Exchanges After Dark

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Discord Server
Name: Exchanges After Dark (EAD)
Date(s): January 12th, 2018–[1][2]
Server Owner: shadow_lover
Fandom: Exchange Fandom
Scope: AO3 Exchanges and similar events
Access: public to those over 18 years old
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Exchanges After Dark (EAD) is "an 18+, NSFW-friendly discussion space focused on fanwork exchanges, fests, bangs, and the like"[2] Discord server run by shadow_lover. It was created following FFA discussion of Rosencranz's moderation of the Yuletide Discord Server in the lead up to Smut Swap 2018[4] but ultimately came together more out of a desire to have an exchange discussion server that was separate from Yuletide:

EAD mod here, and I certainly talk about smut in both places :D EAD's niche is as much "less official, less Yuletide-centric" as it is "pornier." Crantz's initial hesitance to create a smut swap channel was one factor in starting it, but not the biggest since he ended up creating one anyway.[5]

EAD features general channels for discussion as well as channels for individual exchanges, which are created on request.[6] Several exchanges have started on EAD, including Canon Ball, We Die Like Fen, and Escape The Iron Triangle. EAD is considered a good resource for people who want to learn to run an AO3-based exchange, especially since it got a channel to talk about exchange modding.[7]


  1. Announcement that EAD is opening on fail_fandomanon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Exchanges After Dark Birthday Bash 2019 event profile.
  3. This link to the Discord is included on this page with permission from shadow_lover.
  4. Various nonnies, here on January 03, 2018, here on January 09 2018 and finally here on January 10 2019.
  5. shadow_lover posting anonymously here, 26 April 2018.
  6. It's mentioned in the announcement about the server being open, as well as in later advertisements and
  7. For example, ths comment or this one.