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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 artwork and short fiction.
Snape Showcase

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Welcome to [info]snapecase!

The Snape Showcase is an anonymous fest that celebrates Severus Snape throughout his ages with a showcase of artwork and short fiction. Gen, het, and slash fan works of any kind and of any rating are welcome, and the fest is moderated with the goal of respecting both self-expression and sensibility by employing click-to-view warnings. [info]snapecase's purpose is to bring new, stand-alone Snape-related fan works into the world; its challenge for creators is to do so by exploring one particular age range of his life within their individual (or collaborative!) works of art, fic, or art & fic.

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 Snape Showcase previously ran in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Rules, Schedule, and Submission Guidelines

Before you join and follow [info]snapecase, familiarise yourself with the community's rules, schedule, and submission guidelines and direct any questions or concerns about them to the mod account, snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com.

Participation in the Snape Showcase is open to anyone 18 and older.

The [info]snapecase Schedule
The Snape Showcase runs on Eastern Time.
 Sign-up Period  1 September-complete category assignment 
 Category Assignment  First come, first served 
 Production Period  September-November 
 Deadline Day  30 November 
 Posting Period  1-30 January 
 The Reveal  31 January 

Read on to learn how to participate in the Snape Showcase!

  1. Sign-up Period (September-Complete Category Assignment): 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. (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.)

    Sign-Up Template

  2. Category Assignment (First Come, First Served) & Fan Work Preview: Category assignments will be emailed on a first come, first served basis from the mod account, snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com. Reply to your category assignment upon receipt of it to confirm your email address and verify your intention to participate in the Snape Showcase. Once that's done, friend the [info]snapecase_mod if you'd like a private preview of your fan work before it posts in January. (Private previews are not possible for people who do not have LiveJournal accounts.)

  3. Production Period (September-November), Submission Guidelines, & Deadline Day (30 November): During the production period, produce, have beta'd, and submit your new, stand-alone fan work to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com by the 30 November deadline; your fan work must fit into one LiveJournal post. Do not share your fan work with anyone other than your beta(s) because the Snape Showcase is anonymous in every respect before the Reveal.

    • Your unsigned artwork should be in the neighborhood of 800 by 600 pixels and submitted as a GIF, JPEG, or PNG file. You may submit a signed artwork of the same size, as well. Your header should be formatted in HTML as a TXT file. Attach all files to the same submission email.

    • Your fic, including its header, should be between 1,000-10,000 words and formatted in HTML as a TXT file. Attach your file to your submission email.

    • If you produce art & fic, attach all files to the same submission email.

    Use the fest's required header template when formatting your artwork or fic. To do so, remove the brackets and my instructions and add the relevant information.

    Required Header Template

  4. Posting Period (1-30 January): During the posting period, follow the Snape Showcase and comment on the works that move you.

  5. The Reveal (31 January): After the Reveal posts, thank everyone involved in making the Snape Showcase a success before pseudonymously answering any comments that your fan work receives and posting it elsewhere—and accept my invitation to participate in the next run of [info]snapecase!

Contact Information

Direct your fest-related questions and concerns to snapecase [at] gmail [dot] com, particularly if you find that you must drop out or would like to arrange an extension.

Affiliations and Disclaimer

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

[info]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 21 July 2021.

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