Amy R. (brightknightie) wrote,
Amy R.

Rarewomen 2014

It's time for the 2014 rarewomen Ficathon! Come play? I've had a blast each year I've participated. As in past years, this ficathon features rarely fanwritten women characters (in any and all fandoms). As last year, play will happen entirely on the AO3, with mod posts on LJ, a DW RSS feed and a platform-agnostic RSS feed.

Anyone can nominate characters! Nominations are not a commitment to play. After nominations, players request 3-6 fandoms with 1-10 women characters per fandom, and offer 3-10 fandoms and 1-20 women characters per fandom (all from the nomination set).


  • 01/31-02/08: We enter nominations on the AO3.

  • 02/09-02/15: The mods tidy the nominations.

  • 02/16-03/02: We sign up on the AO3.

  • Early March: The mods send the assignments.

  • 04/27: Stories are due on the AO3.

  • ~05/03 (depending on pinch-hitting): The mods reveal the stories and authors.


Rules and Timeline | Nominations Discussion | Contact a Mod

[personal profile] havocthecat has posted about possible nominations in SGA, Sleepy Hollow, The Witches of East End and FK. I don't see any of the rest of you there yet. What nominations do you have in mind? Shall we conspire and trade? :-)

I've made four "promotional posts" in the nominations discussion thread: FK, HL, YB and Original BSG.

At this time, I'm thinking of nominating the first five characters in each of these lists below, leaving the rest for you to nominate... or to convince me to nominate instead of the ones I've listed. On many of these, I'm easy! (You know I'll write and read almost anyone in FK.) On others, I won't be budged.

  • Forever Knight: Janette DuCharme, Serena, Urs, Lily Toeffler, Alexandra, Natalie Lambert, Tracy Vetter, Amanda Cohen, Grace Balthazar, Fleur de Brabant, Norma Alves, Alma, Brianna, Divia, Mai Chung, Emily Weiss, Erica, Magda, Denise Ford, Sofia Jurgen, Alyssa von Linz, Alix Logan, Amalia, Barbara Vetter, Christina Noble, Ellen/Monika/Jacqueline, Francesca, Gwyneth, Helen Ruskin-Slater, Jody Fraser, Lily Toeffler, Marian Blackwing, Rebecca...

  • Highlander: Tessa Noel, Randi McFarland, Angie Burke, Anne Lindsey, Rachel MacLeod, Alexa Bond, Michelle Webster, Grace Chandel, Ceirdwyn, Rebecca Horne, Annie Devlin, May-Ling Shen, Claudia Jardine, Neferteri...

  • Young Blades: Jacqueline Roget, Queen Anne (Anne of Austria), Liana the Sorceress, Charlotte Larousse, Emanuelle, Elise Bouvier Parisot, Pauline LaRue, Mimou, Clementine de Bobignay, Princess Tatiana

  • Battlestar Galactica (1978): Cassiopeia, Serina, Sheba, Tinia, Rigel, Athena, Bree, Dietra, Aurora, Ila

If nominations are up to 5 characters in up to 5 fandoms, as last year, that leaves me a spare fandom for horse-trading.

Aside: What's "rare"? Out of 3,052 HL works on the AO3, only 52 (1.7%) tag Tessa, 10 Anne, and 3 Randi. ~wince~ But out of 510 FK works on the AO3, 243 (47.6%) tag Natalie and 142 Janette. FK, in canon and fandom both, does better by its women characters than almost* any fandom I know.

* Excepting Call the Midwife and Sailor Moon, obviously...

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