6 Degrees of Canada
|Name(s):||6 Degrees of Canada, Six Degrees of Canada, Canadian 6 Degrees, Canada 6 Degrees, Canada fandom|
|Scope/Focus:||TV and film projects worked on by a select group of Canadians|
|Date(s):||probably 2005 - present|
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6 Degrees of Canada, also known as Canadian 6 Degrees or C6D, is a multifandom fandom that grew out of the due South community. Many fans use the term "6 degrees of due South," but the term C6D was most likely coined in 2005  to describe a wider range of fandoms. Originally, ds 6 degrees included fanfic based on other projects that the actors from due South worked on.
Whether or not C6D is a fandom in its own right or a part of the due South fandom has been a subject of some discussion.
Some attempts to define C6D:
- Fandoms that feature someone who was in a production with a due South cast regular.
- Fandoms of actors and directors who were not directly involved with due South, but worked with actors who appeared in Due South.
- "C6D, which includes anything ever done by a Canadian, to a Canadian, with a Canadian, filmed, written, played or sung in Canada, or mentioning the words Canada, Canadian, Canuck, Arctic, Province, Mountie, Hockey, Curling, Maple Syrup, Chicago, or Rubber Ducks."
Since a large percentage of current Canadian actors have worked together at least once, the scope of C6D is rather amorphous and potentially massive.
A tentative list of fandoms included in C6D was posted on the LiveJournal community c6d weekly. According to a poll conducted by akamine chan in March 2008, C6D was generally considered to be based mainly on the projects of seven people: actors Paul Gross, Callum Keith Rennie, Hugh Dillon, David Marciano and writer/directors/actors Don McKellar, Bruce McDonald and Daniel MacIvor. Omphale conducted a poll in June 2008 to further gauge the perception of the limits of the C6D fandoms.
In August 2007, fans started a weekly movie viewing/chat, called simply "the C6D thing." As of September 2009, the C6D thing is still going.
C6D source fandoms that already have a following are considered part of C6D, but the focus is mainly on the artists that are central to the C6D fandom. For instance, Battlestar Galactica is considered to be a C6D fandom, but fanworks tend towards the Leoben-centric (Callum Keith Rennie's character).
Battlestar Galactica (2003) Bliss Blood Ties Californication Chasing Rainbows Civil Wars Da Vinci's Inquest due South Durham County Flashpoint Higher Ground Kingdom Hospital La Femme Nikita Murder On Her Mind My Life As A Dog Quality Of Life ReGenesis Rent-A-Goalie Shattered Slings and Arrows Smallville Supernatural Tales Of The City The Red Green Show The Shield Tin Man Twitch City Whiskey Echo
Aspen Extreme Buried On Sunday Blade: Trinity Blindness Claire's Hat Cold Comfort Curtis's Charm Dance Me Outside Double Happiness eXistenZ Falling Angels Flower & Garnet For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down Frank's Cock Getting Married In Buffalo Jump Gunless H20 Hard Core Logo Hard Core Logo 2 Last Night Lucid Masterminds Men With Brooms Men With Guns Memento Murder Most Likely Murder Scene/Seen Normal Passchendaele Paris Or Somewhere Picture Claire Pontypool Purple Toast Slap Shot 2 The Invisible The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess The Tracey Fragments The Trojan Horse Torso Trailer Park Boys: The Movie Trigger Unnatural And Accidental Whale Music Whole New Thing Wilby Wonderful X-Files 2 XXX's and OOO's
- Two Houses (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(1999)
- Give The Dog A Bone (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(limited edition)(2001)
- Love And Carnage (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(commercial edition of Give The Dog A Bone)
- c6d weekly
- Due South Canadian 6 Degrees Big Bang
- c6d - Dreamwidth community for posting fanworks
The Muskrat Jamboree slash convention has a strong C6D focus, not only in its panels but in organized con games like "Canadian Pictionary" and in its Canadian-themed goody bags. The concom's explanation for the Muskrat itself? "It's a Canadian thing." 
- Canadian Actor Bingo (vid)
- Cap it! Before I die of waitin'!. Stormymouse's Callum Keith Rennie/Paul Gross screencap archive.
- Wilby Wonderful Fanfiction Links (no longer updated) and the more up-to-date Wilbylinks on Delicious
- Slings And Arrows links on Delicious
- Touch My Stump - The HCL Archive
- LiveJournal C6D communities
- Paul Gross & David Keeley @ last.fm
- omphale23's Livejournal C6D poll. (Accessed October 7, 2008)
- ds_snippets - Community Profile. (Accessed October 7, 2008) Archived September 15, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- c6d_weekly - Community Profile. (Accessed October 2, 2008) Archived February 1, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
- c6d_music - Community Profile. (Accessed October 2, 2008) Archived February 16, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- sisterofdream's LiveJournal post Concerning primarily the viewing parties (Accessed October 2, 2008)
- "sga_6degrees - profile".
- "Mj faq 2007".