Update: While the polls in this round of 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney remain active, vote recording for Round 1 closed Thursday July 29, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern. At the end of this post you can see the final recorded vote tally in each bracket. The winner of our 2013 tourney was announced here.
Fasten your seatbelts, now the Madness begins in earnest! Your 199,219 votes in the seed round decided on the final 32 slash OTPs (One True Pairings) that will compete in this year’s Ultimate Slash Madness Tournament. It was a journey to get here, but we really do think this represents the most popular pairings in all of slash fandom.
You’ll find those 32 entrants arranged in the tournament brackets below based solely on their vote tally in the seed round. (We wanted to make the operation of this poll as fair and impartial as possible.)
Voting for Round 1 will be open through Monday, July 29th 11:59 p.m. EST. You can vote once per hour between now and then for your favorite couple in each bracket.
Lobby for your favorites in the comments or tag your tweets and Tumblr posts with #slashmadness so we can find you. Or print out the bracket sheet, fill in your predictions and start a pool with your buddies!