March 2022 News Digest

Llin / 14th Mar 2022, 8:19PM

With VidUKon 2022 just three months away, preparations are kicking into high gear! We know we’ve sent out quite a few messages in the last couple of weeks, so here’s a reminder of the things you need to know about this year’s con.

First of all, it takes place on 10-12 June, both in Cardiff, Wales and online. If you’d like to attend, you can learn more about registration here, including that the deadline to register for in-person attendance is May 7, and there is a cap on attendees.

If you’re joining us in person you will probably also want to know about hotel room bookings and finding a roommate! The deadline to book a hotel room in the VidUKon block is April 11.

If you’d like to join us but you could use some help to make it, check out our Assistance Fund, with applications open until March 31.

Of course, a con needs programming. If you’d like to suggest a vidshow, panel or any other sort of content, you can find more information here - the deadline for that is coming up fast on March 25. The same link also contains info about submitting a Premiere (deadline May 10) or a Vidder’s Choice (deadline May 1). Plus, brand new this year, our first ever themed submissions vidshow! If you’d like to submit something for it, the deadline is also May 10. There’s more detail about how to actually submit to one of these shows here. Plus, check out our AO3 Premieres Collection if you plan to post your vid to AO3.

To help the con run smoothly, we’re looking for a few volunteers to help moderate the con Discord server over the weekend.

With more updates to come, it’s worth keeping an eye on our Links Roundup, a constantly updating post where you can find all the essentials in the run-up to the con, including our Covid-19 policy, our harassment policy and our FAQ!

Those crucial dates in chronological order:

March 25 - deadline for programming suggestions

March 31 - deadline to apply for a grant from the Assistance Fund

April 11 - deadline to book a hotel room in the VidUKon block

May 1 - deadline to submit to Vidder’s Choice

May 7 - deadline to register for in-person attendance

May 10 - deadline to submit to Premieres and the themed show

June 10-12 - VidUKon!!!

We hope to see you at this year’s con!