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NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Please go and nominate your fandoms, characters/relationships, and ideas for alternate universes!

The FAQ explains how to nominate and how you’ll use nominated tags in your sign-up. Check there first if you have a question, then please ask by email (AUex@fandom.exchange) or by comment if something’s not clear. Some nominations-specific tips:

You want to be as clear as possible what you mean with the AU - not just so the mods know what you mean, but so that someone coming along later is on the same page as you about what they’re requesting or offering.

Example:

A bit vague:
AU: Phoenix Doesn't Die (Marvel Comics)

Better:
AU: Jean Grey Is Not Killed By Xorn (Marvel Comics)

Why is this better? Clarity! There are multiple characters named Phoenix who have died multiple times. This way makes it clear which Phoenix you mean and what you want to change.

Your mods are fallible humans [or possibly a menagerie of small animals] who aren’t familiar with all canons. Please be around to answer questions if necessary, and please be willing to work with us to create tags that makes sense to most!

AND REMEMBER:


  • Fandom tags go in the “Fandom” field - see the FAQ for guidelines on the fandom tags for franchises

  • AU tags go in the “Relationship” field, always start with “AU:”, and include the fandom or an abbreviation at the end in brackets

  • Relationship tags, whether platonic or romantic, go in the “Character” field, always start with “Relationship:”, and include the fandom name or an abbreviation at the end in brackets

    • Romantic or sexual relationships are indicated by a slash, like Relationship: Benjamin Sisko/Kira Nerys (Star Trek Original Timeline)

    • Platonic relationships are indicated by a spaced ampersand, like Relationship: Harry & Luna & Neville (Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling)

  • Character tags go in the “Character” field, and may include the fandom name at the end in brackets if it’s a common name that could fit in several canons. [Matching is OR, so a character nominated by themselves may give rise to a work that is only about that character or has them as the only focus.]




Thank you.

EDIT: We will now be allowing you to request 20 AUs per fandom in the final sign up.

EDIT 2: Please look at the tag set! Are there any tags that don't make sense to you? Please ask about them! If you can't tell what the nominator wanted, ask now, and we can discuss a tag that ensures everyone's on the same page. We know that if people interpret a tag very differently, sadness can ensue.

Date: 2017-06-22 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hello, thank you for doing this, I'm already excited! \o/

I have a few questions, though.

MCU AU Fest adopted a system to differentiate canon-divergent AUs from the rest of the AUs (different setting AUs, Fusions, Modern AUs, etc. - if you're curious here is the tag set, the AUs are on the bottom section of the tag set: http://archiveofourown.org/tag_sets/1710 ). I suppose you are asking for no such differentiation though, am I right?

Is it possible to nominate, for example "AU: Final of Season: a different character dies instead of Abbie" instead of "AU: Final of Season: Mark dies instead of Abbie" or that is against the rules?

Can the number of requested AUs be increased to 20 (same about the offers, if they aren't already set up to 20)? During the Soul Exchange signups I had an hard time to choose only 10 scenarios and I've left out several ones I really loved. I'm sure it's going to be even harder for this exchange, and that there are more people in the same boat. :(

Date: 2017-06-24 04:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A couple questions.

Is it permissible to ask for an AU where Character lives, even if we don't actually see Character's death in canon? (He's left full of holes and bleeding out many miles from any help, but it's never actually stated that he died.)

Also, if requesting a variant character like a clone or the like that only appeared in one episode or chapter, would I request: "Clone from chapter 6" John Doe? Or is there a better way to do that?

Date: 2017-06-24 12:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sirvalkyrie
What is the policy on AUs that are also crossovers of unrelated canons?

Date: 2017-06-24 02:30 pm (UTC)
sirvalkyrie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sirvalkyrie
That is reasonable.

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