Vid Show

Vid Show Submissions are Currently closed.

CONfabulation is a multi-fandom convention, and our Vid Show is a blend of everything that makes that great. Submissions are closed, but it’s never too late to get started for next year!

FAQ | How To Submit | 2019 VidShow Program


Hooked on a brand new fandom?
Convert new followers to your obsession!

Already formulating your mega crossover vid?
Can’t wait to see it!

Haven’t yet come to terms with your favorite show ending?
Bring it back to life and relive the awesomeness!

Vidders: We’re ready for you to show us what you’ve got! Working on something new? We love premieres! Finished up something this year that made you proud? Send it in!

Vidding Fans / Friends of Vidders: You know some amazingly talented folks, and we’d love to include their work in the show even if (sadface) they won’t be able to attend the Con. So please give your vidding friends a poke to get those juices flowing and send them to this post! And, if there’s a vid or two that really gave you feels, send us a link and/or ask the vidder to get in touch with us about submitting it for the show!

Follow the submission guidelines carefully so that your vids are in a format that we can play with. If the technology isn’t quite what’s expected and the software we are using won’t convert your files, we’ll have to leave them off the show DVD and that would make everyone sad. So please, follow the instructions as best you can.

If you have any questions relating to the Vid Show, please send your email to: vidshow@confabcon.com.

CONfabulation Vid Submission Deadline

All vids must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Sunday, August 11th, 2019. The deadline is the same whether you are uploading your files or sending your vid in by mail.


VID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

1) Please name each file as follows:

vidpriority_yourname_songtitle.{wav, m2v, avi, mp4, etc.}

Delete any spaces, apostrophes, special characters, etc.

Example: the first-priority vid submitted by vidder Super-Amazing Vidder!! to the song I’m A Little Teapot would be named:

1_superamazingvidder_imalittleteapot.mp4

Please use the submitting vidder’s name, NOT the name of the vidding group or collaboration.

If you have your own server space available, or can borrow some from a friend, please upload your vid files there. If not, please upload to a free file host such as Sendspace, MediaFire, ADrive, Dropbox.

2) Next, please email us at vidshow@confabcon.com with the following information:

E-mail Subject line: CONfabulation Vid Submission

Vidder’s name(s):

Are you attending the con?

Title of vid:

Musical Artist:

Title of the song (if different):

Fandom(s):

Pairing(s) (if any):

Trigger Warning(s) (if any): (example: explicit nudity, self-harm, extreme violence, etc.)

Spoiler(s) (if any):

Priority of vid (from 1 to 3):

Time count (mm/ss):

Aspect Ratio (16:9 or 4:3): (If you don’t know what this means, please refer to the FAQ)

Has the vid been shown elsewhere or distributed online and, if so, when and where? (LINK PLEASE)

Vid sent by upload or mail:

Link(s) to download:

After the Con, would you want your vid included in a Comm post linking to it as an available download?

If we were to offer a DVD compilation of the Con Vid Show in the future, would you want your vid included?

After the Con, do you grant permission for CONfabulation to host a direct download of your vid on our website?

Please include the same information for all vids submitted.

Once you’ve uploaded your files and sent this email, you’re done. You should receive a confirmation email letting you know we received your submission within a week ñ if you do not hear from us, please email Bryn directly at bryn@confabcon.com

Submitting By Mail

We vastly prefer to receive vids through electronic means, as it makes things much easier for us. However, if you can’t upload your vids, please vidshow@confabcon.com for mailing instructions.


Some Final Considerations

A second or two of extra black space at the beginning and/or end of your vid is acceptable, but don’t add too much. We won’t be trimming or changing your vid in any way other than file conversion.

Please do not watermark or imprint your name throughout the rendering. It’s a bit distracting, and we’d prefer that everyone focus attention on your beautiful work.

BUT… don’t forget to include your name and vid title at the start or end!. We want to make sure you get all the credit for your glorious efforts.

Questions about any other aspect of CONfab? Please email us!