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[sticky post] Feedback Sticky Post for VividCon 2014 [Aug. 9th, 2014|01:03 am]

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VividCon 2014 is under way, and this post is where you can comment with your feedback and suggestions for the con.

Something you loved? Something you hated? Suddenly struck by a brilliant idea for a themed vidshow, a panel, or a Challenge vidshow theme? Have any other great ideas you'd like to see at a future VividCon? Drop us a comment below.

Note: These feedback sticky posts on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, along with paper comment forms available all weekend in the con suite, replace the former Calls from the Public feedback panel that used to run on Sunday afternoon at the con. Anonymous commenting is enabled. If there is any feedback that you do not wish to share via LJ or DW comment or paper form in the con suite, please feel free to email it to

Con staff will reply to all online comments or emails that seem to need a response, although it is likely that this response will take place after we return home from the con. If you have an immediate need during the con, please see a member of concom or ask the volunteer in the con suite for assistance. Thank you!

Here is a link to the VividCon 2014 feedback sticky post on DW.
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Rates for VividCon 2015 memberships and hotel rooms [Oct. 26th, 2014|10:30 pm]

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Now that we've announced VividCon 2015 dates (August 7-9, 2015), let me also drop some dollar figures for your financial planning pleasure!

Attending memberships will again be priced at $100.00 and supporting memberships will again be $40.00. I expect Club Vivid bar wristbands and Saturday taco bar lunch prices to remain consistent, as well ($25 and $20, respectively).

Membership registration will begin in early 2015 (dates TBA as the new year approaches). I wish we could open registration now, but, sadly, the realities of the income tax cycle require that I keep VividCon's income and expenditures balanced within the same calendar year.

The con's hotel room rates will be $105 King and $115 Double and we'll make the reservation link available after we open registration in early 2015.

Thank you! We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the con next August!
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Dates! We have dates for VividCon 2015! [Oct. 22nd, 2014|09:32 pm]

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VividCon 2015 will take place at our customary venue, the SpringHill Suites Chicago O'Hare, on August 7-9, 2015. Further details about hotel room rates and reservations to follow as time permits (this weekend, most likely).

This is our earliest dates announcement in the 14-year history of the con. You all (like, three or four of you, but still) ask, we deliver!:D

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!
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Gathering Source panel has been upgraded to a survey! [Oct. 14th, 2014|11:32 pm]
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The Gathering Source panel has spawned a survey. There's space to share info on DVD ripping software, torrent sites, and more. Opinions entered can be anything from "this is perfect and I use it exclusively" to "tried it, didn't work, never again" and even in between. The aggregate data will include as much or as little personal comments as each person wants. If there's interest this could turn into an annual thing, a yearly update of tools and trends.

Thanks in advance! Link:
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Vividcon 2014 Notes [Sep. 2nd, 2014|04:42 pm]

My Vividcon 2014 notes for the panels this year are here and here and my notes for Vid Review and Challenge vids are here.
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Supporting Member mailing update! [Aug. 22nd, 2014|09:41 pm]

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Hi, everyone. I have good news and bad news! Bad news first...we are very, very sorry, but the Supporting Member mailing this year ran into some technical difficulties and they have not yet been mailed. But -- good news now!-- We are implementing an emergency back-up plan to get the mailing out on Monday! At which point your DVDs will be flying toward you at lightning speed (compared to the sitting still that they have been doing until now).

We apologize mightily for the delay and will be taking steps to ensure that such a situation does not ever happen again.

Until your packages arrive, please continue to enjoy the VividCon Live streaming, and we'll see you next year! And thank you for your support!
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DVD sets for supporting members [Aug. 21st, 2014|06:53 pm]

It's been a while since the end of VVC and I was just wondering if the dvds for supporting members have been mailed out yet. Every day I peek hopefully in my mail box and everyday I have that sad feeling of disappointment.
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Notes for Timing Panel [Aug. 18th, 2014|10:10 pm]


I posted the notes for the "Timing Is Everything" panel that gwyn and I co-modded here:
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panel post [Aug. 17th, 2014|07:13 pm]


I posted links/slides for my panel on vid structure here.
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An essay on Club Vivid [Aug. 16th, 2014|10:21 am]

I wrote a thing, because I had thinky thoughts.

The disclaimer: Jetpack Monkey asked me to offer up my thoughts on this topic, so they could (hopefully) help someone submitting a premiering vid to Club Vivid. This post contains my opinions, alone. (It hasn’t been sanctioned by AbsoluteDestiny.) Much of my commentary is based around my own missteps where CV vids are concerned. This isn't a reaction to any particular vid(s), but something I've thought for years and been too nervous to say out loud. There are exceptions to each of my opinions, your mileage may vary, take this with a shaker of salt, and so on.

I want to comment on a recurring trend I’ve noticed over the years. There is a particular type of song choice for CV that I feel is often unsuccessful, not because the vids are poorly made (they're not) but because they are not received well in the arena.

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