erilyn: (glee-blaine omg)
[personal profile] erilyn
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.livejournal.com/29668.html
erilyn: (glee-blaine omg)
[personal profile] erilyn
Just a quick reminder, Sinpozium is on this coming weekend, 3rd and 4th June!

If you haven't registered, please do so, and if you haven't volunteered to pimp a fandom/lead a discussion/do something else, please do that!

If you have any questions, please let alasen or I know.

x-posted to http://sinpozium.livejournal.com/29227.html
erilyn: bodie and doyle (pros)
[personal profile] erilyn
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 from http://sinpozium.livejournal.com/28974.html
erilyn: clark and lex (sv-gay)
[personal profile] erilyn
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 here 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 May!

Erilyn and Alasen

x-posted from http://sinpozium.livejournal.com/28729.html

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