HP Rarities Exchange
|Name:||HP Rarities Exchange|
|Date(s):||2007 - 2010|
|Founder:||softly_sweetly and potion_lady|
|Associated Community:||hp_rarities on LiveJournal|
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The first HP Rarities Exchange was held from January to May 2008. The moderators were softly_sweetly and potion_lady. The fest produced 50 total fanworks, 47 fics and three pieces of fanart. Twenty were het and thirty were slash or femslash.
In order to avoid the ambiguity of the term "rare pair," the fest allowed all pairings except for those on a predefined list of popular pairings. The following ten pairings were prohibited in the first exchange:
- January 10–21, 2008: Sign-ups open.
- February 1, 2008: Assignments sent out.
- April 25, 2008: Submissions due.
- May 19, 2009: Posting began.
- June 20, 2008: Reveals announced.
The number of excluded pairings was reduced from the previous year's ten to six. Severus/Hermione, Draco/Hermione, Remus/Sirius, and Severus/Remus were removed from the list while the others remained:
- January 10–21, 2009: Sign-ups open.
- February 1, 2009: Assignments sent out.
- April 30, 2009: Submissions due.
- May 20, 2009: Posting began.
- June 27, 2009: Reveals announced.
The third HP Rarities Exchange was held from January to May 2010. The moderators were softly_sweetly, potion_lady, and nursedarry. Fifty-five total fanworks were produced, 51 fics and 4 pieces of art.
The number of excluded pairings was increased to 14. Ten were the same as the 2008 list, and four additional pairings were added: Tonks/Remus, Draco/Ginny, Sirius/Severus, and Albus Severus/Scorpius. The complete list was:
- January 20–31, 2010: Sign-ups open.
- February 5, 2010: Assignments sent out.
- April 20, 2010: Submissions due.
- May 1, 2010: Posting began.
- June 15, 2010: Reveals announced.
- hp_rarities. The hp_rarities 2008 Master List. 20 June 2008. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
- hp_rarities. 2008 SIGN-UP POST. 10 January 2008. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
- hp_rarities. hp_rarities Masterlist 2009!. 27 June 2009. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
- hp_rarities. Masterlist - Reveals. 15 June 2010. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)