Send Us Your FanWorks
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 vid submissions deadline for Premieres and Variations is Sunday, July 17th.
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.
Variations: Past & Present
Variations is a premiering vidshow of vids made for a specific theme. The theme for 2022 is Past and Present.
There are lots of angles to take with this theme – the past coming back to haunt you, sources taking place in multiple time periods, the impact of history on the current day, flashbacks, time travel, reincarnation, ghosts, however you see fit to interpret it!
Submission Guidelines for Premiering Vidshows
Vidders can submit up to two vids per show (and can show up to three vids, if a third is submitted by a co-vidder). Vids must be your own work.
If you submit more than one vid, you'll be asked to mark your vids as first or second priority. We guarantee that we will show every first priority vid submitted by an attending vidder, even if it makes the vidshow run long. (Chicago and virtual attendance are prioritized equally. As long as you are registered to attend the con in some capacity by the submission deadline, you'll be counted as attending.)
If Premieres and/or Variations run long, second priority attending vids and any non-attending vids may be rolled over to a separate Also Premiering vidshow, to make their debut at a different time on the con schedule. If you send us a premiering vid, we'll make sure we show it at FanWorks! Just please be aware that your second priority or non-attending vid may debut in Also Premiering rather than the main shows if we run short on time.
In the Aughts
Vids released in the decade of the 2000s (2000 – 2009). These vids are (at minimum) teenagers now. What kinds of vids were you making in the aughts? Which fandoms did you love?
The Year in Vids
Vids released between October 2022 and the submissions deadline.
Any vid from a FanWorks virtual con Premieres show. (That includes FanWorks 2020, 2021, and April 2022.) There are a lot of vids we missed on the big screen over the last few years! It's time for some of our virtual vids to have a moment to shine in the vidshow room.
Themed shows will be announced soon. 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