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: Read/look at all the things!
Next up: Feedback post up soonish.



  • May. 9th, 2017 at 2:33 PM
First, an announcement: [livejournal.com profile] guineamania has hit a rough patch and has had to withdraw from modding Space Swap for the forseeable future. Good luck, guineamania.

Now, the questions:
  • Did the scheduling work? Was there enough time in every phase? Too much? Not enough?
  • Were the sign-up instructions clear?
  • Did you have any problems with nominations? What was your opinion on the character-relationship-worldbuilding system used?
  • Anything else you'd like to tell us?

A change that will be made: we'll have a reminder to re-date works at reveals. Also, the schedule will probably be a week or two earlier in the year, though we'll only work it out properly come January.


Author Reveals!

  • May. 8th, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Authors have been revealed.

Thank you to all participants and pinch hitters for the healthy crop of gifts! The collection's still there for your pleasure, so don't worry if you still have a few nice-looking things you wanted to click on.

The feedback post will be up tomorrow or the day after, depending on how a few things go on my end. I'll be asking questions, but try to think of anything you'd like to say.

Thank you. <3

Collection = Open!

  • May. 2nd, 2017 at 4:08 AM
Well, some hours ago. Here's the link.

Apologies for the delay, I went out to get some food (with plenty of time to spare) and was kidnapped by friends who forced me to have fun. (Don't worry, I expect to make a full recovery.) Have fun looking through the archive!


24 hours to reveals!

  • Apr. 30th, 2017 at 8:00 PM
The snazzy countdown.

We have 24 hours before works are revealed, so this is the perfect time to get in those last spell checks, agonize over the title some more, and discover the perfect set of tags. Alternatively, if everything is in shape, have you considered whipping up a nice treat to make Space Swap even spacier and swappier?

All pinch hits are onboard!

  • Apr. 26th, 2017 at 7:44 PM
All of our wonderful pinch hitters have come through, and everyone has a gift! The collection will open on time at 17:00 GMT, Mon 1st of May. Here's a countdown!

If you are looking for something to do with your time, treats are welcome, and can be added into the collection at any time before works are revealed. Treats do not have to fulfil the minimum creation requirements. All requests are here, the letters post is here, and you can post a new work to the collection here.

'Til Monday, Spacers!

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 )