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[personal profile] futuransky
Vidding, feminism, and science fiction: three great tastes that taste great together. Don't you think?

WisCon is a feminist science fiction convention held each May in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The WisCon Vid Party began in 2010, and 2012 will be the second year we accept premiere vids. For more information about WisCon and the vid party, see our general information post from last year. This year we'll be having more themed segments, but the basic outline is the same.

We are looking for premiere vids (never screened or posted online before) as well as for vids posted in the last year that you think are especially appropriate for WisCon.
We welcome all fanvids in all genres and from all traditions of fannish video production, so long as they have some connection to WisCon's focus on feminism and science fiction. WisCon defines feminism broadly, and we're interested in vids that engage with any aspect of gender, sexuality, race, disability, and/or class.

details and dates! )
[personal profile] alexbayleaf
The Vid Party provides trigger warnings as an accessibility measure. Our warnings are intended to help attendees manage their risk if they are subject to common psychological or physical triggers. These warnings are not intended as a "rating" or censorship measure. More information about the warnings we provide.

We have printed a warnings handout for the party. The following is an online copy of the same information.

Warnings handout under the cut )
[personal profile] alexbayleaf
We've been asked about the schedule for the vid party, so here's the plan for the big night.

9pm-10pm "Vids with a message"
[personal profile] futuransky will host an introductory vid-viewing session, looking at how fans use vids to tell stories and convey messages. If you're unfamiliar with fanvids, this will help you get your bearings. Don't miss the panel at 4pm Saturday to discuss these vids in greater depth!

11pm-midnight "Premieres"
Come see vids created especially for Wiscon. These vids have never been shown or posted online before our show! We've encouraged fanvid creators to make us vids that touch on Wiscon's feminist SF themes, so you can expect a number of fascinating vids in this session. We'll also be showing some "nearly new" vids (released since the start of 2011) that you might not have seen yet.

midnight-1am "Singalong Vids"
An hour of vids specially selected for their sing-along-ability. Bring your best singing voice! All these vids will have subtitles, so if you find it easier to watch vids with the lyrics on screen for any reason, this is also a great time to swing by and see what's on offer.

From 10pm-11pm, and from 1am til close (sometime around 2am, we think) we'll be showing a selection of vids that don't fit any of the above categories.

Ass-covering disclaimer: this schedule is subject to change. We'll post the final schedule closer to the party.
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (Default)
[personal profile] were_duck
Wiscon is an annual feminist science fiction convention held each May in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The Wiscon Vid Party began in 2010, and starting in 2011 we will be accepting premiere vids for the first time. For more information about Wiscon and the vid party, see our general information post.

What are we looking for?


  • We welcome all fanvids in all genres and from all traditions of fannish video production.
  • As a premiere, your vid must never have been shown at a convention or posted online before.
  • Your vid should be no longer than 5 minutes in length.
  • Wiscon is a feminist science fiction convention, and we particularly encourage vids that engage with that theme, or with issues of gender, sexuality, race, disability, or class.
  • We especially welcome vids from fans who may never have submitted a vid to a convention before, or from newbie vidders.
  • You do not have to be attending Wiscon to submit a premiering vid!
  • We are also accepting 'nearly new' submissions of vids that have been posted publicly since Jan 1st 2011!


Deadlines

We have two deadlines for submissions:

Friday, April 1st, 2011 ETA: Sunday, May 1st, 2011: this is our "recommended deadline". We strongly encourage you to submit a vid by this date. All vids submitted by April May 1st will be included in the premieres show.

Friday, May 13th, 2011: this is our "extension deadline". We will accept last-minute vid submissions up until two weeks before the party, but can't promise to show them all. We might be overwhelmed with work, or might not have time to fit them into the schedule, or might not have time to work with you on problems, so the sooner you get your vid in (or at least let us know to expect it) the better!

There will be many reminder posts in the leadup to our deadlines, so follow [community profile] wiscon_vidparty, [community profile] wiscon, or [community profile] vidding if you want to be sure to see reminders. (We will also crosspost to [livejournal.com profile] wiscon and [livejournal.com profile] vidding.)

The vids will show on the evening of Friday 27th May, 2011, and will be posted online within a week of the show.

How to submit a premiere vid )
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[personal profile] damned_colonial
This is our "official info post" for the Wiscon Vid Party, as of August 2010. It outlines our plans and ideas for next year's party, and hopefully will give you some idea of what the party is, how it runs, and how to get involved. Please let us know if you have any questions/comments/ideas! We will post more information on various topics between now and Wiscon, and also post a revised info post closer to the event. To stay informed, please subscribe to [community profile] wiscon_vidparty.

About Wiscon in general and the vid party in particular )

Introductory session: Vids with something to say )

Premieres show )

Singalong session )

Vid Party! )

Accessibility and warnings )

other miscellaneous notes )

We'd love to find volunteers to help out with a bunch of vid party related stuff, ranging from spreadsheet wrangling, to subtitling, to helping us arrange furniture before the party. You can volunteer even if you're not attending, since so much of the prep work happens online beforehand. If you'd like to help out, just join [community profile] wiscon_vidparty and watch for calls for volunteers, or email us at wiscon.vidparty@gmail.com.

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