Welcome to Space Swap!

  • Feb. 6th, 2016 at 12:42 PM
[community profile] space_swap is a multimedia exchange for space fandoms of all sorts, including television series, movies, and books. The only criterion for a fandom to be eligible is that it somehow 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.

Requests, Offers, and Matching

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Fannish Creation Requirements

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Schedule & Contact Info

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Space Feedback!

  • Jun. 4th, 2016 at 9:52 PM
While the exchange was successful (everyone got a gift!), we'd still like to get input to make it even better next year. We-the-mods have discussed it amongst ourselves, and here's a list of things where we'd like your feedback, should you have any. Of course, we may have missed something, so feel free to tell us any other improvements you might want.
  • How was the stuff creation time (8 weeks)? How about the other time intervals?
  • What did you enjoy? What did you think could be improved?
  • Any feedback on the (final) sign-up sheet?
  • How do you feel about DW vs LJ? (We had two LJ mods and one DW mod, and almost all the questions came in via DW. Is there a reason for this fundamental imbalance?)
  • Would a franchise wrangling post pre-nominations be good so that large megafranchises could be chopped up into sensible fandoms, rather than some subfandoms and then All Media Types? (*cough* Star Wars *cough*)
  • Should ExtraPenguin, long-term horse icon user, use a picture of the horsehead nebula as hir Space Mod icon, rather than the current picture of Earth?
Love, the mod team.

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Author reveals!

  • Jun. 4th, 2016 at 9:40 PM
The collection is closed and authors have been revealed! (Sorry about the delay, I misscheduled feeding myself.)

There'll be a feedback post up soon.

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Collection = live!

  • May. 28th, 2016 at 9:38 PM
Woohoo! Thank you to all our wonderful pinch hitters. The collection is here. Remember to give your creator a nice comment!

Treats can be added to the collection during the anon period, either by pressing the "Post to Collection" button on the collection's page, or by following this link.

Author reveals will be in one week, at 18:00 GMT.

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Collection goes live in ~15 min!

  • May. 28th, 2016 at 9:13 PM
The collection will open at 18:30 GMT!

Treats can be added to the collection during the anon period, either by pressing the "Post to Collection" button on the collection's page, or by following this link.

Author reveals will be in one week, at 18:00 GMT.

Pinch Hits of the Apocalypse, #9-10

  • May. 28th, 2016 at 11:23 AM
Due ASAP. Please, if you have time, try to make something for these participants. The collection will open when both of them have a gift.
EDIT: Both have official pinch hitters, though it would ease the mod's mind if there were treat-writers in the wings. :)

#9: CLAIMED – Dune, Dragonriders of Pern, Star Wars )

#10: CLAIMED – DCU, Star Trek: Voyager, The Next Generation, Enterprise, Smallville )

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Post-deadline Pinch Hits #7 & 8

  • May. 24th, 2016 at 11:12 PM
A re-post. Deadline for this one is 26th of May, 18:00 GMT, or really, as ASAP as you can make it.
EDIT: Mod should learn to look at the right window.
EDIT: Thanks to our pinch hitters! That should be everyone, so now it's time to catch those typos, obsess over the title, and maybe contribute a treat. (Treats don't have to fulfil the minimum gift requirements.)

CLAIMED )

CLAIMED )

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Post-deadline Pinch Hits #3-6

  • May. 21st, 2016 at 9:03 PM
The deadline for fics has come and gone. Some of you have been granted extensions, but there are four juicy pinch hits for any takers. (None anymore – thanks to all pinch hitters!) They're due on the 24th, at 18:00 GMT, but preferrably ASAP. To claim, comment with the number for the pinch hit you'd like to claim and your AO3. We'll reply to your comment should you have gotten it.

Pinch Hit #3
CLAIMED )

Pinch hit #4
CLAIMED )

Pinch hit #5
CLAIMED )

Pinch hit #6
CLAIMED )

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24h remaining

  • May. 20th, 2016 at 9:00 PM
The deadline is in 24 hours, at 18:00 GMT on the 21st of May. Some of you have already been granted extensions. If you feel like you, too, would need an extension, now is your final chance.

6 Days Left!

  • May. 15th, 2016 at 7:08 PM
Works are due on the  21st – that's 6 days from now. The deadline is 6PM (18:00) GMT, at which time I'll press "default all incomplete". Watch this space for any pinch hits. If you have any questions, or need an extension, now is the time to contact the mod team.

Treats may be added to the collection at any time from now until reveals (28th).

Happy creating, Spacers!

3 weeks left!

  • May. 7th, 2016 at 11:53 AM
Assignments are due on the 21st of May, which should be 3 weeks from now, if I've counted correctly. Some of you have already posted works (congratulations!), and the rest of you are hopefully well on your writing way. Don't hesitate to contact one of the mod team if you have concerns!

If you wish, here are some profound questions for you to ponder in the comments: Are you where you hoped you'd be on your assignment? Got an ending in sight? Which Shep is Best Shep: Paragon or Renegade? Which classic SF book is the best? Kirk or Picard? Which of Leia Organa's hairstyles is the most structurally ambitious? Are you planning on starting a treat?

Pinch Hit #2 - CLAIMED

  • Apr. 20th, 2016 at 12:08 PM
We [don't] have a pinch hit!

To claim, please comment below expressing your willingness to write for this offer. Mention your AO3 name. One of us will reply to your comment should you get the pinch hit.

Comments are screened.
Pinch Hit #2 – The 100, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation – CLAIMED )

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Beta Post

  • Mar. 30th, 2016 at 5:54 PM
Anyone up for getting an early look at a new SPACE work providing beta services for [community profile] space_swap? Anyone looking for a second opinion on your work? This is the post for you!

If you're willing to beta, can you please fill out the following form and leave it in a comment on this post?
If you're looking for a beta reader, scroll through the comments and see if you can find someone who can do what you need.

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Pinch Hit #1

  • Mar. 21st, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Assignments are out! We have one initial pinch hit from matching.

To claim, please comment below expressing your willingness to write for this offer. Mention your AO3 name. One of us will reply to your comment should you get the pinch hit.

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Claimed!

Pinch Hit #1 - Eschaton novels - Charles Stross, Honor Harrington series - David Weber, The Long Earth series - Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi, Spin Trilogy - Chris Moriarty, Valor series - Tanya Huff, Europa Report (2013) – CLAIMED )




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Sign-ups closed, matching done!

  • Mar. 18th, 2016 at 6:45 PM
Hello Spacers!

Sign-ups closed today, total number 25. Matching has been run, and we're currently waiting on one person to alter their sign-up to be matchable. Woo!

The initial pinch hits will be posted when assignments go out. There might also be further pinch hits as the exchange goes on, so keep an eye on this space. Treating is encouraged. Get your space on!

Mar. 18th, 2016

  • 7:38 AM
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Sign-ups close today at 16:00 GMT! (In other time zones) Last chance to edit in more stuff and recruit friends!

Assignments out: 21st March
Assignments due: 21st May
Fic reveals: 28th May
Author reveals: 4th June

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Sign-ups close soon!

  • Mar. 16th, 2016 at 8:11 PM
Sign-ups will close afternoon GMT on Friday! Here's the link for those of you who haven't signed up yet. (As a reminder, if you signed up into the old collection, you will have to re-do your sign-up, this time with checkboxes for fanwork type!)

In the meanwhile, please check that your AO3 account is associated with an e-mail account that you read; we may have to contact you if you're unmatchable. If you can, look to see whether you could write for any additional fandoms or characters to minimize the delay – we're aiming to send out assignments by Monday, but if everything runs swimmingly, we might send them out earlier.

Oh, and recruit all your friends into the party!

Assignments out: 21st March
Assignments due: 21st May
Fic reveals: 28th May
Author reveals: 4th June

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New Schedule

  • Mar. 10th, 2016 at 8:55 PM
We've pushed everything back by a week to compensate for the sign-up screw up. If you haven't done it yet, please sign up again in the new collection here. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Sign Ups: until 14th 18th March
Assignments out: 21st March
Assignments due: 21st May
Fic reveals: 28th May
Author reveals: 4th June

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Space Swap sign-ups are open (again)!

  • Mar. 5th, 2016 at 12:03 AM
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The collection is open! (Thanks,[personal profile] morbane!) This time, you'll have ticky box options on requesting and offering different types of fanwork. I've also set the requests to be visible, so that people get to see who's requesting what, and alter their sign-up based on that information. People who signed up in the previous collection still have their prompts there, and can copy and paste to the new collection.

Current opinion leans toward pushing back all future deadlines by a week. Does anyone object?

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New collection, not yet open

  • Mar. 4th, 2016 at 10:50 PM
Based on community feedback, we've decided to remake the collection. Say hello to the new collection!

Sign-ups are not yet open; we're currently sacrificing goats to AO3 in an attempt to get the fanwork type selection to work in a satisfying matter. It's not a subcollection of Space_Swap yet due to collection ownership sheanigans, but that should get sorted out soon.

In the meanwhile, do you think the current schedule for everything post-signups is still workable, or would you like for everything to be pushed back a week?

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Fanwork Type Matching

  • Mar. 3rd, 2016 at 9:10 PM
Hey guys, Space mods here.
 
It has recently been brought to our attention that we have missed off the option to offer or request certain types of fanworks on the sign up sheet.
To be honest, we did not realise this was something that had been done in the past and thanks to those who brought it to our attention.
 
Now this leaves us at an impasse, there are two choices and we wanted to open this to the group.
1 - We leave it as it is. You make whatever you can and accept whatever the other person can make.
2 - We start the sign up period again with a new sign up sheet including the option to select fanworks. This would cause at least some delays in the schedule.
 
What do you guys think?

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