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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2014-07-25 08:02 pm
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Con Schedule!

So like quite a few other people on my rlist, I am attending both Nine Worlds and Worldcon in London this summer. If you are also attending either con and want to hang out, let me know!

Nine Worlds

I will be at Nine Worlds from Thursday - Sunday. Mostly I am doing vid things and Doctor Who things.

Thursday

Fanvid Adventures in Space and Time
18.45 – 20.00
Fans have been cutting and recreating footage of their favourite shows since the 70s. These fanvids celebrate, analyse and critique media and reshape it in their own image. Doctor Who fanvids have a long history of expressing love for the best the show has to offer, bringing new readings to storylines and characters, and creating brand new stories for the Doctor and his companions. We take a look at some of our favourites before our panelists discuss trends in Doctor Who vidding and their own experiences as vidders, and ask the audience what they think of the vids we've just watched.
Amy (such_heights), Jenni Hughes

Friday

Queer in the Text
11.45 – 13.00
There's a lot of queer subtext in classic Who, but there were no explicitly queer characters until the new series (though can you really watch The Stones of Blood and *not* assume Vivien Fay and Professor Rumford were a couple?). Now we've got Captain Jack (and the entire cast of Torchwood), River Song, Madame Vastra and Jenny, as well as numerous minor characters. How successful have these representations been? Has the subtext been lost, and do we want it back? Is the Doctor no longer a queer icon? What subtext worked well in classic Who, and what sort of queer representation do we want to see onscreen today?
Amy (such_heights), Cleo, Sarah Groenewegen, Alyss Abyss

Fanvid showing: last year's best fanvids
20.30-21.45
After last year's Successful Fanvids 101, such heights returns to VJ again, showing off some of the best vids of the last twelve months as well as looking at vids that push the envelope and redefine the artform.
Hosted by Amy (such heights)

The Fanvid Phenomenon: every fanvid tells a story
22.15-23.30
Fanvids are a long-standing and ever-growing part of fandom, with new technology making them more accessible than ever. Come and listen to the panel talk about just what makes vids such an exciting part of the transformative works world.
Panel: Amy (such heights), Hannah, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Cleo, Llin

Saturday

Bifröst! Queer Cabaret & Rock Party
8:00 - midnight
Featuring Elaine Scattermoon, Amal El-Mohtar, Sally Outen, The Dykeness, Sebastienne Stardust, Dr Carmilla and Lashings of Ginger Beer Time
Named for the shimmering, burning rainbow bridge of Norse legend, Bifröst is an unforgettable night of glitter, rock, and fabulosity. Kicking off in Commonwealth with the cabaret, we’ll move over to Connaught afterwards for All The Dancing, led by our brave captain DJ Ruth Pearce.

Sunday

Representation of Gender Roles
15.15 – 16.30
At its best Doctor Who challenges the normative gender roles of society, from Barbara's implicit rejection of the fifties 'feminine mystique' to Sarah Jane's explicit rejection of seventies patriarchy. Ace and Rose are working class heroes. Madame Vastra and Jenny are a married interspecies couple who fight crime, and aliens, in Victorian London. How successfully does the show challenge prevailing gender norms? Where does it succeed best? Where could it do better?
Simon Guerrier, Angela Blackwell, Una McCormack, Amy (such heights)

WorldCon

I will be at WorldCon on Saturday and Sunday hanging out with the transformative works track doing vid shows.

Saturday

Types of Fanvids (vidshow)
Capital Suite 9 (ExCeL), 12pm - 1:30pm
Such Heights
Fanvids are short videos (90 seconds to five minutes) of footage edited from one or more films, television programmes, advertisements, or cartoons set to music. They may, for example, tell a story, comment on a theme in the source text or media in general, provide "fan squee", tell fan history, or create fan community. In this vidshow the well respected vidder and organiser of the UK's only dedicated vidding convention VidUKon, Such Heights, introduces different types of fanvids including promotional, meta, shipping, and multi-fandom vids.

Sunday

History of Vidding (vidshow)
Capital Suite 15 (ExCeL), 3pm - 4:30pm
Such Heights
Fanvids are short videos (90 seconds to five minutes) of footage edited from one or more films, television programmes, advertisements, or cartoons set to music. They may, for example, tell a story, comment on a theme in the source text or media in general, provide "fan squee", tell fan history, or create fan community. In this vidshow the well respected vidder and organiser of the UK's only dedicated vidding convention VidUKon, Such Heights, traces the history of fanvids. She presents the beginning of vidding with VHS, through different technological developments on DVD, PCs, Macs, and downloads. She explores cultural changes where fanvids were only made possible through the sharing of material via post and in person, niche conventions, and gradual popularisation through to YouTube mashups which are a form of fanvids but not part of the classical vidding tradition.
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[personal profile] starlady 2014-07-26 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
I will be at both of them! Let's hang out! (Possibly a bit easier to make it work at Worldcon? IDK. I'm not in London mental mode yet.)
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[personal profile] chaila 2014-07-26 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw this looks so fun, all this con-ing and vidshow-ing and panel-ing! I think I'm a bit jealous!
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[personal profile] odessie 2014-07-26 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, all those panels look awesome, I am definitely jealous. Will have to see if I can make Nine Worlds next year! Hope you enjoy. :)
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[personal profile] amoama 2014-07-27 10:20 am (UTC)(link)
Hey hey! I'm heading to Nine Worlds on the Friday and was definitely planning to be around for the vid panels. :D
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2014-08-01 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
I too will be at WorldCon! Looking forward to those panels!
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[personal profile] lokifan 2014-08-10 02:45 pm (UTC)(link)
So sad I couldn't afford Nine Worlds :( But I'll be at Worldcon and hopefully at the Saturday vid panel!