FanWorks 2021 Schedule

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Thursday
Panels and Events Vidshows
7 p.m. Chat Opens
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
10 p.m.
11 p.m.
Friday
Panels and Events Vidshows
noon Zoom Social
1 p.m.
2 p.m. FanWorks Replay: 2019 Quiet Morning
3 p.m. Comfort Blanket, Part 1
4 p.m. Comfort Blanket, Part 2
5 p.m. FanWorks Replay: 2020 Thirst
6 p.m. Break
7 p.m. Welcome to FanWorks & Fannish Pictionary
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
10 p.m.
11 p.m.
Saturday
Panels and Events Vidshows
midnight Late Night Replay: Comfort Blanket, Part 1
1 a.m. Late Night Replay: Comfort Blanket, Part 2
2 a.m.
3 a.m.
4 a.m.
5 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11 a.m. Multifandom Vids
Multifandom Vids
Looking at the ways vidders use multiple canons in their vids, whether 2 sources or 200.
noon Consuming Fanworks in the Worst Timeline
Consuming Fanworks in the Worst Timeline
The pandemic changed everything, including how many of us interact with fandom. Reactions ran the gamut from people who consumed ravenously during quarantine to those who couldn’t engage with fanworks at all. Maybe you spent all your time rewatching your comfort vids; maybe you specifically sought out brand new content. Did you avoid pandemic & apocalypse-themed material or seek it out? Let’s have a conversation about how we experienced fanworks during these troubling times and how it’s changed us going forward.
Commit to the Concept
Commit to the Concept
Sometimes people wake up in the middle of the night with an idea, and think to themselves, "What if I... no, that would be too much." Other times, they lean into it and make these vids. Nothing fancy. Just one idea, executed well.
1 p.m. Creative Vidsong Finding
Creative Vidsong Finding
So you want to make a vid. You have show/character/idea in mind but no song and no clue where to start. In this panel we will discuss the questions you can ask yourself to jumpstart the your search for your vidsong. From there we'll use your answers to show some effective methods for discovering music with the right tone (and maybe even lyrics) for your potential vid.
A Shift in Reality
A Shift in Reality
Something has changed. Something isn't quite right. That isn't you, is it? It wasn't like this before, was it?
2 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Introduction to Watercolour
Introduction to Watercolour
Interested in experimenting with a new medium in your fandom? This panel will introduce you to watercolours and cover basic colour theory. No artistic experience or background required.
Vidder's Choice, Part 1
4 p.m. Podfic 101: Audacity Workshop
Podfic 101: Audacity Workshop
A practical demonstration of how to edit a short podfic using Audacity geared toward anyone new to or interested in starting podficcing.
Vidder's Choice, Part 2
5 p.m. The Scenic Route
The Scenic Route
It's easy to focus solely on characters when we make a vid, but the world in which they live can be just as important. Whether it's minimal use of establishing shots or a vid in which the background takes the forefront, how can vids best utilize shots of scenery -- oceans, mountains, cityscapes, etc. -- to add visual interest and symbolic or emotional depth to our understanding of the character or situation? What about other elements of setting such as long corridors, vast halls, and rooms either luxurious or stark? We'll explore some examples and discuss what setting can do for a vid and what works well.
Latinxs in SPACE!
Latinxs in SPACE!
Latinxs IN SPACE! ...And time! ...And capes! A celebration of latinx characters in speculative fiction.
6 p.m. Break
7 p.m. Premieres
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
10 p.m.
11 p.m.
Sunday
Panels and Events Vidshows
8 a.m. (Premieres Replay starts on the half hour)
Premieres Replay
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
11 a.m. Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage
The sidekicks, bystanders, and other innocent parties who fight, live, and sometimes die at the whims of our protagonists and the broader narrative.
noon The Year in Vids, Part 1
1 p.m. Elements of Musicality in Vidding
Elements of Musicality in Vidding
Music is an important part of vidding, but how does a well-crafted song shape our vidding choices? How do the elements that lift our emotions and make us want to put a song on repeat interact with visual clips to form a unified creative work? We'll talk about rhythm, structure, and more, and how we use these to express ourselves through vidding.
The Year in Vids, Part 2
2 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Structure of a Vidshow
Structure of a Vidshow
Have you ever submitted a vid to a con and wondered how the VJ decided where to place it in the vidshow? We'll look at some of this year's vidder-submitted shows - Premieres, Year in Vids, and Vidder's Choice - and discuss their structure, flow, and the mechanics of putting together a vidshow when the vids have already been chosen for you.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Audio
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Audio
Vids that use audio from the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: a (mostly) comedy vid show!
4 p.m. Food as Fanwork
Food as Fanwork
Have you ever baked a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting, recreated one of Hannibal’s dinner parties, or mixed up a pan galactic gargle blaster? Have you created recipes for fanworks you’ve made or enjoyed? Join us for a celebration of food and drink as fanworks. Bring your favorite recipes, share your food triumphs, and tell us your future meal plans.
Queer Found Families
Queer Found Families
Found families are one of the best tropes around and also one of the most important parts of queer community. Come join us to laugh and cry and celebrate our favorite fandom queer found families.
5 p.m. Creating Fanworks in the Pandemic
Creating Fanworks in the Pandemic
The pandemic has affected everyone's ability to get shit done - some people haven't been able to create at all, where others have been able to spin out more than ever, due to a combination of factors - the state of our mental health and the amount of free time we have, among other things. This panel will be a conversation about how our motivation to create, and what we gravitate towards creating, has changed as a result of the pandemic.
Animatics are Love
Animatics are Love
When your fandom has no visuals, you can go looking for external footage... or you can draw it!
6 p.m. Break
7 p.m. FanWorks Wrap-Up
8 p.m. Vidder's Choice, Part 3
9 p.m. The Year in Vids, Part 3
10 p.m.
11 p.m.