VideoFest is mutating into what it should have been all along,
CastleCon 8 will still include lots of neat video stuff, in addition to our usual eclectic mix of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Computers, Monsters, Psychics, Aliens, Music, Comedy, Movies, and
This ``VideoFest Preview'' is borrowed from the
previous issue of The Castle.
VideoFest 95 will be held September 1, 2, 3, and 4, at the same hotel we used for last EveCon, the Holiday Inn Frederick Md. at the Francis Scott Key Mall. Or as abbreviated the HIFMFSK...
VideoFest will be dedicated to Video. This includes not only watching Videos but also the arts and techniques of making them. We are arranging talks and workshops on everything from using a camera to creating sock puppet monsters.
You will get to learn in a hands-on fashion. Make your very own rock video, film beautiful belly dancers under stage lights, or re-make "Jaws" in the hotel's indoor swimming pool.
We also have Guest Speakers on such things as Computer Animation, Acting for TV, and on the American Video Revolution. Other topics will include Video-editing, Script-writing, Story-boarding, Stage-lighting, and Marketing your movies.
Since everything in the world is going Digital, we will hope to be using Computers to do nearly everything. We'll have made contact with most of the innovative companies and hope to be showing off the very latest in Multi-Media.
For those people who want to be in Front of the cameras we will have lots of opportunities to become a Star. If you've ever dreamed of being in a rock video, being a hero (or villain) in a fantasy movie, or doing stand-up comedy just let us know!
For those Techies interested in the equipment side of things we will have junk like cameras and projection TVs for you to take apart and play with. These will be pre-broken so don't worry about destroying them, but if you fix one you get a special prize!
VideoFest 95 will also be doing an actual Video Contest. Now then, all you have to do to enter is to send us your epic on VHS tape before the convention. Deadline will be July 31st. Mail your videos to FanTek, 1607 Thomas Rd., Friendly, MD 20744.