Unknowable Room

Unknowable Room

Welcome to Unknowable Room! This collection holds works that were originally archived at the Unknowable Room archive, and is open to new works.

The import of this archive to the AO3 was approved by the OTW Open Doors Committee on April 17, 2017, and will begin May 2017. The import was completed in April 2018.

(Open, Moderated)

About Unknowable Room (unknowableroom)

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This collection contains works originally located at unknowableroom.org, which were imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project. Unknowable Room was a Harry Potter archive for fics and fanart focused primarily on Marauder-era works and Lily/James as a primary pairing. The site, founded in 2005 following one of fanfiction.net's content purges, also hosted a forum, a Harry Potter wiki, and fic challenges.

Activity has now slowed since the site's early years, and the technical difficulties of maintaining a custom-coded archive have taken their toll. Unknowable Room moderators afterthree, ChristyCorr, Eos, Missers and Oxymora are grateful and excited to be working with Open Doors to import the site's fanworks to AO3! You can learn more about the import in the import announcement.



If you still have access to the email you used to post your works to Unknowable Room, you should have received an email with the option to claim your works at the time they were imported. If you do not have access to that email account, or did not receive the notification, please contact the moderator at the contact email address listed above.

All unclaimed works are imported as restricted to logged-in AO3 users only, and will be made publicly viewable after a 30-day transition period. If you claimed your works before that period ended, you will need to change the restriction setting.

If you choose to delete your works, be aware that this will break the redirect link from the original archive address. If you have already uploaded a copy of your works to the AO3, please contact the Open Doors Committee after you delete the import copies so that they can reset the redirect link to point to the current version of your work. Please include the work title(s) and current AO3 URL(s).

For questions about using the AO3, please contact Support. For questions about submitting works to Unknowable Room, please contact the moderator at the email address listed above.