VidUKon

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Convention
Name: VidUKon
Dates: 2008 - present
Frequency: every two years, then annually
Location: UK
Type: fan con
Focus: Vidding
Organization:
Founder: lithiumdoll
Founding Date: 2008
URL: VidUKon Website /VidUKon LJ Comm, Dreamwidth Comm, Twitter account


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VidUKon is a vidding convention held in the UK. The inaugural VidUKon was held on the 24th to the 26th, October 2008 in Milton Keynes and featured three days of vid shows, panels, workshops and Tea Cosies. The second edition took place on 9th and 10th, April 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

History

Vidukon got its start in 2008 when Lithiumdoll took upon the task of organizing a vidding con in the UK/Europe. Vividcon being the only vidding-focused con but being in the USA, several vidders had been expressing their interest in something UK based, that would make it more accessible for Europeans.

The original concom was composed of Lithiumdoll as con chair, with some help from Buffyann and thedivinegoat. Though lots of interest had been vocalized in the early stages, the inaugural con ended up only a small attendance of less than 20 people and the workload of organization turned out to be way more than what one or two person could handle. The future of the con was therefore unsure.

In 2010, both bop_radar and buffyann expressed interest in organizing another edition of Vidukon. After much polling about interest and expectations from possible attendees, they decided to take on the organization for another con, with lithiumdoll remaining involved with the website entire recoding. The con location was moved to Cardiff bay, Wales and took place in April 2011.

VidUkon 2013 was held again in Cardiff Bay, Wales and took place in May 2013. It was organized by such heights, beccatoria, and brokenmnemonic.

VidUkon 2014 was held in Cardiff Bay, Wales and took place in June 2014. It ran concurrently with VirtUkon, a virtual convention in which much of the con content was made available live online to non-attending members.

VidUkon 2015 was held in Cardiff Bay, Wales, and took place in June 2015. VirtUkon was again made available to non-attending members.

VidUkon 2016 was held in Cardiff Bay, Wales, and took place in June 2016. VirtUkon was again made available to non-attending members.

VidUkon 2017 will be held in Cardiff Bay, Wales, and is scheduled to take place in June 2017. VirtUkon will again be made available to non-attending members.

VidUKon by Year