Fan Gatherings

  • WisCon

    Claudia Rebaza - Środa, 16 kwietnia 2014 - 8:24pm
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    Running since 1977, WisCon is the first and foremost feminist science fiction convention in the world. WisCon encourages discussion, debate and extrapolation of ideas relating to feminism, gender, race and class. WisCon honors writers, editors and artists whose work explores these themes and whose voices have opened new dimensions and territory in these issues.

    Special events include the Tiptree bake sale and auction, a writer's workshop and a Dessert Party, as well as a vid party. The deadline for submitting a vid is Friday, May 9, 2014, two weeks before the con.

  • VidUKon 2014

    Claudia Rebaza - Środa, 16 kwietnia 2014 - 8:15pm
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    Vidukon is a fan run convention in the UK where fannish vidders and vid watchers get together to OD on vids and vid talk and have the fun times. Aside from video shows, panels and workshops will run for those interested in the whys and wherefores. A Vid Bazaar is also included in the con-suite where DVDs are up for sale or swap. You can get a spot on the table for a flat fee, payable at registration.

    Registration is £40 for an attending membership, which includes two and a half days. That price is rising to £52 on April 27th 2014.

    VidUKon is also accepting Premieres and submissions to their Vidder's Choice show - a chance for any member (attending or supporting) to show a vid of their choice during the opening evening. Deadlines for these are 11th May 2014.

    Starting in 2014, a virtual convention will be running alongside the physical convention. If you buy a supporting membership, you will be able to watch the vidshow, including Premieres, streaming, in real time, with comments enabled to discuss the shows with your fellow virtual attendees! After the convention, this will be available to everyone. They are also considering streaming some panels, depending on interest.

  • International Quidditch Association World Cup VII

    Angela Nichols - Wtorek, 1 kwietnia 2014 - 12:21am
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    The World Cup is the IQA’s championship tournament is an international event featuring the best 80 teams in the sport, held annually since 2007. Based on the best selling Harry Potter series, Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, basketball, and dodgeball. A quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and is even more fun to play. World Cup VII will be held on April 5-6, 2014, at the brand-new North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • Uprooted and Transplanted: Film, Discussion and Reception

    Angela Nichols - Wtorek, 1 kwietnia 2014 - 12:12am
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    Hanns Skoutajan will showing his film "Uprooted and Transplanted," based on his book. "Uprooted and Transplanted" is the personal story of Hanns Skoutajan. After escaping Nazi-occupied Sudentenland in 1938, and taking a tortuous route to Canada, nine-year-old Hanns and his family made a life for themselves.

    The screening will take place at Glebe St. James United Church, 650 Lyon St. South on Friday April 11, 7:30-10:00 pm.

    Tickets: $10 in advance from the church 613-236-0617 or from Compact Music 785 Bank Street or $15 at the door. Proceeds in support of the United Church of Canada Native Healing Fund and GSJ's Sound System. http://www.glebestjames.com

  • Conglomeration 2014

    Claudia Rebaza - Piątek, 28 marca 2014 - 7:17pm
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    ConGlomeration is Louisville, Kentucky's own fan-run multimedia science fiction and fantasy convention and has been held off and on since 2001. It includes an Art Show, Game Room, Dealer's Room, Masquerade and more and features various science fiction and fantasy authors and artists as guests of honor.

  • LexiCon Tabletop Gaming Convention

    Claudia Rebaza - Piątek, 28 marca 2014 - 7:12pm
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    LexiCon is an open-to-all gaming convention. Visitors can learn to play new games like Gravwell, Sentinels - Vengeance, Jupiter Rising, Relic Runners, City of Iron, and BioShock Infinite: The Siege of Columbia. LexiCon also will have family gaming events like "Learn 5 Family Games in 90 minutes" and Adult Party nights Friday and Saturday. There will also be a Magic the Gathering Tournament with $1,000 1st prize, plus lots of extras.

  • Continuum X : Carnival of Lost Souls

    Angela Nichols - Czwartek, 13 marca 2014 - 5:10am
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    Continuum X: Carnival of Lost Souls will lead you to the bright lights of speculative fiction and pop culture and amaze you with surprise endings, sparkling new patterns and challenge your assumptions. Be delighted by hard-edged science, high-flying fantasy, brightly coloured comic books and mysterious film noir. High culture, sub-cultures and everything in between, all can be found at the Carnival. Once the Carnival’s been to town, nothing is ever quite the same.

    Continuum X will take place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, June 6 — 9, 2014. Guests of honour this year are Jim C. Hines and Ambelin Kwaymullina. Supporting them will be a wide range of other speakers and panellists in a fabulous line up of panels, presentations and special events.

    Continuum X is also proud to be host convention for the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention for 2014.

  • CON.TXT

    Claudia Rebaza - Środa, 12 marca 2014 - 1:02am
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    CON.TXT is a slash con, a place for people who enjoy slash to gather and celebrate the joy of fandom, a place where you can indulge in endless conversation about your favorite guys (or girls), debate metaslash topics of great import, and squee over the pretty, all in the company of like-minded folk.

    CON.TXT also aims to provide a space for fans to share and learn tips and tricks for using technology to create, organize, and access things we love about slash, from art to fic to vids to online discussions.

    You can register up to and including May 31, 2014. After May 15, only Paypal will be accepted.

  • Sinpozium 2014

    Angela Nichols - Czwartek, 6 marca 2014 - 4:43am
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    Sinpozium, aka “Sinpoz” is a Sydney slash gathering that’s been held irregularly in the past (2000-2002, 2005), and annually since 2011. It is a fan-run, not-for-profit weekend-long slash slumber party! Activities will include discussions, fandom pimping, games, vid watching and more. Sinpozium is open to programming ideas. You must be 18 or older to attend.

  • VuPop2: An Academic Conference Where YOU are the Hero: Interactive Fiction in Print and Online

    Angela Nichols - Czwartek, 27 lutego 2014 - 7:30am
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    While storytelling probably began as a very fluid process, several centuries of the printed book have given fiction an air of inflexibility and inevitability. However, for several decades, authors of gamebooks like Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy have been finding ways to directly involve the reader in the narrative of the book and to encompass multiple possibilities within a single volume.

    Computer games and other digital media have brought fiction into new and infinitely variable realms. This conference will examine the evolution of interactive fiction and discuss ways in which it can be studied and used pedagogically.

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