sapphic_hp Femmeslash Fanathon

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Name: Femmeslash Fanathon (sapphic_hp)
Date(s): 13 October 2004 – c. February 2005
Founder: unheardprophete (now mirabilelectu)
Type: ficathon/gift exchange
Fandom: Harry Potter
Associated Community: sapphic_hp on LiveJournal (defunct)
URL: sapphic_hp community, archived by the Wayback Machine
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The Femmeslash Fanathon (also known as the Femmeslash Ficathon) was a Harry Potter femmeslash fest hosted on the sapphic_hp community on LiveJournal.

The LiveJournal community and, therefore, many of the fanworks created for the challenge are now offline.


Challenge founder unheardprophete posted to her LiveJournal on October 12, 2004:

There’s certainly no lack of fan work in the Harry Potter fandom. Slash, het (or both), gen, it’s all available in rather massive quantities, with the exception – like in so many fandoms – of femmeslash. I won’t say there’s nary a piece out there (that’s of course simply not true), but the fact of the matter is that there’s not enough. The amount of femmeslash pales in comparison to the piles of ‘regular’ slash, het and gen, wouldn’t you say?

The dearth of femmeslash must be remedied, my friends, my fellow girlslashers, because there’s simply not enough of it out there. The sapphic_hp Femmeslash Fanathon has been created for that very purpose – to give the Harry Potter fandom its well-deserved share of femmeslash. Hopefully, both writers and artists will find themselves interested and sign up![1]



  • October 13 – November 13, 2004: Sign-ups open.
  • November 19, 2004: Assignments sent out.
  • January 21, 2005: Original deadline. (This was later extended.)


Because the challenge community is now offline, a complete list of the fanworks created for the challenge is not available. Some of the works created include:



kitsunesan also posted a Ginny/Luna sketch that was not created for the challenge to the community.[4]


  1. unheardprophete, now mirabilelectu, on LiveJournal. Presenting the Femmeslash Ficathon. Posted 12 October 2004. (Accessed 06 September 2016.)
  2. Bittersweet Liaisons (Narcissa/Lily, NC-17), posted by caretta to _bewitched_, 08 February 2005. Links to the story at sapphic_hp.
  3. hildigunnur at Dreamwidth. Stuff I've written - A collection, dated 24 May 2005. (Accessed 06 September 2016.)
  4. Posted by kitsunesan to sapphic_hp with the note: "This isn't for any of the challenges or anything, I just thought y'all might like it. ^^" (see archived community). Also posted at hp_girlslash (here) and hpsmart (here), but the image is now offline.