Timeline of due South Fandom
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This timeline includes some general C6D activities, but not for individual C6D fandoms.
- April 26: The due South pilot airs in Canada as a TV movie. It is then picked up as a regular series.
- September 22: The first episode airs.
- December 20: DSOUTH-L
Due South Archive opens.
- May: An early, possibly the first, due South zine is published: Partial Recall, a gen novel by Elyse Dickenson. Many more follow.
Forever South convention is held.
William and Elyse's due South Page goes online.
The first RCW 139 convention is held.
Detective Armani, a fan club, forms.
due South is cancelled after two seasons.
- September 14: "Burning Down the House," the first episode of the third season, airs. Ray Vecchio is replaced with Ray Kowalski as Fraser's partner.
The Ray Wars begin.
- June 12-14: Big Red Due South Convention
- August 8: Serge (mailing list) is created.
- November: thecloset mailing list is created.
DSX mailing list started "late 90s"
- January: DIEF mailing list is created - gen fic and discussion
- March: dsslash mailing list is created - slash fic and discussion
- March 14: "Call of the Wild," the last episode of due South, airs. Fans write post-CotW fic.
- March 22?: Red Suits You mailing list is created
- May: SwingBothRays (mailing list) is created
- May: Serge List Archive opens
- September 10: RideForever (mailing list) is created
- November: MRKS mailing list is created
The DuSC Archive opens.
- Bindlestitch archive and mailing list are started
- Chinook (due South mailing list) is created
- April: DSstoryfinders mailing list is created
- April: SergeAsylum mailing list is created
- July 1: Just The Fics, Ma'am archive opens.
- December: Speranza runs the multifandom Canadian Shack challenge, inspired by post-COTW fanon.
due Slash, an archive, opens.
- July 2: Due South Reporter, a LiveJournal newsletter, is created.
- April 12: LJ community DS Flashfiction is created.
- June 20: LJ account ds_flashback is created for reccing old fic.
- August 3: LJ community ds_discourse is created.
- August 4: LJ community ds_writers is created.
- September 2: LJ community ds_icons is created.
- October 21: LJ community dsfen_japan is created.
- December 19: LJ community men_of_duesouth is created.
- August 4: LJ community ds_noticeboard is created.
- October 24: LiveJournal for the due South Seekrit Santa challenge is created.
- June 22: LJ community dues_research is created.
- July 17: LJ comm ds_recs is created.
- July 22: LJ comm ds_closet is created for Fraser/Vecchio slash.
- August: The first Midsummer Santa fic exchange is revealed.
- August 23: LJ comm ds_uncloseted is created for Turnbull.
- August 25: LJ comm ds_reruns is created.
- August 29: LJ comm ds_ficfinders is created.
- August 31: LJ comm ds_workshop is created.
- September 8: LJ comm ds_6degrees is created.
- January 24: LJ comm rayk97s is created for the Ray K Old 97's Challenge.
- March 11: DS Weekly, a newsletter community, is created.
- June 13: LJ comm fraser_vecchio is created for Fraser-Vecchio related ficathons.
- June 13-15: Out.of.con.txt is run on livejournal for those who cannot attend Con.txt.
- June 22: LJ account frannievecchio is created for the Get Frannie Laid challenge.
- July 7: LJ comm getfraserlaid is created for the Get Fraser Laid challenge. At least 73 fics are posted by October.
- July 22: LJ comm inuvikdotcom is created for the Inuvik Website Challenge. Stories posted October-November.
- July 25: LJ comm ds_music_videos is created.
- September 17: LJ comm getturnbulllaid is created for The Turnbull Challenge. Stories to be posted in November.
- September 22: LJ comm vecchiofest is created for the Vecchio Fest. Stories posted November 21.
- September 28: LJ comm ds_recsredux is created.
- October 1: Five fics are posted as part of the Get Frannie Laid challenge.
- January 29: ds_snippets
- March: The first Muskrat Jamboree is held.
- March 27: LJ comm ds_aprilfools is created for an April challenge.
- April 12: LJ comm ds_shakespeare is created for the due South Shakespeare Challenge.
- May 16: LJ comm midsummer2007 is created for the Midsummer 2007 6 Degrees of Due South ficathon.
- July 6: LJ comm ds_raysquared is created for the Ray/Ray pairing.
- August 2: LJ comm ds_fang_or_fur created for the due South Fang or Fur Fest (supernatural creatures in fanfic).
- August 20: LJ comm ds_northernnews - "challenge based on actual headlines from CBC Northern News"
- September 18: LJ comm ds_team_root is created for fans following DS Match.
- September 25: LJ comm ds_recfinders is created.
- November 4: LJ comm fraser_thatcher is created.
- November 13: LJ comm tart_guide is created to thank the DS Match mods for running the challenge.
- December 19: LJ comm ds_con_envy is created.
DS Match #1 happens.
- February 10: LJ comm the_ckr_files is created as "An attempt to compile a complete catalog of - to quote china_shop - Callum Keith Rennie's vast and traumatizing oeuvre."
- February 14: The first "not actually annual" C6D Valentine's Day Cardathon masterlist is posted.
- March 31: LJ newsletter community C6d Weekly is created.
- June 7: LJ comm ds_women is created.
- June 12-14: Out.of.con.txt 2008 runs on livejournal for those who cannot attend Con.txt.
- June 21: The LJ comm for Due South Canadian 6 Degrees Big Bang is created.
- August 15-17: CanCon 2008, a miniconvention, is held. It is "A small, slash-friendly due South convention run by LiveJournal folks to compliment the larger G-rated RCW 139 convention held at the same time."
- December 3: LJ comm ds_contest is created.
- December 9: LJ comm ontd_c6d is created.
DS Match #2
The first Pacificon is held.
- May 12: LJ comm midsummer2009 is created for the Canada Six Degrees (of Due South) Midsummer Santa Fic Exchange.
- June 14: The first Due South Canadian 6 Degrees Big Bang goes live.
- September 11: LJ comm c6d_universe is created.
- October 25: ds_kinkmeme, a kink meme, is created.
- October 30: LJ comm Due South Author Profiles is created.
- March 13: Dreamwidth community duesouth is created.
- March 25: LJ comm pacifi_cant is created (also on dreamwidth) for fans who cannot attend Pacificon.
- September 9: duesouth_kink, a kink meme, is created on dreamwidth for due South and C6D.
- November 22: The Due South Zombie Radioplay LJ comm is created.
- December 6: The Leslie Nielsen - Buck Frobisher Memorial Thing-a-thon starts. It runs through January 3.
- June 24: Tumblr account fuckyeahduesouth is created.
- January-April: The due South Podfic Exchange is hosted on AO3.
- July 1: The Due South Virtual Bar's livejournal is created. According to the profile, the tumblr was created earlier.
- January 23: The first CKR Flower Crown Day happens.
- September 21: Fanworks for the first Ray Vecchio Day challenge are revealed.
- September 8: Dreamwidth community ds_ficminers is created.
- April 29: due South Summer Swap AO3 collection created for a gift exchange, with fic and art to be posted July 4.