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Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2014-07-02 11:43 am

vidukon \o/!

So last weekend was Vidukon and it was really delightful. It was so nice to get the train with the London fangirl collective and see lots of familiar faces as well as meet some first time attendees like [profile] fray_adjacent and [personal profile] odessie.

Because Lithium Doll is some kind of wizard, you can enjoy the entire con from the comfort of your own home via the website, with links to the vids shown in each show, and notes up for some of the panels and even a video of Sunday's Year in Vidding panel that I ran.

Some personal favourite new-to-me vids over the weekend were:

Sexyback by [personal profile] odessie (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries)

Goody Two Shoes by [personal profile] laurashapiro and [ profile] pipsqueaky (due South)

Creating Something Beautiful by sinycatarina (Studio Ghibli)

Long Live by [personal profile] cosmic_llin (Star Trek) - I put the premieres show together so I knew this was going to be a hit, but seeing a lot of the room in tears as the lights came up was still quite something. I just, I have an awful lot of Star Trek feelings and this vid captures *all of them*, it's overwhelming. <333

The whole premieres show was really wonderful, a great range of sources and mood.

Other highlights included getting to watch the Aims Project all in order on the big screen, watching I Swear in a big group - the reactions of the people who know what's coming and the people who don't are equally priceless, and being happily encased in a bubble of vid squee for a whole weekend.

The vid show that I put together was Same Song, Different Source. I wasn't sure how this was going to play out - would people find it repetitive? Did it invite people to put the vids in competition? But it seemed to go down well, and interestingly multiple people said that it enhanced the way that they read and understood vids, particularly the second vids in the pairs. So that was really cool.

I'm delighted that all of us in the concom are keen to keep running this every year now, and also figure out how to expand it a little so that we can afford to sustain and grow what we can do. Vids! Con! Whee! \o/
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[personal profile] kass 2014-07-02 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I love "Goody Two Shoes." It is a longtime favorite.

OMG, "Long Live" is so awesome. I showed it to two fan friends last night and we were all verklempt and I said "imagine what it must have been like to watch this at a con full of fans!" ♥ ♥ ♥

I'm so happy that you're going to keep running this con! Right now making it to the UK is prohibitively difficult for me (small child = leaving home for any length of time requires a lot of logistical support) but I hope that someday I can make it to Vidukon. Because I love vids and I haven't visited the UK in years and now I know all of these people there! (Well, okay, at least a few people. And if I came to the con I'd know more. :-)
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[personal profile] pocky_slash 2014-07-02 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, that Sexyback vid ♥_♥

(I mean, I generally feel that way about anything and everything related to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries right now, but still XD)

I'm glad that you had a good time and that the con continues to grow! I hope it gets even more awesome in the years to come!
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[personal profile] fabrega 2014-07-03 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
I had not seen that dS vid before, and I flailed enough at it that the bf asked me if I was okay. Thanks for sharing all of these!