Vividcon should also start using their existing YT channel to start promoting vids that were shown at VVC that year (showcased with Vidder permission) including linking to a week/monthly VVC Premiere vid as part of a featured vid or playlist.
Finally there was discussion of cross-promotional advertising at existing fan run conventions (ex: there is Kiscon convention with a vid show in LA in Sept 2017. There will be a femmeslash convention with a vid show in LA in 2017. Both VVC and our community could be mentioned by the convention organizers, flyers created etc). Outreach might also include going to larger conventions that focus on broader aspects of video editing like Vidcon. Getting vidders onto a existing Vidcon panel would be a great start, or getting a few vids into one of the shows. Other possibilities: offering a room party or staffing a table.
These outreach efforts do not have to be tied to Vividcon and in fact it might be better if they were not. The outreach could be part of an OTW outreach or even individual vidder community outreach depending on what is needed to gain access to the other communities (Ex: Vidcon panel might need the weight of the OTW to happen). While VVC is a focal point for our corner of vidding fandom, we need to think larger and offer multiple ways of hooking up with one another and reach out to newer vidding boards/communities in places like Youtube, Tumblr, imzy (see below) or pillowfort.io (when out of beta).
On that note of outreach, Vividcon has playlists for the fanvids that were shown, some with links: http://www.vividcon.info/ To send them a link to your newly uploaded vid go here: And check out the wonderful Fandom Life vid show playlist. Here is the partial unofficial Youtube version
A few people thought that it would be great if someone would re-start the periodic Vidding Meta/News Roundup, cross-posted to tumblr and the Vidding LJ/DW communities. Less content now on DW/LJ so it would be easier to track. Using the tumblr vidding tags is also doable. (I edged away from this part of the conversation lest anyone look in my direction).
(on a personal note: when vidders kept saying they were "contesting" Youtube I could not tell if they were talking about a "3 Strikes Take Down" or a platform/country block based on the music of video.)
edited to add the ProxyTube suggestion
Are you a fan vidder? A fan of fanvids? A vid looking for fans? Well Vividcon is for you: a convention devoted entirely to media fanvids - by fans and for fans.
Reposting: “It’s three weeks until VividCon, and the official con schedule is now available online! You can see this year’s vidshow and panel offerings here: http://vividcon.com/schedule.shtml
Also, if you’d like to volunteer an hour to help out, it’s not too late! Shoshanna has details here: http://vividcon.livejournal.com/351717.
It’s also not too late to register for an attending membership if you’ve been thinking of going to VividCon but haven’t yet taken the plunge… http://vividcon.com/attendingreg.shtml
I added this quote today to a Fanlore article:
"I blame Trek fandom for unleashing their ghastly youngsters on an unsuspecting public. If they spent less time swanning around in costume and running fanfiction archives of dubious morality, and more time attending to the upbringing of their own next generation, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen." ~ from "Mina de Malfois and the Young Blood" (part three).
In particular, after looking for restaurants that deliver to the Vividcon hotel, this exchange had me grinning. Can you imagine the reaction of con attendees today if they read this response?
Food at the convention: Hotel policies against outside food were very strict in the 1970s. Even the maids were to be feared. Attendees asked: "Could you tell us if there are any drive-in places to eat near the hotel or perhaps a supermarket? My two friends and I are going to eat very cheaply the three days we're in Los Angeles. Money can be a problem sometimes! -Kim P." and "I have a religious dietary problem; can you arrange for the hotel restaurants to accommodate me? -J.N." and "How can a fan eat at a convention? I brought some strawberries into the hotel last year, they stopped me and said I couldn't take them to my room! -B.J.K."
"EQUICON 74 will have a guide of places to go for good but inexpensive meals. We don't want our attendees so hungry they faint from malnutrition--which has happened at cons! But play it cool: bringing food into a hotel and eating supermarket goods in your room is taking money away from them, and they rightfully resent that. When you bring something in, don't use an obvious supermarket shopping bag--there are many other things you can carry nibbles in! Don't just carry the strawberries out in the open. When in your room, be sure to clean up after yourself, and put all food away in a drawer; otherwise the maid will report it to management. Try to get food that won't go bad and smell up the room, or make a big mess; keep to high protein stuff instead of sugars, too! No, we cannot take on the job of handling everyone's dietary problems, sorry. Make your own arrangements with the hotel's restaurants AT THE TIME OF ORDERING: it is very inconsiderate to take up everyone's time fussing about it this early in the game: the restaurant can only do its best.)"