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The Snape Showcase

Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages

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Celebrating Severus Snape throughout his ages with a showcase of art and short fic.
Snape Showcase

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The Snape Showcase/snapecase is an anonymous fest that celebrates Severus Snape throughout his ages with a showcase of art and short fic. Gen, het, and slash fan works of any kind and of any rating are welcome. To participate, writers and artists (18 or older) create fan works concerning Snape with regard to their assigned age-range categories. You do not have to be a member of LiveJournal in order to participate in the fest.

The Snape Showcase previously ran in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2017 (click to view the master lists).

Age-Range Categories
 One  Snape from birth to 10-years-old 
 Two  Snape from 11- to 20-years-old 
 Three  Snape from 21- to 30-years-old 
 Four  Snape from 31- to 40-years-old 
 Five  Snape from 41- to 50-years-old (and beyond) 


The 2017 snapecase Schedule
The Snape Showcase runs on Eastern Time.
 Sign-Up Period  1 October-? 2016 
 Assignments Sent  ASAP 
 Assignment Acceptance  15 October 2016 
 Fan Works Due  3 December 2016 
 Posting Period  1-30 January 2017 
 The Reveal  31 January 2017 

The Quick & Easy Version of How to Participate in snapecase

  1. Read the fest's complete rules, schedule, and submission guidelines below before you join and friend/watch the community, and then promote the fest—the more, the merrier!

    • If you're not a member of LiveJournal, you may cut and paste the sign-up template into an email, tailor it appropriately, and send it to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com. Please provide a link to your web presence (dA/other journal/site/Tumblr) if you have one.

  2. During the sign-up period, request age-range categories in order of preference; you'll be assigned one age-range category at a time on a first-come, first-served basis.

  3. Reply to your assignment email, and then friend the snapecase_mod so that I can show you how your entry will look when posted to the community (or don't if you don't want a preview).

  4. Create a fan work that can fit into one LiveJournal post that concerns one, some, or all of Snape's ages within your assigned age-range category.

  5. Ask me for help if you need it. Ask me for an extension if you need one. Tell me if you need to drop out. Do any and all of this asking and/or telling well before the deadline.

  6. Turn in your work as directed and on time, and don't tell anyone you created it (or post it anywhere) until after the Reveal because this is an anonymous fest.

  7. Watch the fest, comment on the works that move you, reply to the comments that your work receives, and thank everyone involved in making the fest a success when the Reveal posts.

The Snape Showcase's Complete Rules, Schedule, and Submission Guidelines

Participation and Sign-Ups

To participate in the fest, please be 18 or older and join and friend/watch the community before sign-ups begin. If you're not a member of LiveJournal, you may cut and paste the sign-up template into an email, tailor it appropriately, and send it to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com. Please provide a link to your web presence (dA/other journal/site/Tumblr) if you have one.

Sign-ups will run from 1-7 October 2016; they will be screened and open to six creators/creative partnerships per category to fill 30 showcase positions. If you wish to partner with another creator to fill one showcase position, you must each sign up to participate, naming each other as partners and providing the same age-range category choices in the same order of preference in your sign-ups. Two alternates per category will also be assigned; alternates serve as presumptive pinch-hitters and have the same deadline as participants; if their works aren't needed for the fest, they will be promoted in the Reveal.

A list of creators without reference to their assigned age-range categories or partnerships will be posted in the community after assignments have been accepted.

Sign-Up Template

Category Assignment and Acceptance

I'll assign categories on a first-come, first-served basis via the mod email account on 8 October 2016. In order to verify your email address and intention to participate in snapecase, you must reply to your assignment email by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on 15 October 2016. Each member of a creative partnership will receive an assignment email and must reply to it. Would-be participants who do not acknowledge receipt of their assignments will be replaced.

Once you've acknowledged your assignment email, please friend snapecase_mod if you would like to see a preview of your entry (which only you and I will be able to view) before it is posted to snapecase.

Rules for Fic Entries

Fic entries must be at least 1000 words and short enough (headers included) to fit into one LiveJournal post. They should be original, beta'd, formatted in HTML (without paragraph tags or "curly"/smart quotes), and emailed as attached TXT files to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on 3 December 2016.

Banners will not be accepted with fic entries.

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Rules for Art Entries

Art entries must be no larger than 800 by 600 pixels and should be original, beta'd, GIF, JPEG, or PNG files. Art headers should be formatted in HTML (without paragraph tags or "curly"/smart quotes), and emailed (with the attached art) as attached TXT files to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on 3 December 2016.

Thumbnail previews will not be accepted with art entries.

Art Header

Rules for Combined Entries

Combined entries must contain at least 1000 words of fic and one piece of art; more than one piece of art may be submitted as long as the formatted entry (complete with its header) fits into one LiveJournal post. Include a marker (or markers) within the text of your entry to indicate where you wish your art to be placed. Combined entry fics must be original, beta'd, formatted in HTML (without paragraph tags or "curly"/smart quotes), and submitted as TXT files. Each piece of combined entry art must be no larger than 800 by 600 pixels and should be an original, beta'd, GIF, JPEG, or PNG file. All components of a combined entry must be submitted as attachments to the same email and sent to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on 3 December 2016.

Banners and thumbnail previews will not be accepted with combined entries.

Combined Header

Posting Period

The Snape Showcase's posting period is 1-30 January 2017. Please do not publicly discuss or post your fest entry before the Reveal on 31 January 2017.

Drops and Extensions

If you find that you need to drop out of the fest, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can replace you. Should one member of a creative partnership drop out, the remaining creator's entry will become either a fic or an art entry and should be formatted appropriately for submission. All extension requests should be made before the deadline.

Contact the Mod

Any questions about snapecase may be directed to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com.

Affiliations and Disclaimer

snapecase is proudly affiliated with its sister communities, hogwarts_houses and severus_shorts.

snapecase features fan works based on characters and situations created by J. K. Rowling, and owned by J. K. Rowling and various publishers, including but not limited to: Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended by the posting of these fan works.

Last updated on 1 February 2017 to include a link to the 2017 master list.

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