BASCon (con)/2001

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Convention
Name: BASCon 2001
Dates: November 2–5, 2001
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Focus: slash
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URL: http://bascon.org
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[Need more info: number of attendees? Art show?]

There was no con zine the first year.

Programming

Friday, November 2, 2001

  • 9 am - 6:00 pm - Registration
  • 9 - 12: Dealer's Room setup 9:00 - 12:00pm
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm - Welcome To BASCon
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Dealer's Room open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Track 1: Anime Slash (2:00 - 3:00 pm)
  • Track 2: A Fandom of One: Rare slash fandoms (2:00 - 2:30 pm)
  • Multiplicity: When Three (or More) are Better than Two (2:30 - 3:00 pm)
  • Track 3: Vamp Slash. Description: From Anita Blake to Kindred: The Embraced, there's vamps abound in Fandom. Come to this panel to discuss the intricacies of your favorite bloodsucker (or Executioner as the case may be). Note: This discussion is limited to vampire slash other than Buffy and Angel. Moderator: Lisa G.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Track 1: Oz
  • Track 2: How To: Building a better zine (online and print). Description: Print zines have been around forever (or at least the past 20+) years and the Internet presents a new challenge in presenting fic in e-zine formats. Interested in trying your hand at producing a zine? This panel is for you.
  • Track 3: Once a Thief (3:00 - 3:30 pm) and Man from UNCLE (3:30 - 4:00 pm)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Track 1: The Professionals
  • Track 2: Up and Coming Fandoms - Rate their Slash Potential: Andromeda, Dark Angel, Six Feet Under, etc.
  • Track 3: Where the Girls Are: The State of F/F slash fandom. Description: Slash: It's not just for boys any more. Femmeslash is growing more and more every day. Find out what's going on from folks in the know.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Track 1: Classic Star Wars (5:00 - 5:30) & Phantom Menace (5:30 - 6:00)
  • Track 2: Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
  • Track 3: Gay Characters as Canon: What Works and What Doesn't (QAF US/UK, Six Feet Under, Tales of the City, Brothers). Description: A number of shows on both broadcast and cable tv feature gay characters as part of the casting mix. But does writing about those characters still count as slash? Why or why not?

6:00 - 7:30 pm

  • Closed for Mixer Setup
  • Registration closed

7:30 pm - until 9:30

  • Friday Night Mixer: Introduce Your Fandom. From the Progress Report: "A new function in fandom seems to be *Pimp your fandom* and we are going to do that at the Friday night Mixer. The way it works is that we get to know one another by finding other people in our favorite fandoms, then working out from there."

Saturday, November 3, 2001

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm - Registration

9: 00 am - 10:00 am

  • Track 1: The Sentinel
  • Track 2: Comic Book Slash (9:00 am – 9:30 am) & Literary Slash (9:30 am – 10:00 am)
  • Track 3: West Wing Slash (9:00 am – 9:30 am) & Shows that Should be Slashed but I can't Find Them (9:30 am – 10:00 am)

10: 00 am - 11:00 am

  • Track 1: Movie Fandoms (10:00 am – 10:30 am) & X-Men: Movie Slash (10:30 - 11:00 am)
  • Track 2: IDIC - Diversity in Slash. Description: In a world where corporate conformity is the order of the day, slash can be characterized as being as diverse as the people who read it and write it. Yet certain character types and attitudes seem to dominate. Why are most of the heroes young, slim and pale? Why are women seen as a threat in certain stories? If these and other questions flit through your brain, come to the panel and find out what other people have to say.
  • Track 3: Angel

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Track 1: Coming out the closet: Hetfic - You Know You Read It (and Write it!). Description: Hetfic is like a Harlequin Romance: guilty pleasure that only your really, really good friends know that you indulge in. For others, it's another way to subvert the paradigm. There's even a website dedicated to slashers who write hetfic. What's going on? Drop in to this panel to find out.
  • Track 2: Taboo Subjects. Description: At on time, slash was considered beyond the pale but now it's getting write-ups in newspapers and magazines. So, what's considered taboo in slash today? Is everything up for grabs or are there things that make you go "hmmm?"
  • Track 3: Britslash (11:00 - 11:30) & Gone but Not Forgotten: 60's Fandom (11:30 -12:00pm)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm - Box Lunch dispensed in the Hospitality Suite

  • Dealer's room is closed for lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm - Registration

  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Dealers' Room open

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Track 1: Highlander (1:00 - 1:30) & Xena / Hercules (1:30 - 2:00)
  • Track 2: Short Fiction panel/Writing workshop - Description: Bring your fic in progress to read and for commentary. Get those pesky grammar questions answered. Listen to what other writers have to say about their craft.
  • Track 3: Sex Tips for Girls (or What Women do Without a Prostate). Description: So, just how do women do 'it' anyway? Ever wanted an answer to this question but didn't have anyone you could ask? Come to this panel to get some answers, share some experiences and generally have a very good time. Moderator: Jackie G.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Track 1: X-Files. Moderator: Diana Williams
  • Track 2: Do we actually have a "Community" in Fandom? Description: We all want a place to call home and for many, fandom has become just that. But are there limits to that home? Are people really building 'community' or is it something else? Share your experiences and views on this panel.
  • Track 3: The Far Frontier: What's on the horizon for Star Trek. Moderator: Britta Matthews

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Track 1: Author's Panel
  • Track 2: Due South (3:00 - 3:30 pm) & Kinky is as Kinky Does: Kink in Fan Fiction (3:30 - 5:00 pm). Description: Kinks, we all have them and they are showing up more and more in fandom and fanfic. Join Nova D and her merry band as they answer those burning questions sitting in the back of your brain. Moderator: Group effort
  • Track 3: Anatomy 101 Description: Every wonder if some of the more delicate sexual positions you read about in fanfic are even possible? Well, bring your questions to this panel for some answers.
  • Hospitality Suite: Do-It-Yourself: How to make a music video

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Track 1: Farscape

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Minotaur's M/M Sex Panel. Description: Back by popular demand, Minotaur's panel is always fun, informative, and interesting. If you haven't seen it live and in person, then you're in for a treat. Moderator: Minotaur
  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Set up for video show

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

  • Video show

Sunday, November 4, 2001

  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am - Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am- Dead Dog Debriefing
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm - Raffles
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Art Auction (includes the Charity Art Auction)
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Dealer's Room
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Tearing Down

Vid Show

The 2000-2003 BASCon vid shows were run by Stacey D.

Playlist:

Charity

From Progress Report #1:

"BASCon has chosen two wonderful charities to support this year. The first is the “Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center” (LYRIC) http://lyric.org/ LYRIC provides a safe after school place, in San Francisco, for gay, lesbian, bi, transgender and questioning persons under the age of 25. LYRIC provides tutoring, job training, health education, and social activities. LYRIC also sponsors a statewide toll free and anonymous hotline, offering peer support, health and sexuality information, and referrals to young callers."
"The second charity is “Pets Are Wonderful Support” (PAWS) http://www.pawssf.org/ PAWS help people living with HIV keep their pets. Services include an animal food bank, subsidized veterinary care, dog walking, litter box maintenance, grooming, foster care and adoption when necessary. In addition to direct client services, PAWS plays a large role in educating the medical and veterinary communities about the benefits and risks of animal companionship for people with AIDS."