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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2015

This is our fourth multi-fandom Rare Pair Exchange on Livejournal.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at rarepairmod@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments/concerns. We do not know about issues unless we are told.

Useful links are located in the sidebar.

Assignment have been sent

Assignments have gone out. If you do not receive an email with your assignment shortly, you can view it at http://archiveofourown.org/users/INSERTUSERNAMEHERE/assignments

Also please be sure to check out our pinch hits here.

All requests are visible here. If you'd like to make a treat for anyone they can be posted to our treat collection here.

If you haven't finished/unlocked your letter, please do so ASAP.

First round of pinch hits

Matching is done and assignments have been generated. The automated matching process took just over fifteen hours to complete this year which is nearly double the length it took last year.

Our first round of pinch hits has gone out. We have quite a few to start with this year. Assignments can't go out until they have been assigned. Found a work around.

How Pinch Hits work:

1) Pinch hits will be posted here.

2) We'll operate on a first come, first served basis.

3) To claim a pinch hit, simply hit "reply". You can also email us directly at rarepairmod@gmail.com. Please be sure to include your AO3 name. If you don't already have an AO3 account, we can send you an invite.

4) Pinch hits assigned through August 10th will be due on the regular deadline of August 15th. Pinch hits assigned after the 10th will have a deadline of 8pm EDT on August 21st.

Signups are now closed

Signups are now closed, and we have an amazing 186 signups this year which is nearly 50 more than last year. Thanks to everyone who's signed up!

We've started the matching process now, and assuming we don't run into any technical issues and no one is unmatchable on offers, assignments could go out as early as tomorrow. They will go out no later than July 1st.

As a reminder, if you write a letter, the letter post is located here: http://rarepairsupport.livejournal.com/3398.html

Less than an hour left to sign up

Signups close in less than an hour. (What time is that for me?) Now is the time to do so if you plan to and haven't done so yet.

Under 8 hours left to sign up

There are now less than eight hours to sign up. (What time is that for me?)

One day left to sign up.

There is a little less than 24 hours left to sign up. (What time is that for me?)

We have quite a few needy fandoms. Please consider offering them if you are able to do so.

As a reminder, if you write a letter, the letter post is located here: http://rarepairsupport.livejournal.com/3398.html
Some people have expressed worry about offering for fandoms with a large amount of nominations because they just aren't sure what to offer. We've consolidated the requested pairings for fandoms with more than 20 nominated pairings below. If we missed something, please let us know. We'll try to update a couple times before signups close, and will make a note of it when we do.

ETA: Lots added 6/28

Crossovers, Doctor Who, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, The Hobbit - All Media Types, Hockey RPF, Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, SupernaturalCollapse )

Signups are open!

Signups are now open here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rarepairfest2015/profile

The complete list of nominations can be found here: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/727

There is a bug where sometimes not all nominated pairings will show up in the drop down menu. If you experience this, please copy the pairing exactly as it is in the tagset and paste it into your signup form.

When choosing "ANY" it means any of the nominated pairings, not any pairing in the fandom.

If you have any questions please email us at rarepairmod@gmail.com or leave us a comment here.

If you write a letter, you can link it here: http://rarepairsupport.livejournal.com/3398.html