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The tumblr for updates, announcements, and other discussion related to VividCon, an annual fan convention held in Chicago, IL for vids and the vidding community. This year's con will be from August 8-10, 2014, at the SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare hotel.

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This year, in place of Vid Karaoke, we’re excited to try a new event in the post-Premieres show timeslot: Premieres Show Pictionary!

Inspired by fannish Pictionary events at other conventions, you can test your artistic skills (hint: you don’t really need any), your imagination, and your memory of the Premieres show vids you just saw in a game of drawing, guessing and group hilarity moderated by trelkez and sweetestdrain.

We hope you’ll join us! The more the merrier (and the more madcap).

krytella:

Wondering if you should ever go to a con after the DashCon kerfuffle? Did you know that there are literally hundreds of cons worldwide about media things that Tumblr is into? This is a totally non-comprehensive list of conventions you might want to check out, limited to English-speaking countries because that’s what I know about. These are all conventions with a good reputation for being fun and well managed. They are annual events unless otherwise noted.

The fanlore page on cons is a great resource, too.

If you’re into Doctor Who:
Gallifrey One tickets sell out super fast. Many great guests. They usually have a Doctor. Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Chicago TARDIS Chicago, IL, USA.
Con Kasterborous  Huntsville, Alabama, USA
L.I. Who  Long Island, NY, USA

If you’re into slash:
Slash-specific cons tend to be small and social. These cons have no celebrity guests, they’re all about fans getting together and hanging out. The kind of place where you’ll be talking to someone, glance at their name tag, and realize they’re a fic writer or fanartist you’ve been following for years. Usually 18+ for full attendees, with a… um… bawdy environment.

Con.TXT  based on reviews, this is a great con. Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Escapade the longest-running slash con. Meet your fannish foremothers! Los Angeles, CA, USA.
get__together 10 year old established slash con. Wellington, NZ
Sinpozium Sydney, NSW, Australia
Muskrat Jamboree  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (every other year)
Pacificon Seattle, WA, USA (every other year)

If you’re into anime:
Room 801 18+ Yaoi con. Sydney, NSW, Australia
Yaoi-Con  18+ Yaoi con. San Francisco, CA, USA.
Sakura-Con  Large general anime/manga con with a lot of teenage attendees. Seattle, WA, USA.
Otakon Huge anime con with lots of artist and writer guests. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Anime Central (ACen)  Chicago, IL, USA.

If you’re into fanvids:
Vividcon this is the place to be if you make fanvids. Chicago, IL, USA

If you’re into Supernatural:
Note: the Supernatural cons with the actors as guests are for-profit cons run by an event production company. They are a completely different environment from fan-run cons. These cons are more expensive and don’t have much to do other than pay a bunch to meet the actors. If that’s what you want, have at it. I will not be linking to any of those cons here.

Wincon a small, slash-friendly fan focused con that started as an SPN con but now covers various fandoms. Different US locations every year.

If you’re into Harry Potter and/or YA books:
LeakyCon large con that was founded in the years after the books. Many non-HP guests from online media that will make you feel like An Old if you read the Harry Potter books when they came out. Also lots of YA author guests. Various locations around the USA.

If you want to see as many famous actors as possible, who cares about any other programming:
Dragon*Con  Atlanta, Georgia, USA
San Diego Comic Con. You don’t need a link, right?
Emerald City Comicon  Seattle, WA, USA
Fan Expo Canada  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Supanova  everywhere in Australia
Do a web search for “comic con” in your area or ask around. Most major metro areas have cons that focus on bringing celebrity guests.

If you’re into Game of Thrones:
TitanCon Belfast, Northern Ireland. Has essentially become the Game of Thrones con since the show started filming there.

If you’re into Science Fiction & Fantasy books:
SF/F-specific cons are some of the longest running and numerous. Search “science fiction convention” and your local area to find one. They tend to have a mix of book, TV, and movie focus and author guests rather than actors. SF con culture has been around long enough that many of the people in their teens and 20s you’ll see at a con grew up going to them.

Honored to be included on this list in such fine company.  We’d also like to give a shoutout to VidUKon as another great fan-run vidding con — our overseas neighbors!

rhoboat77:

Leverage & White Collar Fanvid: “Get the Party Started” by rhoboat
Music: “Get the Party Started” by Shirley Bassey
Notes: Made for Vividcon, Club Vivid 2011. Crossposted to Tumblr by request.
See also: LJ | DW | AO3
They’re having so much fun, it’s illegal..

meeedeee:

Are you a fan vidder? A fan of fanvids? A vid looking for fans? Well Vividcon is for you: a convention devoted entirely to media fanvids - by fans and for fans.
Reposting:  “It’s three weeks until VividCon, and the official con schedule is now available online!  You can see this year’s vidshow and panel offerings here: http://vividcon.com/schedule.shtml 
Also, if you’d like to volunteer an hour to help out, it’s not too late!  Shoshanna has details here: http://vividcon.livejournal.com/351717.html 
 It’s also not too late to register for an attending membership if you’ve been thinking of going to VividCon but haven’t yet taken the plunge… http://vividcon.com/attendingreg.shtml 

meeedeee:

Are you a fan vidder? A fan of fanvids? A vid looking for fans? Well Vividcon is for you: a convention devoted entirely to media fanvids - by fans and for fans.

Reposting:  “It’s three weeks until VividCon, and the official con schedule is now available online!  You can see this year’s vidshow and panel offerings here: http://vividcon.com/schedule.shtml 

Also, if you’d like to volunteer an hour to help out, it’s not too late!  Shoshanna has details here: http://vividcon.livejournal.com/351717.html 

It’s also not too late to register for an attending membership if you’ve been thinking of going to VividCon but haven’t yet taken the plunge… http://vividcon.com/attendingreg.shtml 

And the official con schedule is now available at our website.  Check out this year’s offerings of vidshows and panels!

If you’d like to volunteer an hour to help out at the con, it’s not too late.  It’s also not too late to register for an attending membership if you’ve been thinking of going to VividCon!

olderthannetfic:

Penny Dreadful room party at VividCon this year!

Room # TBA

Are you planning to compile a glorious DVD set of your latest vids this year?  Have you and your vidding friends been meaning to collect some of your best vids onto a DVD so you can make folks watch your masterpieces on TV?  (Or perhaps, like me, you’ve made DVDs in the past, and now you have leftover copies of a previous collection sitting somewhere in a dust-covered box?)
As you might already know, if attending members would like to sell tapes or dvds of their vids at the con, VividCon has a small "orphan vids" table available in the con suite where folks can easily browse your offering(s) and con staff can collect the money for you to make the whole process easier.  Rather than taking commission, we ask a flat fee of $10 for you to sell as many DVDs as you want.  You can pay for a spot ahead of time, or…
Because we have plenty of space on the orphan vids table this year, walk-ins will be welcome!  Just turn up to the con suite on the Friday morning of the con with your DVDs and your $10, and we’ll help you get everything set up.  (The con suite can also hold DVDs off sale until any premiering vids have aired, if needed, so you can make sure folks don’t accidentally spoil themselves for your most recent works.)

A few reminders for everybody:

1) Next Tuesday, July 15th, is the deadline for rolling over your membership to next year if you won’t be able to attend. Please get in touch with us if you can’t make it by emailing llama.reg@gmail.com! You can either roll the entire membership over or switch to a supporting membership and roll over $60 toward an attending membership for 2015.

2) July 15th is also the deadline for supporting memberships and extra DVD set orders! Please get those in if you’ve been holding off.

3) Attending memberships will be available until the start of the con - no deadline on those.

Woo Vividcon!

Reminder that today, July 8, 2014, is the deadline to book hotel rooms at the VividCon rate! Book now to lock in your savings! See details at our hotel page.

Traditionally, we have had to close supporting member registration and extra DVD set ordering for attending members on July 1st. But! This year, due to anticipated availability of DVD sets, we are extending the deadline for these two things until July 15th!

Haven’t bought your supporting membership yet? Have a few friends who would love to receive their very own copy of the VividCon DVD set when you arrive home in August? We can help you do that!

Attending memberships are still available, also, until July 25th!

Sign up for attending or supporting memberships on our Registration page.

Already registered to attend? Purchase your additional DVDs on our Payment page. While you’re there, buy your Saturday taco bar lunch ticket or your Club Vivid bar wristband, too (if you haven’t already)!