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Welcome to Rare Pair Exchange 2016

This is our fifth 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.

Matching Update

We've heard back from everyone, and our plan was to send out assignments this afternoon. Unfortunately, we seem to be experiencing a bug as matches won't save for a couple people. We've contacted AO3 and are waiting for a response from the.


Emails have been sent to those who don't match on offers. If your name starts with H, A, S, or B, please be sure to check your email.

It also seems like we're going to have quite a few initial pinch hits. If anyone would like to add anything to their signups, we'll be happy to do so. Please don't feel like you have to unless you really want to though!

Comments will be screened.

Signups closed

Signups are now closed. We've begun the matching process. If someone is unmatchable on their offers, we will contact them.

One hour warning

Signups close in just over an hour. If you still need to signup/edit, now is the time to do so.

Signups closing today

Signups close in approximately 8 hours. We will make a one hour warning post before they do.


Signups are now open here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/rarepairfest2016/profile

The completely tagset is here: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1234

Requests are visible from the start this year.

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 in the tagset, 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/5971.html

Tag Set Cleanup

We've finishing reviewing nominations and have 4020 relationships (wow!) in 664 fandoms!

If you find any mistakes (tags crossing over where they shouldn't be, crossovers nominated under a single fandom, typos, etc.) please let us know.

Please note, we can not change the category a fandom shows up in in the tag set.

Signups will open Friday afternoon.

Nominations Closed

Nominations are now closed. We'll go through the remaining by tonight, and make a post when we're done for any cleanup that may be needed.

Counting Down

Nominations will close in ~1 hour.