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(Admin) Remix 2015: The Dirty Dozen
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laurificus wrote in remixers_lounge
Yes, indeed, It is that time of year again --or, if you want to be accurate, it is slightly later than that time of year again -- but this is no time to focus on details. Remix 2015 is up and running!

Before we direct you to the page, one very important thing to note. angelgazing and I have possibly lost our minds, and are going to try to run this thing without qualifying fandoms, and instead just use the standard AO3 fandom tags. (I know you'll all miss the many, many serious discussions of what fandoms qualify, and just what criteria makes a qualifying fandom qualify, anyway.)

However, this is just a test. It's entirely possible removing qualifying fandoms will just make matching unworkable, in which case, we'll be redoing the whole thing in a couple of weeks. But if it works, it means more people can play, and also that you can be more specific about what fandoms you ask for -- no more signing up for MCU, if all you want to write is Captain America.

Couple things you guys can do to help -- use common sense when you're offering/requesting fandoms. Don't offer something completely obscure, unless you know you've got someone else you can bring along to play. Also, the number of people requesting/offering fandoms will be public as signups are happening, so you can check if you're the only person in a fandom. If it seems like you are, we'd strongly advise changing your signup -- if you don't and we can't match you, you'll just get put straight to the pinch list, and there's not even a guarantee someone there will know your fandom.

Also, the eligibility rule hasn't changed. You can only offer to be remixed in a fandom if you've written either five stories of at least 500 words, or seven stories of at least 100 words in it. And you must offer to remix in at least one fandom you're eligible to be remixed in.

The lack of qualifying fandoms is the only major change from previous years. You can read the rules and FAQ here.

I...think that's all the not fun stuff out of the way. Signups will open next Sunday -- that's May 3 -- and they'll close on May 17. After that, we'll find out if our experiment worked, or if it has, in fact, turned out to be a disaster.

If you've got questions, feel free to comment to this post, or drop us an email at remixredux (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Yay! So glad to see Remix back.

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Correct! MCU is what we've called an "umbrella" fandom in the past. It covers the whole thing.

Very cool!

Do you know if there will be a remix madness also this year?

Barring unforeseen circumstances, or a sudden overwhelming apathy, Remix Madess should run just like it has in previous years. :)

Cool to have the Remix again. Now I need to quickly write one more story to qualify in at least two fandoms. :)

It might be helpful if there was a list ahead of time where people could post their fandoms (both the fandoms they had qualifying stories in, and those fandoms they felt they were able to write.) I know that one of the fandoms I've written is well known enough that a writer could be found, but I'm concerned on the other side - I don't write a lot of fandoms, and I'm not sure I would match as an author.

As sign ups happen a list of fandoms will be automatically generated by the archive as requests (fandoms to remix) and offers (fandoms to write in), so you can see the fandoms and spread the word or adjust your sign up accordingly. Sign ups are also running for longer this year, so everyone has more time to drag in as many people as they can.

Also, please remember that you must offer to write in at least one fandom you qualify to be remixed in. If one of your fandoms is larger, then you shouldn't have any issues.

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I just want to confirm - I've only written two things in the MCU fandom, but would love to remix in it - meaning - I would love to remix a fic in that fandom, even though I haven't written that many. Is a go, or no?

You can absolutely offer to write in a fandom you don't qualify to be remixed in! However, since we have to require you offer to write in at least one qualifying fandom, there's no guarantee that you'll be matched on MCU.

What is the timeline for the rest of the ficathon after sign-ups? Like, when will fics (Likely/ideally) be due? I realize that the timeline is probably fluid and dependent on whether the sign-ups work out, but... I know having some dates would help me know if I can commit to signing up! Thanks.

All the (currently planned) dates are listed at the top of the AO3 challenge page linked in the main post.

(sorry, I'm on my phone and it hates LJ enough without trying to link.)

Can't wait for it! My favorite challenge.

If we don't officially sign up, but want to post treats can we still post to the collections?

I didn't see it mentioned anywhere and just wanted to make sure that was possible.

Hi

You can only post a story to the main remix collection if you've signed up to be remixed. We will almost certainly run Remix Madness again this year, which runs for the week before stories are revealed in the main collection, and removes the eligibility criteria, but you still have to offer your own stories to be remixed before you can remix someone else's.

Hope that clears things up. Let me know if you've still got questions.

One question -- on the sign-up form, when you ask for previous remixes, do you want us to list only those remixes specifically written for Remix Redux, or do you want all our remixes whatever the source? (I wrote one story for Remix Redux 2014, two for Remix Madness 2012, and two for a Harry Potter remix challenge.)

To be on the safe side, all the ones you've written. Thanks for checking!

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