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Update: April 15, 2013: The bulk of the fanzine information has been moved to Fanlore, the fan run wiki. You can access Fanlore's home page here.
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If you're looking for a list of fanzines by fandom, this is what I have so far:

Place of Honor:  Starsky & Hutch. Pepper has compiled the most amazing and complete fanzine listing. Mahvelous. Go here

1. Alphabetical listing
A-Team - list here (last updated in 1997) and here
Beauty & the Beast here and here
Buffy and Angel
Blake's 7  - Judith has an extensive list here
Dr Who - partial lists available here and here and here
Due South -Ray Vecchio Fanzines and  Ray Kowalski Fanzines
Inspector Morse here
The Magnificent 7 here
The Man From U.N.C.L.E - slash fanzines here, gen and slash fanzines here
The Professionals -The Hatstand  and Palely Loitering (with their own LJ here)
Quantum Leap - old list, needs updating
Rat Patrol - Excel spreadsheet here
Real Ghostbusters - here (defunct, last updated 2002). A more current list is here
Robin of Sherwood here
Seaquest here and here
The Sentinel - Loft Library -Slash Zines and Gen Zines
Smallville here
Shadow Chasers here (old archive)
Sherlock Holmes here
Stargate SG1 - old list here
Starsky & Hutch - Pepper's Amazing List With Every Possible Combination Except Pepperoni
Star Trek   - K/S Slash Zines and Star Trek Zinedex (gen/het/slash). An index of stories published in fanzines by title and author can be downloaded from the KirkSpockCentral mailing list (membership required).
Star Wars - Star Wars Collector's Bible (older list archived here)
Supernatural - here
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea here
Xena/Hercules - partial list here

2. Multi-Fandom Lists

Ming's Fanzine Archives (Star Trek, Star Wars & other Fandoms - click on the pdfs for the list)
Fandom Wikis - FanLore and Fan History

3. What To Do With That Aging Fanzine Collection?  If you don't  want to sell your fanzines on eBay or at a convention, the  Fan Culture Preservation Project  will help fans find homes for their fanzine collections - either at the University of Iowa or  via fellow fans.  More here and  here.

What I like about the Fan Culture Project is that the University will pay for shipping and loading of the zines.  I have several friends whose health has declined, don't want to sell their collection, but want to find their fanzines a good home.

Other places to buy/sell your fanzines: the Zinelist Announcements List, its sister discussion mailing list  Zinelist or the SlashSwap mailing list. You can offer your fanzines on LJ at Fandom Swap.     Jim and Melody Rondeau will also agent your fanzines online and at conventions for a small commission. As a last resort head over to eBay but beware you may be charged 2-3x more than you would buying from fannish sources.

For new zines/in print zines only:  The Zine listing communities - one here on Dreamwidth and the mirror here on LJ. Melody Clark has started MediaFen, a fanzine listing blog. The RSS feed for LJ users is here. The direct blog link is here.

If you're trying to track down a fanzine producer whose website has moved or gone away, try using the Wayback Machine.  Ex:  The Zine Zone (last updated in 2003) is archived here.

4. Any other lists? Drop a note. And feel free to link here, as I'll update it.

Looking for Fanzine lists:
Star Trek - gen/het
Buffy/Angel - some zines listed on Fanlore
Highlander - some zines listed on Fanlore
Farscape
Firefly
Supernatural
X-Files - some zines listed on Fanlore

5. Wanna Know How Your Ancestors Produced Their Fan Fiction?
Read "Fandom Before Computers"


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Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled as adult.  My writing involves adult themes that focus on  controversial subject matters and often contains both violence and/or sex, including character deaths and non-consensual acts.  Please read responsibly.

Most of my fan fiction was written years ago and has been previously published in fanzines. The posting date in this journal or any other site does not represent the actual publication date.

Due South

Long Way Home (Fraser Vecchio, Adult) (slash, novel) - link takes you to eBook format.
Clothes Make The Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash)  You can also read this in eBook format here.
A Better Man (Fraser/Vecchio, Adult) (slash).  You can also read this in eBook format here.

Starsky & Hutch
Snapshots (gen, adult) (1995)

Star Wars

In His Father's Shoes (Luke/Han, Adult) (slash) - link takes you to eBook format

Supernatural
Not Listening - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
The Monday Blahs - (Sam/Dean, Adult)  (slash, incest)
Long Distance Call (gen)
All The World's A Stage (gen) (WIP)



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This is an journal for and by adults dealing with sexual and political as well as personal issues. If you are under the age of 18, please get the appropriate consent before proceeding.

Fan:
I am a multi-media fan, love sci-fi and fantasy and have been involved in reading and writing fan fiction for the past 12 years. I am in my 40s (to give you a rough age and experience range). My fan fiction can be found here. Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled and cut-tagged. Please read responsibly. My fan vids can be found in streaming format here

Person:
My other interest is a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) that I have been diagnosed with.   I also ask that you take time to read this before posting or commenting about EDS.  Please note that comments on typos, grammar and formatting will be deleted. LJ formatting problems may or may not be able to be fixed - do not feel offended if I am unable to respond to your request. Hopefully after reading about EDS, you will understand why it is difficult to type and participate online.

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re looking for more info about EDS please header over to the volunteer EDS Alert blog here. This is a private journal and EDS is not the main topic of discussion. Please do not give out the link to my private journal (unless you are interested in fannish things, vidding or disussions about slash and sexuality). If you're only interested in EDS, I tag my EDS posts here.

LJ Info:
I really don't have a friending policy. In fact I am somewhat haphazard about it. If you are adding me to your journal reading list and want to be added back, it does help to drop me a note who you are and what are your interests. I have extensive filters and try to keep up with people that way. My blog contains a wide range of topics: personal, political, financial, legal. fannish, and medical. I can be silly and serious. cranky and goofy -often in the same post. I have a very twisted sense of humor - if you think something is funny, more likely than not I am intending it to be funny. And sometimes I am intending it to be so even when you don't think it is funny. My humor requires a great deal of ....humour. And last if you are reading this journal or if you've asked to be added to my friends list to read locked posts - you are agreeing to this. Read it. And then if you want to be added to my friends list, drop me a comment with some info on who you are, what topics you are interested in and that you've read and agreed to the things I need in order for me to feel comfortable inviting you into the more private areas of my 'home.' However, if I do not add you to my reading list, please do not take it personally. I also use tracking notifications in lieu of 'friending' to follow specific posts on other people's journals.

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.....

Are we there yet? And where are the flying cars?
PS. Nothing posted on my blog or in any of my comments is legal advice. From time to time this journal will provide background on legal issues; it does not provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to the facts of your particular situation. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

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 Time to dust off that old Yahoo ID, log in and see if you are still a member of a Yahoo Group. I am happy to help you download/archive your Yahoo Groups. PM me at morgandawn@gmail.com [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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 Several members of the list wanted to back up the Highlander Yahoo Group ROG-L but can no longer login. If you are still a member or one of the moderators -- or you know of someone who is, please PM me at morgandawn@gmail.com

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/rog-l/info

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Yahoo! Groups alternatives
Posted this to Twitter, posting here as well. You can share as you wish.

Squidge.org has a robust mailing list software package in place that is a healthy alternative to Yahoo! Groups. It does the usual mailing list stuff, but it also does private file hosting per mailing list. If you need an alternative, ping me. Your list subscribers and archive can be imported (as long as you can export them, or grant me access to be able to grab them), though you will have to upload your file archive manually to maintain proper file security.

Questions? Ping me here or email or Twitter.
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Want to help save Yahoo Groups but aren't a member? Don't have time to install software and download? You can help by simply submitting join requests to Yahoo Groups and let Yahoo or others do the downloading. Details Here: https://tinyurl.com/yxs7ed7g

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 PGOffline has ended its free unlimited trial. The new trial will only download 1000 messages.  The license to do a full download is a one time fee of $25. This limitation is not indicated on either the license download page or the purchase page.
More info: 
http://personalgroupware.com/smf/index.php?topic=1340.msg6294#msg6294

If you cannot afford the $25 fee,  three is a free Chrome tool that will download just the messages. Look for details under Section 9. 

You can also join the Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/ek2xFyJ    https://discord.gg/DyCNddf and ask for help. 

Finally, you can submit a request  for volunteers to download your Yahoo Group: https://forms.gle/cXi9iF5QXFB4zd3G9


(Read the full updated "What Each Of Us Can Do To Help" post here)

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You may be able to request your Yahoo Groups directly from Yahoo. It will take several weeks for them to prepare and requests must be submitted before the Dec 14, 2019 deletion date to capture the files and other photos.


What will you get?

1. All of the Groups that you have joined.

2. Every message sent by anyone to those Groups.

3. Messages will be in a mbox format (you can read these Files with Thunderbird Email Program or Via MboxViewer)

4. Only some of the Files or Photos (we have no clue as to how they choose what to include. Photos often are missing)

5. Links (if the Group used them)

Databases and polls are not included.

All Groups will be compressed into one single zipped file.

Yahoo will only include Groups you are a member of up to the date of your request.

Go to: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/getmydata

How long and how big?

One Yahoo Group member reported that they have finally received a response to the Yahoo “GetMyData"  Request. 

They were a member of 17 Yahoo Groups. It  took Yahoo 10 days and the zipped download file was 1.1 GB  

Warning: Do not rely on this as your sole backup of your Yahoo Group data 

Please signal boost

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Want to alert your mailing lists of the impending Yahoo-Gedden? Attempting to join a mailing list to help download files? Informal sample messages below.

Samples here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-B0FCZasFT95AsOJSLJEQTZgph3V_l9_CHxLDVyS194/edit?usp=sharing [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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 We need to find more links to  fandom themed Yahoo Groups

1.  If you want to help, try  few of these Google Searches (these are only examples)

Then add your links here (one link per line)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12aoSgO_xn8gjlZEgTDt6tCGCZa8PJwhoM5n4ZvbDPy4/edit?usp=sharing


site:www.oocities.org groups.yahoo slash
site:www.oocities.org groups.yahoo slash "fanfiction"
site:www.oocities.org groups.yahoo slash "fan fiction"
site:www.oocities.org yahoo group "fanfiction"

"groups.yahoo" "fanfiction" -fanfiction.net
"groups.yahoo" "fan fiction" -fanfiction.net
 "groups.yahoo" "slash" -fanfiction.net -fanlore

"groups.yahoo" "slash" site:angelfire.com
"groups.yahoo" "fanfiction" site:angelfire.com

site:www.geocities.ws "groups.yahoo" "slash"  
"fan fiction" "groups.yahoo" site: geocities.ws   
"fanfiction" "groups.yahoo" site: geocities.ws  

You can add fandoms as well

site:www.oocities.org groups.yahoo buffy

2. Or you can browse the Internet Archive for links to old Groups and check to see if they're active today

Ex: Buffy  http://web.archive.org/web/20050226132445/http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Entertainment___Arts/Television/Genres/Horror/Titles/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer/Fan_Fiction?st=70&show_groups=1 (click on the next page to advance, there are 80 captured)

Xena (only 1 page) http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Entertainment___Arts/Television/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/Titles/Xena:_Warrior_Princess/Fan_Fiction?show_groups=1

Some Phantom Menace: http://web.archive.org/web/20030405175958/http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Entertainment___Arts/Movies/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/Series/Star_Wars_Series/Fan_Fiction?show_groups=1


Anyway, the starting point to look under fandoms is here: http://web.archive.org/web/20020223213956/http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Entertainment___Arts/Humanities/Books_and_Writing/Fan_Fiction/Television_Shows

3. Never liked history? Then head over to the current Yahoo Group Fandom Categories and look for Groups

Comicshttps://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600017755

To find Fan Fiction for bookies, movies and TV, start with the Categories then drill down

TV: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600035298
 
can lead you to TV-->Genre-->Cop Shows---> Titles
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600035953

Movieshttps://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600021782

Or just look under Genre (Sci-Fi/Mystery): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600109408

Last, look under the Book-Writing FanFiction: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600213040

Ex: Harry Potter: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1600754260

Tolkien/LOTR: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/dir/1601410403

Feel free to boost this signal

Updated 10/25/2019


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 We are working on a longer version but here is the quick and dirty

For adult and copyrighted content, your best option is Dreamwidth Communities as it allows the widest range and supports transformative use. If your mailing list does not depict any sexual activity or involves copyrighted material, you can spend $220 a year and migrate to Groups.io. You can also start a new, adult mailing list on Google Groups as long as it does not touch on non-con, incest, underage, or bestiality.  Both Dreamwidth and Google Groups will require that you download and store your message archives and files/photos in other locations. Finally, there are chat rooms like Slack or Discord that could be used to start a new fan space without any of the existing content. [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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The only tool for Mac users we have found is a Chrome extension. If you are a Yahoo group member, can you test the extension using these instructions? Report back here with your Mac OS and your Chrome version

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oRB7yF-QKqUEd76-dKxPh7ajlka4c7--EMnUIZDudrU/edit#heading=h.8ubqyhnfegx


Mac users:if you are having problems downloading or using the Chrome extension, please join the Discord channel to ask for help: https://discord.gg/qbMJJp  https://discord.gg/DyCNddf [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]
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 This would be to help fans  working on downloading yahoo groups stay in touch

Server set up: invite: https://discord.gg/ek2xFyJ  https://discord.gg/DyCNddf [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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 Step by step guide and PGOffline Tutorial
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(Updated Oct 25, 2019)

Starting Oct 28, 2019 no new files (photos, documents, etc) will be allowed to be uploaded. Starting Dec 14, 2019, Yahoo Groups will be limited to emails only - functions like digest will be eliminated and all files and photos will be deleted. Admins will have limited tools and all groups will be invite only. And archives of existing messages will not longer be accessible.

What To Do?

I have a step by step guide here. The short version

1. Admins - back up your Groups and decide whether and where to move
2. Members - back up your Groups - don't leave this to the admins.
3. Everyone - consider documenting Yahoo Groups on Fanlore, help spread the word

The OTW has made an announcement. Their Open Doors preservation program is open to  providing storage of Yahoo Groups backups that are assembled by moderators and non-moderators alike. Details here.

Fans are gathering on a Discord Channel to chat and ask for and give help:  https://discord.gg/ek2xFyJ (updated invite)

Please follow the Yahoo Group Rescue Tumblr for updates

 

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: All the transformative fandom panels at Worldcon
The power of representing ourselves in fanfiction
CCD: Wicklow Room-2
When they don’t see themselves on the page or on the screen, fans often reimagine characters, or find space in the canon for representation that wasn’t originally there, by creating their own head-canons of gender, sexuality, race and (dis)ability. Our panel talks about the power of representing ourselves by rewriting beloved characters, and discusses some of their favourite head-canons

What fanfiction can teach genre writers
CCD: ECOCEM Room
Fanfiction’s popularity continues to grow, tapping into the special creative connection between authors and fans. What is it about this literary nexus that is so fascinating and stimulating for fans? And what might authors have to learn from fans who write it?

The importance of the fanfiction community
CCD: Wicklow Hall-1
As we can see from the Archive of Our Own – managed and maintained by its creators and readers and
supporters – fanfiction isn’t just about the written works, but also about the community surrounding them. What can the fanfiction community offer that other areas of fandom can’t?

Fanworks in YA
CCD: Wicklow Hall 2B
Fanfic, fanart, cosplay, and more: how do YA fans engage with their favourite works? How do YA fans engage in fan culture? And is there a distinctly ‘YA’ fan culture?

Ship ahoy!
CCD: Liffey Room-1
Shipping is the desire to have two (or more!) characters end up in a – usually romantic – relationship. What do shippers mean by an OTP, a sailed ship, or a sunk ship? Our panellists will define niche terms, explain why the joy of shipping isn’t relegated to R- or X-rated slash fic, and share and compare their favourite genre ships.
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If I understand this, the tech used by Nielsen families is so intrusive. They don't monitor by what you watch by the old method (what are you tuning into/what you are playing on your DVR) - they listen for all audio to capture radio, phone, TV, laptop etc. They use content audio ID matching to determine what shows/movies/streaming you are watching. And it is set up in every room (if you have a TV in your bedroom) and also on every device. And when you leave the home or go to work

http://ratingsacademy.nielsen.com/television-101/what-happens-when-you-turn-on-your-tv

http://ratingsacademy.nielsen.com/television-101/portable-people-meter-for-tv

http://ratingsacademy.nielsen.com/television-101/what-is-being-viewed-and-where
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It cost 50 cents, was printed on construction paper and was published in 1967. It is one of the most widely circulated Star Trek fanzines, having a print run of over 25,000 copies. Each issue of ’Spockanalia’ had many examples of Roddenberry, Fontana, DeForest Kelley, and other Star Trek creators’ interest, if not direct, comments and assistance. By issue #3, Gene Roddenberry and his production staff had taken even more note of the fanzine and submitted a letter to the editors stating: 

“SPOCKANALIA is "required reading” for everyone in our offices, and I am most distressed that you were not told of this before. We have used all the extra copies to make sure that every new writer, and anyone who makes decisions on show policy have read your fanzine, and Juanita Coulson’s ST-PHILE. The reason for this is that if we all understand what the fans see in the show, and try to understand why they are fans at all, we can then continue to hold those fans. Certain fanzines, and yours is one of them, have a mature and well- written format that is very instructive to our staff.“ 

You can read more about the fanzine on Fanlore: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Spockanalia 

 It has been uploaded with publisher Devra Langsam’s permission.



 
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: The State of Fandom Meta
Gone are the days when a TV show would have at least one community all its own, where fans would not just write fic but also have discussions. I'm guessing these days everyone is into one-line-at-a-time Twitter posts? Tumbler seems pretty active, but I find the format chaotic and my computer doesn't like it. I still can't figure out how to actually find anything of substance. Are there real discussions there? Fanfic posted?
Reply From One Of The Comments There: "The platforms people most commonly use are very geared toward constant engagement. Nowadays, social media platforms are literally built to give people the same kind of addiction that gambling does for some people. I heard someone who used to work for twitter (I think, maybe google) talking about how notifications are set up so that they don't actually necessarily give them to you in real time, especially on mobile. They are meant to be something like a slot machine to keep you coming back and trying again.

I think that the infrastructure for Dreamwidth comes from a time when the internet hadn't been quite so utterly taken over by corporate interest. There was ad revenue, but it wasn't so invested in stalking and manipulating people and itself in data gathering. Given how much Russia has been implicated in data-gathering manipulation of the world populace, the fact that LJ was eventually bought by a Russian company might be something that would cause one to raise eyebrows if interested in the probably-somewhat-true conspiracy theories of the world. But back when LJ was open source and a LOT of things were open-source, the notion was that the user-generated content was more valuable than the user as a consumer to be pushed around like a chess piece." [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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A brief history of fan fiction in Germany.
Because the history of fan fiction in Germany is not congruent with the more dominant Anglo-American history of fan fiction, it requires separate revision and evaluation. By outlining the history of fan fiction in Germany, we present and discuss

This is neat. On Fanlore years ago I tried to create country specific pages for fandom history to highlight non-US events and contributions. The idea would be to provide a page where we could link info already existing on Fanlore so it would be easier to find. A few fans from one country felt this was segregating their fan experience so we dropped the idea . I did persuade fellow editors to tag fanzines by language. Ex: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Category:German-Language_Zines

 


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Fan fiction in the library
Although several notable collections of fan fiction exist in libraries, such as the Sandy Hereld Fanzine Collection at Texas A&M University (http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/149935) and the digital fanzine archives at the University

Another example of fans not being valued by the world…or by themselves.

“The literature suggests several reasons why fan fiction is largely ignored by libraries, of which the most significant are that fan works are “not proper books” and that they cannot be easily fitted into library structures and processes. These ideas are visible in comments about fan fiction on GoodReads (https://www.goodreads.com/), a book review site:

“I thought this site was for real books. Is there any way to restrict my searches to avoid this stuff?

I thought this site was for reviews about books that I could get from the library …

These commenters might, in fact, enjoy fan fiction, but they believe that it is less appealing than commercially published works, particularly if they are not familiar with it. This lack of awareness and understanding is probably shared by many librarians, present and past, including those who created the bulk of existing library collections and collection development practices. This sets up a vicious circle: libraries don’t collect fan fiction because their patrons don’t expect it to be there because they know libraries don’t collect it.”

Later the paper quotes another fan why fanfiction does not deserve to be preserved:

There is far too much of it and it is a waste of resources…And most fanfiction is only of interest to people who belong to that particular fandom and not the wider populace. ….and “ I don’t think it should be necessarily and actively collected at the level of public library due to its nature; quite impromptu,ephemeral, amateurish and numerous"

Thankfully in the UK, one fanzine publisher (ScotsPress) provided a single copy of each fanzine she published in the 1970s and 1980s to the British Library. This was done as part of the UK’s legal deposit requirement (works published in the UK are to be submitted to the British library.)

The publisher later donated not only her private zine collection to University of Iowa Fanzine Archive, but she also sent scans of over 500 fanzines to Texas A&M University to form the core of their digital fanzine collection (The Sandy Hereld Fanzine Collection)

So a huge thank you to every fan and librarian out there who thinks fans and their fanworks are worth preserving. Women have, for far too long, been told that we and our creations are not valued. And sometimes, it is a story we tell to ourselves. Or impose onto each other.

 

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Europodfriends 2019 - anyone still want to join us?
  • What: a meetup for anyone who’s into podfic, conceived as a European meetup but open to anyone worldwide who can make it, whether you’re a podficcer or a listener or a cover artist or a pod-together author
  • What do you guys even do there: hang out, chat, bond, record podfic, gush about our fandoms, play fannish party games. Last time half of us went to see Venom the first night on an impulse!
  • When: November 1st-3rd, 2019
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
  • How to join: DM me here or contact us on twitter or tumblr @ europodfriends or via email, europodfriends at gmail
  • But I have no money: we have a budget for “scholarships”, so don’t hesitate to contact us anyway!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: KiSCon 2019 - approaching deadlines
Thank you to all who have signed up to be KiScon 2019 members. We are looking forward to seeing you in Seattle at KiScon 2019, November 1-3. Please ask your friends to come also!

Deadlines are approaching, so take note:

Memberships
We need a few more (full and supporting) memberships to reach our budget goals. To all of you who are planning on attending or who are still sitting on the fence, now is the time to become a KiScon 2019 member!


Go to KiScon2019.org and fill out the membership form.
Attending memberships are US$160, available until Oct 10th, 2019.
Supporting Memberships are US$60.

You can pay via PayPal or check; please get your membership now while you are thinking of it.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: FanWorks Con AO3 collection is up, and digital memberships are still available!
We now have an AO3 collection for any digital works submitted to (or created at) FanWorks!

FanWorks 2019 AO3 Collection

Works added to this collection should be limited to those that made their debut at FanWorks (we know many, many vids showed this year, but only premiering vids should be included in the collection). The collection is open and unmoderated, so works can be added to them without a wait time.

As a reminder, zine submissions shouldn't be posted widely until two weeks after the con; those works can be posted starting Monday, September 2nd.

*

A clarification on digital membership:

Digital memberships can still be purchased on the website. We'll leave this open until the weekend; if you want a digital membership and don't yet have one, please purchase it by Friday night.

All con members will have access to digital con materials (such as streaming vidshows) for at least 90 days after the con.
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"PRE-’64 IN PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow says “Data-mining reveals that 80% of books published 1924-63 never had their copyrights renewed and are now in the public domain”.

…But there’s another source of public domain works: until the 1976 Copyright Act, US works were not copyrighted unless they were registered, and then they quickly became public domain unless that registration was renewed….

…Now, Leonard Richardson (previously) has done the magic data-mining work to affirmatively determine which of the 1924-63 books are in the public domain, which turns out to be 80% of those books; what’s more, many of these books have already been scanned by the Hathi Trust (which uses a limitation in copyright to scan university library holdings for use by educational institutions, regardless of copyright status).

______________________________________________

To which I will add: up until March 1, 1989, items published without the requisite copyright notices are also in the public domain.*

What was required?

*the word “copyright”
*a “c” in a circle (©)
*the date of publication, and
*the name of either the author or the owner of all the copyright rights in the published work.

(c) or "All Rights Reserved (on its own)" do not meet the statutory requirements. "Copyr." does

*There was a grace period allowing publishers to fix any errors
**All the above applies to US law

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 A special thank you to Fanac - a science fiction and fantasy fandom group that has been working to preserve their corner of fandom history.

Fanac focuses on literary (book) fandom, with an emphasis on science fiction and fantasy fanzines from the 1930s-1960s. They maintain a website that hosts many fanzines in PDF format. This year they started offering scanning stations at science fiction conventions where people can bring their zines to be scanned. They will have a scanning station at Dublin Worldcon this weekend. They also have a wonderful YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/FANACFanHistory

From their latest newsletter

"At Boskone 56 (February) and again at Corflu 36 (May), we arranged with the conventions to set up our FANAC Scanning Station. We bring at least one scanner and computer and ask that fans bring fanzines to the convention that we can scan and archive online. This has been pretty successful, resulting in our scanning over 2,000 pages at Boskone and over 3,500 pages at Corflu. We had many notable contributions of fanzines for scanning, including from Grant Canfield, Frederic Gooding III, Susan Graham and her scanning team at UMBC, Rob Hansen, Dan Steffan, Geri Sullivan (2019 TAFF delegate), Pat Virzi and especially Rob Jackson who allowed us to scan a large stack of zines that were later auctioned for fan charities. Since Corflu, we’ve put over 600 fanzines online. We’ve arranged with the Dublin 2019 Worldcon to have a scanning station there as well. If you’re coming, bring something for us to scan.

FANAC Fan History Project website: http://fanac.org
As of today, we have 8,069 fanzines online, with over 92,500 pages. Of those, 2,902 are newszines (and thanks to David Ritter for the first volume of Taurasi’s Fantasy News!). Recently, we’ve tried to increase the number of fanzine titles for which we have complete runs. These are as varied as Joe Kennedy’s Vampire (1940s) to Karen Anderson’s Vorpal Glass (1960s) to Benford/White/et al’s Void (1950s-1960s). Other recently complete runs include Aporrheta (Sanderson), Bane (Ryan), Bastion (Bentcliffe), BEM (Ashworth), Blat! (White/Steffan), Epsilon (Hansen), Oopsla! (Calkins), Pendulum (Venable), Pong (White/Steffan), Spaceways (Warner), Starspinkle (Ellik), Telos (Nielsen Hayden), and Tolkien Journal (Plotz/Meskys). 
 
As a sidelight, one of our favorite fans, Lee Hoffman, also published two of the earliest (if not the earliest) folk music fanzines, and we’ve put those online as well: Caravan (1957-59) and Gardyloo (1959-60). We’ve also been adding a lot of UK fanzines. These have ranged from the 1930s to the present. They include Maurice Hanson’s Novae Terrae (thanks to Rob Hansen for the scans), C.S. Youd’s (aka John
Christopher) Fantast, plus the above listed zines BEM, Aporrheta, Bastion, and Epsilon. Others include:
 
Weston’s Speculation, Clarke’s Eye, Joan Carr et al’s Femizine, Enever & Parker’s Orion, Berry’s Pot Pourri, and more. One more interesting item from the UK: thanks to Ian Sorensen, we have the transcript of the highly entertaining GoH speech that James White gave at the 1983 Eastercon in Glasgow, titled “The Scottish Influence on Sector General”. With our scanning station at Dublin 2019, we hope to add many Irish and other European fanzines.
 
You might also be interested in newly uploaded issues of Terry Carr’s Innuendo and Lighthouse, Riddle’s Peon, Geis’ Psychotic/Science Fiction Review, Alien Critic... and Harlan Ellison’s fanzines."

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 Contest FreeCon 2019 [Deadline: 10.10.2019] - Vidding discussion — LiveJournal
We invite all clipmakers to take part in our new video-clip competition on CreaSpace.ru. Any self-made video clip based on films, games, sports etc., can be submitted to the contest (only anime are restricted). No restrictions on music styles and genres of video. No registration needed. Submit deadline is 10 October 2019. Prize fund: ~500$. We accept exclusive videos only, the ones which were not shown online before the contest. If a link to Youtube and Vimeo is provided (it must be "unlisted" video before premiere), the broadcast of the contest video will be conducted directly from your channel.

Detailed rules: http://creaspace.ru/forum/topic.php?topic_id=3933

Winners of some previous contests:

CreaCon 2008: Toster - Doom In Da Mist
CreaCon 2009: Trampler - Dead As History
CreaCon 2010: Safira - New Divide
CreaCon 2011: Samuel - Burning Shadow
CreaCon 2012: Norlack - Doomsday: Lost Home
CreaCon 2013: -Faith- - Falling Earth
CreaCon 2014: Benjamin - Secrets
CreaCon 2015: Benjamin - Beyond Us
CreaCon 2016: UFец - Desert Storm
CreaCon 2017: UFец - Tropic Heat
CreaCon 2018: Samuel - Clones
CreaCon 2019: Илья Чижов - Natural Shot
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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/31B3GN0 on August 12, 2019 at 10:57AM

Americans of Conscience Checklist: Week of August 11, 2019 - Americans of Conscience:

If you need a reminder that good people everywhere are speaking up for kindness, welcome, and justice, open this week’s Americans of Conscience Checklist today. Very well laid out, easy to do 1-2 a day.

https://americansofconscience.com/8-11-2019/

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: FFA DW Post 1129 - Complicit in the blowjobs

Re: Catching up with past anons - Twitter

Date: 2019-07-23 10:47 pm (local)
 
From: (Anonymous)

- A pretty Twitter specific thing that is very popular among fandom accounts is making a carrd and linking that in your pinned tweet (or on your profile in the website area if you're not using that to link to your Tumblr or something else). You can make one at this site: https://carrd.co/ It basically functions as a sort of hub and introduction for your account. You can use it to list your main fandoms, what people will likely find on your account, links to your ao3/Tumblr/letterboxd/whatever else, and some basic info about yourself if you want to make that available. The website is pretty user friendly, so it shouldn't take too long to throw one together. It's kind of like a replacement for an about page on Tumblr, since Twitter's bio space is pretty limited. I'll link a few random carrd profiles as examples:
falgner.carrd.co
wellick.carrd.co
retry.carrd.co (click the image to see the actual content)
wrendean.carrd.co
Making a carrd isn't necessary by any means, but I have noticed that more people seemed to follow back and interact after I created mine.

- Tagging: tagging is pretty minimal on Twitter. If you're posting something you want to get exposure, such as art or fic, I'd tag the fandom name and maybe the ship if applicable (using the most common smushname, since / won't work in the hashtag). You can also just try to phrase things in ways so that they'll come up in searches, for example: "I just finished this fanart of Crowley from Good Omens!" Now your art will come up if anyone searches "good omens fanart" or "crowley fanart" or "good omens crowley."

- For getting exposure, especially if you belong to a smaller fandom, a lot of people will check out your account simply because you followed them (the chances of this are higher if your icon and/or username are related to that fandom). If they notice you also post a lot about their fandom, a lot of times they'll follow you back just based on that.

- People do generally tend to be monofannish. A lot of people will make separate accounts for their different fandoms, like someone might have a MCU account and a kpop account since those interests are pretty different. I mostly notice this for big fandoms though. If someone has a lot of smaller fandoms, or one big fandom and some smaller fandoms, they usually stick to one account. People on Twitter can be pretty fickle about who they follow and keeping their "skinny ratio" though, so if you suddenly start tweeting about a different fandom than you have been, some people might unfollow.

- It's perfectly okay to reply to people's tweets even if you aren't mutuals. I consistently replied to an artist's art and posts about a certain fandom and started conversations with her about it and she eventually followed me back and we became friends.

- Try to avoid quote-retweeting, especially on art. This can take exposure away from the original post, since any likes or retweets from people who see your post will go to your quoted retweet and not the original post, which can be discouraging for content creators, and it's seen as straight up rude by a lot of non-western artists (some of them will block you immediately for this). Usually it's fine on joke posts or if you're contributing to a discussion, though.

- Group chats, or gcs, are pretty popular on fandom Twitter. Try searching "yourfandom gc" and see if there have been any recent posts. Usually someone will make a post like "rt to join a [fandom] gc" and they sometimes have requirements (I just looked for some examples and apparently "be a crackhead" is a requirement for a lot of Marvel gcs. Hm... yeah, I would recommend against joining ones that seem particularly annoying or wanky with their requirements).

I'm sure there's more but that's all that I can really think of for now. I'll come back if I think of anything I missed, but feel free to ask if you have questions or if I left out anything you were wondering about!

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[Copy and pasted from Fanac. Fanac focuses on preserving science fiction/fantasy fandom history, with an emphasis on fanzines from the 1930s-1960s and beyond).



FANAC News Flash: Dublin 2019

The FANAC Scanning Station will be at Dublin 2019!

If you are attending the Dublin Worldcon and can bring fanzines appropriate for scanning, we would love to have them. We'll scan right there on site. We will be set-up at a fan table in the Convention Center. Look for our banner. To see what we already have scanned and online, look at our main fanzine page:
http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Classic_Fanzines.html

If you have old fannish photos that you can bring, we'd love to scan them as well. If you have photos in digital format, please bring those too.

Even if you don't bring material to scan, stop by our table anyway and say hello.

Sorry for this late notice but we have just been able to arrange this.

Hope to see you in Dublin.

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[dreamwidth.org profile] fanworks posted: FanWorks digital con details
Schedule and Streaming Vidshows

The con zine, featuring fic, art, and podfic, will go live on Thursday night, as will a full copy of the con program. Streaming vidshows will go live individually, timed to start when the vidshows start at the con. (For example: Introductions, which starts Friday at 1:00PM at the con, will be available for streaming starting Friday at 1:00PM Eastern.)

Once vidshow streams have gone live, they will be available on demand; any vidshow that has debuted at the con will be available for playback at any time.

All digital content will remain available for at least 90 days following the con.

How to Purchase a Digital Membership to FanWorks
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I've been using the VLC record function to extract clips from video files, but it often corrupts them. What would you recommend?
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Posted in full at: https://ift.tt/32T4ZIy on July 26, 2019 at 05:28PM

Women in Fandom:

Copying and pasting

“Greetings, fellow fannish Elder,

I’d like to invite you to participate in an anthology of collected essays and interviews exploring the co-creative aspects of women in fandom, in their own voices, during the latter half of the twentieth century.

This anthology, Geek Elders Speak: In Our Own Voices (with the subtitle, Women Co-creators and Their Undeniable Place in Fannish History), will be published by Forest Path Books, LLC., an independent press.

My name is Jenni Hennig. I’m a published author (most recently The Books of the Wode, a historical fantasy series), and I administer Forest Path Books. Some of you might remember me from Star Trek, Star Wars, Man From UNCLE, and Robin of Sherwood fandoms, where I wrote fanfic, was an artist, filker, award-winning costumer, and publisher of zines such as Far Realms and Against the Wind.

I have a vital and personal interest in this anthology. I remember our history: Fanzines cranked on mimeo, or typed with carbons and passed out by hand at cons. Art and “illos” hand-drawn and hand-screened. Costumes hand-sewn, constructed with fabric, wire, and bondo, with odds and ends like shaving cream can tops or shiny Leggs® packaging. Filks taped at cons on handheld recorders. Music videos made in the oh-so-lengthy process allowed with Beta and VHS. All of us laid claim to our creative power, over the years and in our own terms.

I was there, too.

We have so many stories to tell. And that’s why I’m reaching to you.

You’re probably wondering how the anthology’s title came about. I’m all over giving credit where it’s due, so kindly let me give you a wee bit of background for this project. The idea was sparked at a Seattle convention called Geek Girl Con, where in 2014 a panel called “Geek Elders Speak” proved one of the most popular events at the con.

(See this article: https://geekgirlcon.com/?s=geek+elders&post_type=post )

Four women who had been active with media fanzines in the 1970s and 1980s were speakers; I was an incognito ‘Elder’ in the audience, listening to comments made by both women and men. The younger fans were visibly astounded by the stories they heard—especially the geek girls who’d never heard about the crucial role of women in creating and defining media fandom. Hungry for a history they’d never imagined to exist, they embraced the panel with pure joy. And the older women in the audience? Well, one was in tears, believing her local Starbase fan group would be—and was—forgotten.

The Elder panellists could have answered questions for the rest of the day!

Fast forward a couple of years, and my own repeated attendance of conventions where a great majority of younger fans haven’t the slightest clue about the history of their own fandoms, much less the women’s shoulders upon which they stand.

It’s time, ladies, that we told our story. Not as some at-arms-length and rarefied curiosity of academia, not as seen through the often-clouded lens of those who weren’t there, but IN OUR OWN VOICES. We need to be heard: all our work, all our experiences. We need to be more than yet another lost or wiped-clean anecdote of women’s history.

And, with the recent announcement that a fanfiction archive has been nominated for a Hugo Award, it’s timely.

Many of us have already been silenced by time and illness. Many of us are grappling with the hard realities of twilight. Our voices are dwindling. We aren’t getting any younger, my friends, and that makes it all the more imperative: we need to record these things now.

To this end, Geek Elders Speak: In Our Own Voices is on the Forest Path Books publishing schedule, with a prospective release in the last quarter of 2020. Contributors will receive standard pro anthology pay rates and contracts. We are planning worldwide distribution in paper, e-book, and audio, with suitable advertising and promotion. As the first contributors come on board, we will be registering and promoting a Kickstarter to help with publication costs.

But we can’t do any of this without YOU. Your singular voice, your personal story, your experiences both good and bad… in short, your creative participation in a phenomenon that meant and continues to mean so much to all of us. These are truly the most vital aspects to make this anthology the success I know it can be.

Please consider contributing, either with an essay or via interview. Check out te attached suggestions. Feel free to share this letter with your fellow female Elders. Pitch us your own, unique story. We would love to hear your voice!

All the best,

Jeanine ‘Jenni’ Hennig
(J Tullos Hennig)
Forest Path Books
Jeanine Tullos Hennig
P.O. Box 847 ~ Stanwood, WA 98292
jth@forestpathbooks.com

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TitleCommentsKudosBookmarksHitsVidderVideo
Stay, Stay, Stay68205471703dollsomehttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19093132
VID: Mass In B Minor6114630844purplefringehttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19218316
come home to my heart1710115805dollsomehttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19209208
I'm Sticking With You (vid)23578685lamardeusehttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19143601
Killer Queen18566365purplefringehttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19398772
My Best Friend124614309CTippyhttps://archiveofourown.org/works/19089859

Thank you to [personal profile] vidderkidder for pulling the stats

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Meta café: I Contain Multitudes: Notes on Bring It Home (Sugar Daddy) vid

For anyone who enjoys vid commentary/meta, [personal profile] elisi has just written an utterly massive analysis of my Good Omens vid Bring it Home (Sugar Daddy), which then became a more general Good Omens meta and also a bit of a commentary on [personal profile] purplefringe's gorgeous Hallelujah vid, with an emphasis on interpreting the show as a queer fairytale.
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[personal profile] amalthia  posted:
Things I wish I thought of sooner

I'm looking at my music vid folder and I have about 36 gigs worth of vids and I thought I did GREAT by dividing the vids by fandoms...obviously that's not such a great method. What I should have done was what I do for fan fiction when I download stories. Which is label the damn files by vidder then vid title followed last by fandom. So no matter where the file ends up I can look and know some very important details without having to open the vid or scroll through it hoping the vidder added credits to the beginning or end of the vid. Believe it or not some vidders do not do this...
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Interesting side by side comparison

An essay from 2008 about the history of Music Videos

The original version had explicit references to fan-vids and the role they played in history

Ex: "Great music videos have the capability of provoking responses much like a great films might and are becoming increasingly accessible in the technological age. The history of the form is interesting as it pulls from many traditions and techniques of filmmaking. Modern music has gone beyond the world of “music television” and onto the internet. Some music fans want to do more than simply view the video; they embark on an artistic endeavor of their own by creating “fan-vids.” Homemade lip-synching videos have also become popular recently and are part of a growing trend of viewers that choose to manipulate images and music to create alternate videos for their favorite songs. Many fan-vids feature popular songs and clips from t.v. shows or anime and have caused various copyright issues on video sharing cites like Youtube. Much of this insight can only be gained from a long love affair with the form and a few copyright issues dealing with videos uploaded on my own Youtube account. Through studying the roots of video making I have gained a greater appreciation for those music videos that inspired me as a teenager and got me through a difficult time in my personal life. I will provide links between my experience and what I have learned this semester to show the merit of several so called “promotional films.”"


The current version omits references to fanvids and changes the title from "Music Videos: Self-Promotion or Self-Expression?" to "Music Vids 101"

The edit happened around  2011
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sisabet posted: Show And Tell - Just A Game I Play, When I Wanna Say: sisabet — LiveJournal
And I am trying to formulate a post about Showing and Not Telling in vidding because we should be talking about that. This idea comes up all the time in fic discussions and it equally applies to vidding (and not so coincidentally with what I am currently working on *and* a vid I am betaing... and another vid I want to beta when it is ready, and another vid I want to have made so I can beta and... wow - this applies to A LOT). So we should be discussing this.
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 Conventions

vidukon_cardiff | VidUKon 2019 Feedback Notes

It's been a little over a week since VidUKon, so it seems like a good time to post up some of the feedback notes from the final panel of the year and the end-of-con feedback session. First up: panel notes! 

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VidUkon Eurovison 2019 Vid Show

....this year's Eurovision show listing showcasing European vidders & source and celebrating the diversity of the European vidding community across all platforms.

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Convention Vid Show Question

I'm now getting a little worried... would submitting 3 premieres to fanworks con be considered a dick move? I don't wanna take time away from anyone, but I also really wanna show these vids to people.

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equinox_exchange | Fall Equinox 2019 will be a costume party!

Theme will be: Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies. Deadline for Signups: July 21 - 28

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ConneXions 2019 - Vid Show

Multi-Fandom Convention in Maryland is seeking vids for their vid show. Submit your vids by August 1

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vidukon_cardiff | VidUKon 2019 Feedback Notes
It's been a little over a week since VidUKon, so it seems like a good time to post up some of the feedback notes from the final panel of the year and the end-of-con feedback session. First up: panel notes! https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39561.html
VidUkon Eurovison 2019 Vid Show
....this year's Eurovision show listing showcasing European vidders & source and celebrating the diversity of the European vidding community across all platforms.
Convention Vid Show Question
I'm now getting a little worried... would submitting 3 premieres to fanworks con be considered a dick move? I don't wanna take time away from anyone, but I also really wanna show these vids to people.
equinox_exchange | Fall Equinox 2019 will be a costume party!
Theme will be: Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies. Deadline for Signups: July 21 - 28
ConneXions 2019 - Vid Show
Multi-Fandom Convention in Maryland is seeking vids for their vid show. Submit your vids by August 1


Meta
 
Vidding Chatter - June (vid_bingo)
Have you ever been to a vid or fan-focused convention? Which one? What was your experience like, etc?

Vidding Chatter - July (vid_bingo)
What is your least favorite thing about vidding as a hobby? What is your favorite thing?

Vidshow Discussion Post: Be Gay, Do Crimes
VidUKon is a vidding convention held in the UK. This year they're trying something new - inviting people to watch one of the vid shows online and then comment. The vidshow is "Be Gay, Do Crimes 

source: https://www.rssdog.com/




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 Is this better? souce: https://rss.bloople.net/

vidukon_cardiff | VidUKon 2019 Feedback Notes

It's been a little over a week since VidUKon, so it seems like a good time to post up some of the feedback notes from the final panel of the year and the end-of-con feedback session. First up: panel notes! 

VidUkon Eurovison 2019 Vid Show

....this year's Eurovision show listing showcasing European vidders & source and celebrating the diversity of the European vidding community across all platforms.

Convention Vid Show Question

I'm now getting a little worried... would submitting 3 premieres to fanworks con be considered a dick move? I don't wanna take time away from anyone, but I also really wanna show these vids to people.

equinox_exchange | Fall Equinox 2019 will be a costume party!

Theme will be: Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies. Deadline for Signups: July 21 - 28

ConneXions 2019 - Vid Show

Multi-Fandom Convention in Maryland is seeking vids for their vid show. Submit your vids by August 1

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I am testing a new format for the linkspam. How does it look?
Source: pinboard

vidukon_cardiff | VidUKon 2019 Feedback Notes 
https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39561.html
It's been a little over a week since VidUKon, so it seems like a good time to post up some of the feedback notes from the final panel of the year and the end-of-con feedback session. First up: panel notes! https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39561.html 
https://amnisias.dreamwidth.org/59043.html
....this year's Eurovision show listing showcasing European vidders & source and celebrating the diversity of the European vidding community across all platforms. 
https://findmeinthealps.dreamwidth.org/7949.html
I'm now getting a little worried... would submitting 3 premieres to fanworks con be considered a dick move? I don't wanna take time away from anyone, but I also really wanna show these vids to people.  
https://equinox-exchange.dreamwidth.org/27045.html
Theme will be: Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies. Deadline for Signups: July 21 - 28 
ConneXions 2019 - Vid Show   
https://sites.google.com/view/connexions-south/programming/vid-show?authuser=0
Multi-Fandom Convention in Maryland is seeking vids for their vid show. Submit your vids by August 1
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Conventions/Challenges
 
Multi-Fandom Convention in Maryland is seeking vids for their vid show. Submit your vids by August 1
 
 
Fall Equinox 2019 will be a costume party!
Theme will be:  Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies.   Deadline for Signups:  July 21 - 28 
https://equinox-exchange.dreamwidth.org/27045.html  

I'm now getting a little worried... would submitting 3 premieres to fanworks con be considered a dick move? I don't wanna take time away from anyone, but I also really wanna show these vids to people.   
https://findmeinthealps.dreamwidth.org/7949.html 
 
 
VidUkon Eurovison 2019 Vid Show
....this year's Eurovision show listing showcasing European vidders & source and celebrating the diversity of the European vidding community across all platforms.  

VidUKon 2019 Feedback Notes
It's been a little over a week since VidUKon, so it seems like a good time to post up some of the feedback notes from the final panel of the year and the end-of-con feedback session. First up: panel notes!   https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39561.html

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Vidshow Discussion Post: Be Gay, Do Crimes
VidUKon is a vidding convention held in the UK. This year they're trying something new - inviting people to watch one of the vid shows online and then comment.   The vidshow is "Be Gay, Do Crimes "  
https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39913.html
 
Vidding Chatter July (vid_bingo)
What is your least favorite thing about vidding as a hobby? 
What is your favorite thing?   
https://vid-bingo.dreamwidth.org/4373.html

Vidding Chatter  June (vid_bingo)
Have you ever been to a vid or fan-focused convention? Which one? What was your experience like, etc?   
https://vid-bingo.dreamwidth.org/3623.html  

 
Vidding Chatter  May (vid_bingo)  
Are you a vidding plotter or a pantser?  If you use storyboards, how do you approach them? Are they vague or detailed, handwritten or a google doc?   
https://vid-bingo.dreamwidth.org/3441.html  
 
 
Fanvids- Vids that you think of every time you hear the song
https://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/378261.html?thread=2216111765#cmt2216111765  
 
This article is about why the site VidMe closed, but provides fascinating insights into the state of things; particularly hilarious TO ME are the "Insights for Newcomers," i.e. what they learned for people who want to try to do this: If you’re considering building your own video platform, here are a few suggestions.... 
https://cesperanza.dreamwidth.org/594255.html  

 
Vidding strategy is not a thing I usually think about in those terms, but here we are. I entered a youtube vidding contest and the first round was scored and "The Engineer" finished tied for 13th out of 19 entries.  
https://seekingferret.dreamwidth.org/307266.html  
 
I hate, hate, hate all these vids with the dialogue left in.   
This is a new thing we’re trying - we love talking about the vidshows at the con itself, but we think there’s scope for further discussion here on Dreamwidth, where folks who weren’t able to attend the con can get involved too. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to watch the show and join in! We’ll be running these posts roughly once a month, initially featuring shows from VidUKon 2019. 
https://vidukon-cardiff.dreamwidth.org/39170.html

 
Nonnies, please give me funny crack vid recs? Any fandom, any ship. I need something to laugh about today.  
 
I've never understood how fanvids persist against takedowns at all, especially the popular ones.  
https://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/374457.html?thread=2189939641#cmt2189939641  
 
music vids, AMVs, edits, supercuts, mashups, etc. Ask for recs or just drop a link to something you like!  
 
If someone could help me learn the ropes that'd be lovely.  
https://vidding.dreamwidth.org/395455.html  
 
2012 - heavy colorings, catchy songs, crossfades, overlayers, texts 
2019 - almost to no coloring, clean cuts, minimal editing, trailer-ish instrumentals 
2020 - no coloring, no editing, no music, just play the damn episode would ya?  
 
Do you ever have an amazing idea for a vid but lack the confidence to actually make it
cuz you’ve never done something like it before and don’t want to screw it up? Now try having that for like 4 different ideas...so frustrating
#Vidding #VidderProblems   
https://twitter.com/hollywoodgirl05/status/1137771341635964928  
 

You know the feeling when start project so inspired and then
get to some part of song and you just can't move past it? For weeks... And then start to hate whole song and part of project you already finished. Yeah.
#Vidding #Viddingproblems  
https://twitter.com/TheMica993/status/1134759868605390848  
 
Reading it made me think of @Lumi_nation and other fellow vidders who see & hear music as movement & color, hear color as music, and so on.
There are many of us. We don’t often talk about it outside of con suites and panels, but we exist in our special little universes. #vidding   https://twitter.com/Bonibaru/status/1132780458494910464
 
Vidding and/as Pedagogy
Vids explore themes related to the source material(s) they remix and rework. In a vid, the juxtaposition of moving images and music, as well as careful sequencing, cutting, and pattern construction, work together to communicate the vidder’s messages.

Vid Society: discord server dedicated to editing/vidding
We are a friendly content creator-based community, mainly for video editors (but also for various other artists), with a passion for anything fandom and art related. Join our humble family and feel free to stay as long as you like!  

Vidding Styles
There is a difference between completely ripping off a style to the point it's just the same video with a different song and taking inspiration, then adding your own spin. While nobody has 'ownership' over a style.... I'm tired of seeing basically the same videos everywhere.  
 
Vid for which I have clipped that seemed fun: now seems silly and tropey. 
Vid I have most excellent song for is for a show I thought was ok, but for which I'd need to learn new vidding software. 
Vid I've pottered with for years now has corrupted files.  
https://twitter.com/BrokenMnemonic/status/1149750471156015106  

 
Your favourite well-made music vid.... I am an old and don't listen to music radio, so in the last twenty years, my main way to discover music less than thirty or forty years old has been through very well-made fan videos. So please rec me yours with the appropriate link 
 
 
When someone vids ship and uses voiceovers or scenes related to the competing ship on that show. I just always think to myself Bro, that's off-limits" Is this super petty of me. Don't hate me. What are some of your pet peeves, #vidding community  
 
#vidding friends, for the last couple of weeks I have been exploring (link: http://vidrecs.com) vidrecs.com! (Some of you may remember I mentioned it briefly at #vidukon.) It's very new but it looks as though it could be a really cool resource!  

It is an old VCR-era #Titanic vid #Titanicedit #fanedit #vidding (link: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKUNThjCZr/) instagram.com/p/BzKUNThjCZr/
https://twitter.com/morgandawn6/status/1143897561394110464 
...than youtube and twitter. lost channels on youtube 5 times and twice on here. i know i can unlist, but i don't like doing so. now i'm just waiting for july 27th so my strikes can clear off.
 
call me old fashioned but I am really not a fan of the youtube vidding trend.....
of putting dialogue over the whole fucking thing. I can deal with a bit here and there but for a 3+ minute song?? I imagine you picked the song for a reason, let me hear the lyrics!!  
 
...fanvideo styles getting more & more reduced, 
is it even fanvideo editing in some cases anymore....  i guess vidding is living on borrowed time anyway.   
https://twitter.com/disasxter/status/1139406005723230208

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Technical 

After a decade as a Mac vidder, I am about to buy my first Windows machine and start vidding on a PC.  
https://laurashapiro.dreamwidth.org/382846.html

Sharing Your Fanvids To Instagram
 Instagram limits the number of external links you can use in a post. Up until last year, they didn't  support longer vids or links to external websites, preferring to keep the material "in house." If you have a streaming vid on Youtube, Vimeo or your own website, you can still promote it on Instagram   
https://morgandawn.dreamwidth.org/1667645.html

LlamaEnc is not currently compatible with macOS Mojave.  
 
Request: Vid Tagging Assistance, Vid Streaming Alternatives  
Requesting assistance in tagging vids using Excel (2013/2016/2019). If you have Office 365 this would be ideal as we can collaborate in real time similar to what you see in those ads for Google docs co-authoring where you see the names of people typing as flags. Additionally, if you have ever wanted to get up to speed with Excel for work or to get work this could be one way of doing so while also watching and tagging vids. I teach Excel as well  
 
Any idea if any vidders have played with this (or related tools) yet? #fandom #vidding ML-powered automatic video editing app released recently   
 
 
Quick question #vidding community
Is there any other way besides rewatching the source materiel a hundred times to connecting clips to the lyrics? Is there some sort of trick I'm missing?
 
 
Vidding friends, I'm about to make the switch from Mac to PC vidding.
My better half is building me a machine. What should I know? How much RAM/what kind of hard drive? Is there a solution for converting iTunes source? (feel free to DM me) Thank you!   [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Fall Equinox 2019 will be a costume party!
The theme voted in for Fall Equinox 2019 is Costume Party

The theme poll defined Costume Party as: 

Fictional sources in any format that are set in earlier eras than they were produced/released in -- e.g., costume / period / historical dramas and comedies.
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vidding Chatter
Welcome to the monthly(-ish) chatter post. Feel free to talk about any vidding topic at all, it doesn't need to be related to your bingo card - although it can be!

What is your least favorite thing about vidding as a hobby?
What is your favorite thing?
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vid Me closes
I'm posting this article, Goodbye for now here so that I can find it again but also to remind myself that I didn't fail at getting vidding done for the OTW, which I still think about like every other day - it just really wasn't possible and apparently still really isn't. This article is about why the site VidMe closed, but provides fascinating insights into the state of things; particularly hilarious TO ME are the "Insights for Newcomers," i.e. what they learned for people who want to try to do this:
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 ..you get teary eyed when your partner pokes their head into your office to offer you bacon.*

*Our special treats are bacon, hamburger/coca cola/potato chips 3 x a year (Memorial Day, 4th July and Labor Day)

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 Instagram limits the number of external links you can use in a post. Up until last year, they didn't  support longer vids or links to external websites, preferring to keep the material "in house."

If you have a streaming vid on Youtube, Vimeo or your own website, you can still promote it on Instagram by posting  (a) a short teaser with a link back to your own page or (b) posting the entire vid to IGTV, Instagram's new video service.  It will require an Instagram account (duh!) and, in some cases,  access to a third party resizing tool.

1. Instagram Specs
Instagram's video service  IGTV will now allow you to upload any video (mp4 format) up to 10 minutes. Specs here: https://help.instagram.com/1038071743007909

On some fanvids, they will require that your video be "resized" or its orientation changed. If that happens head over to kapwing.com and upload your vid to their Resize Tool. Play around with the various formats until you find one you like. The free version has a watermark, but if you like the service, you can subscribe to remove. Alternatively, some editing programs will allow you to resize.

Here is a straight  upload of a fanvid that was letterboxed for a 4:3 screen  (no resizing). It is a bit small on playback
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzKUNThjCZr/  

and here is a 1:1 Instagram version using Kapwing
 
I am certain with better quality fanvids (16:9 and more recent source), you'd see better results. Ex:  https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByyHKtYDyzU/  

2. On  your IGTV page  click "upload". You will need a cover  image (I used a screen-cap from the vid) and it needs to be in  492 x 762 pixels.


3. Don't forget to add a link to your full vid (if you are only posting a teaser) or your AO3 or other fanpage. Tag it with your fandom, [fandom name edit], fanvid, fanvideo, fanedit, vidding
 
Here is an example of a teaser vid with a link to the Youtube version
https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByyHKtYDyzU/  

More examples








4. Make certain the "Post a Preview Previews appear on your profile and feed" is checked so the video will show on your feed. I did not do this for the first 2 test vids I uploaded and they never appeared in my feed,

You will not be able to make any edits after you post!!
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[Unknown LJ tag] posted: Vidshow Discussion Post: 2009 Retrospective

Welcome to the discussion post for the 2009 Retrospective vidshow, curated by such heights!


This is a new thing we’re trying - we love talking about the vidshows at the con itself, but we think there’s scope for further discussion here on Dreamwidth, where folks who weren’t able to attend the con can get involved too. Anyone who’s interested is welcome to watch the show and join in! We’ll be running these posts roughly once a month, initially featuring shows from VidUKon 2019.


You can see the list of vids and their descriptions here - scroll down and click on the show title in blue. If you’re struggling to find any vids from the show, please drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do to help!
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