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Order shown on each of the three days (Friday night premieres, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning) was changed each day.
Producers were not required to identify what category their videos were being submitted in. The standard MediaWest*Con categories are: Song Interpretation - Single Source; Song Interpretation - Multi-Source, Humorous, Original (made mainly from home-made footage), Constructed Reality (in which a story is told with the footage, which was never there in the original context of the footage). There were no Original or Constructed Reality vids in this year's show.
MediaWest*Con still traditionally breaks up the video show into a Gen portion, followed by a Mature portion and Slash portion. Videos are judged in the above-listed categories for each of these three classifications. For the first time in many years, there were videos submitted in the Mature classification, which were not voted on separate from Gen. Video producer Franzeska also had one Slash video ("Voices") which could easily have been considered in the Constructed Reality category within Slash, but as it was the only video in that category, it competed only in the Song Interpretation - Multi Source category instead.
Thanks, and to all the vid fans who've been e-mailing me to find out when the list would be posted, I thank you for your patience.
SiDiC Music Videos
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D. Literature (books, magazines, comics, etc.)
E. Fandom (fan fiction, fandom)
F. Internet (live journal, blogs, sites)
G. Games/Gaming (includes games of all kinds, board games, computer games such as World of Warcraft, etc.)
H. Creative Pursuits (hobbies, vidding, etc. but not fan fiction)J. Workshops* (workshops can be on anything – how to write, bead, vid, etc.)
All you need do it send in your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is the end of the month, although we may extend it depending on volume of suggestions.
I see the endless list of categories on the website, but it doesn't give me much of an idea of how the vid parts of the con work in practice. What's the cutoff between gen and vids that "more than hint about a physical relationship"? Should racier slash vids be labeled 'slash' and 'mature' or is mature being used for racy m/f vids? Does this mean that really tame slash vids can be mixed in with what I'd actually call gen, or is the entire show structured on the idea that the kiddies can catch gay cooties from primetime tv footage? What about songs with swearing? I feel like I'm navigating a formal tea party with my stuffy great aunt I've never met before.
What kinds of vids usually go over well at the con? I don't care about the competition aspects, if they're even happening anymore, but it looks like it's ok to bring things that have already premiered elsehwere. I'd like to pick vids people will actually enjoy, especially if I'm going to bother making separate DVDs for my non-slash vids. (And am I understanding correctly that people hand over their physical copies at the con?)