Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange

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Name: Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange
Date(s): 2011 - 2011
Founder: mods of Dark Agenda
Type: Gift Exchange
Fandom: rarefandom, multifandom
Associated Community: Dark Agenda
URL: Kaleidoscope Site Map; AO3 collection
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The Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange is a multimedia fanwork exchange for rare chromatic source fandoms, run by the Dark Agenda mods.

It is open to all sources with chromatic characters or people and by chromatic creators, from animations to books & literature to folklore & mythology to movies to music to real people to sequential art to theater to TV shows to video games and including anime/manga/manhua/manhwa, Bollywood, C-Pop/K-Pop/J-Pop, fantaserye/telefantasya, komiks, lakorns, Nollywood, telenovela, tokusatsu and wuxia to name a few commonly known and region-specific genre terms. We welcome artworks, graphics, stories, vids and potentially other types of fanworks in English, in non-English languages or in both, particularly in English dialects and non-English languages associated with chromatic cultures.[1]

The mods considered a fandom to be rare if it met the following criteria:

  • less than 1,500 English-language stories, 15,000 artworks and 350 vids (in any languages) on major multifandom archives;
  • no dedicated fandom-specific challenge that has run annually for more than two years in a row;
  • and no dedicated fandom-specific archive or community that has more than 1,500 fanworks. [2]

Kaleidoscope 2011

The 2011 Exchange ran from July to November, beginning with a Promotion Fest, to interest people in fandoms participants hoped to request, followed by nominations in August and a dispute period and sign-ups in September. Go Live, when all fanworks were posted, was November 19, with the identity of creators revealed on the 26th. Approximately 60 works in over 50 fandoms were created. The majority of the works were fanfiction but icons and fanart were also submitted.

Kaleidoscope 2012

The exchange ran for the second time in 2012, with works being posted in October. There were approximately 56 fanworks from 43 creators, in around 40 fandoms.[3]


  1. Kaleidoscope Promotional Graphics & Templates (accessed 28 November 2011).
  2. Kaleidoscope Fanwork Exchange's Official Announcement, Policies and Procedures (accessed 28 November 2011).
  3. Kaleidoscope 2012 (accessed 29 October 2012)