange for fandoms of all sorts (books to RPF to music videos to etc.). The one criterion for inclusion is that the fandom be related to SPACE.

We'll be running this along typical exchange lines: participants will sign up with requests and offers, will be matched via AO3, and will receive an assignment. By signing up, participants agree to make a fannish creation for their assigned participant. In turn, someone will make a fannish creation for them. You will need an AO3 account to participate.

We'll kick off the swap with a fandom recruitment phase in which everyone can wax poetic about their favourite space fandoms in the hopes of recruiting new fans. Following that we’ll hold nominations to get a set of fandoms for our swap, and then we’ll have sign-ups and be off and running!
Note on treats: They are very welcome, and don't have to to fulfil the minimum creation requirements that main gifts do.

Nominations and Matching

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Fannish Creation Requirements

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Schedule & Contact Info

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Currently on: Happy pinch hitting! (Or, if you're so inclined, treating.)
Next up: PHs due Wed 26. Apr 17:00 GMT. The collection opens on Mayday at 17:00 GMT.


Pinch Hit #8 – Claimed!

  • Apr. 24th, 2017 at 8:02 PM
The deadline has passed. We have one pinch hit for now. Others may appear as we check through the archive for placeholders.

This one's deadline is Wednesday 26. April, 17:00 GMT. To claim, comment on this post with your AO3 username.

Keltiad, Doctor Who, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Original Work, Steven Universe )


Pinch Hit #7 - Claimed!

  • Apr. 24th, 2017 at 9:17 AM
Still some hours before the rest are due, but the deadline for this one is Wednesday 26. April, 17:00 GMT (exactly 48 hours after the rest of the gifts). Claim by commenting on this post with your AO3 username. Everyone is allowed to claim a pinch hit, regardless of whether or not they're signed up for the exchange.

claimed )


24 hours to go!

  • Apr. 23rd, 2017 at 7:57 PM
Here's the snazzy countdown.

For those of you who aren't done, good creating. By the deadline, you should have submitted your assignment with a work that fulfils the minimum creation requirements and passes the bus test. (Namely, if you were hit by a bus between now and reveals, would your thingy be complete and stand together?) Editing, of course, can still happen after the deadline.

For those of you who are done, treats don't have to fulfil the minimum creation requirements.

Pinch Hit #6 – Claimed!

  • Apr. 19th, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Claim by commenting here with your AO3 username. The due date is Mon 24. Apr 17:00 GMT, like with all other assignments. (If you have an idea, but need an extra day, we're willing to negotiate.)

Dark Matter, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise )



  • Apr. 18th, 2017 at 6:32 PM
I'm back. All's well in Space Swap land, and we've now got 14 works in the collection. Gifts are due next Monday at 17:00 GMT. Here's a countdown.

An announcement

  • Apr. 8th, 2017 at 3:49 PM
Hello, dear spacers:

I will be away from my internet connection, starting tomorrow and ending on the 18th. Please direct any queries to my co-mods [livejournal.com profile] guineamania and [livejournal.com profile] canadiandiamond.

Happy creating! There are currently nine works in the collection , at least one of which is a treat. :) Treats don't have to abide by the minimum creation requirements (so a fic treat can be under 1000 words), and can be placed in the main collection.


3 weeks left

  • Apr. 3rd, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Works are due on Monday the 24th of April 17:00 GMT. Here's a countdown!

If you're feeling bored, watch this space for pinch hits. Or write treats.

Pinch Hit #5  – CLAIMED!

  • Mar. 31st, 2017 at 8:00 PM
To claim, comment with your AO3 username. First come, first serve. Due Mon 24. Apr 17:00 GMT.

Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, Oblivion )


Pinch Hit #4 – claimed!

  • Mar. 26th, 2017 at 2:41 PM
Our first of the season. To claim, comment with your AO3 username. First come, first serve. Due Mon 24. Apr 17:00 GMT.
(We also have one left over from matching.)

claimed )


Assignments, Pinch Hits #1-3 – claimed

  • Mar. 5th, 2017 at 7:16 PM
Sign-ups closed with 36 participants (a whopping 11 more than last year!) and matching has run. All of you should be getting an assingment e-mail soon enough, or if you're in a hurry, you can look at your AO3 profile.

We have three initial pinch hits. To claim them, please comment on this post with your AO3 name and which pinch hit you're taking.

Pinch Hit #1 - CLAIMED

Claimed )

Pinch Hit #2

claimed )

Pinch Hit #3 – claimed



Dear Spacer

  • Mar. 1st, 2017 at 9:52 PM
collection | letters post | tag set

This is where you can post your Dear Spacer letter!

As we all know, it's not all that hard to exceed the space for prompts that AO3 gives us. Some of us (looks guiltily at self) also really like writing letters. And hey, who doesn't want to write a letter with the title Dear Spacer? Link your letter in the comments!

For consistent formatting, let's use this as the base of our comments:

AO3 name:
(Fandom 1): Tag A, Tag B
(Fandom 2): Tag C
(Fandom 3): Tag D, Tag E, Tag F, Tag G

(expand as necessary)

How to sign up.

  • Feb. 26th, 2017 at 5:31 PM
Sign-ups are open! First, I suggest going through the tag set, thinking about what you would like to receive or create.


For at least 3 fandoms (and at most 8):
  1. Pick the fandom.
  2. Choose 1 to 15 tags you'd like to receive. Bear in mind that you will only match on one of these, so don't try to set up combinations.
  3. Choose which media type(s) you'd like for the gift to be in – fic, art, vid, or pod format. (This can be different for each fandom.)

Fandoms must be unique.

Prompts are useful for giving your assigned creator somewhere to start from. We recommend writing prompts for each type of fanwork you requested, either into the box provided by AO3, or into a linked "Dear Spacer" letter.


For at least 3 fandoms (and at most 10):
  1. Pick the fandom.
  2. Choose 2 to 20 tags you'd be willing to create a gift in. If the fandom only has 1 tag, or you're truly happy with creating something about any of the tags in the tagset, choose "Any". As with offers, please remember that you will only match on one tag.
  3. Choose which media type(s) you'd be willing to create in – fic, art, vid, or pod format. (This can be different for each fandom.)

Fandoms must be unique.


Nominations are closed!

  • Feb. 24th, 2017 at 7:26 PM
The final tag set.

Now is the time for looking through the tag set, planning one's requests and offers, and doing tag set cleanup – tell us of any duplicates, spelling mistakes, tags under the wrong fandoms, tags that AO3 forgot to add "Character: " to, etc.

One obvious issue: Where does Character: Proto-Zero belong?

This is also the place for inquiring after additional media types for fanwork type matching. If you want to make or request something beyond art/fic/podfic/vid, drop a comment here.

Original Works noms in more readable format )


Nominations close soon!

  • Feb. 24th, 2017 at 5:12 PM
Nominations are closing in 1 hour and 45 minutes, at 17:00 GMT. Please do any edits to your noms before then.

Nominations clarification

  • Feb. 22nd, 2017 at 9:54 PM
Please read the nominations instructions.

As usual, if you spot tag duplications, typos, or anything in the wrong place, tell us. Nominations end on Friday. (Approximately 43 hours left.)

Tag rewording requests

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worldbuilding: Kirk-era history (TNG) – as stated in the previous post, this is unclear. Do you want history education, conceptions of history, or what?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types: Worldbuilding: Clone bar – please reword, I don't know what you're asking for.

The Chronicles of Riddick Series: Worldbuilding: Riddick keeps Jack with him after leaving the desert planet – this is more of an AU, which is unfortunately outside of the scope of our exchange.

Do these contain space?

Gargoyles (TV)
Transformers (Bay Movies)
ワンパンマン | One-Punch Man

Please read the instructions

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) Jessika Pava
The Martian (2015) Beth Johanssen, Mark Wattney
...please read the nominations instructions

Nominations clarification

  • Feb. 21st, 2017 at 4:26 PM
Read the nominations instructions.

I've separated the noms questions into regular questions, and "please read the instructions" reminders.


Star Trek: The Next Generation: Worldbuilding: Kirk-era history (TNG)
This is a bit unclear; as-is, I'd read this as "what happened during TOS?" If you're looking for history education or public perceptions of or whatever, please reword.

Final Fantasy IV
Does this contain space? Google keeps giving me results on hard drive space, which is not what I meant.


People nominating Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (1992 anime), and Transformers (Bay Movies): please note that we will only be matching on ONE tag. If you request multiple single characters, you will only guarantee a gift with one of those characters. If you want to request a gift that focuses on the interaction of two or more characters, please edit your nominations to be Relationship: A/B.

People nominating:
Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh (Star Trek - All Media Types), Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Spock (Star Trek)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) Jessika Pava
The Martian (2015) Mark Watney, Beth Johanssen
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Albel Nox, Cliff Fittir, Fayt Leingod
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Adiane (Gurren Lagann), Kamina (Gurren Lagann), Nia Teppelin, Simon (Gurren Lagann), Viral (Gurren Lagann), Yoko Littner
Warchild Series - Karin Lowachee Cairo Azarcon, Erret Dorr, Estienne (Warchild Series), Evan D'Silva, Jos Musey, Nikolas S'tlian, Yuri Kirov
Xenosaga Albedo (Xenosaga), Canaan (Xenosaga), chaos (Xenosaga), Gaignun Kukai, Jin Uzuki, Jr (Xenosaga), MOMO (Xenosaga), Ziggy (Xenosaga)
...please read the nominations instructions.

Nominations reminder

  • Feb. 19th, 2017 at 4:14 PM
Obey the nominations instructions or your noms won't be approved. See also our previous nominations clarification post for things that still need your input!

So, the nominator(s) of:

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Drax the Destroyer, Gamora (Marvel), Groot (Marvel), Nebula (Marvel), Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Thanos (Marvel), Yondu Udonta

The Chronicles of Riddick
Jack | Kyra, Richard B. Riddick, Vaako

Hidden Figures
Al Harrison, Colonel Jim Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, John Glenn, Karl Zielinski, Katherine Johnson, Levi Jackson, Mary Jackson, Paul Stafford, Vivian Mitchell

The Martian (2015)
Alex Vogel, Annie Montrose, Beth Johanssen, Bruce Ng, Chris Beck, Mark Watney, Melissa Lewis (The Martian), Mindy Park, Mitch Henderson, Rick Martinez (The Martian), Theodore "Teddy" Sanders, Vincent Kapoor

Transformers (IDW Generation One)
Megatron (Transformers), Perceptor (Transformers), Ratchet (Transformers), Rewind (Transformers), Rung (Transformers), Shockwave (Transformers), Springer (Transformers), Ultra Magnus, Whirl (Transformers)

...please read the manual. If you truly wish to nom all those characters separately (and receive something that centers on one and only one of them), prefix Character: to the tag. If you wish to receive a relationship between two or more of them, type Relationship: A/B or Relationship: A & B in the slot. If you wish to receive worldbuilding, type Worldbuilding: Thing in the slot.

Nominations clarification

  • Feb. 18th, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Reminder: You are allowed to nominate relationships and worldbuilding tags! The slot is called "Characters", but that's just due to AO3 limitations. Read the nominations instructions for further information.

Also, AO3 has eaten the fandom associated with Worldbuilding: Alaya-Vijnana System. Where should it go?

ETA: Person/people nominating
Star Trek: Enterprise
Worldbuilding: Male Andorian/Male Vulcan Relationship
Worldbuilding: Male Vulcan/Male Vulcan Relationship

Star Wars Original Trilogy
Worldbuilding: Male-looking Droid/Male Human Relationship

Do you want a thing explaining the worldbuilding implications of, say, Vulcan homosexuality (Worldbuilding: Vulcan Male Homosexuality) or a thing focused on the relationship between two Vulcans (Relationship: Male Vulcan/Male Vulcan)? Please edit your noms to be clearer.

And: Person nominating Chronicles of Riddick, please read the nominations instructions. DO NOT USE CANONICALS. Please edit your nominations to comply with the instructions.