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 If you're coming to this year's VidUKon, or you're thinking about it, here's what's in store for 2019:
 
Friday 14 June, 2019
 
13:00 Registration (registration will continue to be open between sessions after this)
14:00 Informal vid-watching/Social time
15:00 Coffee/tea break
15:30 VIDSHOW: 2009 Retrospective
16:30 Break
18:00 Quiz
19:30 VIDSHOW: Vidder's Choice
21:00 VIDSHOW: Be Gay, Do Crimes
22:00 Lithy & Doccy's "Tea" Party
 
Saturday 15 June, 2019
 
09:45 VIDSHOW: Festivids
10:45 VIDSHOW: Behind the Scenes
11:45 Coffee/tea break
12:00 PANEL: Group Vidding Workshop
13:30 Lunch (hallway buffet to allow the group vidding to continue into lunch if necessary)
15:00 VIDSHOW: A Brief History of Found Footage Film
16:00 Break
16:15 VIDSHOW: Monsters
17:15 PANEL: Anatomy of a Vid
18:15 Dinner (Thomas Restaurant)
20:15 VIDSHOW: Eurovision
21:15 VIDSHOW: Premieres
 
Sunday 16 June, 2019
 
10:00 Vid Show: Best of CreaSpace
11:00 VIDSHOW: But What About Teh Menz?
12:00 PANEL: New Exciting Tech Developments
13:00 Lunch
14:00 PANEL: Year In Review
15:00  VIDSHOW: Storytelling
16:00 Feedback
 
This schedule may be subject to small changes closer to the con, but this is the rough shape of the weekend! Since there's only one programming track, attendees who wish to can attend every session, but the breakout room is always available if you want to skip a session to chat, relax or vid!

Registration for the con is open until Sunday 12 May (bear in mind that rooms in the reserved convention block are no longer available.) Supporting membership is available until Friday 31 May if you'd like real-time access to the virtual con. If you'd like to submit a premiere or a Vidder's Choice vid, the deadline is Monday 13 May.
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There's a convo going on at twitter atm, some people planning to arrive/leave at various times. Figured a post might be a more organized way of figuring things out :)

In the past there have been various get-together involving board games, outings, food stuffs, and cinema.
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The convention-rate room block at the Future Inn Cardiff Bay has now sold out, ahead of the deadline.
 
If you were hoping to stay in Cardiff, don't worry, you still have plenty of options!
 
If you'd like to share a room in the convention hotel, consider leaving a comment on the Find a Roommate post. There may well be attendees looking for someone to share the costs of their room. (If you are an attendee looking to share the cost of your room, now would be the perfect time to comment and mention that fact!) There are also still some regular-rate rooms available at the convention hotel.
 
If you'd like to find another hotel, availability is limited and prices are a little higher because of the Elton John concert on Saturday night, but there are still rooms to be had! The Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay is a short walk from the Future Inn, although it's much pricier than the con rates. The Premier Inn Cardiff North is a 15-minute drive away but more affordable. The Sleeperz Hotel is a less-than-10-minute drive away and has some availability at time of writing.
 
Airbnb also has some properties available for the weekend of the con.
 
If you'd like to come to VidUKon and you haven't yet booked accommodation, we recommend getting it done as soon as possible as prices are likely to go up nearer the time.
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 As you might have already seen, VidUKon will soon be opening vid submissions for our Premieres show!
 
Premieres is the highlight of the convention - taking place on the Saturday evening, it showcases never-before-seen vids in a variety of fandoms, styles and genres on the big screen.
 
Absolutely anyone can submit a premiering vid - you don't need to be attending or supporting the con. (Although, in the unlikely circumstance that there are too many vids to show, priority will be given to attending and supporting members.) There is no minimum level of experience or skill either - the Premieres show is for all vidders who want to showcase their work.
 
The only requirement is that your vid should be completely new - which means please don't post it anywhere online or show it at any other events until after the Premieres show on the evening of Saturday June 15, 2019, UK time. The show should be your vid's first ever public viewing.
 
The deadline to submit vids for the show is Monday May 13, 2019. Watch our news page and social media closer to that date for more information on how to send us your finished vid for inclusion in the show!
 
VidUKon is a UK-based, fan-run, vid-focused convention. This year it's taking place in Cardiff on June 14-16. If you're interested to learn more, take a look at our FAQ.
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There are just about three months left before VidUKon 2019, so if you're thinking of joining us in Cardiff on June 14-16, here's a taste of what's on the schedule for the weekend:
 
We've got vidshows aplenty. From regulars like Vidder's Choice, Best of CreaSpace and highlights from Festivids 2018 to themed shows, with topics including monsters, a 2009 retrospective, stories, be gay do crimes, found footage films, masculinities and behind the scenes.
 
On Saturday night, check out the big event, the annual Premieres show, showcasing brand new vids from all kinds of fandoms.
 
Plus there will be panels, including Anatomy of a Vid, the Year in Vidding discussion and a look at some exciting tech developments.
 
For the third year running, you can take part in the (in)famous group vidding workshop - join a team to vid a section of a song in just three hours, then stitch the pieces together! (No vidding experience required, all groups will have at least one confident vidder.)
 
If you're most excited about socialising at the con, you'll be glad to hear that the programme includes a quiz, a room party, and a con dinner before the Premieres show on Saturday night, as well as plenty of opportunities to chat between programme items. 
 
 
 
If you'd like to attend, it's time to get your skates on - the price for attending membership will rise on Saturday April 13, so take advantage of the current price while you still can!
 
Plus, we advise you to organise your room booking for the con as soon as possible - since Elton John is performing in Cardiff on the Saturday night, affordable rooms may be difficult to find. Take advantage of the con room block before Sunday, April 14. More information HERE.
 
One last thing - nominations for our scholarship close on Sunday 31 March. If you'd like to attend the con but are unable to afford it, and you have not attended before, do take a look HERE. Priority is given to vidders from non-UK Europe, but anyone can be nominated, and self-nominations are encouraged!
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02/04/19: PLEASE NOTE, the convention-rate block has now sold out. Take a look at THIS POST for more information.

If you're coming to VidUKon in June, you'll probably need somewhere to stay! Rooms in the Future Inn Cardiff Bay have been set aside at a special rate for the convention, and these can be booked using the contact details HERE until Sunday April 14:
 
 
Friday 14 June - £94 single / £104 twin or double
 
Saturday 15 June - £119 single / £129 twin or double
 
Sunday 16 June - £74 single / £84 twin or double
 
 
We recommend taking advantage of the convention rooms if you can - Elton John is performing in Cardiff on the weekend of the con, so rooms elsewhere may be expensive and difficult to find.
 
Each room is wheelchair accessible, has two double beds and can accommodate up to four people (for more than two people, check rates with the hotel.) Breakfast is included in the rate, and you won't need to pay anything until the weekend of the con.
 
If you'd like to find someone to share a room with, comment on this post or take a look to see if anyone else has already commented.
 
 
While we're here, a reminder that vidshow and panel suggestions close this evening! For more info on this and other important dates, take a look HERE.
 
VidUKon is a UK-based, fan-run, vid-focused convention. This year it's taking place in Cardiff on June 14-16. If you're interested to learn more, take a look at our FAQ.
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 Preparations for this year’s con are ramping up! If you want to attend or support this year’s convention, contribute programming or a vid, or you just like to know what’s what, here are the most important dates for your diary:
 
  • This year’s convention runs from the afternoon of Friday 14 June to the afternoon of Sunday 16 June, 2019. Friday afternoon programming will be low-key, with things kicking into gear in the evening. Saturday programming begins in the morning and runs throughout the day until the Premieres show in the evening. Sunday programming begins in the morning and runs until the afternoon, with things likely to wrap up sometime between 3 and 5pm. For anyone who wishes to stay an extra night, there are usually con attendees still around to hang out with after this, although there is no more formal programming.
  • If you are planning to attend the convention, you need to register by Sunday, 12 May. If you would like to buy a supporting membership, you can do this until Friday, 31 May, but if you’d like to submit a vid for Vidder’s Choice (see below for more info), you’ll need to have purchased your membership in order to do that. Attending memberships rise in price from £44.99 to £54.99 on Saturday, April 13.
  • The deadline to submit premieres is Monday, 13 May. A premiere is a brand new, never-before-seen vid which has not yet been released online and which has its first public viewing during the Premieres show on the Saturday night of the convention. Anyone can make a premiere - you don’t need to be attending or supporting the con - but in the unlikely circumstance that there are too many vids to show, priority will be given to attending and supporting members. Premiere vids can be any genre, style and fandom, and there is no minimum required experience level to submit a premiere. More information on how to post your premiere will be available shortly, but don’t worry about that for now - as long as you’ve made a vid, we’ll help you get it show-ready.
  • The deadline to submit a vid to Vidder’s Choice is also Monday, 13 May. Vidder’s Choice is a showcase of back catalogue vids. If you are an attending or supporting member of the convention, you can choose any one of your existing vids to feature in the show. It’s an opportunity to highlight a hidden gem, celebrate an old favourite, or maybe even drag a few new people into an obscure fandom! More information on how to submit your Vidder’s Choice vid will be available shortly.
  • We are still looking for programming ideas! Vidshow and panel submissions are open until Monday, March 4. They can be submitted via the website. If you have an idea but you’d like to discuss it in more detail before submitting, or if you have any questions, leave a comment on this post, or get in touch with the concom via Twitter or email. If you’re creating a vidshow (VJing), you will need to have the playlist finalised by Tuesday, April 30. You will then be asked to upload the vid files sometime in May. If you’ve never done a vidshow or panel before but you’d like to give it a go, don’t worry - we will support you through the process!
  • Scholarship nominations are open until Sunday, March 31. The scholarship offers support to one individual who has not been to the con in the past and would like to attend. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged, and you are also extremely welcome to apply if you have been nominated in the past and missed out and have still never attended the con. Priority is given to Non-UK European applicants, but UK and international vidders and vid fans are also welcome to apply! Take a look HERE for more details, or to make a donation to the scholarship fund.
  • Rooms at the Future Inn in the VidUKon block at the special con rate will be held until Sunday, April 14. Book early if you can - Elton John is performing in Cardiff on the Saturday night so it may be difficult to find rooms elsewhere.
 
For quick reference, here’s the list:
 
March 4 - deadline for show and panel submissions
March 31 - deadline for scholarship nominations
April 13 - attending membership rises in price
April 14 - deadline for booking a room in the VidUKon block at the con rate
April 30 - VJs need to have finalised and submitted vidshow playlists
May 12 - deadline to register to attend VidUKon 2019
May 13 - deadline for submitting vids for Premieres and Vidder’s Choice
May 31 - deadline to purchase a supporting membership for VidUKon 2019
June 14-16 - the convention
 
VidUKon is a UK-based, fan-run, vid-focused convention. This year it's taking place in Cardiff on June 14-16. If you're interested to learn more, take a look at our FAQ.
 
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Bidding is now open for six fantastic vidders in our annual auction! You can bid until 8pm (UK time) on Saturday 26 January, and the auction is raising money for quiz prizes and extra food and refreshments for the con. If the target is reached, 50% of any additional funds raised will be donated to RAINN.
 
Winning an auction means that the vidder you've chosen will work with you to make one vid that you request. Check out the bidding page for more details, but in summary:
 
Bid on AurumCalendula for female-character-centric and femslash fanvids, in fandoms like Killing Eve, Star Trek and Tipping the Velvet.
 
Bid on jagwriter78 for a broad range of topics, including a ton of movies, The Walking Dead, and Legends of Tomorrow.
 
Bid on killabeez if you have a song in mind that you're desperate to see vidded, in fandoms including The Magicians, Almost Human and any femslashy or slashy movie.
 
Bid on Larissa Bernstein for humorous vids or literally anything else for Star Trek TOS and Reboot, Hannibal, or classical Hollywood cinema.
 
Bid on LithiumDoll whether you have a vague plan or a more concrete idea, in fandoms like Farscape, Titans or Travelers.
 
Bid on Llin for feelingsy vids in fandoms like Star Trek, One Day at a Time or Anne With an E.
 
Find out more and make a bid HERE.
 
(And if you haven't already, check out our recent news post for updates on programming, premieres, room bookings and our scholarship!)
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This year’s con is getting closer! With that in mind, here are a few things worth knowing:

The con will run from the afternoon of Friday 14 June to the afternoon of Sunday 16 June, 2019.
 
Vidshow and panel submissions are now open, until Monday March 4 2019! Check THIS POST for more details on how to submit an idea.
 
We are also seeking brand new, never-before-seen vids for our flagship Premieres show! Vids can be in any genre, style or fandom. You don't have to be attending or supporting VidUKon to submit a premiere. More information will be available soon, but the deadline for premiering vids will likely be sometime in May.
 
Some rooms have been set aside in the Future Inn Cardiff Bay for VidUKon attendees, at a special con rate. These can be reserved by getting in touch with the hotel by phone or email, and mentioning that you are attending the con and would like one of the VidUKon reserved rooms. These rooms will be held for us until Sunday April 14 2019, so make sure you book before then!
 
Nominations are open for our scholarship! The scholarship offers support to one individual who has not been to the con in the past and would like to attend. Priority is given to Non-UK European applicants, but UK and international vidders and vid fans are also welcome to apply! Nominations will close on Sunday 31 March 2019. Take a look HERE for more details, or to make a donation to the scholarship fund.
 
The VidUKon auction is running again! Kind and awesome vidders can offer their vidding services to be bid on to raise money to contribute to the running of the con. Signups for vidders are running until Saturday 19 January 2019, and bidding will take place between Sunday 20 January 2019 and Saturday 26 January 2019. Sign up or keep an eye on the bidding HERE.
 
If you haven’t had a chance yet, you can register for your attending or supporting membership HERE.
 
 
Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the con!
 
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Yes, this is the place for you to bash out, brainstorm, collaborate, run away with, wow us all and fling suggestions for VidUKon 2019 panels and vidshows!

We always get more vidshows than panel ideas, so don’t forget to give those panels some love and as usual, we’re open to combos, new formats, workshops… whatever ideas you have, bring them here!

Veteran VJs are welcome and so are first-timers - if you'd like to put a vidshow together but don't know where to start, get in touch and we'll be happy to help. Priority will be given to attending members, but supporting members can put together vidshows for us as well.

Vidshow and panel submissions will remain open until March 4 2019.

Submit vidshow ideas here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/shows and panel ideas here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/panels
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 The next incarnation of VidUKon, the UK's fan vidding convention, will take place in Cardiff on Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of June, 2019.

We'll have all the usual delights:

- vidshows including themed shows, Vidder's Choice, and our flagship Premieres show on Saturday night

- panels, discussions and workshops to dig deeper into vids, as a creator and a viewer

- plenty of opportunities for socialising with other vid fans

Stay tuned for more information soon about registration, vidshow and panel submissions, room bookings and more!

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 VidUKon is fast approaching!

If you are planning to attend the con, now is the time to get your tickets. Attending ticket sales will end on May 13. Get your tickets here:

http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/registration

If you can’t attend but want to support the con, you have until May 31 - but bear in mind that if you would like to include one of your backlist vids in Vidder’s Choice, you will need to have registered before the Vidder’s Choice deadline.

The Vidder’s Choice deadline and the deadline for Premieres are both on May 14.

Attending and Supporting members of the con can submit any one back catalogue vid to Vidder’s Choice. Anyone at all can submit a brand-new, never-before-seen vid to the Premieres show. You can upload your vid for either show on the site now:

http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/upload

If you’re not sure how, take a look at this post for instructions:

http://www.vidukon.co.uk/news/2018/05/07/58

Hoping to see you all at the con!

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 The deadline for both Premieres (brand-new, never-before-seen vids from any interested vidders, in any genre, style or fandom) and Vidder’s Choice (back-catalogue vids by Attending and Supporting members of VidUKon 2018) is May 14.

If you have your vid for either show ready to go, here’s what you need to do with it!

(I know this post is a little long but I promise it’s pretty easy. Do give us a shout if you get stuck though! We’d much rather take the time to give someone a little advice than miss out on showing great vids!)

How to upload your vids

1) First of all, you need to have an account on the VidUKon site.

Just click Create Account on the homepage, fill in the relevant details and log in. (At this stage, if you want to submit to Vidder’s Choice and you haven’t yet registered for Attending or Supporting Membership, you’ll want to head over to Registration in the menu at the left of the page and do that first.)

2) Once you have an account, go to Upload in the menu on the left. Select the show you’d like to upload a vid to. (You’ll need to click Next at the bottom right of the page to get through each stage.)

On the Video Details page, fill in the title of your vid, a description/summary, the source(s) you made it from (ie, the TV show/movie/comic/whatever), and its duration. On the next screen, fill in the music title and artist. Then, on the next screen, your name (as you’d like to be credited) and email address (as well as your website and/or blog if you’d like.) Tick the box for any applicable warnings, and fill in additional info for anything under Other.

3) Next you’ll see a page which asks you to choose how to upload - browser, FTP, or link to files. My personal recommendation is FTP. It takes a few minutes to set up but over the years I’ve found it the best and most straightforward, plus it’s the easiest way to see when your file has successfully made it over to us.

If you’d like to try that option, click Upload via FTP, then download and install Filezilla:

https://filezilla-project.org/
 

It doesn’t take long! Once it’s installed, open it. You’ll see some boxes to fill in across the top. In Host put “ftp.vidukon.co.uk”, and in Username put “anonymous”, then click QuickConnect. Some stuff will scroll by. Don’t worry about any error messages you see.

Now you’re ready to send over your vid. If you’re uploading for Vidder’s Choice, you can upload as mov, avi, mp4, m2v, mpg or divx. For Premieres it’s a little more complicated, see further down this post for instructions!

When you have the vid you want to upload in the right format, make sure the filename is identical to the filename supplied on the Upload via FTP page - it’ll look something like “vidderschoice_test_test”. This helps us organise things behind the scenes. In the Local Site menu on the left of Filezilla, find your vid and double-click it, or right click and select Upload.

You’ll see the upload’s progress bar at the bottom of the screen. Once the file has moved, it’ll show up under Successful Transfers in the tab at the bottom of the page.

4) Once you see that, check the box on the Upload via FTP page that says “I confirm that I have FTPed my video file(s) with the name [filename]”. You can then move on and choose whether you’d like your vid to be in the virtual con - if you do, fill in your embed code from YouTube/Vimeo/wherever and a link to the vid (on YouTube or AO3 or Tumblr or Dreamwidth or whatever). If your vid is passworded, add that in.

5) Then just click through and hit Save if you’re happy with everything! The website should thank you for submitting your vid.

If you’re not sure whether your vid arrived safely, please check with us, via Twitter or email. We’d hate to miss out on your vid because it didn’t get uploaded correctly and nobody knew about it!
 

How to get your vid in the right format for Premieres

For Premieres, vids need to be in this format:

MPEG-2 (.m2v) and the audio encoded as a separate wave (.wav) 48 kHz 720x480 resolution NTSC format, 29.97 framerate 5500-6500 kpbs bitrate (NOT higher) 4:3 (if vid isn't 4:3, it has to be letter boxed to show in 4:3 fine)

If you get stuck on any of this, please let us know, we want your vid! But here’s the easiest way to do it. (Bear in mind that I’m on Windows and don’t know how this works on Mac!)

1) Download a great little program called Llamaenc2 HERE. (With thanks to AbsoluteDestiny for creating it!). Install it, open it.

2) Click on Choose Vid, find the vid you want to convert. Choose the top option in each dropdown in Settings.

3) Take a look at the preview on the right to see if it looks ok and not squashed or anything. (You can scroll using the blue slider to look at different shots.) IF it looks good, you’re in luck! You probably don’t need to change anything. Choose a file name and output directory, then click Convert.

Once the conversion is finished, watch the resulting vid through to check it looks ok. (The video and audio will be separate files. If you struggle to find a way to open them concurrently, I know Windows Media Player Classic will play them together automatically if they’re in the same folder.) If it looks good, go ahead and upload both video and audio according to the instructions above!

If any of the above causes problems, for example if the vid looks squashed (the most likely issue), tinker with the Aspect Ratio setting and the Crop and Resize radio buttons until it doesn’t look squashed, then try converting. And again, give us a shout if you get stuck or you're not sure!

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The con is fast approaching!

If you’re planning to attend but haven’t purchased your membership yet, prices rise from £39.99 to £49.99 on April 13 - that is, this Friday! Get your ticket before Friday if you want to pay the lower price.

If you haven’t yet booked your hotel room, now’s the time to do it. Rooms at the special con rate are available until April 15 - this Sunday. Book your rooms before then if you want the con rate. (Actual payment is usually at the con itself.)

If you’re working on a premiere vid, you have until May 14. That’s also the deadline for uploading your Vidder’s Choice vid, so if you’re a vidder attending or supporting the con, have a think about which of your back-catalogue vids you’d like to showcase.

For more detail about memberships, room bookings and upcoming deadlines, check out this post: https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/33751.html

For more detail about programming at the con, check out this post: https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/33825.html

Also, some exciting news - this year selected vidshows will feature a post-show discussion session so that we can reflect on what we’ve just watched and dig a little deeper into the themes and questions raised!

Hoping to see you all in Cardiff!

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Concom, VJs, panellists and vidders are all working away behind the scenes to create this year’s convention - the tenth anniversary of VidUKon’s first year! A full schedule will be released a little closer to the time, but if you’re trying to decide whether to attend, here’s a partial list of what’s coming up:

- Multifandom vidshows (curated playlists of fanvids that are shown on the big screen) on a variety of themes, including dance vids, the history of femslash, a look back at Vividcon auction vids, highlights from CreaSpace, diversity in vidding, a 2008 fandoms anniversary retrospective, the BBC, Festivids, and VidUKon’s first ever singalong vidshow!

- Saturday night’s big event, the Premieres show, showcasing brand new vids from all kinds of fandoms

- Vidder’s Choice, an opportunity for vidders who are attending or supporting the convention to show off their back-catalogue vids in any genre or style

- Panels and talks, including the annual Year in Vidding discussion, a chance to learn about new academic research in vids and vidding, vids past and future, and more!

- The return of last year’s highly successful group vidding workshop! Join a team to vid a section of a song in a single morning, stitch together the sections from all the teams, admire the glorious Frankenvid!

- Tons of opportunities for socialising and squee, including a quiz, a room party, and the con dinner on Saturday night

All of this takes place on 15-17 June 2018 at VidUKon’s regular home, the Future Inn Hotel, Cardiff Bay. There’s a block of rooms allocated for VidUKon at a special rate, the con space and hotel rooms are wheelchair accessible, and there are lots of food options and a supermarket within walking distance.

To learn more, check out our most recent news update and explore the VidUKon website: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/news/2018/03/15/54

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Hello everyone!

With the con exactly three months away, now seems like a good time to share a roundup of some important dates and other information.

Attending and Supporting Memberships:

Attending memberships are still on sale. For the low, low price of £39.99, you can attend this year’s fabulous convention in glamorous Cardiff! Get your tickets soon though, as the price rises to £49.99 on April 13. After that, you have a month remaining to buy tickets before bookings end on May 13. (Bear in mind while booking that tickets for the Saturday night dinner are £18.99, and you may wish to pay for this at the same time!)

If you’re attending the convention, bear in mind that programming begins on Friday afternoon - you’re welcome to arrive at any time that works for you, but if you have the chance to arrive earlier there will be some slightly more casual programming from around lunchtime on the Friday.

Supporting memberships are on sale until May 31. A supporting membership of the convention gets you real-time streaming access to the virtual con, a downloadable copy of the Premieres DVD, the opportunity to showcase any one of your backlist vids in the Vidder’s Choice show, and the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting the con! All of this will set you back £15.99.

For either option, just go to the site to register: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/

Room Bookings:

Hotel rooms are available at the con rate until 15 April. You can have up to four people in a room, although once you have more than two people, each additional person adds a small extra amount to the overall price. Take a look at this post for more information or to find a roommate: https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/32993.html

Scholarship:

The VidUKon scholarship is still open for nominations (very much including self-nominations) of European fans who are Non-UK-resident, have not been to the con in the past, and would like to attend.

All nominations (European, UK and international) will close on Sunday April 1 and the scholarship will be awarded by April 9 to allow the recipient sufficient time to make travel arrangements. If there has been no interest from international fans by the March 19 the scholarship will be made available to UK residents. Take a look here for more information: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/scholarship

Premieres and Vidder’s Choice:

The deadline for submitting vids to both Premieres and Vidder’s Choice is the end of May 14, which is a Monday. You will be able to upload your vids for both shows on the VidUKon site from the beginning of May - we’ll let you know when!

All vidders, regardless of attendance/support of the con, are invited to submit premieres. A premiere is a vid that hasn't been shown in any previous convention or event and has not been released online prior the con. It will be shown for the first time ever at the Premieres show on Saturday night at the con.

The Vidder’s Choice show is open to anyone with an attending or supporting membership for this year. We invite you to submit absolutely any vid from your back catalogue, as long as it has been posted online or shown at a con previously.

TL;DR:

March 19 - scholarship opens to UK residents if no international fans have come forward

April 1 - scholarship nominations close

April 13 - attending memberships rise in price

April 15 - last day to book hotel rooms at the con rate

May 13 - attending memberships close

May 14 - upload deadline for Premieres and Vidder’s Choice

May 31 - supporting memberships close

June 15-17 - VidUKon!

Hoping to see you at the con, either virtually or IRL!

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The deadline for Panel submissions has been extended to April 30th. Right now we only have shows, but no panel submissions!
 
If you have an awesome, interesting, weird, wonderful or even zany, idea for a panel, please please please submit it! If you're unsure about going it alone, or just want some reassurance that other people are totally into your idea, comment here and talk it out!
 
For inspiration: vividcon's panels this year: http://vividcon.com/vividcon-2018-panels-and-programming/
 
Previously we have had panels on: colour, choreography, multifandom, opening sequences, acquiring source, running a convention, codecs, sound, after effects, AU, character studies, robots, clip choice, humour, narration, vidding theory...
 
and in 1812, formal dance, music and mystery and parlour games ;)
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 Vidshow and panel submissions for VidUKon 2018 are open until the end of March 5.

If you have a show, panel or other programme item that you'd like to volunteer to make/present, head on over to the site, log in/create an account and let us know. You don't need to be attending the con to create an account or to submit a potential programme item.

Submit show ideas here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/shows and panel ideas here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/panels

If you have some ideas but you're not sure what to do with them, or if you have any questions, comment here: https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/31871.html

VidUKon is a UK-based, fan-run, vid-focused convention. This year it's taking place in Cardiff on June 15-17. If you're interested to learn more, explore the site here: http://www.vidukon.co.uk/

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 Room Bookings:

Rooms in the Future Inn Cardiff Bay are available for booking at a special VidUKon rate for the weekend of the con. Here are the current room rates:

Friday 15th - £94.00 single/£104.00 twin or double

Saturday 16th June - £119.00 single/£129.00 twin or double

Sunday 17th June - £74.00 single/£84.00 twin or double

There are currently 10 rooms being held for the con; these rooms are only being held until 15 April. Rates after that may go up sharply, particularly if there's an event on in Cardiff, so don't delay.

If you want to have more than 2 people in a room, make sure to check the rate when you're booking as this will have an effect on the price.

Make sure to mention VidUKon when you book to secure the special con rate. We strongly recommend speaking to the Reservations department to arrange your room, not Reception, as they will be more aware of the con rate. We also recommend making your booking during the week if possible, as you're more likely to reach the necessary staff members - but get in touch if you have any problems.

Roommates:

If you're looking for someone to share a room with for the con, comment on this post (on the Dreamwidth or LJ version) or take a look at who has already commented to see who else is looking.

(While you're here, don't forget to vote on your favourite Festivids to help put together this year's Festivids show: https://goo.gl/forms/Oa3pafip8qRH5pgt2)

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 The VidUKon auction 2018 is now open for bids. Some wonderful volunteers are offering their vidding services - bid for fandoms including Strange Empire, Farscape, One Day at a Time, Star Trek, American Gods, Doctor Who and The Good Place for the chance to have your dream vid made (and help the con at the same time!)

The auction will remain open until 2000 GMT on January 27, 2018.


If you’d like to make a bid, or just explore the full list of fandoms, visit the auction page here:


http://www.vidukon.co.uk/convention/auction

 

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