FanWorks Blog Posts from December 2023

Dec. 8, 2023, noon — FanWorks Staff

FanWorks 2023: Discord, Panels, Vidshows - Rules and Guidelines

The con schedule is here, and a guide to programming is here!

There's a lot going on during the con weekend. This con guide is by no means exhaustive; if you have any questions, you can ping us on Discord in #ask-the-staff at any time during the con weekend.

Guide to the Con

I. Con Essentials: The Con Dashboard, Time Zones, Safety, Captions

II. Discord: Getting There, Rules for Chat Spaces

III. Panels: Zoom, Discord, Camera Etiquette

IV. Vidshows: Discord Channels, Streams

V. List of Discord Channels

Dec. 7, 2023, 1 p.m. — FanWorks Staff

FanWorks 2023 con schedule

Now that the FanWorks con schedule is live, let's check out this year's vidshows, panels, and events!

Con time is Eastern Standard Time.


8:00PM | Discord Opens

The con Discord will open on Thursday night. Server invites will go out to registered attendees via the con dashboard (viewable when logged in).

The con dashboard is also where you can find vidshow information and streams, the panel schedule, and Zoom links! It's our virtual con hub, so make sure you're logged in for the weekend.

Thursday night will be a casual open with no scheduled programming, but we encourage dropping by if you can so that you can be sure your server invite works before the weekend starts! If you run into any difficulties getting in, email us at

Dec. 3, 2023, 6:27 p.m. — FanWorks Staff

FanWorks 2023 is right around the corner!

FanWorks 2023 starts this Friday, December 8th!

Registration will remain open through the con weekend, but we strongly recommend registering by Thursday, December 7th. (Sometimes there are issues with Discord invites not populating correctly, and it's always better if we can catch those on Friday, so that you aren't missing any key programming!)

The con schedule is still being finalized, but in the meantime, here are some things to know:

  • Con time is Eastern Standard Time. All times given are in EST.

  • The main platforms for the virtual con are Discord and Zoom. Discord invites will go up on the con dashboard for registered attendees; Zoom links for panels will be found on the con dashboard and pinned in the channels for each panel on Discord.

  • The con Discord will open on Thursday night at or around 8pm. This is an informal opening ahead of the con weekend, so if your Discord invite isn't immediately available, please be patient with us while we get things moving!

  • The first scheduled events of the weekend will be a Craft Together Zoom Social at 4pm on Friday, and Pictionary at 9:00pm on Friday night. These are casual icebreaker events; panel and vidshow programming starts on Saturday.

  • Main programming runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm each day, with a break from 2-3pm.

  • FanWorks Premieres runs from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Saturday, with a replay on Sunday morning from 9:00 - 11:00am.

  • The con Discord will be moderated on Thursday night for the server opening, and from Friday (12/8) through Sunday (12/10) during con programming hours. It will remain open to messages until Monday night (12/11), and then will go into read only mode for the rest of the week, closing on Saturday (12/16).

  • The FanWorks Code of Conduct is in effect at all times, in all con spaces. Attendees are required to read and acknowledge the code of conduct when registering for the con, but we encourage everyone to re-read the Code of Conduct before the con weekend.

We'll have the schedule of panels & vidshows up shortly! We look forward to seeing everyone at the con this weekend.