About the Convention

FanWorks is a new annual convention where fans share, discuss, and celebrate all of the creative works we make and love.

Our goal is to create an inclusive, welcoming space for the appreciation of fanworks, and for fan creators of all mediums to share their work and meet fellow creators.

All fanwork enthusiasts are welcome at FanWorks! If you're excited about fanworks, we're excited to have you.

Panels & Workshops

Panels are hour-long discussions, presentations, how-to tutorials, workshops, and more run by fans attending the con. They are selected and scheduled in advance of the con weekend.

Daytime panel programming will run in five simultaneous tracks, each with its own dedicated panel room on the third floor of the hotel.

Please note that in the panel track list, the specific fanworks in parentheses are only examples of programming you might see. These are not exhaustive lists — what programming we have will depend on what panels attendees submit.

Panel Tracks

  • Writing (fanfic, meta, essays)
  • Video (vidding, trailers, fan movies)
  • Audio (podfic, podcasts, fandom-inspired music)
  • Art & Crafting (drawing, painting, costumes, props, animation, manips, gifs)
  • Community (chat groups, platforms, archiving, gift exchanges, curation)

Activities

Virtual Activities

All vidshows that play at the con will also be streamed online for con attendees and digital-only members. These vidshows will go up online at the same time as they appear on the con schedule.

Access to the digital con zine will be included for all attendees and members. Submissions to the zine will be open to fanfic, art, podfic, and more.

If panels aren't your thing, during the day you can check out the con rooms on the first floor to watch a vidshow, join a gaming session, or sign up for time in the podfic & podcast recording room.

A quiet room will be available for anyone needing space to decompress, with fanfic libraries available for quiet reading.

The con suite will be open all day in a higher floor suite for anyone looking for a space to relax, socialize, watch media, or contact a staff member.

Events

We have a packed three-day schedule with a Night Market, a dance party called Sparkle Motion, live performances, vidshows and more!

Check out the main events
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view the schedule

Get Involved

If you make fan works, you may be interested in contributing to our zine or sending in vids to a vidshow.

You can also run a panel or volunteer to help out at the con.

If there's something else you've thought of and want to tell us about, get in touch.

You can also follow us on social media:

Shout-outs

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed and will contribute to putting the con together!

Thank you in particular to all of our early donors, everyone who gave us input on con programming as it developed, and the staff of TGI Femslash.

Special kudos to @whalefern for the wonderful painted magpies you can see on the website.