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In their original form, fannish slideshows used a slide projector, a series of single slides, and were the the origin of modern vidding. Later, the term was applied to digital vids made with stills instead of moving footage.

Early Slideshows

Kandy Fong began making slideshows in 1975 using footage from Star Trek. These were created from leftover film.

Slideshows were popular events at cons. Phil Foglio and Bob Asprin put together a slideshow for ReKWest*Con in 1975. This show was also produced as a zine, The Capture Coloring Book.

In 1977 at SeKWesterCon, Gordon Carleton showed City on the Edge of Whatever Slide Show and in 1982 at MediaWest*Con, it was Supraman, a slide show with "live voices." At BlooMN'Con #2, there were two slideshows, one was an informational piece by the Star Trek Welcommittee, the other by Ruth Berman called "Inside Star Trek."

There was a slideshow at Westercon in 1982 or 1983 that was called Twice Upon a Time -- it was a Harrison Ford presentation hosted by Brian Narelle.

Early Technology

These slideshows were done with cassette tape players and slide projectors. The vidder would have to manually change the slides as the song played.

Digital Slideshows

Digital slideshows are vids made with stills instead of moving footage. Some are vids of comics or other media that didn't move in the first place.

Others are made with screencaps from tv shows and movies. One notable example is Then I Met You, a 2011 homage to early Star Trek vids using footage from the Star Trek (2009) film[1].


  1. Then I Met You at the AO3
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