10 February 2021 @ 10:57 pm
Lubricus Reunion is Postponed  
Lubricus Reunion is Postponed

Towards the beginning of 2019, the Con Com convened to start concocting what many Lubricus attendees have been asking for on a regular basis: a Lubricus Reunion Con. We originally planned for this convention to happen in October 2020. In March of 2020, we decided to postpone the convention until 2021 given the uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19 and anxiety about the US election. Meanwhile, many con attendees were feeling increasingly disenfranchised by JK Rowling’s transphobic tirades in the media. In February 2021, although we now have “adults in the room at the White House” and COVID vaccine on the horizon, the future is still uncertain. Many con attendees may not be able to attend a Fall of 2021 con due to health conditions and/or economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic. In order to address the needs of those attendees and uphold our values of safety and inclusivity, we will be postponing the Lubricus Reunion indefinitely.

We’ve made this decision with a heavy heart primarily because we want all Lubricus attendees to feel and be safe at our events. In addition, we also acknowledge that attending fan conventions might be an expense that becomes lower priority during times of financial stress. Luckily, we were able to renegotiate with the hotel and should be in a strong financial position to host a convention once it’s safe and possible for everyone. Further, postponing the convention gives us time to think creatively about how to make the convention a safe and healing space for trans attendees and allies who feel triggered by current events.

For those who have already purchased registrations for 2021, we will be refunding 100% of your registration price between now and March 1, 2021. If you don’t see a refund by that date, please send us a note at at registration@bf4f.org. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume that you’ve received your refund.

Please see the updated web site for additional details and stay tuned to Lubricus social media for additional announcements about the Lubricus Reunion Con and other related BF4F activities. Stay safe, healthy, and slashy everyone!
Current Mood: sad
23 January 2020 @ 11:25 pm
Lubricus: The Reunion! Portland, Oregon, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020  

We Have Almost as Many Registration Options as Voldemort Has Horcruxes



Registration for Lubricus 2020 opens on February 1 and we have lots of options to choose from. Here is an overview of what’s available…

  • Get Your Rocks Off ($140): This is a Basic Registration. Includes admission to all Lubricus programming, the arts & crafts fair, the Blue Ball, and the Morning After Breakfast.

  • Lend a Helping Hand ($175): This is a Sponsorship Registration No pillow princexes here - you want to help others reach their bliss by contributing an extra $35 toward our scholarship fund, so we can provide reduced-cost registrations to those who need financial assistance. Your registration includes admission to all Lubricus programming, the arts & crafts fair, the Blue Ball, and the Morning After Breakfast.

  • BDE (Big Donor Energy ($250): This is an Investor Registration. Like the Malfoys, you’re willing and able to provide financial support for a great cause. By purchasing this level of registration, you're helping us keep costs down for the Basic Registration, so our con is as accessible as possible for slash lovers of all means! This registration includes admission to all Lubricus programming, the arts & crafts fair, the Blue Ball, and the Morning After Breakfast.

  • No Strings Attached ($25): This is a Non-Attending Registration. You won’t be attending Lubricus, but you still want to show some love! Like the Hogwarts ghosts, you’ll be with us in spirit.

  • One Night Stand ($25): This is a ticket for admission ONLY to the Blue Ball on October 31, 2020. Dust off your dress robes and get ready for the HOTTEST Halloween party in town. These tickets can be purchased alone at any time, or as an add-on when you purchase any of the registrations listed below. Bring your friends, enemies, rivals, crushes, partners, favorite Quidditch star, etc. There will be a cash bar at the Ball where you can purchase drink tickets.


And don’t forget to check out our registration page and FAQ for additional details.

09 January 2020 @ 09:56 am
Lubricus: The Reunion! Portland, Oregon, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2020  

Professor Snape is not pleased, but the slashy gang who brought you Lubricus in 2011 and 2012 is back and better than ever! Lubricus 2020: The Reunion will be a slash-filled weekend chock full of squee, old friends and new, smut, arts/crafts, food, dancing, and so much more! Programming is entirely attendee-driven, so that means you get to decide what kind of content you want to have at the con. Here are the key details you need to know…

Dates: October 29, 2020 to November 1, 2020

Location: Crowne Plaza Portland

Costs: Base registration starts at $140 with increasing levels of sponsorship registration

What is this con all about?

The Con That Shall Not Be Named (aka Lubricus) is a fan-inspired and fan-run wizarding slash convention presented by By Fans 4 Fans. Although the first two iterations of Lubricus were limited to Harry Potter slash, Lubricus 2020 will be mutlifandom. Because attendees get to determine the Slashy programming, we can't say what will be featured yet, but expect to see Doctor Who, Marvel/Avengers, Sherlock, Star Trek, Star Wars, Supernatural, and many more. Remember, you get to decide!

ACCIO SLASH: www.bf4f.org/post/announcing-lubricus-2020-the-reunion

This entry was originally posted at Dreamwidth here. Comment here, there, or the other place, it's all good.
Current Mood: bouncy
17 November 2019 @ 08:14 pm
So, heeeeey. Looking for photos taken at any of these events:

--> June 2011 Lubricus Con, Seattle, WA
--> August 2012 Lubricus Con, Seattle, WA
--> June 2013 LeakyCon Mini Lube, Portland, OR

You can just drop them here on this post (ie link me to a journal or tumblr entry for the con) or email them to byfans4fan@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: If you submit any photos with people, one of two things must happen: Permission from all parties must be given to use said photos online, or if not, then happy face emoticons may be used to protect the innocent. And by "happy face" emoticons, we probably mean "Dick Pics", if [info]tripperfunster has any say in it.

Um, hi? *waves*
Current Mood: mischievous
31 March 2017 @ 07:22 pm
Finish your sh** WIP Big Bang  
I know Snarry fen (all Harry Potter writers, actually) have WiPs languishing on their hard drives/clouds. Now's your chance to refresh your love and get it done and out for all to love and wonder!

Join us at [info]wipbigbang (LJ Link)

Sign up March 24-April 7 and Finish Your Sh**!

This is a Big Bang with one goal in mind: to clean out your drafts folder. These are stories that were unfinished for whatever reason, that authors returned to and completed, and the art that goes with them! All fandoms welcome!
12 March 2025 @ 08:07 pm
Recent IJ Crash: Important Member Information  
Thanks to [info]torino10154 over at [info]snape_potter for this information. Thanks also to Squeaky for handling the corrupted database.

Regarding the recent technical difficulties that IJ has suffered....

If you are a member of The Snarry Games on IJ but cannot see THIS POST, comment to this entry.

We will need to remove your membership, then invite you back again. (You can also remove yourself and reapply for membership but it's easier on our end if we already know you were an approved member).

You will not be able to access locked posts on this journalling service if you do not take these steps.

Thank you for continuing to view and enjoy The Snarry Games. Entries can also be found at Livejournal and Dreamwidth.
12 July 2016 @ 10:52 pm
10 years ago...The first Snarry Games and Walking the Plank was revamped!  
It's hard to believe, but I was just cleaning out some emails, and we sent out the first Snarry Games (ex-Olympics) letters in March of 2006, and the Art Games letters were being prepared in the summer of the same year.

It was February 2006 that many people toiled endlessly to save the Detention fic and start the Walking The Plank site (2.0 version).

Wow. 10 years.

Hi! Snarry and Drarry are still going strong in the HP fandom, which is amazing, even now. HP fen really rock it!
Current Mood: nostalgic
16 November 2014 @ 09:07 pm
Congratulations to our 2014 Mini Snarry Games Medal Winners!  
Thanks to all who took part in both the 2014 [info]hp_reunion and the 2014 mini [info]snarry_games!

In this mini Games, we set out to reunite both Severus Snape and Harry Potter, along with friends and fans back to LJ.

We had some wonderful and different entries and all of them received votes by readers as favourites, though we did set out to promote a competition as always; and our Top 2 voted as favourites amongst the voters were:

Snarry fans, our GOLD MEDAL WINNER:




Congratulations to our 2014 Mini Snarry Games Medal Winners!

Thanks go to: [info]glockgal for her fantastic original art for the 2014 Mini Games Layout and pimp banner, and to [info]chibitoaster for the Tumblr pimp banner and art for the medal base.

We also owe a big thank yous to [info]swtalmnd for the design of this Games' medal banners!

Thank you's also go out to [info]kerryblaze and the mods of the [info]hp_reunion for helping put this reunion all together!

We miss you all, and keep on sailing that Snarry ship!


DJ (Mod Squad Leader)
Current Mood: accomplished
02 November 2014 @ 10:24 pm
2014 HP Reunion Snarry Mini Games POLL!  
Please vote only once, and please give each a try. Do not forget to leave feedback for the creators - I hear they really enjoy that sort of thing!

Please note that Kudos left for any entry found at the Snarry Games AO3 collection will *not* be counted in the poll. You must come back to vote!! Thank you.


Thank you!
31 October 2014 @ 09:59 pm
Happy Halloween to those that are celebrating it!

The due date for the 2014 Snarry Mini Games is upon us! We will be accepting (links to works) up to the end of day, November 1, 2014 (any time zone).

Once we have received all the links we will then proceed to make the Snarry Games Polls, which will be here in Livejournal, but linked to all of our other journals.

⇨ Here is the post with the Headers for each category

⇨ Here is the FAQs/Rules/Details post if you have any questions, but please do not hesitate to email the mods or message/ask us in this entry.

⇨ Please send us a separate email for each entry (maximum of two). The links to your works should be emailed to the MODS at snarrymod AT gmail DOT com. Please add your Artist/Author Name(s) and the TYPE of category each entry is for (Drabble/Ficlet/Fic/Art) in your subject line for the mod's sanity.

If you wish to post to the Snarry Games collection at Archive of Our Own, instead of a journal, please make sure to add it to the following collection once you upload it: Snarry Games 2014 Collection

You are welcome to send us your links early, as long as you remember to make your entries "Public" once the voting begins.

When the polls are finished, we will send by *return email* a link back to the poll that pertains to them. Please edit add these links to your entry so that your readers/watchers can vote for you. (Kudos at AO3 will *not* be counted in the polls).

We will post more details regarding the polls at the end of the weekend, and then they will be up for nearly two weeks for voters to take their time to see all the wonderful creations that Snarry fans have made for these reunion Games!

⇨ Don't forget to join in the reunion (or the 'I never left but welcome back you guys!') festivities over at the [info]hp_reunion during the two weeks the polls are up.

Snarry fans! Start your engines!
Current Mood: chipper
13 October 2014 @ 08:16 pm
FAQs - 2014 Snarry HP Reunion Mini Games  
Frequently Asked Questions

Deadlines, Poll FAQs, Warnings and Headers!

The Snarry Author & Artist Games will officially begin posting on November 1, 2014.

The Polls will be up by November 3, 2014 and will remain up until November 15th.

Voting/Polls )

Community Rules on Chan, How to Post, and warnings )

What header information do you require?

We would appreciate the following to be included in the header for your entry:

For DRABBLES - 100 words per drabble, max of 10 drabbles per entry (1000 words max):

FOR FICLETS: Mini-fic from 500 to 2000 words max; poetry and filk acceptable for this category.

For FICTION: Story from 2000 words and up (no limit). Story can include original art/fanvid done for this competition (see collaborations).

For ART: All types/forms of original art accepted. Fanvids are allowed (see fair use). NO: manips (of other's works/or photos), no playlists (songlists).

Please cut and paste from the appropriate text box.


  • Please use an lj-cut/read more when posting, and spare your f-lists.

  • You can post your entry under a private lock until the November 1, 2014 entry date.

    Please send the link to the mods as soon as possible so we can gather them up for the polls. Even if you post at the moderated AO3 account, please email the mods to tell us you have done so, so we can keep track on our Spreadsheet of Doom (tm)

  • I hope this answers some of your questions, feel free to ask on this post if we did not address a concern or question you have.

    You can always email the mods at snarrymod AT gmail.com or send us a message via the community email (see above)

    Thank you all, and good luck in the Games!

    DJ & the Mod Squad
    Current Mood: accomplished
    21 September 2014 @ 10:45 pm
    PSA: Duo/Pair collaborations - FIND YOUR PARTNER HERE  
    Hello friends of Snarry, I hope this weekend finds you all well and happily entertaining bunnies for the mini Games for November 1st!

    I've been asked by a few folks in the last week about the following:

    a) Duo/pair collaborations are allowed


    b) Maximum Two (2) entries allowed per participant (person or duo/collaborators)

    COLLABORATIONS: In past games, we have allowed the sign up of pair collaborators, and are doing the same this Games. All this means is: we accept single entries from collaborative pairs, whether artist/writer, writer/writer, or artist/artist.

    MAXIMUM ENTRIES: Two entries maximum per participant means: If you do a collaboration, as above, you can submit two entries together.

    Or you can submit one entry as half a pair, and one entry as a sole participant.

    You cannot submit more than two entries for the Snarry Mini Games, in total, regardless of chosen category(s).

    Thank you!!

    Snape/Harry Reunion by [info]chibitoaster!

    I've been asked if we can provide a place where single participants can be matched up with others in a collaboration. Perhaps an artist who wants a writer for a comic or a writer who wishes a co-author.

    To that end, we will be PINNING this post to the Livejournal Community Find Your Partner so that like-minded individuals can connect to one another.

    Posting in your own journals and other communities (if allowed) is also encouraged, we are in this for the reunion, after all!
    Current Mood: happy
    13 September 2014 @ 11:33 am
    Announcing the 2014 HP Reunion Snarry Mini Games - Who What Where When Why and How!  

    ANNOUNCING 2014 HP Reunion Mini Snarry Games!

    Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca

    (Banner art by [info]glockgal!)

    WHY )

    WHO )

    WHAT )

    WHERE )

    WHEN )

    HOW )

    And there you go! The 2014 Snarry Mini Games are off and running!

    Handy links:
    Snarry Games IJ
    Snarry Games DW
    Snarry Games LJ
    Snarry Games Tumblr

    HP Reunion 2014
    HP Reunion Tumblr

    Also, to help find those lost or inactive (Harry Potter fandom) Alumni, if you could spread the word about the The Games, the reunion, whether it is via your journals, emails, tumblrs, twitters, or even your neighbourhood cafe, the HP Reunion team would be most thankful! You can always nudge your friends.


    DJ & The Mod Squad
    Snarry Games 2014

    ♥ If anyone wishes to help the Mod Squad this time around, or wants to contribute icons, banners, headers, or similar, to the Mini Games or the Reunion, please comment and we will be in touch! Thank you!
    Current Mood: ecstatic
    09 September 2014 @ 01:25 pm
    Welcome to the 2014 HP Reunion Snarry Mini Games !!!  
    DID YOU KNOW....

    It has been five years since the last Snarry Games!

    Well, we think it's time, and inspired by a new reunion community, we are happy to announce:


    Welcome to the 2014 HP Reunion Mini Snarry Games!

    Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca

    Details about the 2014 Mini Games will be outlined September 13th at the Snarry Games community (and cross-posted).

    The Snarry Games will be a little different this time around, but there will still be voting and medals! You may be surprised at the format we've chosen to do, but it is inclusive of many types of fanworks, and should be awesome and easy-going fun!

    We would like to invite you to join us for this event, which will run concurrently with many others via the Harry Potter Livejournal Reunion, which is a general community to organize the Harry Potter Fandom reunion, and all ships, no-ships and all HP fandom remembrances welcome!

    The culmination of these reunion events will be spotlighted from November 1 to November 15, 2014, which is when posting and voting will commence for these Games.

    The Snarry Games would love to be a driving force in the Harry potter reunion, to show that the spirit of Snarry still runs deep and strong! Please consider joining us to celebrate the past, in the community spirit and fun that made livejournal and Harry Potter fandom so memorable.

    But whether you join us for the Snarry Games as a participant, watcher, to help as a mod/volunteer, or just join the gang to hang out and see some old friends over at HP Reunion to celebrate the amazing phenomenon that was the Harry Potter livejournal community, we look forward to seeing you.

    Stay tuned for details, and here are some links to remember:

    Snarry Games IJ
    Snarry Games DW
    Snarry Games LJ
    Snarry Games Tumblr

    HP Reunion 2014
    HP Reunion Tumblr

    Also, for those lost or inactive (Harry Potter fandom) Alumni, if you could spread the word about the reunions, whether it is via your journals, emails, tumblrs, twitters, or your neighborhood cafe, the HP Reunion team would be most thankful!

    We hope to hear back from you, or to be seeing you soon!

    DJ & The Mod Squad
    Snarry Games 2014
    Banner Art by the indomitable Glockgal!
    Current Location: work *shifty eyes*
    Current Mood: hopeful
    Current Music: George Michael - Father Figure
    08 September 2014 @ 01:20 am


    Watch your emails and this community for exciting news very soon!
    Current Location: mi casa
    Current Mood: ecstatic
    17 August 2014 @ 06:45 pm
    Tap, tap, tap  

    Is this thing on?

    Just checking in, dusting off some cobwebs.

    Stay tuned, Snarry friends.

    Snarry Games IJ
    Snarry Games DW
    Snarry Games LJ
    Snarry Games Tumblr
    HP Reunion 2014
    HP Reunion Tumblr
    Current Mood: excited
    Current Music: Eagles, The Long Run
    27 February 2014 @ 12:26 am
    posting to keep valid  
    Squeaky says: Purging accounts who haven't posted in a year. Guess that's us. Just a preventative measure, hopefully this works. Hi.
    18 March 2012 @ 02:36 pm
    Support (By Fans for Fans) Slash conventions!  
    Support our Slashing. Bidding Open March 16-31.

    Bidding Closes 11:59pm EST, March 31, 2012
    The SOS Online Auction in support of [info]lubricus is now open for bidding! We have a terrific range of fanfic, fanart, vids, podfic, food, crafts, and souvenirs up for bidding. Check out the Instructions for Bidders post for more info on how to bid, how to pay, and shipping/delivery information.
    Current Mood: happy
    26 February 2012 @ 12:02 pm
    Severus/Harry BIG BANG!! Authors and Artists, together again!  
    If there was ever a pairing in the HP Universe that likes to GO BIG, it's our OtP!

    Just in case you haven't heard - the All New Severus/Harry Big Bang has been announced!
    Sign-ups begin March 1, posting begins in October, 2012!

    banner and art by [info]veridari

    (click on the picture for fest details, minimum word count, art requirements, etc)

    Let's show the rest of fandom how a BIG BANG is really done!
    22 August 2011 @ 09:52 pm
    *cough* *ding* Is this thing on?  
    Though it's been a while, the [info]snarry_games is still happy to hear about yet another new fest finding their way to fandom using the competitive sport Games format (or variation thereof).

    It's a pleasure to announce a new affiliate from a fandom that many Snarry fen enjoy, TV's Merlin!

    Presenting the Merlin Tournament of Champions!

    The [info]snarry_games wishes them much luck with this amazing new venture, joining other non Harry Potter fandoms such as the Stargate Atlantis' [info]mcshep_match (posting their 5th anniversary games right now!)
    Current Mood: happy