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Name: Stuff it for bandom
Date(s): 2010, 2011, 2012
Moderator(s): untappedbeauty, boweryd, fallintosilence [1]
Founder: untappedbeauty?
Type: gift exchange
Fandom: Bandom
Associated Community: livejournal
URL: bandomstuffsit tag on AO3
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bandomstuffsit was an annual Bandom holiday fic exchange on LiveJournal. Stories needed to include warnings and be at least 1,500 words.[1] The gifts were posted over a period of 12 days in late December, and the authors were revealed in early January.

bandomstuffsit was discontinued after the 2012 exchange. untappedbeauty noted in a final post that "My time in bandom has passed, and LJ as a venue for this exchange is becoming outdated and unstable."[2] Other fans started bandom_holidays on dreamwidth as a replacement.

As of 2018, the LJ community had 185 posts and 2,716 comments.[3] A dreamwidth backup was created in April 2017 at a time when LiveJournal users were concerned about the site's TOS being changed to comply with Russian law.

Eligible Bands

Like other pan-bandom challenges, bandomstuffsit specified which bands would be included:

For the sake of this challenge, we define bandom as including Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Young Veins, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Empires, The Like, Gym Class Heroes, The Hush Sound, The Cab and Hey Monday. Current AND former band members are fair game.

You may ask for intra- or interband pairings, and you're also allowed to ask for pairings that include band members' significant others/spouses as well as fringe bandom people such as Brian Schechter, Zack Hall, Shane Valdez, etc. However, these people MUST be paired with a band member/former band member. So Bob Bryar/Brian Schechter, for example, is A-OK. But Shane Valdez/Zack Hall would not be accepted; nor would Audrey Kitching/Jac Vanek.

However, if you request pairings that include a fringe character, you must also request at least two pairings that are composed solely of band members/former band members.[4]

For the 2012 challenge, a few of the bands were removed from the list, and The Used and The All-American Rejects were added:

You can ask for pretty much any bandom pairings you want. Just remember we're working from the premise that bandom isn't any bands ever. It has traditionally included Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Academy Is..., Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Hush Sound and related bands. Several of those bands are no longer together, but anyone who was at one time a member can be included in this challenge.[5]


46 stories were written for the 2010 and 2011 challenges. 30 stories were written for the 2012 challenge.



  1. ^ "you MUST warn for non-con, dubcon, death, incest, self-harm, eating disorders, violence and gore." How to format your fics and a reminder of the deadline, Archived version, livejournal post, 2010-11-16.
  2. ^ Authors revealed!, 2013-01-06.
  3. ^ bandomstuffsit - Profile, Archived version, accessed 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ stuffitmod. Exchange rules and signups, Archived version, livejournal post, 2010-09-28.
  5. ^ "3rd annual Stuff it for Bandom exchange rules and signups".