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Fandom Promotion

  • Feb. 5th, 2016 at 7:57 PM
Hello Spacers!

Space Swap is under new management, and we'll be opening nominations for Round Three on Monday some time after 12PM GMT. While we iron out the wrinkles, you can promote any space fandoms of yours in the comments!

Do look at the LJ version of this post for more fandoms.


ghiaccio: (Default)
[personal profile] ghiaccio wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
I wanted to ask this in a while but I always forgot it before when I visited the comm. Would you consider some little changes? Like adding ship matchings together with character matchings, or turn the exchange into a gen and romantic ships exchange?
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (earth)
[personal profile] extrapenguin wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hi Ghiaccio!

Our exchange is so small that a lot of the time we don't even match characters, so no, we won't be adding/changing to ship matching. You are free to request specific pairings in your optional details and/or letter, however.
ghiaccio: (Default)
[personal profile] ghiaccio wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
Actually my reasoning was that, being such small an exchange, opening to gen and romantic ships could possibly lure in more people to signup. But I understand if you prefer to keep things the way they are. Also, sorry for commenting with my question in the wrong post, oops. :(
batman: From Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name (fragile guides)
[personal profile] batman wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry to jump in here! But I was wondering if I could suggest a change in regards to matching on characters. If it is likely that a person is going to be matched to a request where they did not offer the characters, would it be possible to contact that participant before assignments go out and ask if they would like to offer those characters? That way, it's less of a surprise when the assignment goes out and it contains characters you didn't offer.

Though ideally I'd like to match on characters, I appreciate that this exchange is pretty tiny so that might not be an option!
(Anonymous) wrote:
Feb. 6th, 2016 06:58 am (UTC)
Uh, it's a little confusing when the top post in the community is outdated...
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (earth)
[personal profile] extrapenguin wrote:
Feb. 6th, 2016 10:46 am (UTC)
That should be fixed now. We are running under the exact same ruleset as previously, so the only thing changed are the mods.
We would like for all future questions to appear in the sticky post.
extrapenguin: Photo of horse's head (horse)
[personal profile] extrapenguin wrote:
Feb. 6th, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
Actual promotion!
I'll start!

Spin series (Chris Moriarty)
Caterine Li solves intrigue, with loads of action and ethics! Kinda-sorta-aliens! Posthuman clone societies! FTL! Plot!

Confederation series (Tanya Huff) (mistakenly labeled as Valor series on AO3)
Aliens! Stuff blowing up! Asshole sentient plastic aliens! Competence!

Europa Report (2013)
HARD SF MOVIE! People persevering with the mission regardless of difficulties! Europa!

Iron Sunrise & Singularity Sky (Charles Stross)
Space Opera with an awesome and competent main character! Politics! Interesting worldbuilding!

Honor Harrington series (David Weber)
Stuff blowing up! Loyalty! Competence! Sprawling plots and heroism!

Long Earth series (Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter)
Countless alt-histories for Earth and Mars, only one of which features humans! Easy space travel! Mars expeditions! Alt-biology Earth aliens!

Quantum Thief trilogy (Hannu Rajaniemi)
Hard SF set in the Solar System! Loads of intriguing cultures! Action! Plot! Cybernetics!

Edited (...forgot one) 2016-02-06 11:41 am (UTC)
kalloway: (Default)
[personal profile] kalloway wrote:
Feb. 6th, 2016 11:18 am (UTC)
I'd love to see what someone could do with the gorgeous and fascinating Terran Trade Authority series. I came across the original books at a vintage book show last year (alas, out of my price range) and have been pining after the entire concept ever since.