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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.
What do you guys think?


Dear Spacer Letters

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): Character A, Character B
(Fandom 2): Character C
(Fandom 3): any

Sign Ups are now OPEN!

Thanks guys with your patience with sorting out the tag sets!

The collection is here: https://archiveofourown.org/collections/Space_Swap_Three

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.

When signing up, you will need to request at least 3 fandoms, and can request up to 8. You'll also need to offer at least 3 fandoms, and can offer up to 10. For each fandom, you can request for 1 to 4 nominated characters, or "any". For each fandom, you must offer to write 2 to 8 of the nominated characters. You can also offer 'any'.

Dear Spacer letterpost up soon!



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.

As with past years, 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.
Everything is going to be staying pretty much the same despite the change in mods. The only slight difference is we will be allowing up to 8 Fandom Nominations instead of 6.
Nominations are now open! Here at this link: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1125
The Schedule for this year's exchange will be as follows:
Nominations: 8th Feb - 22nd Feb
Sign Ups: 26th Feb - 11th March
Assignments: 14th March
Due Date: 13 - 15th May
Fic Reveals: 20 - 22nd May
Reveals: 27 - 29th May

Fandom Promo Post!

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 rare space fandoms of yours in the comments!
(See the DW post for more fandom love.)

Space Swap Update

Hello, Spacers!

I have great news! We've had three volunteers step up and offer to take over running this year's exchange. I'd like to introduce you to your new exchange mods: canadiandiamond, guineamania, and [personal profile] extrapenguin.

Give them a little while to sort out the details, and then I'm sure you'll be hearing from them.

Keep your eyes on the sky, Spacers!


Space Swap Poll Results

Hello Spacers!

The poll results are in. Between the two polls, we have 11 people who said they'd prefer an exchange, 10 who prefer prompt claiming, and 7 with no preference.

In terms of what people are willing to do, we have 4 who will only do the exchange and 2 who will only do prompt claiming.

Overall, it looks like there's a slight preference toward an exchange. I'm happy to do that if we can find people to take over modding. Right now, we have one volunteer. Quite reasonably, they don't want to work alone. Therefore, please consider this the official call for mods. If we can get a second volunteer, I'll hand it over to the two of them and they can run the exchange. If not, the results were close enough that I feel comfortable running it as a prompt fest instead.

If you're interested in modding, please leave a comment!

If we don't have a second volunteer mod by January 24th, I'm going to run it as a prompt claiming fest this round.


Space Swap 3 - Options

Hello, Spacers! We've been asked if there's going to be another round of space_swap. Sadly, the answer is probably not. It's been a great season for space shows and we'd love to be able to celebrate it with an exchange, but unfortunately, neither colls nor I have time to run it properly.

This leaves us with three options.

1. Switch to a prompt claiming format where those who want to can leave prompts, and then people can claim them and post during a specific period. With this format, no one is guaranteed a story for any of their prompts, nor is there any guarantee that stories will adhere to DNWs. It's also a lower pressure format, with no penalties for defaulting.

2. If other people want to volunteer to run the exchange, we can hand it over to new mods.

3. We can refrain from running anything here this year.

I've posted a poll below. If you're interested in participating here this year, please feel free to fill it out. If you're interested in taking over as a mod, please leave a comment on the post.

I'm cross-posting this to DW. Please only fill in one poll!

I'll leave the poll open until January 15th.

Poll #2032866 Space Swap 3 - Options

Which format would you prefer?

Exchange with new mods
Prompt claiming
Something else I'll mention in the comments
I don't have a preference

Which formats are you willing to go with?

Exchange with new mods
Prompt claiming
Anything. If there are spaceships, I'm there.
I'm not planning on participating; I just like polls.


Pinch Hit #1

Hello spacers!
We have a pinch hit for fandoms: Cowboy Bebop, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: TOS
Happy spacing!

details are here