One of these days I'll need to write that post about care and maintenance of small fandoms that I've been planning for years... Because all my fandoms have always been either small or dying, my approach to fandom has always been to stop complaining and do it yourself. If you build it, they will come. In this case, thanks to a night spent metaphorically knocking on people's doors and spreading the word, The Mentalist is now an official Remix Redux fandom. I was a bit disappointed that neither The X-Files nor Babylon 5 even got in the running because I'm sure we could have found enough people to qualify those too.
But, if you want to rewrite someone else's fic, and have written at least five 500+ stories in one of the qualifying fandoms, come and sign up here. It's my favourite ficathon of the year (and the only exchange where you're basically writing for yourself even when you're matched up with someone), so I definitely recommend trying it out!
And that's not the only multifandom ficathon currenly running, oh no.
Not Prime Time, a multifandom fic exchange for medium sized fandoms (think of Yuletide, but for fandoms that are a bit too big for it), is just gearing up; queer_fest for fic and art about LGBTIA experiences is open for prompts; and scifi_fic_swap, the fic exchange for scifi fandoms, is open for sign-ups.
If you don't want to commit to anything, but would just like to get some inspiration and maybe make make someone happy, both rarewomen, the rare female character focused ficathon, and shipswap, the rare ship fic exchange, have revealed all prompts for treating.
And in non-challenge front, fringe_rewatch will be watching Fringe one episode per week starting April 1st, while tv_talk is still rewatching Firefly and Veronica Mars.
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- If you think fandom on LJ/DW is dead, you're just not looking in the right place