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Reminder to confirm assignments!

Thank you - all assignments are confirmed and, as far as I can tell, we have a whole lot of satisfied, happy writers and creators working away. Mad props to telaryn for the excellent matching job.

Please check your spam folder in the account that you used in the signups. I'm still waiting for responses from four three two just one participants. I'm going to give it a few days before I send up the bat signal and ask for help getting confirmations out of named participants.

And if you haven't confirmed because you're unhappy with the assignment, please email me right away and we'll see what we can do for you.


Assignments are in the e-mail

I just sent out assignments to the email addresses that you put in your signups. Please confirm receipt of the email so that I don't have to chase you. Because I will. In a polite yet helpful manner.

Happy writing/creating and please, come to me if you have any questions, issues, thoughts, queries, inklings, suspicions, or anything else. My job is to help make this process run as smoothly as possible for all participants, so don't be shy!


Here we go!

Sign Ups: September 20, 2015 - October 01, 2015 SIGN UPS ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED!!!!
Assignments Mailed: October 05, 2015
Confirmation Emails Sent December 05, 2015 (this is the point where you confirm that you are on target to finish)
Due Date December 15, 2015
Reveals Start: December 20, 2015

Last year was by far and away our most successful year yet - so many new players! As such, we're going to keep last year's changes in place for now, which means if you do not already have an AO3 account, PM or Tumblr message me about getting an invite.

I'm also taking the participant limit away from including the story banners because, well, they were fun to make and really added a lot to the reveal, so starting this year everybody will automatically earn a custom banner for their gift no matter how many people sign up.

The only real change is that we're sliding the schedule forward a bit. Our master schedule wrangler, fleurlb, will be traveling for the holidays, and we'd like her to be able to fly without worry about us distracting her.

(Also, I won't be signing up for any other holiday exchanges, but that's a commitment I'm making as much to myself as to you guys...)

So, to recap:

1. Fill out the sign in form under the cut. This is your only sign-up point.
2. Submissions will be made to the Leverage Secret Santa Exchange Collection on AO3.org. Links will be posted here to the stories.
3. All submissions will be mirrored on Tumblr.
4. We are an anonymous exchange.

And if you have any questions, PM or Tumblr message me - I'm telaryn in both places.

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Now that you've agreed to play, please stop by our banner post and grab some graphics to help you spread the word in any and all spaces that we're here and we're ready to have an epic good time!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

2015 Leverage Secret Santa Exchange
Sign-ups: September 20, 2015 - October 01, 2015
Running: October 02, 2015 - January 01, 2016

SURPRISE BANNER POST!!!!!! (Can't really call it a surprise anymore, can we?)

Welcome to the 2015 Leverage Secret Santa Exchange!

Sign-up post will be up tomorrow. In the meantime, please take a banner (or two, or four)! Spread the news far and wide and let everybody know that we're back for another round!

Under the cut are several banners when paired with this code (replace URL FOR BANNER with whatever URL you have for whatever banner you take, natch)

will direct people to our well loved little corner of LJ!

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fleurlb and I are once again your mods - if you have any preliminary questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment or PM us directly.

That's All She Wrote!

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And another year is finally OFFICIALLY in the bag!

Beneath the cut is the master list of mod gifts. Within the next twenty-four hours they will be cross-posted to AO3 as well. Now that my time is my own again, I will be going back through and answering comments and making comments and generally loving on all of you for making this our most successful Exchange yet!

Remember...comments are love. If you haven't had a chance to seek out your gifter and thank them, please make a point of doing so soon!

31 Fics, 3 Vids, 1 WallpaperCollapse )
Title: Have Another Drink, Nate
Author: telaryn
Mod gift for: peacockharpy
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Team
Word Count: 816
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Only own the effort involved.
Summary: Set during S1 - when a famous statue in the corner of the waiting room of Leverage Consulting's offices turns out to be real, Nate is the only one who has a problem with it.

Author's Notes: Thank you for joining me in this fandom, peacockharpy, and thank you for letting me talk you into joining us!

Unfortunately these days Nate needed to be closer to sober than he ever planned on getting again in order to get Sophie to admit something she would prefer to keep secret.Collapse )
Title: New Things to be Thankful For
Author: telaryn
Mod gift for: boysinperil
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Team (kinda), OT3 v1.0
Word Count: 1886
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Only own the effort involved.
Summary: The first Thanksgiving after Nate and Sophie leave requires some changes in the family routine. Eliot finds out, however, that not all changes involve loss.

Author's Notes: For boysinperil - thank you so much for playing with us!

That was the first year he could look at and say they were a real family.Collapse )
Title: What the Heart Really Wants
Author: telaryn
Mod gift for: hollow_echos
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Eliot, Parker, Shelley
Word Count: 1788
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Only own the effort involved.
Summary: Parker calls Eliot to rescue her from a side job gone horribly wrong. In the process of getting her sorted out, an old friend recognizes a truth Eliot has been afraid to admit to himself.

Author's Notes: Hope you enjoy it hollow_echos! Thank you for playing with us this year!

He still hadn’t settled on how much of Parker’s story they were going to have to tell the others, but the reckoning still to happen between him and Zukko would be something he would take to his grave.Collapse )
Title: Hearts Denied
Author: telaryn
Mod gift for: mizzy2k
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Nate, Father Paul, Maggie, Sterling, Parker, Jimmy Ford, assorted OMCs and OFCs. Nate/Maggie, Nate/Parker, Maggie/Sterling
Word Count: 4312
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Only own the effort involved.
Summary: Regency AU - As the Earl's son and heir, Nathan knows his duty. But when the celebration of his engagement to the daughter of a local nobleman is disrupted by the most unusual highwayman anyone has ever imagined, for a moment the most honorable of sons considers abandoning everyone and everything about the life he has been raised to.

Author's Notes: My bestest and most beloved Mizzy - I'm pretty willing to bet this isn't the prompt you assumed I'd jump for, so hopefully at least one thing about this Exchange turned out to be a surprise for you. *g* Thank you as always for your support and enthusiastic participation.

She accepted his apology graciously enough, but Nate realized that he was going to have to tread carefully in the future. His bride-to-be was not like any of the other women he’d known.Collapse )
Title: Paradiso Distrutto
Author: telaryn
Mod gift for: lokobookworm95
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Nate, Eliot, Damien Moreau, Michael Vittori
Word Count: 1204
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: None.
Disclaimer: Only own the effort involved.
Summary: When Moreau leaves prison and takes Hardison away from the Leverage team, Eliot sets out to finish the dance he and Damien began so many years earlier.

Author's Notes: Thank you for playing with us lokobookworm95! I had a lot of fun writing this one - I hope you enjoy it!

It is the mastermind’s curse – fate has handed him the human equivalent of a nuclear bomb, and while he loves Eliot as strongly as any of the others, he fears the power Eliot gives him.Collapse )