Send Us Your FanWorks
Fic, Art and More!
Send your fanfic, fanart, podfic, and other fanworks to our digital con zine! All genres, themes, and pairings accepted. You do not have to be registered for the con to submit to the zine.
Vidshows will be available for streaming on the FanWorks website throughout the con weekend. Watch in real-time with other virtual con attendees, or stream anytime after the vidshow goes live. If you miss any vidshows during the con weekend, all streaming shows will be available for at least two months after the con ends.
Read on for more information on specific vidshows and their deadlines.
Most shows are open to submissions from both attending and non-attending vidders, although priority is given to attending vidders if time limits are reached. We recommend using the most recent version of LlamaEnc to encode your vid submissions, but if you run into any problems or if LlamaEnc doesn’t work on your system, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide assistance!
The Premieres show is the highlight of the video track at FanWorks! Vids sent to this show must not have been released anywhere previously - at other cons, as online posts, or to any audience larger than your betas / cheerleaders. Premieres is all-new, with every vid making its debut to the con audience.
The FanWorks Minicon Premieres deadline is Sunday, March 12th. The deadline for FanWorks Chicago Premieres will be announced soon.
FanWorks Minicon: Non-Premiering Vidshows
Made for Myself
Sometimes vids are made for an audience of one: the vidder. What's a vid you made just for yourself? Send it to the show, and let us know in the vid blurb what inspired you to make it!
I Did It!!
A project you'd been working on for a while, a new technique you learned, a return from vidding hiatus, an idea you'd had for a long time and finally got around to - any vid that made you feel a sense of accomplishment!
FanWorks Minicon: Themed Shows
If you could only watch one vid ever again, it would be _______.
Whatever your answer to that is, suggest it for the show here! FanWorks staff will curate a vidshow from your suggestions.
Spring is here! (Or it will be, by Minicon weekend.) This is a curated vidshow of vids on spring themes: emerging from a long winter, new beginnings, new hope, vids in bloom.
FanWorks Chicago: Non-Premiering Vidshows
The Year in Vids
Any vid released since last year's con (October 2021) is eligible for this vidshow. Show us what you've been working on this year!
Any vid previously released at any point in time is eligible for this vidshow. How you choose is up to you! Is there a vid you've always wanted to show to a captive audience? Is there a vid you love watching with company? You can send in anything you like (so long as you made it!).
FanWorks Chicago: Themed Shows
Themed show submissions will open later this spring. Vids for themed shows are chosen by the show VJs.
All fanworks submitted to the con zine and vidshows will be required to be submitted either with standard content notes provided or the option to "choose not to give content notes."
The con's standard content notes are:
- Choose not to give content notes
- No standard content notes apply
- Physical triggers
- Audio triggers
- Major character death
- Sexual content
- Underage sex
- Graphic violence
- Sexual violence
- Animal harm
- Child harm
- Body image and eating disorders
- Alcohol or drug use
- Self harm
- Depictions of bigotry, hate crimes, and systemic oppression
- I am submitting for someone else and no content notes are available