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HELLO TO ALL WHO MAKE THIS MARVELOUS PARTY HAPPEN EACH AND EVERY YEAR. You're beautiful. We've missed you! It's nice to be back in touch. Been watching many vids? or were you waiting for this shindig of ours? Well, it is that season once again!

Vidders gotta vid.

Subtitlers gotta subtitle.

Playlist makers gotta... make... playlists.

and we've gotta rally! So everything comes together in time for the poster, the playlists, the warnings, the set-up, the online posting, and all the rest. If I could turn back time... I would have reminded you earlier. Of course, I know many of you already have vids in progress, playlists completed, and excitement percolating.

We're trying a couple of new things this year, so please pay special attention to items 1, 4, and 5!

1. Here's the first new thing we're trying: Call for Premieres for a Kelly Sue DeConnick playlist Kelly Sue DeConnick is a Guest of Honor at this year's WisCon. This means for the first time ever? yeah, ever! we have a Guest of Honor who writes for primarily visual mediums. This makes that work much more readily VID-able. Here are some suggestions of source you may want to vid: Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet, that one episode of Emerald City*, and dozens of other stories you already know and love.

*it's television! moving images! take note those of you who do not feel ready to vid comics...although I promise you can totally vid comics!!

2. What about Premieres with other subjects or source material? We want ALL of your Premieres!. Wondering what kind of vids premiere at 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. We don’t want definitions to limit you; if you’re interested in WisCon’s themes and consider your vid to engage with these ideas, we’d love to have it at WisCon. We consider vid theme to be as relevant as source genre.

Each year we have some incredible premieres by experienced and newbie vidders. We would love to see your work at this year’s Vid Party!


◦ If you're submitting a premiere, your vid must never have been shown at a convention or posted online before.

◦ We prefer that your vid is no longer than 5 minutes.

◦ We welcome vids from fans who may never have submitted a vid to a convention before, or from newbie vidders.

◦ You don't have to be attending Wiscon to submit a premiering vid!

Deadline for Premiering Vids: Sunday, May 14th, 2017, 11:59pm CST

If you're planning to submit a premiere vid, we'd love for you to let us know as soon as you can so we can get a sense of how long our Premieres show will be. If you need flexibility with this deadline, please contact us at vidparty.wiscon[at] and we can discuss.

Read more about how to submit your Premiere vid here

3. We are also calling for themed playlists!. We want as many people as possible to be involved in the programming for the party, and we prefer shorter blocks of programming rather than long vidshows. So, just like last year, we would like to invite you to curate a themed vid playlist (i.e. a short/mini vid show) that's 10-25 minutes in length, or 3-6ish vids long, to play at the party. Curators choose a theme and pick 3-6ish vids that fit the theme. If you're attending WisCon, you can introduce your playlist with a description of your theme (if you want!); if you aren't attending, you can write a little introduction and we will read it for you.

We are open to any themed playlists that connect in some way to Wiscon’s feminist goals of exploring gender, race, sexuality, class, and disability in science fiction and fantasy, including a wide-ranging definition of what those things mean. The feminism might be in the sources themselves, in the argument or narrative of the vids, in the characters the vids choose to focus on, in the progression of the playlist, in the music chosen for the vids, or anywhere! It might be obvious or subtle. All of that is fine! We don’t want to limit you: if you think the theme and playlist work from a feminist angle, we’d love to see them. We welcome the inclusion of videos from any remix / fan video tradition, and we would especially like to see playlists include vids that have been made in the last year and vids for non-western sources of all kinds. Your vids do not have to be limited to sources that strictly fit definitions of science fiction or fantasy. Collaborations welcome, if you want to team up with someone else to create a playlist.

If you create a playlist, we will need:

• a title for your playlist (for example, last year [personal profile] thingswithwings named their playlist "My Body is a Weapon" and [personal profile] kiki_miserychic named hers "(Free Ke$ha!)'s Murderous Women"
• for each vid: the title, vidder, fandom, length, and a link where we can download a copy
• the overall length of your playlist (minimum 10 minutes, maximum 25 minutes)

If you make a playlist, we will ask you to:

• NOTIFY THE VID CREATORS to make sure they have no objection to their vid being screened (if you would prefer we do this, we can, but let us know with enough lead time!)
• let us know whether the vids in your list require warnings (we can help you with this too)
• help us to get or make subtitle files for the vids in your list (if possible)

You might have to make edits to your planned playlist if one of the vids on it is already going to be screened in another playlist!

Here’s a list of playlists from previous years if you want to get an idea of how this has worked in the past.

Deadline for Playlists: Sunday, April 30th, 11:59pm CST.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a full 2 weeks earlier than the deadline for premieres, as it takes an extraordinary amount of time to subtitle each playlist, screen for warnings, program playlists, create programs, warning sheets, etc. etc. etc.

For planning purposes, please let us know by commenting below or emailing vidparty.wiscon at if you are planning to create a playlist. It is particularly helpful if you could let us know your playlist theme as it will assist our programming process.

4. Last year we received a lot of positive feedback on running two separate SING ALONG playlists: one for those with an early bedtime and one for those who party late. We will be repeating that format again this year (twice the Sing Along vids!), and we want your help!

Each year our Sing Along playlists have a set number of "classic" Sing Along vids and a set number of new-to-Sing-Along vids. We would like your input on vids you'd like to see -- classic or new -- at this year's Sing Along(s)! Submit your Sing-Along vid ideas at this post with screened comments.

It should be noted that if we have an overwhelming response, time may not permit us to include every vid suggestion. We will do our best to make sure one of your suggestions makes it in and we will work hard to include as many suggested vids as possible, in Sing Along playlists or elsewhere in the Vid Party.

5. And of course, these vids will not subtitle themselves! We need SUBTITLE CREW! And subtitle crews deserve VID LOVE! For every vid you subtitle, you will get a fun internet surprise (in the form of a link). It's like a Kinder egg but with less chocolate and more pixels! :D

We will also be scheduling a "subtitling blitz" weekend for May 6-7. Stay tuned for details as we get closer to the event.

Please comment here to sign up for Premieres, Playlists, and Subtitles.

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Date: 2017-03-21 06:31 am (UTC)
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (Default)
From: [personal profile] starlady
I'm submitting a premiere! Alas, not a Kelly Sue one.

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Date: 2017-03-21 07:41 pm (UTC)
runawaynun: (gill murray)
From: [personal profile] runawaynun
I can subtitle!

I also hope to have a premiere!

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Date: 2017-03-21 11:51 pm (UTC)
eruthros: Janet van Dyne flying next to the Hulk; they're both smiling (A:EMH: Janet and the Hulk)
From: [personal profile] eruthros
I will (hopefully) have a premiere!

I also have a Carol Danvers vid that I was hoping to finish pre-Wiscon, but not as a Wiscon premiere, but now I might aim for a Wiscon premiere for it, we'll see :)

I will submit a themed playlist also.

And I am up for subtitling!

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Date: 2017-03-22 02:31 am (UTC)
thingswithwings: dear teevee: I want to crawl inside you (a dude crawls inside a tv) (Default)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
I would like to make a playlist, please! I had such fun last year and now I have the itch to CURATE.

I am happy to help with subtitling as well.

Thinking about a premiere but idk yet.

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Date: 2017-03-22 10:32 pm (UTC)
violace: (Default)
From: [personal profile] violace
I am ready to help with subtitles again this year. :)

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Date: 2017-03-23 02:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyborganize
I am making a playlist! the theme is [redacted: top secret] - hint: see usericon

and I can be on call for last-minute subtitling after I finish the other stuff.

Edited Date: 2017-03-23 02:52 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2017-03-28 05:23 am (UTC)
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] oyceter
I can subtitle!

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Date: 2017-04-09 11:12 pm (UTC)
kiki_miserychic: A Dinosaur and Kate Spade Shoes Fairytale (Default)
From: [personal profile] kiki_miserychic
I'm in for a premiere and a playlist.

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Date: 2017-04-13 09:53 pm (UTC)
magnetgirl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] magnetgirl
I will have a premiere :)

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Date: 2017-04-17 05:18 pm (UTC)
garrideb: wonder woman in armor (wonder woman)
From: [personal profile] garrideb
I am planning to have a premiere (not a Kelly Sue vid, though).

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Date: 2017-04-20 08:35 am (UTC)
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] oyceter
Will do a playlist, probably on the theme of morally ambiguous, ambitious women.

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Date: 2017-05-05 12:54 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Word balloon says "So I said to the guy: you never read the book yet you go online and talk about it as if--" (Default)
From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Now that other vidding projects have abated, I can subtitle.


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