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Thursday, June 25th, 2015
9:13 pm - AMVs

qem_chibati
Here's a list of the AMV's I played on Sunday:

Title: A Tiger Story
Series: - Bunny & Tiger
Link:
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=186418
Notes: Interesting use of footage from tiger and bunny to the audio of Toy Story 3.


Title: Tainted Donuts
Series: Trigun, Cowboy Bebop
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=423
Notes: This amv - premiered in 2001. While there's neater special effect out there these days, it's a really good crossover and certainly deserves a place in AMV history. :)

Title: Magic Pad
Link: http://www.nostro.fr/amv-magic-pad/
Series: Multi
Notes: Another older AMV - this one is from 2007. Really pretty and great job with cutting between the different scenes.
@______@; also talks about how they had to edit some of the scenes frame by frame - really impressive work.


Title: Otaku Paradise
Series: Multi Series + Cosplayers
Link: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=195889

Notes: not gonna lie, this amv makes me tear up a little - it's just so delightfully fun, and has some great footage to match the lyrics.

Title: SAME LOVE [♂❤♂]
Series: Ringo ni Hachimitsu & Kare no Barairo no Jinsei
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7A5zII9Adg
Really cool manga amv - does a really good job at transitioning from paper into a video format.

Title: ✂ Tokiya x Otoya ● Call Me
Series: Uta no Prince-sama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkzMkR4Fivk

Pretty good job with the special effects and matching scenes to lyrics while building it's own internal story.

Title: I'm sexy and I know it
Series: Free!
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLCYtmbKH7g

Notes: Alas, I don't think I've found the AMV creators link but this is a fun AMV.


Title: Gaga For Bishies
Series: Multi Series
Link: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=185631

Notes: I really found this very fun to watch, there's a lot of great jokes packed within. :)

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Monday, June 8th, 2015
10:42 pm - Sinpozium 2015 Vid Shows

meelie
As promised! and within a reasonable time frame!

As per my vague preamble before my vid show, the theme for Saturday was retrospective with an emphasis on the transition of vidding around 2002-2004

I started with "Both Sides Now" by Kandy Fong

and then straight into the show:

1 - "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" by Laura Shapiro. 2001. Multi-fandom.

2 - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" by alasen. 2002-ish said alasen when I asked her, posted in her lj 2003. Due South.

3 - "Polka Party" by Waldo. 2001. Multi-fandom.

4 - "Sorry" by sineala. 2002. X-Files Mulder/Krycek

5 - "In Your Eyes" by Lynn. 2001. Stargate SG1 Jack/Daniel (access is a bit tricky, follow the site instructions to get a password)

6 - "Opportunities" by Carol S, Killa and WOAD Society.2002. Highlander constructed reality/crime AU.
Uh, I can't find this online, I've had my .mov file of this vid since 2004, here is the fanfare page? SORRY!

7 - "Repeat After Me" by f1renze and sweetestdrain. 2006. due South, Queer As Folk (US) and Xena: Warrior Princess

8 - "The Mountain" by Melina and astolat. 2004. Lord Of The Rings.

9 - "Snakes on a Plane" by Dualbunny. 2007. Harry Potter.

10 - "This Is How It Works" by lim. 2006. Stargate Atlantis. Vid of Synecdochic's 'Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose'
The fanfare page for this vid is worth a read, as was shouted after the vidshow, don't read the fic unless you like crying!

11 - "Bohemian Like You" by PR Zed. 2005. Multi-fandom. (another password protected site but also available on the circuit archive here)

12 - "Anything For Love" by astolat and Speranza. 2012. I would class this as fannish meta ;)


Sunday vid show!

1 - "Wrecking Ball" by Talitha. Thor/Loki Vid Summary: Thor is a wrecking ball of emotions.

2 - "Gone Tech" by blithesea. Almost Human Synopsis: Once you gone tech, you ain't never going back.

3 - "Salute" by shinyjenni. DC Animated Summary: "Athena knows the League could use more female members."

4 - "Blank Space" by purplefringe and such_heights. Doctor Who, Master/Doctor Summary: So it's gonna be forever or and it's gonna go down in flames

5 - "She Keeps Me Warm" by such_heights. Saving Face (film) summary: This could be good. Wil/Vivian.

6 - "I Will Never Let You Down" by Trelkez. 21/22 Jump Street - Jump Street movies Summary: "You're a smart guy, and you're thoughtful and you're sincere, and you're sweet and you're loyal, and I fucking cherish you. ... Should we high five?"

7 - "we came to learn the sea" by Raven. Star Trek: TOS, TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise "You are my compass."
-Kathryn Janeway to Tuvok, "Prime Factors"


8 - "EXPO" by lim.

9 - "Centuries" by Milly. The Flash. Villains/Rogues SNART!

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015
9:50 pm - (Draft) Timetable, Map & Other Housekeeping

alasen
Hi all! Erilyn & I are looking forward to seeing you all at Sinpoz this weekend \o/

We’ve prepared a draft timetable - if you’ve been to Sinpozium before, you’ll remember our timetables are pretty flexible :)

Draft 2015 Sinpozium Timetable

We’ve also updated our map of the local area, to give you an idea of what’s available for lunch nearby. We’ll have some printed copies with us on Saturday. If you’d prefer to bring your own lunch, we do have use of the kitchen, and at least one person will be in the room during the lunch period.

If you’re catching the train, or other public transport, the nearest station is Central.

If you’re driving, we can recommend the following parking:
* St Andrew’s House - prebook for $10 per day This is at the back of Town Hall, and a few minutes walk from dinner.
* Cinema Parking - entry before 3pm is $13 for the day, and it’s a little bit closer to dinner than St Andrews.
* 175 Liverpool - prebook for $7 per day About 10 mins walk from dinner or the venue, but can be creepy at night. (Don’t take the lifts - walk down the Nithsdale St driveway.)
* Goulburn St - $10 per day. About 10 mins walk from dinner or the venue.

We’ve booked some tables at the Sanctuary Hotel for dinner (this is the same place as the last few years - about a 10-15 min walk from the venue) for anyone who would like to join us. If you can’t make Sinpoz, you’re welcome to come to dinner, but please let us know so we know to expect you :)

If you have any questions or comments, just let us know!

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
9:08 pm - Sinpozium is this weekend!

erilyn
alasen and I are working on the timetable, if you've got suggestions/want to volunteer to pimp something or lead a discussion, let us know!

If you've got any questions, please also let us know.

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Sunday, May 17th, 2015
4:49 pm - Sinpozium 2015 survey

erilyn
Only two weeks until Sinpozium! And there are some important things to be done! Including register, if you haven't already, volunteer/suggest content even if you have already, and a key survey here.

Alasen and I really do appreciate people filling this out. Not only does it help people get to know each other before meeting (or meeting again), it helps us a lot for planning purposes, in terms of knowing popular fandoms and what people are familiar with etc. Feel free to skip points that aren't applicable or anything you don't want to answer, of course.

2011 survey, 2012 survey, 2013 survey and 2014 survey if you want to check your previous answers (or c&p them, not that the we would ever do that, of course not).

Please reply in the comments to this post.

Preferred name/handle: what do you want people to call you?

Alternate usernames: if you have multiple journals/pseuds/handles

Location: Feel free to skip this or be vague, as you prefer.

Current main fandom(s): what fandom(s) are you actively involved in? Whether you determine that by what you're reading more fic in, what are you watching/playing/reading, or what are you most attached to currently?

Other signficant fandom(s): what are your past fandoms (whether you've broken up with them, drifted away, or just not spending as much time on) or otherwise significant fandoms for you?

What was your first fandom?: How did you get sucked into this crazy world?

Fanworks/fan activities: do you read, write, create art, vid, watch vids, podfic, listen to podfic, do recs, volunteer in fannish organisations, participate in meta/analysis discussions, moderate communities, role-play or anything else?

Tell us stuff about yourself: Anything! Including if you have questions about Sinpozium, including accommodation/looking for roommates info etc.

Optional pre-coded headings for your reply:

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
4:14 pm - Sinpozium - 1 month to go

erilyn
Only 4 weeks until Sinpozium! Can't wait to see everyone there.

If you haven't registered yet, please do so.

And please volunteer do do something at Sinpozium or suggest content you'd like to see

Please let us know if you have any questions, either in comments or at sinpozium(@)gmailDOTcom

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
8:42 pm - Sinpozium 2015 - call for volunteers/suggestions

erilyn
It's less than 12 weeks until Sinpozium 2015, which means its time to talk about what we're gonna do! We need people to lead discussions, pimp fandoms, and suggest what do you want to happen at Sinpozium :) To jog memories, here's the 2014 draft timetable.

++ Doesn't have to be tv shows/movies, all types of source material welcome. While we prioritise slashy/queer fandoms, other fandoms/source materials that Are Relevant To Our Collective Interests have also been included. If you're not sure if it fits, please ask in comments or via email!

++ Fandom pimps will probably be limited to a maximum of half an hour (if you want to do less, that's fine, and they don’t need to be fancy). We strongly recommend keeping video portions of pimps (if you wish to include them) to only about 15-20 minutes - this should be enough to give a feel for the fandom, anything longer and interest can really start to lag (always leave 'em wanting more!). If you can get someone else to look over a presentation, a second pair of eyes really helps, particularly if you’re having problems trimming it.

But we can't emphasis enough - you don't need to be a video editing expert to do this and you don't have to do a long presentation - you can take 5-10 min to tell us why Fandom X rocks, and show us 1 clip if you want (or do a slideshow, or whatever suits the source material). Your love for your fandom is the important thing, and if you need help with technical side making some clips or something, just holler!

++ Presentations/videos/slideshows will be shown via a laptop hooked up to a data projector, so will need to be brought on disc/USB stick/external hard drive (we don't want to be switching laptops around if we can avoid it). A variety of file formats will be acceptable (but if it can be played by VLC, that's a good indication it will be ok).

++ Suggestions for games are welcome, but from experience, they need to be simple and interactive. Participation is strongly encouraged but not mandatory in slash pictionary, but no one is excused on the grounds they can't draw (that's the point).

++ New or old, it doesn't matter - some of the most interesting fandom pimps we've seen at past Sinpoziums were for shows from before we were born, take us down nostalgia lane from 10 years ago, or introduce us to the hot new thing.

++ Discussion topics that are multi-fandom are particularly good (as they're inclusive). Topics might range from serious discussions of writing or fannish trends, to which characters look the best in tight jeans. Lengths will be 20-60 minutes, depending on topics, number of suggestions and structure of final timetable.

++ Suggestions for discussions/panels are more than welcome, even if you don't feel like leading the discussion yourself. If you're having a complete mental blank, I find reading about other fannish events and cons can really get me thinking about what I'd like to participate in.

++ Vidshow - more info to come later, but there will be one co-ordinated, but you're of course free to use vids during fandom pimps etc, and if there's some vids you are passionate about showing, let us know!

So let us know what you want to do (or would like to see happen) this year at Sinpozium, and if you have any questions you'd prefer to ask privately, please hit us up at sinpozium(@)gmailDOTcom.

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Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
7:43 pm - Sinpozium 2015

erilyn
We are excited to announce the details for Sinpozium 2015! (Yes, it's that time of year already!!)

Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May (long weekend in New Zealand), from 9:30am to 5pm (with dinner afterwards for those interested)

Venue: Sydney Central YHA (on the corner of Pitt Street and Rawson Place, Sydney), in the function room on level 9. This is the same venue as last year.

Cost: $25 for the weekend (also the same as last year!)

*2015 Registration Form* - this includes direct deposit payment information (please contact us if you wish to pay another way, or are from NZ)

Like previous events, we hope it’ll be a great weekend of fannish fun and friends, with games, fandom pimps, discussions, vid watching and more. We will be starting to ask for volunteers/content suggestions in a separate post soon, along with posts for people looking for roommates, organising dinner on the Saturday night and a getting-to-know-each-other survey.

More information about the venue and about Sinpozium in general is available here. Please ask us if you’ve got any questions at all, either in the comments here (anon comments are welcome) or via sinpozium(at)gmail.com.

Registration cost is only $25 for the weekend. Registration includes the hire of the venue and equipment, but not food or accommodation, we aim to keep costs low and flexibility high. Payment is required up-front, your registration will not be confirmed until we have received payment, and attendance numbers are limited to 35 people only. Full refunds will be available until May 15th. International attendees, please contact us at sinpozium(at)gmail.com to arrange payment.

We will be crossposting all LJ admin posts to Dreamwidth and to our Tumblr (low volume account, we're not going to overload your dash). We'll tweet when there's an announcement on @sinpozium. Please feel free to follow one or more of these accounts!

Please pimp Sinpozium to fannish friends who may be interested. Can't wait to see everyone in May!

Erilyn and Alasen

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014
9:11 pm - Sinpoz 2014 vidshow

meelie
I am calling this a win as I am posting this under 3 months! A personal best!

Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to like the vidshow I collated this year, and now for links!

1 - "Starships" by Bironic. Multifandom. Starships are meant to fly!

2 - "Sound the Bells" by chalia - Pacfic Rim (prepare to cry!)

3 - "Hey Ho" by thuviaptarth. Marvel Cinematic Universe. Someone's dead and darling boy has fallen on his saber.

4 - "Never Seen the Light of Day" by violace. Bioshock Infinite - A tribute to Elizabeth.

5 - "If Somebody Hurts You" by KatrinDepp. Hannibal. (it causes me a lot of pain that this amazing vid is only on youTube)

6 - "Call Me Maybe" by Talitha78. Person Of Interest, Reese/Finch. I just met you, and this is crazy...

7 - "Remember the Name" by obsessive24. Game Of Throne, ensemble. This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill

8 - "The Sellout" by sisabet. Multifandom awesome ladies being awesome. This is my gimmick


9 - "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" by Greensilver(trelkez). Captain America comics.


let me know if any questions or if I said I would link to anything else!

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Sunday, June 29th, 2014
9:10 pm - Post Sinpoz-post

alasen
Firstly, apologies for the lateness of this post! erilyn and I meant to post right after Sinpozium but the time somehow got away from us /o\

A huge thank you everyone for coming and making Sinpoz awesome - both for us to run and to attend. We both really appreciate you all, and we hope you had as good a time as we did <3

(If you have any comments about Sinpoz, you're welcome to let us know here or via email.)

This post is also for you guys to post anything you'd mentioned to other people (e.g. links to your pimps, recs or anything else you were going to let someone know about), or ask any follow up questions (e.g. "hey what was that thing again...?") you may have.


Finally a reminder about some upcoming events!
* A bunch of us meet up on the first Saturday of the month from 3pm-6/7pm, at the Sanctuary Hotel (where we had dinner). That's this Saturday! It's very informal - we try and post reminders on the Sinpoz twitter, but if not you can always ask there to check if anyone else is showing up that day.
* Our sister con in Wellington, New Zealand is gearing up for the 4th & 5th of October and you can find more about at get__together

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
8:18 pm - Sinpozium 2014 Draft Timetable & Other Stuff

alasen
The weekend is approaching \o/

Draft timetable
For your reference, draft timetable - presenters, please let us know if there are any conflicts or other issues. As every year, we anticipate a flexible schedule, which is why there are no set times! If there's something you can't do after all (or a last minute addition!), just let us know.

Registration
erilyn & I will aim to be there around 9, but things won't get underway till 9:30. We'll provide you with a name sticker so that I won't be forced once again to yell across a crowded room "hey you, person that I know" to someone I've known for years.

Venue
Sydney Central YHA. Corner of Pitt Street and Rawson Place, Sydney. We're in the function room on level 9.
Take the lift to level 8 and then - we're sorry - the steep flight of stairs to level 9. The pool is on your left, the corridor leading to the room is on your right. If you do require lift access, please let us know as this can be arranged, but the hostel needs notice.

Getting there
Public Transport: Nearest train station is Central (about 3 mins walk). Nearest train station to dinner is Town Hall (10 mins walk from venue, 3 mins walk from dinner). Note that the Airport line has some track work this weekend.
Car: If you're coming to dinner (or don't mind a walk), we suggest parking in either Cinema Parking ($12? no website, you can enter via kent st on the left), or Town Hall House ($10 if you pre book).

Food
Lunch: You're welcome to bring your own lunch and/or snacks, but see also the map below for nearby fast food to bring back to the room if you choose. At least one person will be in the room during lunch.
Dinner: Please take our dinner poll if you haven't already - the Sanctuary is pretty flexible but it's good to have an idea.

Here's the local area map we provided last year about places near by - we very much hope it's still current!

Weather
We can't guarantee this of course, but the forecast is 11-20 with a few showers both days. Bring your umbrella!


Please let us know if we've missed anything! See you soon :D

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014
10:05 pm - Important dinner question

erilyn
Yo, we're gonna book tables at the Sanctuary Hotel on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5:30/6-ish, for those who wish to attend and continue conversations and merriment. And of course. people not coming to Sinpoz are most welcome to meet us there. It has a decent bistro, but you don't have to eat there, nor commit to staying for hours.

We'd love an estimate of numbers, so please respond:

Poll #1969952 Sinpozium - evenings

Will you come to Sanctuary on Saturday evening?

Yes
11(52.4%)
Probably
3(14.3%)
Maybe
4(19.0%)
No
3(14.3%)

Will you come to Sanctuary on Sunday evening?

Yes
9(45.0%)
Probably
4(20.0%)
Maybe
6(30.0%)
No
1(5.0%)

and agan with the reminders, so if you haven't already, please:

- register (so we know that you're coming)

- complete the attendee survey (so we know a little something about you and your fandoms etc)

- volunteer/suggest content! It doesn't have to be something you want to do, feel free to suggest discussion topics/activities that you'd like to see even if you don't want to run it yourself. And fandom pimps don't have to be elaborate video presentations, you can just want to talk about it for a few minutes and share the love.

If you have any questions about any aspect, please feel free to comment or email us at sinpozium(at)gmailDOTcom :)

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014
8:01 pm - Three weeks til Sinpozium!

erilyn
Hey folks, just some quick reminders! If you haven't already, please:

- register (so we know that you're coming)

- complete the attendee survey (so we know a little something about you and your fandoms etc)

- volunteer/suggest content! It doesn't have to be something you want to do, feel free to suggest discussion topics/activities that you'd like to see even if you don't want to run it yourself. And fandom pimps don't have to be elaborate video presentations, you can just want to talk about it for a few minutes and share the love.

If you have any questions about any aspect, please feel free to comment or email us at sinpozium(at)gmailDOTcom :)

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
8:07 pm - Sinpozium survey

erilyn
One month until Sinpozium! And there are things to be done! Such as register, if you haven't already, volunteer/suggest content even if you have already, and a very important survey right here.

We really do appreciate people filling this out. Not only does it help people get to know each other before meeting (or meeting again), it helps us a lot for planning purposes, in terms of knowing popular fandoms and what people are familiar with etc. Feel free to skip points that aren't applicable or anything you don't want to answer, of course.

2011 survey, 2012 survey and 2013 survey if you want to check your previous answers :)

Please reply in the comments to this post.

Preferred name/handle: what do you want people to call you?

Alternate usernames: if you have multiple journals/pseuds/handles

Location: Feel free to skip this or be vague, as you prefer.

Current main fandom(s): what fandom(s) are you actively involved in? Whether you determine that by what you're reading more fic in, what are you watching/playing/reading, or what are you most attached to currently?

Other signficant fandom(s): what are your past fandoms (whether you've broken up with them, drifted away, or just not spending as much time on) or otherwise significant fandoms for you?

What was your first fandom?: How did you get sucked into this crazy world?

Fanworks/fan activities: do you read, write, create art, vid, watch vids, podfic, listen to podfic, do recs, volunteer in fannish organisations, participate in meta/analysis discussions, moderate communities, role-play or anything else?

Tell us stuff about yourself: Anything! Including if you have questions about Sinpozium, including accommodation/looking for roommates info etc.

Optional pre-coded headings for your reply:

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Sunday, March 30th, 2014
9:43 pm - Volunteers/suggestions for Sinpoz activities

alasen
It's just over 2 months until Sinpozium 2014 \o/ While half the fun is just getting to hang out with other fans, we do like to have some semi-structured content planned in advance. We need people to lead discussions, pimp slashy fandoms and more, so the big question is - what do you wanna do at Sinpozium?

++ Fandom pimps will probably be limited to a maximum of half an hour (if you want to do less, that's fine, and they don’t need to be fancy). We strongly recommend keeping video portions of pimps (if you wish to include them) to only about 15-20 minutes - this should be enough to give a feel for the fandom, anything longer and interest can really start to lag (always leave 'em wanting more!). If you can get someone else to look over a presentation, a second pair of eyes really helps, particularly if you’re having problems trimming it.

But we can't emphasis enough - you don't need to be a video editing expert to do this and you don't have to do a long presentation - you can take 5-10 min to tell us why Fandom X rocks, and show us 1 clip if you want (or do a slideshow, or whatever suits the source material). Your love for your fandom is the important thing, and if you need help with technical side making some clips or something, just holler!

++ Presentations/videos/slideshows will be shown via a laptop hooked up to a data projector, so will need to be brought on disc/USB stick/external hard drive (we don't want to be switching laptops around if we can avoid it). A variety of file formats will be acceptable (but if it can be played by VLC, that's a good indication it will be ok).

++ Suggestions for games are welcome, but from experience, they need to be simple and interactive. Participation is strongly encouraged but not mandatory in slash pictionary, but no one is excused on the grounds they can't draw (that's the point).

++ New or old, it doesn't matter - some of the most interesting fandom pimps we've seen at past Sinpoziums were for shows from before we were born, take us down nostalgia lane from 10 years ago, or introduce us to the hot new thing.

++ Discussion topics that are multi-fandom are particularly good (as they're inclusive). Topics might range from serious discussions of writing or fannish trends, to which characters look the best in tight jeans. Lengths will be 20-60 minutes, depending on topics, number of suggestions and structure of final timetable. For example...
- We believe people found the tech panel in previous years helpful/interesting, so please comment if there's topics you'd like to see addressed (using sites, gadget recs, what are indispensable plugins/hacks etc)
- A few years ago we had a fun discussion where various people pimped book fandoms/books of slashy interest, and may do it again if there's interest. Since these are often small fandoms, it can be a great way to lure more people in, or at least introduce them to a new author. Please let us know if you want to participate, and what book you'd like to talk about.

++ Suggestions for discussions/panels are more than welcome, even if you don't feel like leading the discussion yourself. If you're having a complete mental blank, I find reading about other fannish events and cons can really get me thinking about what I'd like to participate in.

++ Vidshow - more info to come later, but there will be one co-ordinated, but you're of course free to use vids during fandom pimps etc.

Please don't be nervous if you've never done something like this before, it's not gonna be a HUGE group of people (and no one is allowed to bite without permission), and we're happy to help if you want to do a pimp but aren't sure how to go about it. Just ask!

And remember, if you don't volunteer and/or suggest, you don't get to complain afterwards! :) We'll try and incorporate as much as possible from all the volunteers/suggestions, but the final timetable will be based on what we have found has worked at previous events and think is the best possible mix of everyone's interests. If there’s something you’d like to do that doesn’t seem like it’d fit with these guidelines, talk to us about it, and we’ll see what we can figure out.

erilynand alasen will be at the Sydney Slashers meet up on Saturday 6th of April if you'd like to brainstorm in person! (If you're local and haven't been to the meetup, a bunch of us hang out and talk about whatever comes to mind on the first saturday of each month, from 3pm to about 6pm. Sanctuary Hotel in Kent St, City (behind Event Cinemas). You'll find us to the left of the entrance!)

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
10:09 pm - Registration now open for Sinpozium 2014!

alasen
We're excited to open registration for Sinpozium 2014!

Dates: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June. (Long weekend for most of Australia!)

Venue: Sydney Central YHA (on the corner of Pitt Street and Rawson Place, Sydney), in the function room on level 9. This is the same venue as last year.

Cost: $25 for the weekend.

2014 Registration Form along with direct deposit payment information (please contact us if you wish to pay another way).

Further information

As it has been in the past, we hope it’ll be a great weekend of fannish fun and friends, with games, fandom pimps, discussions, vid watching and more. We will be starting to ask for volunteers/content suggestions in a separate post soon, along with posts for people looking for roommates, organising dinner on the Saturday night and a getting-to-know-each-other survey.

More information about the venue and about Sinpozium in general is available here. Please ask us if you’ve got any questions at all, either in the comments here (anon comments are welcome) or via sinpozium(at)gmail.com.

Registration cost is only $25 for the weekend. Registration includes the hire of the venue and equipment, but not food or accommodation. Payment is required up-front, your registration will not be confirmed until we have received payment, and attendance numbers are limited to 35 people only. Full refunds will be available until May 15th. International attendees, please contact us at sinpozium(at)gmail.com to arrange payment.

We will be crossposting all admin posts to our Dreamwidth community and our new Tumblr. We'll tweet when there's an announcement on @sinpozium. Please feel free to follow one or more of these accounts!

Please pimp Sinpozium to fannish friends who may be interested. We hope to see you all there in June!

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Saturday, March 1st, 2014
10:26 am - Sinpozium 2014 update

erilyn
Thanks to those who responded to the poll about dates. The results were basically split 50/50 in terms of preferences, and we can confirm that Sinpozium 2014 will be held at the Sydney Central YHA on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June.

This is the same venue as last year. Please note: this is a long weekend for most of Australia, but not New Zealand (sorry guys! hope you can still make it).

We'll open up registration soon, but in the mean time, please start thinking about fandoms you might want to pimp (or request for others to pimp), discussion topics, activities etc.

Please leave a comment or contact us at sinpozium(at)gmail.com if you have any questions.

x-posted to dreamwidth

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Friday, January 31st, 2014
8:54 pm - Very important poll about Sinpozium 2014

erilyn
Hello, yes, it's time to start planning already. Unfortunately, the meeting space from last year isn't available on the same weekend this year, so we're considering some options.

The two dates we're looking at currently are the Anzac Day weekend (the Friday of which is a public holiday in Australian and NZ) and the Queen's Birthday long weekend (the Monday is a public holiday only in Australia). We want as many people as possible to be able to attend, so please let us know how these weekends work for you, and if you have any questions or additional comments or can't use the poll, please let us know in the comments or at sinpozium(@)gmail.com!

Poll #1954522 Sinpozium 2014 - possible dates

If Sinpozium was held on the Anzac Day long weekend

I am likely to attend
6(46.2%)
I will possibly attend
6(46.2%)
I probably won't attend
0(0.0%)
I will not be able to attend
1(7.7%)

If Sinpozium was held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend (2nd wknd of June)

I am likely to attend
4(30.8%)
I will possibly attend
7(53.8%)
I probably won't attend
2(15.4%)
I will not be able to attend
0(0.0%)


- erilyn and alasen

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Friday, July 5th, 2013
8:19 pm - Meetup tomorrow

erilyn
We mentioned this at Sinpozium, but just a reminder - there'll be a meetup at the Sanctuary Hotel from 3pm tomorrow, as it's the first Saturday of the month. All welcome, we normally congregate in the seats just to the left of the main doors. It really depends on the month, but there's generally people there until 6-7pm, if not a bit later, depending on other commitments etc.

Hope you can make it!

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Thursday, June 6th, 2013
10:10 pm - Post-Sinpoz-Post!

alasen
Thanks everyone for coming to Sinpozium 2013, I hope you all had fun, and maybe walked away with a new fandom or two...?

This post is for any followup you may have - maybe you promised a link to someone, maybe there's some media you want to share, maybe you forgot to ask a question in the q&a session.

Other than that, if you've got any questions or so forth for erilyn or alasen, please feel free to email us at sinpozium at gmail.com :)

Hope to see you all again soon, whether it's at one of our saturday meetups, or other semi-local cons like get__together, Room 801 or Sinpozium 2014...?


xposted to dw, where i can hopefully link a tumblr account properly.

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