Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll. I think we have a clear direction for this year and some ideas for changes that may make the event more enjoyable for everyone.
Overwhelmingly, folks wanted the event to run until at least midnight, with many folks voting for even longer, 1am.
Tentatively, we’re looking at something like this:
Vids (closing with Sing Along)
Vids (closing with Dance Along)
late-night, bonus show (closing with Starships encore)
This would give us 3 hours of primary programming, up to an hour of bonus programming. Sing Along and Dance Along will fill roughly 45 minutes of that primary programming time.
This timeline is entirely dependent on our coordination with WisCon/SF3 and the Concourse, so it is far from set in stone. Any feedback on this proposed schedule is generally welcome.
We are taking vid suggestions for both Sing Along and Dance Along.
We are taking vid suggestions for a community-generated themed playlist – if you send us vid suggestions, we will try and corral them into some sort of theme. This is a great option for folks who have a key vid or two that they think folks should see in the big room, but don’t have a plan for exploring a specific theme through a longer playlist. Let’s see what we can come up with!
Regarding themed playlists: folks like making themed playlists and we love seeing them! It is a wonderful and terrible challenge to the boundaries of space-time, but we always have more people interested in making playlists than we have programming time for. Going forward, we will accept ALL playlists, but only SOME will be screened. After the screening, we will post ALL submitted playlists so that folks can continue the party at home.
You may be wondering: how will we decide which playlists are screened at the event and which are posted later on? It won’t be easy! You are great at making playlists. Things we will look for, include: Does this playlist have a range of mood, tone, rhythm, etc. or is it fairly consistent in one particular vidding style? Which fandoms are in this playlist? Are they otherwise represented? And of course, how do we think this will play in the larger room?
Playlists are due Monday, April 29th and can be submitted to vidparty[dot]wiscon[at]gmail[dot]com
( Playlist FAQ )
If you would like to make a playlist, please let us know in the comments below! If you know your theme, also let us know!
And of course, don't forget to let us know if you may be submitting a premiere by completing this form! We need to hear from you to ensure we have time reserved for your vid!