Open Doors celebrates the completion of 101 archive imports since 2012!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 11 archive import projects in 2023, a total of over 10,000 works! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below.

Open Doors has been importing at-risk archives of fanworks since 2012, starting with the Smallville Slash Archive. These latest projects bring our total number of archives imported to 101! The 100th archive imported was the LeBeau Library of the Gambit Guild forum.


A Priest in Korea

Completed: January 2023

Susan Leinbach created fanart and fanfiction in a number of fandoms, including M*A*S*H (as Iolanthe) and Star Trek. Unfortunately, Susan passed away in June 2006. Susan’s next of kin agreed for archivist Quordle to preserve Susan’s M*A*S*H fanfiction, which Susan originally shared using the pseud Iolanthe on her website titled A Priest in Korea.

Find works at the Iolanthe_memorial AO3 account.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the A Priest in Korea import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Susan Leinbach and A Priest in Korea Fanlore pages.


Dragonfayth

Completed: February 2023

Dragonfayth is an archive dedicated to the Yu-Gi-Oh! pairing of Anzu Mazaki/Seto Kaiba.

Find works at Dragonfayth Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Dragonfayth import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Dragonfayth Fanlore page.


Lord of the Rings Fanfiction

Completed: February 2023

Lord of the Rings Fanfiction was an archive for fic inspired by the Lord of the Rings books and movies. While the archive included sections for crossovers, Lord of the Rings RPF, and slash, the main focus was canon-based non-slash works. Founded in 2004 by Adora, the archive was eventually entrusted to Queen Mab, who worked with Open Doors to move its works to the AO3.

Find works at the Lord of the Rings Fanfiction Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Lord of the Rings Fanfiction import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Lord of the Rings Fanfiction Fanlore page.


Viggorli Secret Santa

Completed: May 2023

Viggorli Secret Santa, an annual Lord of the Rings RPS fanfiction gift exchange focusing on the Viggo Mortensen/Orlando Bloom relationship, has been running on AO3 since 2020. In an effort to consolidate all the older works (2010-2019) from the LiveJournal and Dreamwidth sites, the moderator wanted to move those works across to AO3 as well.

Find works at Viggorli Secret Santa Exchange Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Viggorli Secret Santa import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Viggorli XMAS Fanlore page.


Offpanel.net

Completed: September 2023

Offpanel.net was a superhero comics-focused online archive that ran from 1999 to 2016, featuring the works of approximately 15 creators on separate homepages. Its byline is, “Where 4-Color Doodles Do Off-Color Things,” though the content includes stories of every rating and category.

Find works at Offpanel.net Collection.

To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Offpanel.net Fanlore page.


Weir/McKay Fanfiction Archive

Completed: September 2023

Weir/McKay Fanfiction Archive is an archive for Stargate Atlantis Rodney McKay/Elizabeth Weir fanfiction. The site launched in January 2006 and remained up until sometime in 2015, when the founder, Purpleyin, could not maintain it anymore and the site went down.

Find works at Weir/McKay Fanfiction Archive Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Weir/McKay Fanfiction Archive import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Weir/McKay Fanfiction Archive Fanlore page.


Echoes from the West

Completed: October 2023

Echoes from the West was a Saiyuki fanfiction archive. It was closed and imported to the AO3 due to the original provider being no longer able to support the archive.

Find works at the Echoes from the West Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Echoes from the West import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Echoes from the West Fanlore page.


The ARC

Completed: November 2023

The ARC is an archive for Primeval fanfiction. The site was hosted online from 2008 until 2014, when due to the founder’s impossibility to maintain it, it went offline.

Find works at The ARC Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the The ARC import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the The ARC Fanlore page.


What Makes the Desert Beautiful

Completed: November 2023

What Makes the Desert Beautiful (WMTDB) was an archive for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation fanfiction focused on the Nick and Greg slash pairing, active from 2004 to 2017.

Find works at What Makes the Desert Beautiful Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the WMTDB import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the WMTDB Fanlore page.


LeBeau Library

Completed: November 2023

The LeBeau Library of the Gambit Guild forum was an X-Men fanfiction archive focusing on the character Remy LeBeau or “Gambit”, active between 2006 and 2010.

Find works at LeBeau Library Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the LeBeau Library import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Gambit Guild Fanlore page.


Library of Moria

Completed: December 2023

The Library of Moria was founded in 2002, shortly after the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and was one of the first online archives for The Lord of the Rings! Unlike other Tolkien archives at the time, its focus was movie-based slash fanfiction organized by pairing. However, it quickly grew in scope and popularity. The AO3 collection is open and accepts all Tolkien-based slash, gen, and RPS fanfiction.

Find works at Library of Moria Collection.

For more information about the archive and its move to the AO3, see the Library of Moria import announcement post. To learn the history of the archive or to share some stories of your own, check out the Library of Moria Fanlore page.


We want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of the archivists and volunteers who made these imports possible, as well as all the creators who have transferred or claimed their works! We look forward to importing more archives in 2024.

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