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coco_sky  asked if there was a list of Final Fantasy fandom communities. I'm going to repost/revise the answer I gave there as a resource.

1. ff_press is the motherlode for Final Fantasy fans, and the volunteers who maintain it never get enough thanks! It's an almost-daily index of new FF fanfic, fanart, icons, cosplay, and much more. They cover fandom on LJ, DW, and many other places. ff_presswatch helps them track FF activity on Livejournal, so check its profile for the names of many LJ communities. Also see their del.ici.ous archive, where they tag all the links from the newsletter so that they're searchable by game, character, ship, activity (cosplay, fanfic, icons, etc), and other categories. Here's all their bookmarks for "Communities and Websites."

2. The Final Fantasy Newbie Guide put together by heyheyrenay needs an update, but it's well-organized and worth a look. It covers most Final Fantasy fan communities on LJ up through the early days of FFXII fandom. 

3. ff_fanlisting is a comm where Final Fantasy fans post their fandom profiles: which fandoms they're interested in, what kinds of fan activities they do (fanfic, cosplay, meta, etc). Add yours, or look for people with similar interests! They also have a del.ici.ous archive.

4. Search Archive of Our Own, a huge fan-created archive of fanworks that's been active for a year or so, and therefore maps to recent fandom activity.
Search for the tag community: ff_* and then browse each fic's tags for "Community: ff_somethingorother" to get the names of active Final Fantasy communities. If they're on LJ, the url will be  http://[comname].livejournal.com
Or, a broad search: Community: "Final Fantasy" finds Final Fantasy fics posted to ANY community, though some of these are multi-fandom communities.

5. Embrace the power of the dark side GOOGLE FU, young Padwan: 
Google search: site:community.livejournal.com "final fantasy" "community profile"
-- finds all community profiles on Livejournal which mention "Final Fantasy"

Google search: site:www.livejournal.com "User Profile" "Final fantasy"
-- finds all LJ User Profiles with the words "Final Fantasy" somewhere on the page. You may alter the phrase "Final Fantasy" to your favorite game, ship, or character, or add on another phrase in quotes.


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Aug. 3rd, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
Yay, resource!

Although I do not know what to do about the newbieguide, because I seriously do not have time for it anymore. :(
Aug. 3rd, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
I totally understand no time. You have done tons for fandom for years, between the Newbie Guide, ff_press, and many other things. Sooner or later one can't keep it up. If it's a good idea, newer fans will pick up where you left off.

I'm still burned out from various major projects and admin posts between '95 and '06, to the point that I avoid challenges like ff_exhange where someone will be left hanging if I can't deliver the goods.

Edited at 2010-08-03 04:15 pm (UTC)
Aug. 3rd, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
Excuse me while I use my Bookmark Fu ™ on this entry. :-) Thank you for this list!
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