VidUKon 2015 Reminder
This is a reminder that registration is currently open for VidUKon 2015. Have you bought your membership yet? It's just over four months until the con, and while attending registrations are currently £40, but on April 10th the cost of an attending membership will go up to £52. Non-attending memberships will be available until registration closes on May 15th and cost £16 right up until registration closes.
So, you're thinking of attending the con or helping support the con through a non-attending membership. That already makes you marvellous! Here are some of the things you need to know:Additional attending registration options:
* Saturday night dinner - we're currently negotiating with the hotel to arrange a menu for a three-course meal (with vegetarian options). Expect an announcement in the (hopefully) near future confirming the cost and menu options.
* Plus one tickets for Saturday night. These tickets will include access to the Premieres show and dinner.Programming
We're going to open the forum for the discussion on shows and panels for the convention imminently. Very imminently, if that isn't a redundant tautology. If you're registered with the website, you can join in the conversation. It doesn't cost anything to register, so come and join in the conversation. Now may be the chance for you to volunteer to arrange that vid show you've always wanted to see...
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.
As with last year, we'll be running VirtUKon
alongside VidUKon. Anyone with an attending or non-attending membership will be able to watch the vidshows through the website and see the panels streaming live, spirits of the internet willing. Everyone will get access to VirtUKon a few days after the convention finishes, but if you want to join in or watch along in real time, an attending or non-attending membership is the way to go.
The flagship show of the convention is Premieres. Anyone can submit a vid to Premieres. If you're reading this post, you can submit a vid. The only caveat is that the vid must not have been released anywhere else prior to the con, and every attending and non-attending member of the convention will receive a copy of your video on the convention DVD that's issued. You'll also receive all the appropriate credit in the convention program - which also goes out to all members - and live on in the annals of internet history forever. Don't waste time, though - the deadline for submitting Premieres is April 27th
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 reserved a block of rooms - to book one of these, mention to the hotel that you're attending the VidUKon convention when you book. This option is available until April 17th.
Depending on which nights you want to book a room for, the following rates apply:
Friday night - £76 for single occupancy, or £85.50 for double occupancy
Saturday night - £89 for single occupancy, or £98.50 for double occupancy.
Those prices include breakfast. For a small additional charge, additional people can stay in each room. The rooms go up to a maximum occupancy of four people, and as a rule of thumb, the charge for adding someone beyong the double occupancy rate was approximately £30 per person last year. There's a thread on the forum
for those either looking for roommates or advertising room, and we'll be posting reminders via twitter regularly in the run up to the convention.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 VidUKon@gmail.com