|Moderator:||geekturnedvamp, anenko, liviapenn|
|Type:||meta, fic, vids, rec sets, fanart, fanmixes, etc. about female characters in all media|
|URL:||halfamoon; archive link|
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Half a Moon is a LiveJournal community hosting an annual fourteen day challenge celebrating female characters in fandom, which usually runs from February 1 through Valentine's Day. Fanfiction, vids, recs, art, picspam, icons, meta, fanmixes, and outside links to content fitting the theme of the community are all welcome -- the only rule is that the primary focus must be on a female character or characters.
Halfamoon has grown steadily each year, and as of 2011 had several hundred members.
The community is redesigned every year, shortly before the challenge opens. Livia Penn designed the graphics in 2008: "When I volunteered to create a layout for halfamoon, at first I was boggled by the idea of only picking a *few* characters to represent all of the awesome female characters we love in fandom. How impossible is that!? Whoever I picked, I knew I would be leaving out huge swaths of fandom! Anyway, what I eventually decided was to organize the layout, very roughly, in terms of the theme Mind, Body and Spirit." 
She produced graphics for the community in 2009, as well. "This year I arranged the characters in the community banner according to the houses in Harry Potter. (Which characters go in which House are purely according to my whim/the opinions of my flist/for fun, and not meant to be the last word on the character, etc.)." .
Taraljc took over graphics duty in 2010: "This year I arranged the characters in the community banner according to the the divisions of Starfleet in Star Trek (2009). I picked characters based on a variety of factors (including, erm, how they were posed, and what I had on my harddrive when I started), but also based on personality traits, their jobs and lives, ages, and the roles they play in their stories."