I woke late on Saturday and found an email informing me of the arrangements that had been made at The Event
I was able to 'attend
' the talk on the importance of doing research; The Devil Is In The Details, thanks to Skype and the equipment set up by Audio_n_Video
Then it was lunchtime and I had a good view of the room in which the Event has been held for the past four years (there's the new banner I had printed for this year's change of name).
While everyone was out to lunch, I moved the laptop to a downstairs room in readiness for the afternoon session.
The first session was a really excellent presentation on vidding which covered both the artistic and technological constraints of making a music vid. Note to self
- checkout Beat Sync
Next up was a presentation on Fanpoetry. This programme item revealed a flaw in Skype that hadn't been considered when the equipment was set up. The video image is really small and I found it impossible to read the poems on the white screen. Even when the poem was read, I didn't have the text to follow the discussion followed and couldn't really take part in the practical part of the workshop. Note to self
- make handouts available to 'virtual' Event members in future.
After the teabreak, the video link had been adjusted so that I could zoom in. The first workshop was Coming Up Roses:: The use of scent in writing.
Some of the smells suggested for the prompt 'Pub' are pictured left. This was a vast improvement in what I could see on the video link earlier in the day.
I really wanted to take part in the art workshop and was very grateful that one was set up for me. Sueworld talked about light which is something in which I am particularly interested. "Light introduces emotions, meaning, atmosphere - you name it"
This Skype experience has opened up new possibilities for WriterConUK. I'm quite excited at what may happen in future years' Events.
Look - I'm there, at The Event. In reality I was somewhere else altogether. Just like The Doctor, I travelled in time and space. The magic of technology and WriterConUK working together.