duesouth
  • erilyn

Sinpozium 2020 is postponed

Unfortunately since our last post, it has become obvious that Sinpozium 2020 cannot go ahead in April as originally scheduled.

We are determined that Sinpozium will be back, either later this year or next year. If you've paid and would like a refund at anytime (now or in a few months), please email sinpozium(at)gmail.com with your bank account details.

Otherwise, we will keep track of who has paid $50 in advance for the next one.

For the sake of transparency - we have received a full refund of the booking fee for the venue.

We hope you and your families are well, and that you have plenty to watch, read, make and/or listen to if you are in a full or partial shutdown situation.

Erilyn and Alasen

x-posted from https://sinpozium.dreamwidth.org/17227.html
duesouth
  • erilyn

Sinpozium 2020 - COVID-19

Like everyone, we're watching the COVID-19 situation cautiously. Hopefully, Sinpozium will go ahead (with sensible general precautions - please don't attend if you are unwell, please wash hands regularly etc etc).

However, if the situation/government advice changes, it may not be possible to have it.

For full transparency, the hotel has kindly extended the deadline when we can cancel at no charge until two weeks beforehand. After that, we are liable for the full payment. So that will be a key date in making decisions and we will keep you updated.

In the mean time, we will go on in the assumption that Sinpozium 2020 will occur. So please register if you have not, and volunteer/suggest content!

Please ask us if you’ve got any questions at all, about contingency planning or just in general, either in the comments here (anon comments are welcome) or via sinpozium(at)gmail.com.

x-posted from https://sinpozium.dreamwidth.org/17137.html
duesouth
  • erilyn

Sinpozium 2020 - call for volunteers/suggestions/content

It's less than 10 weeks until Sinpozium 2020, so its time to talk about what we're gonna do! We need people to lead discussions, pimp fandoms, and suggest content/activities you'd like to see at Sinpozium. To jog memories, here's the 2017 and 2015 draft timetables.

++ 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 - there's already 1 on the draft timetable, but of course you're free to use vids during fandom pimps etc, and if there's some vids you are passionate about showing, please volunteer!

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. We also have a dedicated channel in slack for discussion if you'd like to brainstorm!

x-posted to https://sinpozium.dreamwidth.org/16788.html (we would prefer to centralise comments there, but they are open here too for your convenience)
queen alice
  • alasen

Sinpozium 2020

Sinpozium is back in 2020!

Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020 (Saturday is Anzac Day but not a long weekend in Australia).
Times:  9:30am to 5pm (with dinner afterwards for those interested)
Venue: Hyde Room, Level 5, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel.
This is a NEW venue, close to Town Hall station. The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel and the function room are wheelchair accessible. There are a few steps to lobby but they have a portable ramp.
Cost: $50 for the weekend.
2020 Registration Form

This includes direct deposit payment information (please contact us if you wish to pay another way, or are an international attendee).
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 $50 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 10th of April. International attendees, please contact us at sinpozium(at)gmail.com to arrange payment.
We'll tweet when there's an announcement on @sinpozium, which will x-post to tumblr. Please feel free to follow one or more of these accounts as well as our Dreamwidth community.
Please pimp Sinpozium to fannish friends who may be interested. We can't wait to see everyone in April!
Erilyn and Alasen
pros2
  • erilyn

Two days til Sinpozium 2017!

Hi, alasen and I can't wait to see everyone this weekend!

Events will kickoff from 10am on Saturday (we will be there a bit before setting up). Sydney Central YHA (on the corner of Pitt Street and Rawson Place, Sydney), in the function room on level 9. Take the lift to level 8, and then there are stairs to level 9. If the door at the bottom of the stairs is locked, call/text/tweet at us (@alasen and @ozlyn).

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 are coming by public transport, the closest train station is Central.

If you’re driving, we can recommend the following parking:
* St Andrew’s House - prebook for $12-13 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 $7.50 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 - $12 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 :)

Please be aware that there are road closures along parts of George Street and other streets near the YHA, plus additional disruptions/heavy traffic in the evening due to Vivid.

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

x-posted to http://sinpozium.dreamwidth.org/15395.html
pros2
  • erilyn

Sinpozium 2017 - call for volunteers/suggestions/content

It's less than 12 weeks until Sinpozium 2017, 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 2015 and 2014 draft timetables.

++ 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. We also have a dedicated channel in slack for discussion if you'd like to brainstorm!

x-posted to http://sinpozium.dreamwidth.org/14879.html
duesouth
  • erilyn

Sinpozium 2017

After a brief hibernation, we are very excited to announce the details for the tenth ever Sinpozium!

Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June (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 in 2013-2015.

Cost: $30 for the weekend

*2017 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 $30 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 June!

Erilyn and Alasen
qem-killua-smile for me baby

AMVs

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. :)
dlm - dying sucks and then you work
  • meelie

Sinpozium 2015 Vid Shows

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!