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Sat, Mar. 25th, 2017 12:09 pm
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So I picked up this dragon as fodder back in August:

a feathery black dragon with pale circuit markings

And I said to myself, "Self, that dragon would be fantastic with cream rather than antique!" At that point there were literally no obsidian/obsidian/cream dragons for sale, however. Not a one! So I looked for male dragons that were obsidian/obsidian/maize circuit; also not a one. (There were obs/obs/maize dragons. Just not with circuit.) So, I picked up this gentleman and resigned myself to breeding the dragon I wanted:

a leathery black dragon with pale pink circuit markings

Each and every hatchling that those two dragons made had a 1/8th chance of being a female with cream. It took September, October, November, December, January, February, and finally a nest in Msrch, but at last:

a feathery black dragon with pale orange circuit markings

There were twenty-one hatchlings, because the final nest had four, but Cheris there was the nineteenth. For a 1/8th chance, getting the dragon on the 19th try is... not bad, given how long some breeding projects take! (At least neither of them were coatls.) In total, there were 3 with cream - 14.3% rather than 25%. There were 2 Skydancers - 9.52% rather than 15%. (Cheris was not one of them when she hatched, either. Shh.) However, instead of 10 or 11 female hatchlings, there were 13, so... the RNG didn't entirely hate me? :v

Anyone else complete (or give up on) a project recently?

Sing Along! your vid suggestions wanted

Mon, Mar. 20th, 2017 10:10 pm
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Tell me your dreams. What does your heart yearn to sing in a room full of friends, not-yet-friends, acquaintances, lovers, and ex-lovers? What vids are just too much fun to NOT share by singing at the top of our lungs while possibly dancing around the room?

We are going to do our darnedest to assemble your suggestions into two wondrous Sing Along playlists, but please note that:

1. Each of these playlists has limited space

2. Each playlist will necessarily be a mix of classics and new-to-Sing-Along vids

3. Depending on how popular this activity is... not every suggestion may make it on a Sing Along playlist :(((

But we are going to TRY! to make it all work! for the party! for the jam! for your generosity! and for the SQUEEEEEEE <3 <3 <3

So please, share with us: which vid do we play every year that we must, we MUST play for you this year? which vid have we never played at Sing Along that you would love to see AND HEAR?

And y'know, comments are screened, so feel free to tell us your deepest hopes and dreams and fears for Vid Party and the future at large. Bonus!points if you tell us which dystopia you believe we are living in!
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[personal profile] metatxt posting in [community profile] wiscon_vidparty
HELLO TO ALL WHO MAKE THIS MARVELOUS PARTY HAPPEN EACH AND EVERY YEAR. You're beautiful. We've missed you! It's nice to be back in touch. Been watching many vids? or were you waiting for this shindig of ours? Well, it is that season once again!

Vidders gotta vid.

Subtitlers gotta subtitle.

Playlist makers gotta... make... playlists.

and we've gotta rally! So everything comes together in time for the poster, the playlists, the warnings, the set-up, the online posting, and all the rest. If I could turn back time... I would have reminded you earlier. Of course, I know many of you already have vids in progress, playlists completed, and excitement percolating.


We're trying a couple of new things this year, so please pay special attention to items 1, 4, and 5!

1. Here's the first new thing we're trying: Call for Premieres for a Kelly Sue DeConnick playlist Kelly Sue DeConnick is a Guest of Honor at this year's WisCon. This means for the first time ever? yeah, ever! we have a Guest of Honor who writes for primarily visual mediums. This makes that work much more readily VID-able. Here are some suggestions of source you may want to vid: Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet, that one episode of Emerald City*, and dozens of other stories you already know and love.

*it's television! moving images! take note those of you who do not feel ready to vid comics...although I promise you can totally vid comics!!


2. What about Premieres with other subjects or source material? We want ALL of your Premieres!. Wondering what kind of vids premiere at WisCon?
Read more about our Call for Premieres here. )

Deadline for Premiering Vids: Sunday, May 14th, 2017, 11:59pm CST

If you're planning to submit a premiere vid, we'd love for you to let us know as soon as you can so we can get a sense of how long our Premieres show will be. If you need flexibility with this deadline, please contact us at vidparty.wiscon[at]gmail.com and we can discuss.

Read more about how to submit your Premiere vid here


3. We are also calling for themed playlists!. We want as many people as possible to be involved in the programming for the party, and we prefer shorter blocks of programming rather than long vidshows. So, just like last year, we would like to invite you to curate a themed vid playlist (i.e. a short/mini vid show) that's 10-25 minutes in length, or 3-6ish vids long, to play at the party. Curators choose a theme and pick 3-6ish vids that fit the theme. If you're attending WisCon, you can introduce your playlist with a description of your theme (if you want!); if you aren't attending, you can write a little introduction and we will read it for you.
Read more about our Call for Playlists here. )

Deadline for Playlists: Sunday, April 30th, 11:59pm CST.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a full 2 weeks earlier than the deadline for premieres, as it takes an extraordinary amount of time to subtitle each playlist, screen for warnings, program playlists, create programs, warning sheets, etc. etc. etc.

For planning purposes, please let us know by commenting below or emailing vidparty.wiscon at gmail.com if you are planning to create a playlist. It is particularly helpful if you could let us know your playlist theme as it will assist our programming process.


4. Last year we received a lot of positive feedback on running two separate SING ALONG playlists: one for those with an early bedtime and one for those who party late. We will be repeating that format again this year (twice the Sing Along vids!), and we want your help!

Each year our Sing Along playlists have a set number of "classic" Sing Along vids and a set number of new-to-Sing-Along vids. We would like your input on vids you'd like to see -- classic or new -- at this year's Sing Along(s)! Submit your Sing-Along vid ideas at this post with screened comments.

It should be noted that if we have an overwhelming response, time may not permit us to include every vid suggestion. We will do our best to make sure one of your suggestions makes it in and we will work hard to include as many suggested vids as possible, in Sing Along playlists or elsewhere in the Vid Party.


5. And of course, these vids will not subtitle themselves! We need SUBTITLE CREW! And subtitle crews deserve VID LOVE! For every vid you subtitle, you will get a fun internet surprise (in the form of a link). It's like a Kinder egg but with less chocolate and more pixels! :D

We will also be scheduling a "subtitling blitz" weekend for May 6-7. Stay tuned for details as we get closer to the event.

Please comment here to sign up for Premieres, Playlists, and Subtitles.
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Hello our lovely, mysterious, enchanting, roguish, and righteous vidders. How are you? Did you miss us like we miss you? We want you....r vids! Please give us your vids! We need them. For breathing. Because in this dystopia I am inventing in this very moment to convey our desperate need and desire for your vids--in this dystopia here, the Capitalist Media Machine (CMM) has implanted a neurotransmitter that limits how we read and watch the media they create. The ONLY WAY to unprogram our minds and fight for the revolution is by vidding and watching the vids of other vidders, thereby linking our unique subjective experiences, expanding our consciousness, inspiring empathy, and ultimately (ultimately) saving the universe from CMM mind control™.

What kind of vids do we want?

We welcome all fanvids in all genres and from all traditions of fannish video production, so long as they have some connection to WisCon's focus on feminism and science fiction. WisCon defines feminism broadly, and we're interested in vids that engage with any aspect of gender, sexuality, race, disability, and/or class. We don’t want definitions to limit you; if you’re interested in WisCon’s themes and consider your vid to engage with these ideas, we’d love to have it at WisCon. We consider vid theme to be as relevant as source genre.

And of course...at this year's WisCon we have an EXTRA SPECIAL opportunity for vidders: submitting a vid using source from a Kelly Sue DeConnick story for our Kelly Sue DeConnick playlist! Read more about this awesome playlist of premieres, nearly new, and classic vids here or here

Each year we have some incredible premieres by experienced and newbie vidders. We would love to see your work at this year’s Vid Party!

Details and Deadlines )
How to Submit a Premiere Vid )
Warnings and Subtitles )
Other Notes )

Questions?

Ask in the comments here or email us at vidparty.wiscon at gmail.com! You may also want to check out our master post for this year's programming.

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Fri, Mar. 17th, 2017 02:41 pm
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Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...

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