The VidUKon convention committee are delighted to announce that VidUKon will be returning to Cardiff again. VidUKon 2015
is officially scheduled to take place on the 12th-15th of June in Cardiff Bay
One of the things we confirmed at VidUKon 2014 is that we're attempting to try and set a quasi-static date for VidUKon for future years rather than polling each year, and the general agreement was that around the same dates as VidUKon 2014 would be a good date. Unfortunately, we encountered clashes with too many other events during the two-week window that was discussed, so we've had to make VidUKon 2015 a little earlier than we'd hoped. I'm not sure exactly what the Speedway is, but it certainly has a dramatic effect on hotel prices. However, this year we're opening registration earlier than usual to give everyone a chance to register early and book VidUKon into your diaries - we'll miss you terribly if you don't come along!
Registration is open now! We've managed to keep ticket prices at the same cost for another year: an Attending Registration is £40 initially and Non-Attending Registration for those who want to support the con but can't attend is £16. Anyone who purchases a Non-Attending Registration will receive a copy of the Premieres DVD and the con programme after the event, as well as access to our streaming convention, VirtUKon, while VidUKon 2015 is happening.Please note
: On April 10th the cost of an Attending Registration increases to £52. Registration will officially close on May 15th.
Registration will initially only be open for tickets. We are investigating options for the traditional Saturday night dinner, but it's rather too early to confirm prices and venues. Don't worry, though; details of the dinner will be confirmed in January, and anyone who has already purchased an Attending Membership will be contacted with details of the cunning plan and the option to buy dinner tickets.Hotel Details
The con hotel is Future Inns in Cardiff Bay . More details about room rates, facilities and so on can be found at the Vidukon website.
We've been able to reserve a block of rooms - to book one of these, mention that you're attending the VidUKon convention when you book. This option is available until April 12th, at which point any unbooked rooms will be released back to general booking. All of the hotel details are available on the con website here
; if you're looking for roommates, the forum for VidUKon 2015 has been opened up on the website as well.Accessibility
There are wheelchair-accessible rooms available at the hotel, and step-free access to the con rooms.
Our full accessibility policy is available here, including information about content notes for vid shows. If you have specific questions or concerns about any access issue, please contact the con at firstname.lastname@example.orgProgramming
A post will go up in January 2015 for people to discuss and brainstorm ideas for what vidshows and panels they'd like to see at the con. Programming is reliant on the efforts of attendees, so if you have an idea for something you'd like to organise, let us know on the forum. If you'd like to see some of the shows and panels from previous years, please feel free to investigate the VirtUKon area of the VidUKon website - all of the details from our last four conventions are available there.
If you can't attend but would like to put something together, let us know too! We'll give priority to registered attendees but it's certainly possible to put together a vid show remotely, and if anyone wants to Skype in a panel or something, that could be awesome.
There'll be a Premieres vid show on Saturday for brand new vids. If you'd like to submit a vid to that, whether you're attending or not, please do! The deadline to do so is April 10th. More detailed information about vid submission will be available from January.