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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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If you’re planning to premiere a vid (or multiple vids) at the con this year, here are some important dates to note.

  • Friday, April 25th: all Club Vivid vids due before 11:59pm ET.
  • Friday, May 30th: all Challenge (this year’s theme: Gift), Nearly New, and themed vidshow vids due before 11:59pm ET.
  • Friday, June 20th: all Premieres, Also Premiering, and Auction vids due before 11:59pm ET.

(And of course, there is also Friday, August 8th: this year’s VividCon begins, and it is full of amazing vids that you and others have made!)

Supporting Memberships are now available! For $40 supporting members get a copy of the con program book, a listing of your name in the con program, a copy of the con DVD to be mailed after the con, and access to the streaming vidshows during and after the con.

Also, attending members can continue to order up to three extra DVDs. Please note that all extra DVDs must be ordered in advance. They WILL NOT be sold at the con. You must have an attending membership at the time you order the DVDs.

Supporting memberships with DVD and extra DVDs for attending members must be ordered by July 1st. Attending memberships are also still available.

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Just a reminder that the VVC fundraiser auction ends tonight, Saturday 29 March, at 11:59 pm US Eastern Daylight Time! 

http://vividcon.com/auction2014.cgi

So if you’re still mulling over that vid idea you can’t get out of your head, or wishing you had a willing vidder who could help you come up with that vid idea and then get it out of your head, today’s the day!

Please go here to bid on the vidder of your dreams!

We’ve had some occasional technical problems with emails not being sent. If you make a bid and don’t receive a confirmation email within 20 minutes or so, please contact lydia [at] bobac [dot] com and she’ll check into it. You can also see on the auction page itself whether your bid went through.

The auction will be open until 11:59 pm US Eastern Daylight Time on March 29. Please remember that this isn’t eBay, and we’re not set up to handle a huge crunch of last-minute bids. :)  

We have six vidders on board this year, with a diverse range of interests and sources they’re willing to vid!  Have a Cowboy Bebop AMV you’ve been dying to see made?  Want someone to finally make the epic Sterek (or Starsky/Hutch, or Ichabod/Abbie,  or, or —) ship vid you’ve always wanted?  Got a brain-bending True Detective idea you can’t seem to shake?  In addition to the fandoms below, a few of our vidders could be willing to vid any TV or movie source you desire!  

Please go here to bid on the vidder of your dreams!  The auction will be open until 11:59 pm US Eastern Daylight Time on March 29. (Though please remember that this isn’t eBay, and we’re not set up to handle a huge crunch of last-minute bids!) 

The sources our vidders are offering include, but are not limited to (takes deep breath)…

Almost Human, Arrow, Avatar the Last Airbender, Being Human (US), Breaking Bad, Bubblegum Crisis, Charlie Jade, Chicago Fire, Continuum, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Grimm, Haven, Hellsing, Invisible Man, Leverage, Longmire, Luther, Miami Vice, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Musketeers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Once a Thief, The Professionals, The Sentinel, Sherlock, Sleepy Hollow, Smallville, Sons of Anarchy, Starsky and Hutch, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terra Nova, Total Recall 2070, True Detective, Vikings, White Collar, and MORE.

You can head over to the VividCon auction page to see what each vidder has on offer.  Please spread this announcement far and wide, feel free to get together with like-minded friends to pool your bidding funds, and dream up the vids you’d love to see!

(Post edited 3/22 with links to auction page.)

vividconofficial:

Hello, vidders! Or anyone who’d like to pass this along to vidders they know!

Vividcon is looking for vidders willing to offer their services in this year’s VVC Vid Auction Fundraiser!  More details after this cut:

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Today (3/17) is the last day for you to volunteer your fabulous vidding services to the VividCon Auction! If you’ve been waiting to sign up, now’s the time to email Dorinda (dorinda at thechicagoloop dot net), with the info requested in the Call for Vidding Volunteers - VividCon Auction ‘14 post.

We are looking forward to the excitement of VividCon Auction Week, but there can be no slow build to a last-minute bidding frenzy without *your* amazing vidding talents on offer to the discerning and desirous bidding masses. Come join the fun, vidders, and earn the grateful thanks of the entire con!

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Hello, vidders! Or anyone who’d like to pass this along to vidders they know!

Vividcon is looking for vidders willing to offer their services in this year’s VVC Vid Auction Fundraiser!  More details after this cut:

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This year, VividCon’s vid submission format will be going through some changes!  Vids will no longer be uploaded as m2v/wav file pairs but instead will be mp4s in some shape or form.  A new version of LlamaEnc will be available to help encode your vids, but we still need some feedback from you as we decide exactly how to handle these new files. 

If you are a vidder who is considering submitting premiering vids to Vividcon, please fill out this poll (or you can send your answers — and any questions you may have — directly to AbsoluteDestiny at the email address provided).

Hi all! The option for buying a Club Vivid bar wristband was accidentally left off the payment page (linked in the reg confirmation email) for those who registered earlier today and yesterday. If you have already paid for your registration et al. but would like a wristband, too, you can go back to that page and buy a wristband by itself. (If you HAVEN’T paid yet and would like a bar wristband, you can just add your wristband when you get to that point!)

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience!


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Club Vivid premiering vid sign-ups will begin TOMORROW (Feb. 22nd) at 5pm EST.  Sign-up posts will appear on the VividCon Livejournal and Dreamwidth comms, so ready your dance moves vid ideas!

Sign-up & song claiming post is available here!

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