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Anoel ([personal profile] anoel) wrote2016-08-04 02:46 pm
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Vividcon 2015 Con Report (Part 2)

Here is my long delayed con report (part 2) from last year's Vividcon. I wrote it down the week after Vividcon but needed to make some edits and forgot to post it. I didn't remember everything so apologies if I missed writing anything down.



Next up was Vividcon trivia where I joined a team with [personal profile] elipie, [personal profile] bradcpu, [personal profile] milly, [personal profile] kiki_miserychic, [personal profile] jarrow and eventually [personal profile] renenet (we were called Poop Emoji because of [personal profile] kiki_miserychic lol). We did not do well for the past questions about older fandom history but managed to do very well during the present and mix n'match rounds with the combined team effort of everyone. At the end we were able to do well enough matching cons with dates when they started to win :) There were also two amazing premiering vids with [personal profile] trelkez's Kingsman vid and then [personal profile] violace's Fury Road vid, both of which I loved. I talked a bit afterwards with [personal profile] bessyboo, [personal profile] laura47, [profile] cherryice and a few others ([personal profile] killabeez was one of them who said nice things about my vid :) and we talked briefly about The Good Wife) and was going to go to the usual Club Vivid rewatch in [personal profile] bradcpu and [personal profile] milly's room but they were tired so I went up to hang with [personal profile] franzeska, [personal profile] geekturnedvamp, [profile] hedrahelix and [personal profile] thirdblindmouse which was a lot of fun. I talked to [personal profile] thirdblindmouse about Root/Shaw and Smallville and she showed me some of her Martha vid which brought me back so many nostalgic feelings from back when I shipped Lionel/Martha. [personal profile] geekturnedvamp talked about some of her past escapades and we talked about fanfic and pro novels and various other things. It got late so eventually I went back to sleep where I got my usual 5.5 hours or so.

On Sunday I went down for waffle breakfast and talked with [personal profile] butterfly in line a bit and talked a little about her awesome Sense8 vid. I think I then had breakfast with [profile] frostfire17, [profile] iuliamentis and [profile] dsudis and then I had to go up to Vid Review to take notes and I was excited to hear [personal profile] cesperanza and [personal profile] sdwolfpup talk about the Premieres vids. There was some really interesting comments for the vids this year and I was really pleased with the reception of my own vid. I had a really great discussion after Vid Review with [personal profile] cesperanza, [personal profile] cathexys, [profile] lolachrome and a few others I'm forgetting about [personal profile] barkley's Can't Stop soccer vid as we discussed soccer and how different reactions are affected by your opinions on sports and the music involved. I also talked some more to [personal profile] cesperanza about hockey fandom and how my ship was recently destroyed and a little about vids in general. Next I watched the end of the vidshow showing [livejournal.com profile] vagabondage's vids and got to see her amazing Natural Born Killer's vid and hilarious Close to You vid.

After the end of the show, I went down to hang out with [personal profile] celli, [personal profile] bessyboo, [profile] war_kitten and a few other people and we talked a little about hockey and what people are going to do about fic. It was nice to get a chance to discuss it with other hockey fans although thankfully the happiness of Vividcon was taking away some of the pain. After that, I went back up to the consuite to get a quick snack before going to In Depth Vid Review led by [personal profile] killabeez and [personal profile] shrift. It was great to get a chance to talk about [personal profile] kiki_miserychic's awesome Cookie vid (COOKIE) and even more hilarious when they tried to switch the vid to [profile] cherryice's awesome Jupiter Ascending vid FOUR times and each time it played the Cookie vid because she didn't want to leave. After the panel, I talked a little more with [personal profile] killabeez and then hung out in the con suite a little where I talked to [personal profile] scribe and [personal profile] jarrow a little about The 100.

Next up was Challenge which was a great vid show and I was really impressed with how [personal profile] milly was able to place my vid. I knew watching vidshows at Vividcon tended to make me more emotional about my own vids but it was really intense watching my vid Afire Love with everyone and it broke me watching it so while I was pleased that I had been able to make many in the room cry, I was also crying as well. Afterwards I talked a little with [personal profile] elipie and [personal profile] milly and then talked a bit to [profile] lolachrome. [personal profile] milly led a great discussion of the vids and there were some good guesses of the vidders, including someone guessing [personal profile] mresundance for mine which was funny since I had watched his vid Shake It Out while working on mine. Then we watched the Auction vids and beforehand I was glad to have gotten a seat behind [personal profile] destina because I knew I was going to have a lot of feelings about [personal profile] obsessive24's House of Cards vid and it was SO epic to see this vid on the big screen with so many awe-inducing moments in the vid. After the show, I was finally able to talk House of Cards with [personal profile] destina and it was a lot of fun to talk about the show with someone else who also enjoys it.

We then left the room and I talked a bit with various people before going down to House O'Meat to have dinner with [personal profile] bradcpu, [personal profile] elipie, [personal profile] kiki_miserychic and [personal profile] milly. It was a lot of fun to talk about our favorite vids of the con and our experiences of the con as a whole which we eventually continued discussing back in [personal profile] bradcpu and [personal profile] milly's room along with talking about our lives and past Vividcons. At some point, [personal profile] trelkez came to join us for a little while and eventually we all went to check out [personal profile] jetpack_monkey's Fiasco game. After a little bit, I left to go to the Smallville room party but got briefly stopped going to my room where the Furious 7 movie was playing RIGHT before my favorite scene in the movie which is one of the most epic, beautiful, ridiculous scenes I've ever seen so I had to watch that of course. I then went to the Smallville Room Party where they were all showing everyone's first vids so I showed everyone my first Smallville vid I made when I was 15. I had fun seeing everyone's first vids and then because [personal profile] bessyboo, [personal profile] elipie, [personal profile] kiki_miserychic were all there, we put on Billy & Billie (stepcest show), the best episode, 104 which was a lot of fun to watch in a group ([personal profile] jetpack_monkey's reaction at the end was also hilarious).

We talked a little more and then most people left and the group of us that were left, [personal profile] bessyboo, [personal profile] laura47, [profile] war_kitten and [personal profile] geekturnedvamp (who had just come in) decided to play the Slash game which I had never played. Basically someone played a fictional or real character and then everyone else had to put someone down to be slashed (or more accurately, shipped) with them and the person who put down the card would pick the one they liked the most for whatever reason. There were some really great choices including either Aragorn or Green Arrow in a manpain contest for Dean Winchester, Starbuck vs Kalinda for Zoe Washbourne, my playing a Lady Macbeth for Hannibeth and someone wisely choosing Cersei Lannister for (my card) Michelle Obama. I still can't believe [personal profile] bessyboo didn't my choose my twins card I played for her...#brandfail. It was getting late by that point so I finally headed back to my room to get some sleep.

Monday I gave myself some much needed sleep and slept into 9:30 and then packed up my stuff to go downstairs. I said goodbye to the Minnesota people heading out including [personal profile] revolutionaryjo and [personal profile] bessyboo and talked with [personal profile] butterfly a little about Sense8 and various other things. Then [personal profile] bradcpu, [personal profile] elipie, [personal profile] kiki_miserychic and [personal profile] milly came down and I hung out with them for awhile as well as saying goodbye to [personal profile] grammarwoman, [personal profile] heresluck and [personal profile] trelkez. I ordered takeout of my favorite pad thai to eat with everyone and eventually had to say goodbye to [personal profile] bradcpu, [personal profile] milly, [personal profile] jarrow and [personal profile] absolutedestiny.

Eventually it was just [personal profile] par_avion, [personal profile] thirdblindmouse, [personal profile] franzeska and I left and we talked about how our planes kept being delayed as well as working on our various tasks, for me it was posting all my vids. I realized I had accidentally gotten rid of my latest Grey's Anatomy project file so I couldn't fix the credits so I just posted all of them the way they were. I learned my plane was cancelled and freaked out a little over that but I was able to get an early flight to NYC for the next day and change my bus home so it turned out alright. At one point I went outside to talk with my good friend from home and then after that I said goodbye to [personal profile] par_avion who was nice to leave leftover pizza for the rest of the night. It was sad once everyone had left but I finished up posting up my vids while watching vids in between and playing my vidsongs and getting excited about them. Finally around 3am I left to go to the airport and I was glad I went early as the security line was pretty long. Once I got through that, I took a quick 25 minute nap at my gate and then once I got on the plane, I was able to get around 2 hours of sleep.

Finally I made it to New York City and I took the bus and then train into Manhattan to visit [personal profile] brimtoast. We met up at a cafe near her apartment where we got to talk about Vividcon, vids, current fandoms, conventions and catch up on real life in general. Then I went up to her apartment and met her super cute son. We then watched a few vids in her room before she had to take care of things but it was super fun getting to catch up with her. Then I walked over to Panera Bread (cause I knew they'd have outlets and the internet), watched some vids and took a short nap because my lack of sleep finally caught up to me. Then I took the train up to [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl's and [personal profile] ohvienna's apartment where it was super nice to see them after I missed their them at Vividcon this year. I told them some of what happened at Vividcon, we ordered some food from the deli and then put on the Club Vivid playlist and watched most of those. We had planned on only watching some of the Premieres but ended up watching them all in a row to get the true Vividcon experience. We watched a few of the Challenge and Auction vids as well including [personal profile] obsessive24's AMAZING House of Cards vid which they also enjoyed and we talked a bit about that.

Finally it was time to sleep and I was able to get a gloriously straight through almost 8 hours of sleep. We talked a little about our fandoms in the morning and then [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl and I took the subway ([personal profile] ohvienna had to leave earlier) back downtown while talking about our current fandoms and festivids. After that I walked over to where my bus was meeting and I started typing up this con report. At this point I realized Vividcon was really over and began to get sad. But in between sleep and vidwatching on the bus back home, [personal profile] bessyboo sent me a vidsong for a vid I want to make and it made me super excited to start that when I got home. Overall I had an amazing Vividcon (as always!) and I was so happy to get a chance to catch up with so many people as well as deepen relationships with other people. And as usual, all the vids were incredible! This convention means so much to me and this being my tenth year, it made me feel particularly nostalgic for the past and grateful for all the wonderful people I've gotten the chance to know better and talk about fandom and vids with. I just really, really, really love Vividcon.



Yesterday I arrived in Minnesota to visit with [personal profile] bessyboo for the week before Vividcon and then will drive down to Vividcon 2016 next Thursday with other fans. I'm SO excited for Vividcon this year and I can't wait to see all the new vids and all my favorite people there. It's going to be amazing!

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