Pop punk bands saying “friends”
This is exactly what the internet is for.
Pop punk bands saying “friends”
This is exactly what the internet is for.
rent makes me really sad but then i think about the song that took roger a year to write and how it’s absolute shit and goddamnit roger no wonder you haven’t had a job in ages
#tbt taking selfies with this nugget.
I’ve spent the past couple of days asking several hundred Grindr users in Edinburgh whether they believe Scotland should be an independent country. Replies were of variable quality. Here is a representative sample:
MORE GRINDR POLLS!!
this is fascinating.
My favorite is the one who has changed his Grindr profile name to # voteyes !!!
That’s right: HallowMEME is going bicoastal this year.
LA, I am counting on you.
A round up of all the rumors and the confirmed info that we know about Season 6 so far. It’s going to be a long year, fandom. Stay strong.
YouTube and Vine stars snag coveted awards Thursday.
Barack Obama can now add “Streamy award winner” to his already impressive résumé. The president was awarded for his Between Two Ferns collaboration with Zach Galifianakis Thursday night in a pre-show event that honored 33 Streamy categories in advance of the Sunday livestream.
The Streamy Awards honor the best and brightest in digital video, and while the major awards will be handed out during Sunday’s livestream at the Beverly Hilton, Thursday’s event had a laid-back, Creative Arts Emmys vibe, giving many of the talent behind the scenes a moment to shine. Sharply dressed denizens of the digital video world packed the YouTube Space L.A. Thursday night for a pre-awards reception, taking to the stage for brief acceptance speeches and posing on the red carpet.
Very excited to attend my first ever Streamys this Sunday. Taking suggestions for who I should make friends with at the cocktail line. At Thursdays event I spent a lot of time basking in the comedic genius of David Milchard, (aka, Coco from Convos With My 2-Year-Old).
Please share/reblog! We need your votes!
Vote for our panel! And a few others, too!
Every year, South BY Southwest (SXSW) brings tech companies, content providers, nonprofits and thousands of others to Austin, TX to talk about tech, content, privacy, interaction and so much more.
This year, FYC’s heidi8, along with flourish and wordplaying, have submitted a panel proposal on How Not to Irk Your Fandom. If it’s selected, they’ll be talking about interactions between fandoms and The Powers That Be - or Those Who Want To Control Fandom - where things have gone terribly wrong and where things have been reasonably right. They’ll also share some Best Practices for how to keep glitches to a minimum and develop positive fan/creator interactions. As a sociologist, a transmedia producer and an attorney, they bring three diverse perspectives to the discussion.
(And if you can reblog/share the link, we would really appreciate it!)
Other friends that have panels up for consideration:
Do a search on just the word “fan” to know why the panels on fan/producer relations are so, so important. Every other panel is on how to monetize fandom, seriously.
Time is running out to vote on panels up for consideration at South By Southwest 2015 - there are some terrific panels and sessions up for consideration linked above, and the crowdsourced votes impact what panels the SXSW programming team includes at the convention.
This is the last time we’ll ask for you to (a) vote using the links above and (b) share this post on tumblr, Twitter, FB, etc, so SXSW knows that people want to hear about topics that interest fans and fandoms that cover more than “how to market to and/or use your fans”.
Fandom is a vital part of so many of our lives - it’s one community and a thousand communities all at once, and it’s impactful, interesting and insightful. These panels should be a part of the dialogues and discussions at SXSW, and your vote can make that happen.
3. Andrew Slack of thehpalliance: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/37509
Can I take a minute to say how AWESOME it is to see an increasing fannish presence at SXSW year over year?
For a long time my professional and fannish identities were separate. One day I said screw that, this is who I am and it should be an asset, not something to hide. And now I couldn’t be more excited and proud to have people with actual fannish backgrounds getting out there and owning conversations around fandom.
Megan has always been a huge (huuuuuuge) inspiration to me and one of my biggest mentors/supporters, so it’s a thrill to be including on this post with her (and Heidi, Flourish, Rae, and so many other fandom people I admire). Please take a moment to vote for us — today is the last day to do so.
Reblogging this long chain of love and self promotion. ;) It’s the last day to vote, friends!
Berklee College of Music Pitch Slapped - 2014 ICCA Set
Take Our Time (OPB Shakka)
Radio Song (OPB: Esperanza Spalding)
Ain’t It Fun (OPB: Paramore)
Take Back the Night (OPB: Justin Timberlake)
Say Something (OPB: A Great Big World ft Christina Aguilera)
Come On Over (All I Want Is You)/Come On Over (OPB: Christina Aguilera/Sevyn Streeter)
It’s easy to see why Pitch Slapped won the 2014 ICCAs…. This set is amazing, from the transitions to the song selections to the arrangements BRILLIANCE
This feels like an entire concert in 12 minutes. This is a step in the right direction, but I’d really like to see a group break out of the presentational mold SoCal VoCals established in 2008.
1. This is totally impressive, wow.
2. Can you imagine of Glee performances looked like this?
Obviously this isn’t going to be particularly interesting to many people, but I have received this question several times and I’m always in favor of over-sharing so…
VidCon has never paid a single person to attend our conference. We fly some people out and pay for hotel rooms and do our best to make sure they have a good time, but we don’t pay and I want to talk about why.
First though, I want to be clear that there has never been a person who refused to attend the conference because we couldn’t pay them. We’ve had a couple people request payment but after we explained that we couldn’t pay, they came anyway.
But a lot of meet-ups are starting to pay creators (which I am totally in favor of.) And since VidCon doesn’t pay, I think some people want to make sure that VidCon is being fair to creators, which I think is absolutely valid. I also want to make sure that VidCon is being fair to creators.
Generally, events that pay creators are focused more on a small group of YouTubers or Viners and giving fans access to them. This works well with small groups of attendees and between 10 and 20 creators.
VidCon’s goal is different. We try to create an accurate reflection of all of online video in real life. That means not 10 or 20 creators, but more like 250 featured creators being supported by the conference. We bring in gamers, beauty gurus, vloggers, educators, non-profits, YouTube employees, musicians, entrepreneurs, comedians, actors, writers, and more.
Now, we could absolutely pay 10 or 20 of those people the going rate, without running into trouble…but which 10 or 20? If we paid many more than that, suddenly the conference would be making zero dollars.
We simply can’t pick. If we paid one person, I honestly believe that we would have to pay hundreds.
And so I would rather spend money making sure that VidCon is valuable as an experience. And of course I know it’s work, it’s hard work. VidCon is not a relaxing time for creators (I know this because I am a creator). I just have to work to try to make VidCon valuable enough that everyone wants to keep coming back.
Of course, whenever someone can’t come for whatever reason, we totally understand. Doing events is extremely taxing, especially for people who struggle with anxiety, so completely understand that not everyone we would like to be there will be able to be there. That’s always been the case.
Finally, we are as ever, in the debt of all of our paying attendees, our sponsors, and the creators who lend their time and expertise despite the fact that we cannot pay them anything, let alone the considerable sums that, we agree, they are worth.
This is the second time in two months that edwardspoonhands has written about something that coreylubo and I had just had a long discussion about, leading me to the only obvious conclusion. Hank Green has us bugged.