April Showers Editing Party!

Apr. 16th, 2014 08:57 pm
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As part of the OTW's 2014 April Showers, the Wiki Committee invites you to a Fanlore editing chat in the Fanlore chat room on Saturday, 19 April at 20:00 UTC (What time is that where I live?).

Come hang out with other Fanlore editors, get help with your first wiki edits, or discuss new content ideas for the April Showers fandoms so far or any other Fanlore pages! Fanlore staff will be present to answer any questions about Fanlore editing and will be happy to assist new users. Everyone is welcome!

We hope to see you there!

Beta Request!

Apr. 15th, 2014 01:52 pm
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After taking part in the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty open thread, I've started taking the advice given about editing and betas. I have a finished draft of a Peaky Blinders vid, and while I have a beta who's familiar with the fandom, I would really love for a non-fan beta to give it a look-over. I still consider myself a relative newbie, though this is my third year vidding and I have around six "published" vids.

The vid is to a Sage Francis song, around 2:40 in length and made in Sony Vegas 11. Mostly, I'm looking to see if there's any technical weirdness (clips that look off, pacing, timing), and if the storyline comes through to a non-fan of the show. No strong content warnings, but the vid does include scenes of sexual content, violence, blood, and drug use.

PM me if you can help out, and thank you!
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Those of you who have been to CON.TXT before may remember that we post images of all our favorite characters and actors on screens behind the dance floor during Disco Duck! Well, this year we're looking to add some new faces to our slideshow, and we'd love your help in doing it!

Please comment here on the Dreamwidth post with links to up to FIVE large, high-quality images (they'll be projected, so they need to look good when blown up!), and please give us whatever info you have on the person depicted (actor/character/show). No fanart, please, but photos, screencaps, and official art are all great.

We may not be able to use all of your submissions, but please consider helping us change things up with some new images!

searching for IT crowd vids

Apr. 14th, 2014 04:17 pm
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I'm putting together a vid show for Britishfest and I've got my lineup pretty well planned with one gap - I'd love to include a vid for The IT Crowd, but I don't know anyone who has vidded this show and a brief look at YouTube didn't turn up anything I really liked.

Does anyone know of any really good vids for this source?
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Hey Vid Folks!

VidUKon 2014 is running 27 - 29th June in Cardiff Bay this year and it's currently £40 for an attending membership, which includes two and a half days of awesome vid-related entertainment AND FREE STICKERS!

That price is rising to £52 on April 27th 2014!

Our SCHEDULE is now live and supporting memberships, which include access to VirtUKon, will still be available at an unchanged price.

We are also accepting Premieres and submissions to our Vidder's Choice show - a chance for any member (attending or supporting) to show a vid of their choice during our opening evening. Deadlines for these are 11th May 2014.

Come spend an awesome weekend with us!
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Hey there Vid Fans!  

Just to warn everyone, on APRIL 27th 2014 the price for attendance will rise from £40 to £52!  Get your ticket now to take advantage of our early bird discount!  

Also there are still rooms available at our agreed prices of £79/single £88/double (+£29/per additional person up to 4!) at the hotel.  This is LESS than the current best price available.  To get this price, be sure to ask to speak to Reservations when you call.  The main desk can take bookings, but cannot book you into one of these rooms.  There are a limited number available.

Hotel contact information is here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/hotel

We are also accepting submissions to Vidder's Choice and Premieres!  

Any attending or supporting member is invited to submit a vid to Vidder's Choice!  Anyone at all is highly encouraged to submit Premieres!  

The deadline for both is May 11th, but the server is ready any time!  

Instructions for uploading to these shows are here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/upload



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Title: I’m So Goddamn Fucking Lonely
Fandom: Raging Phoenix
Music: I’m So Goddamn Fucking Lonely, by The Sisters of St Rupertsberg
Length: 2:52 min
Summary: The most emotional vid for a Thai martial arts movie you will ever see.

Streaming and download.

Discussions on vid feedback

Apr. 14th, 2014 01:43 pm
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I'm putting together a panel for vidukon on vid feedback.  I haven't sorted out what the panel will look like, and I know that at Vividcon there have been multiple panels related to feedback and beta processes.  If anyone knows of posts that have talked about what was covered in those panels, how the panelists structured it, etc, I'd love to see them!  Or if anyone put on or attended one of those panels and wants to tell me about it, that would also be awesome!  Also, general posts about feedback/beta processes (not necessarily vid-specific) would be super useful.

The original request is at this DW post -- comments there are much appreciated!
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Wiscon is a feminist science fiction convention held each May in Madison, Wisconsin. This year it is the weekend of May 23. The past several years, we have held a vid party on Friday of the convention, featuring both premieres and vid shows of older vids, and we will do the same again this year. We'd like as many people as are interested to be part of the programming for the vid party!

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.

Working on a Premiere? 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 prefer more one-on-one guidance, check out our Mentorship program!

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 workshop. If you're interested, we'd love to have you!

Follow [community profile] wiscon_vidparty or [community profile] wiscon/ [livejournal.com profile] wiscon for updates, reminders and information!

On Tumblr? Reblog our post there and help spread the word!
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Here is the lowdown on the CON.TXT 2014 Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction:

Ducks Deluxe is an opportunity to display, buy, and sell fan-made art, crafts, and other unique items of fannish interest. If you've been bringing stuff to (and home from) "art shows" at slash cons for years, you probably know what we're getting at; if you're new to this, think of it as a fusion of an art fair in the park and etsy.com, with a little deviantART and (hopefully) a whole lot of slash tossed in for good measure.

If you're ready to submit your art, go to the 2014 Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show webpage and fill out an Entry Form to get started!

If you need a little inspiration or if you work better with some direction, you could always visit our art prompt page....

Whatever you do, have fun, and go forth and be crafty! If you have friends who ought to know about CON.TXT and the Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction, please spread the word! If you have questions, don't hesitate to e-mail artsy@con-txt.net.

(The Fine Print: CON.TXT will charge a small commission on items that aren't sold for charity (the 2014 CON.TXT charity is TBD). If you would like to submit a portfolio and/or up to three not-for-sale pieces to display, there is a small fee for display space. You don't have to be a CON.TXT attending member to send us your stuff; use the link above to submit your art, and for instructions on where to send your items. In the happy event we are deluged with submissions, we might be forced to turn away some pieces. If we have to make choices, we'll respond to our membership: things that are slash-related or have elements or characters from popular slashy media are going to be more irresistible to the folks at CON.TXT, and we'll prioritize these above non-fandom-related pieces. We encourage submissions (heh) that are too explicit for viewing by children, violate copyright, or are judged to have libelous content in regard to known persons or well-known characters. At the discretion of the con-comm, items determined to have disturbing content may be displayed in such a way as to warn potential viewers.)
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Attendees: Have you ever looked at the art featured in the Ducks Deluxe Arts & Crafts Show and Auction and wished your pairing was up there? Have you ever wondered what the pictures in your head would look like on canvas?

Artists: Want to know what bidders are looking for this year? Or maybe you're in need of inspiration?

Well, you're in luck! This year, in order to make Ducks Deluxe more interactive and targeted to our attendees, we've decided to open up art-specific prompting in a kind of "Big Bang" meets "Kink Meme".

This is how it will work: Anyone can leave a prompt for art. Prompts can be as specific or as vague as you want them to be, and you can leave as many prompts as you like. We just ask that each prompt be a separate comment, to make it easier for artists to find ideas. Please prompt HERE on the Dreamwidth post!

Artists are then free to browse the prompts, stake a claim, and make some art. Once your masterpiece is complete, we'd like each artist to print, mat and submit the end result to our art show. These pieces can be put up for auction like any other art in the show; prompters don't get dibs on the artwork itself, but if it turns out exactly as you imagined it, maybe you'll want to bid on it!

You don't have to be an attendee to submit prompts or to make art, but you do have to be an attendee to bid on and/or purchase the finished products submitted to Ducks Deluxe.

So if you have friends who would love to play along, please spread the word! If you have questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment, or you can send an e-mail to artsy@con-txt.net.

vid request help

Apr. 10th, 2014 02:50 pm
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1. Willow/Angelus vid with song Rebel Love Song by Black Veil Brides
2. Willow/Angel vid with the song Young & Beautiful by Lana De Rey

"Heartbleed" security vulnerability

Apr. 8th, 2014 08:16 pm
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For those who have seen reference today in the press to the "Heartbleed" security vulnerability in OpenSSL, we'd like to reassure you that although we (like a large portion of the internet) were running the affected software, we patched our servers last night and were no longer vulnerable from that point.

We have no reason to believe that anyone was exploiting this vulnerability against us or that any user data has been compromised. We'll be changing our security certificates for extra confidence.

On the other hand, the nature of this vulnerablity means that it's impossible for a website to know for absolute certain whether someone was exploiting it. If someone was exploiting the vulnerability, against us or against any other website, they potentially have access to any information you sent to the site, including your username/password for the site and any data you sent to the site under HTTPS. It's a good idea to change your passwords pretty much everywhere, but don't do it until you can verify that a site is no longer vulnerable.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Discussion Topics for CON.TXT 2014

Apr. 7th, 2014 06:05 pm
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There is still time to put in a few more panel suggestions before the form closes on Friday! After that, it will be time for voting on which of them you want the most for this year's con.

Suggest A Panel

If you want to influence this decision, there's an even better method than ballot-stuffing (please don't go for ballot-stuffing): panels which already have moderators are a lot more likely to end up on the schedule. If there's a panel you really want to attend and it doesn't have anyone running it yet, in addition to rustling up votes you could ask around and see if there's someone in your fandom who would be interested in volunteering to do it -- or consider stepping in yourself! We aim to have at least two people moderating every panel, so you wouldn't be alone up there.

Moderate A Panel

Here are some excerpts from the tips we offer to moderators which may help you get a sense of what it's like to lead a panel, if you're on the fence about it:
First things first -- these generally aren't professors lecturing or panels with presentations like you might see at a professional conference, but more like friendly discussions with a lot of audience participation. Even if you are giving a presentation, allow a lot of time for discussion.

You might want to prepare a short "opening statement" to describe why this topic was suggested and to relate any recent relevant activity online or on screen to put everyone on the same page.

Have a list of "starter" questions to get discussion going. You might want to start by polling the room; ask things like Y/N on a meta question, who has a favorite character or OTP, how many have written a drabble, and so on. This helps you know your audience, and gets people interacting with you. In a smaller panel, you may want to go around and have everyone introduce themselves and give their reason for attending.

Think about splitting the time up into 3 or 4 subtopics. For each, prepare a list of 3 or 4 open-ended questions to start discussion. If discussion lags, go on to the next topic; if discussion is lively, feel free to stay with it. Having a few backup questions that you don't get to is better than running out of things to talk about.

While it's not appropriate for all panels, you are encouraged to write up notes, how-to, resources, links, etc, and print them to hand out. This is also darned useful to hand to a trusty scribe in the panel to mark up and then post as your panel notes later...
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Reminder: you've only got a little more than a week left to suggest panel topics for this year's con!

We're looking for discussion subjects in every category -- from meta to how-tos, from single-fandom topics to ones that apply across multiple fandoms -- as long as they're related to slash and/or slash fandom, we want you to suggest them.

Also, come browse the list of already suggested panels for ones whose discussion you might like to lead! We typically have two or three moderators as discussion leaders for every panel, so you can put yourself down as a possible moderator even if there's already someone there. You don't have to have suggested the panel to lead it, and you don't have to lead a panel just because you suggested it!

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