HP Rarities Exchange

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Challenge
Name: HP Rarities Exchange
Date(s): 2007 - 2010
Moderator(s):
Founder: softly_sweetly and potion_lady
Type: fest/exchange
Fandom: Harry Potter
Associated Community: hp_rarities on LiveJournal
URL:
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HP Rarities was a fic and art exchange dedicated to Harry Potter rarepairs. It ran for three years.

2008 Fest

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.[1]

Excluded Pairings

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:[2]

Het Slash
Harry/Ginny Harry/Ron
Harry/Hermione Harry/Draco
Ron/Hermione Harry/Severus
Severus/Hermione Remus/Sirius
Draco/Hermione Severus/Remus

Timeline

  • 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.

2009 Fest

The second HP Rarities Exchange was held from January to May 2009. The moderators were softly_sweetly and potion_lady. Sixty-three total fanworks were produced, 60 fics and three pieces of fanart.[3]

Excluded Pairings

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:

Het Slash
Harry/Ginny Harry/Ron
Harry/Hermione Harry/Draco
Ron/Hermione Harry/Severus

Timeline

  • 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.

2010 Fest

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.[4]

Excluded Pairings

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:

Het Slash
Harry/Ginny Harry/Draco
Harry/Hermione Harry/Severus
Ron/Hermione Remus/Sirius
Tonks/Remus Sirius/Severus
Severus/Hermione Severus/Remus
Draco/Hermione Albus Severus/Scorpius
Draco/Ginny Harry/Ron

Timeline

  • 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.

References

  1. hp_rarities. The hp_rarities 2008 Master List. 20 June 2008. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
  2. hp_rarities. 2008 SIGN-UP POST. 10 January 2008. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
  3. hp_rarities. hp_rarities Masterlist 2009!. 27 June 2009. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)
  4. hp_rarities. Masterlist - Reveals. 15 June 2010. (Accessed 26 November 2011.)