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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-28 07:09 pm
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Collection closed & creators revealed!

The collection has been closed and creators have been revealed. If you haven't yet left a comment on your gift, we ask that you take the time to thank your artist or author now.

This wraps us up for the year! We'll be back sometime in early 2019 to get your feedback (though you can feel free to email us in the meantime at crossoveringmods at gmail) and prep for the next round.

Thanks to all our participants, particularly those who took the time to pinch-hit!
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[personal profile] galfridian2018-10-21 02:53 pm
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Collection up!

First order of business: Apologies - first, because I fell asleep last night and didn't update you on our pinch-hits situation; second, because I forgot to give you advanced notice that I was opening the collection. I've mostly been out of the loop this year, so clearly I'm a little rusty on the mod duties. I hope everyone was ready, especially since we're more 12 hours past the pinch hits deadline.

Second order of business: Obviously, the collection is open. Everyone should have a gift. If there are any issues - somehow AO3 and/or we failed you or any concerns about incomplete works etc - please let me know. I know that we have one work wanting to not reveal itself, so as soon as I figure out how to fix that, I will.

We'll do author reveals next Sunday (the 28th).

Again: Apologies. So out of practice. Such a disaster. But fic! art! yay!
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-18 02:43 pm
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Only one pinch hit left!

We only need one more volunteer in order to get to a story or piece of art for every participant in Crossovering, which means we'd be able to open the collection for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

This pinch hit is due at midnight ET on Saturday, 10/20.

If you can't pick this one up, please share with your networks! You can claim the pinch hit without joining the Google group by emailing your AO3 name and the pinch hit number to crossoveringmods at gmail.

Pinch hit #009:!topic/crossovering-ph/vJJfnNuN_RA

Fandoms include
1. Fairy Tail, Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon)
2. G.I. Joe (Cartoon), Jem and the Holograms (Cartoon)
3. Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote, Dallas (TV 1978)
4. Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe (Cartoon), Voltron: Lion Voltron
5. Fairy Tail, Clue (1985)
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-16 10:08 pm
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Three pinch hits needed!

We have three pinch hits remaining, due 10/19 at midnight ET, so that we can open the collection on time this weekend and get to reading all the great crossovers and fusions! Details on the links below. To claim without joining the pinch hit list, send an email to crossoveringmods on gmail with the number and your AO3 name.

If you can’t take one of these pinch hits, maybe someone you know can! Feel free to signal boost on Tumblr or share with friends on Discord or Twitter.

Pinch hit #009:!topic/crossovering-ph/vJJfnNuN_RA
Fandoms include
1. Fairy Tail, Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon)
2. G.I. Joe (Cartoon), Jem and the Holograms (Cartoon)
3. Hart to Hart, Murder She Wrote, Dallas (TV 1978)
4. Dungeons and Dragons (Cartoon), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe (Cartoon), Voltron: Lion Voltron
5. Fairy Tail, Clue (1985)

Pinch hit #010:!topic/crossovering-ph/FSUokG-fmVo
Fandoms include
1. American Gods (TV), Star Wars - All Media Types
2. Killing Eve (TV 2018), The X-Files
3. Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Velvet Goldmine

Pinch hit #013:!topic/crossovering-ph/nT0JdcqF6qk
Fandoms include
1. Logan Lucky (2017), Superstore (TV), The Good Place (TV)
2. Superstore (TV), The Good Place (TV), Veronica Mars - All Media Types
3. Star Trek: Discovery, The West Wing
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-14 08:50 pm
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Collection closed!

Thanks to everyone who has posted a completed assignment already!

Now that the collection is closed, we will be defaulting incomplete assignments, except for those who contacted us to make arrangements before the deadline. (If your assignment is defaulted but you can still post a completed assignment by the pinch hit deadline, please email the mods immediately.)

Pinch hits will go out via the Google group shortly. All pinch hits are due by midnight ET on 10/19.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-14 07:00 pm
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One hour left!

The AO3 collection will close at 8pm ET on 10/14! That's about an hour from now, so get those last assignments in :)
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-14 12:16 pm
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Collection open a little longer -- until 8pm Eastern time on 10/14

Hi everyone, we know there has been some confusion about the deadline this weekend because of my error in updating the challenge and collection settings on AO3.

To give everyone the best possible chance to complete their story, we will be leaving the collection open until 8pm Eastern time/5pm Pacific time today, 10/14. (See how much longer that will be on the countdown clock.)

At that time, we will be sending the remaining unfilled requests to the pinch hit list, unless other arrangements have been made. (You can make other arrangements by emailing or PMing the mods.) All pinch hits assigned from today forward will be due at midnight Pacific time on 10/19.

The collection will reopen for posting pinch hits and treats once all pinch hits have been assigned. You can sign up for the pinch hit list here. For anyone interested in writing a treat, you can find all of this year's requests here.

Once everyone who has posted a work in the exchange has received a work in return, we will reveal the collection for everyone to read.

Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm and feedback this year! We've had a number of issues behind the scenes, and know many of you have been dealing with similar, so we really appreciate your patience and understanding.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-14 11:08 am
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~1 HOUR LEFT! Collection closes at noon Eastern time!

The 2018 Crossovering AO3 collection will close at noon Eastern time today, 10/14! Last chance to get your completed work posted!

Remember to sign up for the pinch hit list if you haven't already. Pinch hits will go out after the collection closes and be due on 10/19. We will not reveal the collection until all participants in the exchange have a story or art in the collection in return. Hopefully that will be on 10/20 as scheduled, but may be later if pinch hits are not completed and posted on time.

Please let us know via PM or email if you need anything! If you've already reached out to us, we will follow up with you after the collection closes, if we haven't already.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-13 10:46 pm
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Crossovering 2018 - works due soon!

Due to some modly scheduling issues, we're going to leave the AO3 collection open for a few hours more after the deadline tonight. So you have a bit more time to finish up, or to add that one tiny detail you didn't think you'd have time to include!

I will post here and on Tumblr one hour prior to closing on 10/14.

Please do sign up for the pinch hit list if you haven't already. Pinch hits will go out after the collection closes and be due on 10/19. Once every participant in the exchange has a story or art in the collection in return, we will reveal all the posted works. Hopefully that will be on 10/20 as scheduled, but may be later if pinch hits are not complete in time.

Please let us know via PM or email if you need anything! If you've already reached out to us, we will follow up with you after the collection closes, if we haven't already.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-10-12 05:37 pm
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Stories and art due 10/13 @ midnight Pacific time!

Crossovering 2018 stories and art are due 10/13 @ midnight Pacific time! (How much longer is that?)

You can post your stories and art to the AO3 collection here.

Please also sign up for the pinch hit list if you haven't already. There's always a possiblity of a few last-minute pinch hits being needed. We will not reveal the collection until every participant has a gift, so please keep an eye out for a prompt you might be able to fill!

Please let us know via PM or email if you need anything. Can't wait to see what everyone's created!
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[personal profile] ishie2018-09-20 08:38 pm
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Collection open! Pinch hits coming soon! Beta post!

A few bits of business while we're all busy creating:

  1. The AO3 collection for 2018 is now open for posting!

  2. We will have a few pinch hits going out on FRIDAY, 9/21, around 6pm Eastern Time. If you haven't signed up for the pinch hit list where these will be broadcast, head on over to sign up now!


    While we do not require stories to have a beta reader, we strongly recommend it.

    If you're volunteering as a beta, please comment here! Tell us:

    - Which fandoms you can work in (full list of Crossovering fandoms)

    - How to contact you: email, @Twitter, Tumblr, Skype, PM on LJ/DW, etc.

    - If you're offering SPAG, worldbuilding, character, or plot help ... or all four!

    - An estimate of what your turnaround time is

    - Your dealbreakers, aka what you won't beta, e.g., violence, non-con, cheating, mushrooms, talking animals, etc.

    Looking for a beta but none of the volunteers have listed your fandom(s)? You can leave an anonymous comment here listing the fandoms you need help with. Do not reveal other details of your assignment.

    Anonymous comments will be unscreened and can be replied to by beta volunteers with their contact info.

    If you're looking for a beta and are worried about revealing your assignment, you can email the mods, and we'll act as go-between on your behalf.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-09-02 06:15 pm

It's assignments time!

Thank you all for your patience, especially to those who helped us make adjustments in order to complete matching! Assignments will be going out from AO3 shortly.

The new calendar for the rest of the exchange is as follows. We will update this wherever it appears on the comm, Tumblr, and AO3 as soon as possible.

Assignments sent: September 2
Assignments due: October 13
Final pinch hits due: October 20
Archive goes live: October 21
Authors revealed: October 28

Unfortunately, as with every year, we do have a few recipients who were unable to be matched with a creator. Those will be going out via the pinch hit list once assignments have been sent this evening. You can sign up for the pinch hit list here.

The fandoms for these initial pinch hits can also be found under the cut )
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-29 05:46 pm

Delayed assignments & the pinch hit list!

Apologies for the extended delay in getting assignments out! We've had some (more) unexpected modly availability and technology issues which should be resolved soon, as well as a number of unmatchable participants to whom we're in the process of reaching out.

We will adjust the schedule accordingly once assignments are complete so you'll have the same number of weeks to write and/or create art.

While you're waiting, please feel free to make final tweaks to your letters and get signed up for the pinch hit list!
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-27 04:28 pm
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Signups are closed!

Thanks to everyone who has signed up already for Crossovering 2018! We’re going to start running matching and will be in touch if there are any issues.
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-25 09:41 pm
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27-ish hours to go!

Hey all, sign-ups will close in a little more than a day! Get your requests and offers in!
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-21 07:25 pm
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Sign-ups extended!

Quick update! We're going to keep sign-ups open through the weekend, so they will now close on 8/26 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-10 10:48 am
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2018 sign ups are open!

Okay, I couldn't wait any longer. Sign ups are open! Welcome back to Crossovering for another year!


Reminder: Signups close on August 22nd @ 11:59 PM PDT.

If you're new to exchanges at AO3 and confused about how sign-ups work, read this tutorial about signing up for gift exchanges.

As a reminder: You're allowed to choose multiple fandoms from within a greater franchise in a single request/offer, but we cannot prevent AO3 from matching on those 2 fandoms. For example, you might offer Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but if someone else requests Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, AO3 might pair you.

Put short, if you prefer to receive or create a crossover/fusion between 2 distinctly separate franchises, we encourage you to refrain from putting 2+ sub-franchise fandoms in a single request/offer.

For more information about requests and offers for this exchange, please continue reading.  )
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-10 09:45 am
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Dear Crossovering Creator...

Signups open a little over an hour! That's a perfect amount of time to start sharing your Dear Crossovering Creator Letters!

These letters are 100% optional but highly encouraged (particularly due to the nature of this exchange). If you've never participated in an exchange like this before, a Dear Creator Letter is a post at your DW or Tumblr, etc. detailing your requests and giving your assigned creator ideas for possible art or fic. These letters also include your likes, dislikes, and any triggers you might have. You can link them here, as well as in your sign-up form. How you format or write them is entirely up to you.

If you have any triggers (things that may cause you harm if you read about them), we highly recommend that you make that clear in your letter as well as in the optional details on your signup. Not every participant clicks through to letters, and this is the best way to cover your bases so that your creator will not unintentionally use your triggers.

For more info and great examples of what we mean check out the following links: The Yuletide FAQ or letters from previous years.

Keep in mind that letters are completely optional, which also means that creators are in no way required to follow the optional details. The only requirements are that they use the fandoms you matched on and that they respect your DNWs. Essentially: Optional details are optional. However, works intentionally including the recipient's stated triggers will be removed from the collection and the creator may be barred from future participation at modly discretion.

If you are posting a link to your letter here, we ask that you copy/paste the following when you comment:

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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-08 09:05 pm
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Tagset is open!

This year's tagset is now visible.

We approved over 530 nominations this year. That's about the same as last year! Please check the list even if your fandom was rejected, as it may have been approved under a related tag.

Due to some technical difficulties and to give you time to review the approved tagset while planning your requests and offers: Signups will open Friday, August 10th @ 8:00 AM PDT.

(Compare to your time. See the current time in Los Angeles.)

If you have any questions or concerns about the tagset, please comment here or email

Otherwise, we'll see you at signups! We're looking forward to seeing what everyone creates this year!
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[personal profile] ishie2018-08-07 10:24 pm
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Almost time for sign-ups!

Hey, we're really close on finalizing the tagset for this year's Crossovering exchange, but we have a few questions on fandoms before we can do that.

(If clearing these up takes us past the scheduled start of sign-ups, we will extend the sign-up period as needed to make up the time.)

First, this year we did approve individual installments in a series, and separate "chunks" of related canons where there is a sufficient quantity of non-overlapping characters and/or settings to warrant individual tags. So, you'll see things like: Star Wars Original Trilogy and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Legends: Thrawn Trilogy - Timothy Zahn and Star Wars - All Media Types.

Now for the outstanding items:

If you're the person who nominated any of the following, please let us know your answers in the comments below or via email at

Discworld - Terry Pratchett / Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
The archive wants us to put Monstrous Regiment through under the Discworld canonical tag and no mods are familiar enough to make a judgement call on this one. Are these the same fandom, or do the characters/settings diverge enough that they should remain separate?

Dragon Age - All Media Types
Does this nomination include non-video game elements (such as the Hard in Hightown novelization)? Both DA2 and DAI are nominated and approved separately. If those together suffice for your crossover/fusion requests, is the All Media Types still required?

Robot & Frank
This has apparently never been entered as a tag or fandom in the archive, so anyone using it this year will be the very first! To better match with archive nomenclature, this is approved in the tagset as Robot & Frank (2012).

ETA: We're all set! Nominations will open later today, once I can get on a network that doesn't have the archive blocked as porn ;)