chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (wonder woman - fight)
[personal profile] chaila
Here are the premieres and all the playlists from the WisCon 38 Vid Party! See this handout for our warnings policy and warnings information for all vids.

The vid party programming is largely made up of what attendees and interested folks submit, which we think makes the party pretty fun and special. So enormous thanks to all the vidders who submitted premieres and all the curators who submitted playlists, and to all the volunteers who helped us subtitle the show! If you enjoy the vids, please follow the links to the vidders' journals/sites and let them know!

Wiscon 38 Vid Party PREMIERES

These vids played for the first time ever at this year's WisCon! They are all great and you should definitely watch them!


WisCon 38 Vid Party Themed Playlists

the relation between organism and machine has been a border war (curated by chaila) )

Dessa (curated by kiki_miserychic) )

A Vid for Any Source (curated by chaila) )

A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having (curated by starlady) )

I Can’t Take You Seriously At All (curated by Jon) )

Forces of Evil Beware (curated by chaila and metatxt) )

Gender / Queer Becomings (curated by Lila Futuransky) )

Magical Girls: Sparkles and Subversion (or: morally ambiguous dark-haired girls and the pink-haired girls who love them) (curated by oyceter) )

What Women Want: Control, Agency and Desire in SFF (curated by bookgazing) )

Sing Along with Me (curated by metatxt) )

Vidders or curators, if you want me to use a different link or different name or anything, just let me know.

Thanks everyone from me and [personal profile] metatxt, until next year!
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[personal profile] chaila
This is the warnings handout for tonight's vid party, including the complete playlist and associated physical and psychological warnings.

The Vid Party is tonight at 9pm, Room 629! Click here to see our poster! (made by Jack Shoegazer/@jackshoegazer)

Vid Discussion to follow at 10:30am on Sunday in the Impromptu Programming Rooms.
chaila: by me (vidding)
[personal profile] chaila
Party People!

1) The Vid Party is Saturday night beginning at 9pm in Room 629! It's scheduled from 9-3am, but likely won't go quite that long (unless y'all want to close the place down!). Premieres (never before seen vids!) are projected to start around 10:45 or 11, singalong playlist will likely start around 12:30am! We'll post a playlist with warnings in this comm ahead of time, and there will be programs with warnings in the vid party room itself. There are lots of amazing playlists submitted by awesome people, and hopefully you will all enjoy it. (#VidParty! Tweet it! No, seriously, tweet it, because I'm not there and I want to see reactions!)

2) There's no vid discussion panel on the proper schedule, but there will be a Vid Discussion Impromptu Panel at 10:30 am on Sunday in the impromptu programming room. What could be better than talking about the awesome vids you will see at the party? Don't miss it!

Tell your friends! Watch vids, ooh, ahh, sing, discuss, it'll be great.
metatxt: baby femslasher (Default)
[personal profile] metatxt
Hey party people!

Getting excited for WisCon Vid Party? 1 week away! WOOOOOOOO!!!! We have some pretty spectacular Premieres and Playlists all queued and ready to go. We just have ONE. MORE. THING--

SUBTITLES! Subtitles mean that more folks can enjoy Vid Party. We really wanted to get as many vids subtitled this year as possible, and that means we need volunteers!

If you have never made a subtitle file before -- thats ok! We have a couple excellent tutorials on how to make SRT files (subtitles) that we can play along with each vid.

If you are willing to help make subtitles, please reply here with a good email to contact you (comments are screened) and I will send you a playlist to subtitle! Try subtitling one vid a day and we'll be all set for the party next Saturday. We would prefer folks to sign on for a full playlist (4-7 vids), but if you can only take on 1,2 or 3, we'd still appreciate the help.

metatxt: baby femslasher (Default)
[personal profile] metatxt
Hey there vidders and fans!

How's your vidding going? Are you excited for this year's Vid Party? We are too! This weekend marks 4 weeks until the deadline for Premieres.

If you need some help reaching the finish line, last month's Vidding Workshop has plenty of tips and resources. A big thank you to everyone who participated in making the workshop a success.

And, if you'd like more one-on-one help, we are continuing our mentorship program, as well.

*sings in Dory voice*
Just keep clipping! Just keep clipping!

Premieres: We are looking for your new vids to premiere at the con! We welcome all fanvids in all genres and from all traditions of fannish video production, and welcome vids from new vidders. The premiere deadline is May 9. See here for all information about submitting a premiere vid.

Mentoring: Want to learn to vid? Want to help someone learn to vid? Sign up for our Vidding Mentorship program! We match up new vidders with experienced vidders as mentors, to cheerlead, answer questions and/or beta. Both new or potential vidders who'd like a buddy, and experienced vidders willing to mentor,sign up here!

You do NOT have to be attending Wiscon to submit premieres or playlists, or to participate in the mentorship program. If you're interested, we'd love to have you!

On Tumblr? Reblog our post there and help spread the word!
chaila: by me (vidding)
[personal profile] chaila
From vids that critique sources from feminist angles, to vids that focus on feminist, underrepresented and/or diverse media and characters, to vids that celebrate female-centric fandoms and diverse communities, there are a lot of connections between vidding and feminism. In that spirit, we want to help build interest in and capacity for vidding in conjunction with vid programming at Wiscon and the Wiscon Vid Party. To help do this, we are announcing: (1) a vidding workshop, to be run the weekend of March 1-2, 2014 on [community profile] wiscon_vidparty; and (2) vidding mentorships!

You do NOT have to be attending Wiscon or planning to participate in the vid party to participate in either the workshop or mentoring. We want them to be general resources, open to all interested vidders of all experience and skill levels. Read on for more info and to participate!


March 2014 Vidding Workshop )

As we put the workshop together, we need vidders to participate! All you need to do is be willing to write a “vidder intro” post of whatever length/detail you want talking about vidding, your vids, how you got into vidding, and a short overview of your vidding process, and be able to be around a bit to answer questions at your convenience the weekend of March 1-2 (or in the days following). Vidders, please sign up by commenting (comments are screened) or emailing vidparty.wiscon at Please include contact info!


Vidding Mentoring )


Sign ups

Experienced vidders: Sign up for EITHER the workshop or to be a mentor or BOTH by commenting below or emailing vidparty.wiscon at (be sure to indicate whether you want to particpate in the workshop, be a mentor, or both!)

New/potential vidders: Sign up for a mentor if you want one by commenting or emailing, and please be thinking about topics or questions for the upcoming vidding workshop in March!

Other ways to be involved

Want to participate further in the 2014 Wiscon Vid Party? You can submit premieres or submit a short themed playlist (i.e. a short vid show) to play at the party! See those links for more info.


Comment below or email vidparty.wiscon at and me or [personal profile] metatxt will answer any questions you have.
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[personal profile] chaila
Once again, we are also soliciting premiere vids to play at the Wiscon vid party! The vids will premiere at the party on May 23, 2014. We’ve had lots of excellent premieres in the past years, and we are excited to keep building a tradition of vids 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.

If you are looking for inspiration, here are last year’s premieres from Wiscon 37, and this playlist includes the premieres from Wiscon 36!

• 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!

If you're planning to submit a premiere vid, we'd love for you to let us know so we can begin to get a sense of how long our Premieres show will be.

The deadline is Friday, May 9, 2014, two weeks before the con.

If you need flexibility with this deadline, please contact us and we can discuss. Please follow [community profile] wiscon_vidparty or [community profile] wiscon/[ profile] wiscon if you want to see more info, reminders, etc.

How to submit and more information )

Also seeking curators!
If you aren't able to make a premiere but want to participate in the vid party, you can also submit a short themed playlist (i.e. a short vid show) to play at the party. Or do both!

Upcoming vidding workshop
We are planning an online vidding workshop in early March 2014 to connect vidders with newbie vidders or potential vidders with questions about any aspect of vidding, including matching interested newer vidders with more experienced mentors(/cheerleaders). Watch [community profile] wiscon_vidparty for more information!


Ask in the comments here or email us at vidparty.wiscon at!
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (wonder woman - fight)
[personal profile] chaila
It’s time to start thinking about this year’s vid party, yay! [personal profile] metatxt and myself, [personal profile] chaila, are organizing this year’s party, with lots of help from other folks.

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.

Here’s a list of playlists from previous years if you want to get an idea of how this has worked in the past (last year was the first year we broke the party down into smaller blocks like this).

For planning purposes, please let us know by commenting below or emailing vidparty.wiscon at if you are planning to create a playlist.

More information about themes and curating )

We would like to gather playlists as soon as possible. Please get them to us by Friday May 9 at the latest! Email your playlist info to vidparty.wiscon at

And once more, let us know in the comments below or by email if you are planning to curate a playlist!

Also feel free to comment below or contact us if you want to toss around potential ideas, suggest themes that other people might want to curate (if you don’t want to create the playlist yourself), or chat about vids that would be great to see at Wiscon!

ETA 3/8/14: Formal signups for curating are closed because we're full up. But things tend to change as the con gets closer--people get busy, things come up--so email us at if you want us to contact you as a backup if space in the show opens up!