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Beta volunteer post

This is a post for any lovely people who would like to volunteer to beta Fic and/or Art!

Please note that the I will not be matching betas with participants. Authors and artists should contact a beta volunteer directly.

Please use the following template in the comment section:

Also, check-in emails went out yesterday so please respond back as soon as possible and let me know how you are doing! Posting instructions will go up later this week, so look out for those.


Pinch-hitter Sign-up Post

This is the pinchhitter sign-up post for the 2015 round of spn_j2_xmas!

If you'd like to help out with creating a gift for someone whose original gifter dropped out, then please sign up here using this simple form:

When we have an assignment that needs covering, we'll contact you with the details. You can accept or decline a pinchhit depending on whether you have the time and whether the assignment is your cup of tea. If you decline, we'll try to come back to you for a later one so you won't miss out.

You can sign up as a pinchhitter whether or not you've signed up as a participant in the main exchange. Please remember that if you haven't signed up in the main exchange, you won't get a gift of your own in return (although you will get our undying gratitude!)

As in the prior year, we're asking for a bit of detail on the sign-up form. This doesn't need to be lengthy -- it's just to help steer us in the right direction and save time in emailing people with pinchhits they definitely can't do (e.g. if a giftee only wants bottom!Sam, I know not to ask anyone who only does bottom!Dean).

The availability question is also not binding -- if you say you're available but then find you're busy around the holiday period, that's totally not a problem. This is just a rough guide to make the process speedier on the mod side of things. :)

You can sign up any time from now until the exchange is over. Any questions, as always, let us know here or shoot an email to: spnj2xmas at gmail dot com.


Missing check-ins!

Hello gifters!

Thank you to everyone who has responded to the assignment emails which went out on Tuesday and/or to any questions from your gifter which have been sent through.

However there are still a handful of people who haven't yet responded to confirm their assignment:


If you're on this list, please check that you received your assignment and quickly respond to the email to let us know you've got it and are on track.

Whether you're on the above list or not, please do keep checking your email throughout the exchange as any questions from your gifter will be emailed through from the mod account.

Thank you!


Assignments out!

All assignments have now officially gone out!

If you haven't received yours and it's not in your spam folder, please email the mod address at spnj2xmas(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll resend it.

Once you've received your assignment and had a chance to look it over, please reply to the assignment email. It only needs to be a quick response to say you've got your match-up - please don't make me chase you later in the week!

Also, we may occasionally send emails with questions from your gifter so please remember to check your mailbox regularly.

As always, feel free to email if you've got any questions/problems, but otherwise happy gifting!



The matching process for this year's round of spn_j2_xmas is now done and assignments will start going out later on today. There are 100+ assignments to be sent, so don't worry if you don't get yours right away.

I've done my best with the matching but if there are any problems with your assignment, please let me know as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that it is a challenge and you may need to stretch yourself a little but if you're concerned about your assignment for whatever reason, please drop me an email to the mod gmail account and I will try to help you in any way I can.

As a general note, once you get your assignment, please reply back to the email letting me know that you received it and that you are all set so I can check you in.

I'll make another post tomorrow when everything's been sent out; if you haven't received your assignment at that point and it's not in your spam either, let me know so that I can resend.


Sign-Ups Are Closed!

That's a wrap on sign-ups! This year's round looks to be bigger than ever, so thank you in advance to everyone who signed up.

The matching starts now, and assignments should start going out in about a week, on or around Tuesday, September 15th, so look for that!


Promo Banners!

Sign-ups for this year's spn_j2_xmas exchange are open (*jazzhands*) and there are five shiny promo banners below, courtesy of the very lovely ldyghst, in case you need some motivation or want to coax your flist into playing. \o/

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Sign-ups close at midnight EST on Tuesday September 8th with assignments going out the week after, so snag your favorite banner and spread the word! ♥


As promised, spn_j2_xmas is back for a 2015 round!

This is a Secret Santa style fanworks exchange for the SPN and CWRPF fandom. You sign up with what you'd like to receive and what you're able to do, then you're matched up to create a SPN or CWRPF fandom gift for another participant and to receive one in return.

Art, fic, and vids are all welcome as are any and all pairings. Despite the community name, this is not a J2 only exchange - you can request Sam/Castiel, Abaddon gen, Jensen/Misha, Osric/Genevieve, or whichever other pairings float your boat.

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Sign ups will run for one week, from today Tuesday September 1st to midnight EST on Tuesday September 8th.

Assignments will be sent out approximately a week later, on or after September 15. We'll post when they've been sent out and ask everyone to confirm receipt.

Posting of gifts will run from December 1 to December 25 2015. You can post your gift any time in that range - there are no assigned posting dates - and we'll be checking in with you along the way. We will give you full posting instructions nearer the time!

If you sign up, we would also recommend joining and watching the community now so that you can be granted posting access and so that you don't miss out on any information.

One last thing: If you have participated in any of the past rounds and have changed your LJ name since, please let us know, either in your sign-up comment or in an email to spnj2xmas @ gmail.com. This is to try and prevent people getting the same match-ups as they've had in the past - we want to keep things new for everyone!

Any questions, please send them to the mod email address: spnj2xmas @ gmail.com

Pinch-hitters, as always, are lifesavers. A post will go up nearer the time pinch-hitters are needed, asking for your sign-ups. ♥

Here's to another fantastic round! Have fun!


2015 exchange coming soon!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the beginning of the 2015 round of spn_j2_xmas! The lovely bertee has passed the baton to me this year as your mod, and I'm thrilled to get started.

Sign-ups for the 2015 round will be opening next Tuesday, September 1st. As always, sign-ups will run for a week (to September 8th) and assignments should start going out around September 15th.

All the details will be given in the sign-up post next week but if you have any immediate questions, please feel free to email spnj2xmas @ gmail.com or leave a comment to this post.

Hope to see you all next week! ♥


2014 masterlist

It's a wrap! 101 gifts have been exchanged and the 2014 round of spn_j2_xmas is now finished. \o/

Thank you to everyone who participated in this round, especially to our ever-excellent pinchhitters who did such a great job (often at such short notice!) ♥

There's a masterlist beneath the cut for you to check out any gifts you may have missed. I know it can get busy around the holiday season and that some gifts were posted late but please be sure to acknowledge and thank your gifter for the time and effort they put in to creating your gift if you haven't done so already. :)

There's a lot of coding here so please let me know if there are any typos/mistakes/missing links etc. in the masterlist. I've also included a handful of facts and figures about this year's crop of gifts below the cut.

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Thank you again to everyone who took part this round - I hope that you all had an excellent holiday season and that you have a great New Year! ♥